Oklahoma City didn’t really get the chance to know Markieff Morris. In a move that’s anything but surprising the 6-foot-10 veteran power forward is moving on as a free agent. During his exit interview, at season’s end, Morris had noted that he would not be returning to OKC is the amount of minutes played were going to be the same.
The Pistons are using their $3.6 million bi-annual exemption to acquire Morris, who spent his first seven seasons in Phoenix and Washington before signing to play in Oklahoma City in February, shortly after New Orleans released him following a trade and release.
Morris, who turns 30 in early September, averaged 9.4 points and 4.6 rebounds in 58 games last season with the Wizards and Thunder. He is a career 33.8% 3-point shooter and 44.9% shooter from the field.
In his first game with Oklahoma City, against Philadelphia, Morris posted 17 points and then followed it up with a near double-double in his second game (10 points, 8 rebound, 2 blocks).
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