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The Brooklyn Nets Have Acquired Free Agent Forward Markieff Morris

Image Source: Markieff_Morris @ Instagram

Markieff Morris, standing at 6’9” and weighing 245 pounds, has participated in 715 matches (376 as a starter) over 11 seasons with various teams including Miami (2021-22), L.A. Lakers (2020-21), Detroit (2019-20), Oklahoma City (2019), Washington (2016-19), and Phoenix (2011-16). His career averages include scoring 10.9 points with a field goal percentage of 44.6, a 3-point shooting rate of 34.1%, and a free-throw accuracy of 77.7%. He also averages 5.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 24.8 minutes per game.

According to the New York Post, the Brooklyn Nets now have four remaining slots out of a maximum of 20 for their training camp roster. These slots comprise three Exhibit 10 agreements and one of their two-way contracts (the other being held by undrafted rookie Alondes Williams). David Duke Jr., a restricted free agent, had originally turned down their two-way contract proposal in the hopes of securing a standard contract, but the signing of Morris for the last standard position eliminated that opportunity.

Aged 33, Morris played in just 17 games for the Heat last season due to injuries, averaging 7.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in 17.6 minutes per game. Before his injury-affected year in 2021-22, Morris ranked tenth in the league for games played (698) from his rookie campaign in 2011-12 to the 2020-21 season.

Morris has participated in six playoff series during his career, contributing to the Lakers’ victory in the 2020 NBA Championship.

The Philadelphia native has also competed in 51 playoff games (with 22 starts), maintaining averages of 7.2 points on a 42.1% field goal shooting rate, a 36.9% accuracy from beyond the arc, and an 80.0% success rate from the free-throw line. He also averages 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 20.4 minutes per playoff match.

Initially selected as the 13th overall pick in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Suns, Morris previously spent three seasons (2008-11) at the University of Kansas, where he earned All-Big 12 Second Team honors as a junior.

Image Source: Markieff_Morris @ Instagram

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