NBA Free Agency 2020: Markieff Morris has taken it to Twitter to end the battle between the two Los Angeles teams – LA Lakers and LA Clippers.
He has decided to return to the LA Lakers after a successful 2019-20 campaign.
Morris, 31, was acquired by the Lakers midway through the 2019-20 season.
The “Keef” played in just a few regular-season games for the Lakers due to the coronavirus pandemic. He averaged 9.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.3 assists for the NBA Champions last season.
Run it back! #Lakeshow
— Keef Morris (@Keefmorris) November 23, 2020
How will Markieff Morris fit with the LA Lakers next season?
Furthermore, he played a substantial role as he came off the bench during its championship run. The Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in six games in the 2020 NBA Finals.
Now, Markiefff Morris has the opportunity to repeat the success he had with the LA Lakers in the 2020-21 NBA season.
The veteran has played a total of 637 games in the NBA and is averaging 11.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.7 assists. He shoots 44.8% from the field and 77.3% from the free-throw line.
Those are decent numbers for a backup coming off the bench. With Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee reportedly gone, Morris will help fill in for Anthony Davis.
Whereas, he probably would not have received the much needed minutes playing for the LA Clippers.
The LA Lakers will have to divide its minutes since they had the shortest offseason in the NBA.