Markieff Morris reaches an agreement with the Miami Heat


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Markieff Morris reaches an agreement with the Miami Heat

Free agent forward Markieff Morris has reached a one-year contract with the Miami Heat, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Morris is coming off two seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. The veteran forward averaged 6.7 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in 2020-21. He spent time out of the rotation, but then became a starter when Anthony Davis and LeBron James were out with injuries.

Morris started 22 consecutive games and scored in double digits in 15 of those games.

He played a key role in helping Los Angeles win the 2020 championship in the bubble, ranking as the team’s most used big man, aside from Davis, in the NBA Finals.

Morris, however, played in just four games in the Lakers’ 4-2 first-round elimination against the Phoenix Suns this year.

ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk contributed to this report.


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