Lakers News: Markieff Morris Leaves L.A. To Sign With Heat
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As the Los Angeles Lakers continue to fill out their roster, Markieff Morris has been weighing his options after two seasons with the team.

It appears Morris may not have been in the Lakers’ plans for next season, and as a result, he decided to take his talents elsewhere. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Morris has agreed to a deal to join the Miami Heat.

Free-agent forward Markieff Morris is finalizing a one-year deal with the Miami Heat, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Markieff Morris Highlights: Lakers

Morris was a solid contributor to the Lakers during his short time in Los Angeles. Although he played a significant role on the team’s championship squad, Morris dropped out of the rotation last season, with Frank Vogel and company trying to juggle a talented roster.

Last season, Morris’ stats were significant – he averaged 6.7 points and 4.4 rebounds per game for the Lakers. He shot 40.5 percent from the floor and 31.1 percent from beyond the arc.

Markieff Morris Stats: Heat

Morris has been a welcome addition on a Heat squad that, like the Lakers, has wanted to bounce back during the 2021-22 campaign after a forgettable year last season, which ended in a first-round playoff exit.

So far, Markieff Morris’ stats per game for the 2021-2022 season are:

  • PTS: 7.7
  • REB: 2.8
  • AST: 1.4
  • PER: 10.70

Carmelo Anthony agrees to a deal with Lakers 

After years and years of speculation, Carmelo Anthony has finally agreed to sign with the Lakers. The veteran forward’s decision came down to a reunion with the New York Knicks or playing with close friend LeBron James for the first time.

Obviously, Anthony chose to team up with James to win a ring for the first time in his NBA career.

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