Los Angeles Lakers and Toronto Raptors fight over forward Markieff Morris, who declared himself a free agent in the NBA. On Friday afternoon, February 21, 2020, forward Markieff Morris and the Detroit Pistons ended their relationship with Morris to make a contract purchase to the team to have the right to sign with any team and be a free agent in the NBA 2020.
The Los Angeles Lakers and the Toronto Raptors are the only two teams that have shown interest in Markieff just hours after this business was announced. This business could contribute many things to any team that acquires Morris since it is very efficient on both sides of the court in the NBA.
Following Kawhi Leonard’s departure from the Raptors, they have remained with a vacuum in the forward position. And Morris could be an excellent replacement for the Raptors in the NBA.
On the other hand, Los Angeles Lakers need a player of position number 2 or 3 who helps with the defense or can contribute some points on the court for the rest of the season in the NBA.
Markieff Morris is the younger brother of Marcus Morris. Marcus Morris is a recent acquisition of the Los Angeles Clippers after leaving the New York Knicks via the NBA.
Markieff Morris was completing a season so far with averages of 11.0 points, and 3.9 rebounds. And also with a 39.7 percent in triples, 45.0 in field shots (54.6 in eFG%, and 57.3 in True Shooting). And 22.5 minutes per crash.