Forward Markieff Morris has cleared waivers and will sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Lakers will sign Morris via their $1.75 million disabled player exception, the sources said.
Morris negotiated a buyout with the Detroit Pistons on Friday, leaving $4.3 million (the remainder of this season and his 2020-21 salary) on the table, according to reporting by ESPN’s Bobby Marks.
The Lakers intend to waive DeMarcus Cousins to clear a roster spot for Morris, sources have told ESPN.
Morris, 31, appeared in 44 games for the Pistons this season, averaging 11 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. He’s able to play both forward spots and is a good rebounder and defender. Over nine seasons, he averages 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 623 games.
The LA Clippers’ Marcus Morris, Markieff’s twin brother, said Saturday that he can see himself living with Markieff and carpooling to Staples Center if the Clippers and Lakers were to face each other in a seven-game playoff series.
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