Forward Markieff Morris returning to Lakers | Inquirer Sports

Forward Markieff Morris returning to Lakers

/ 01:11 PM November 24, 2020

Markieff Morris

FILE — Markieff Morris #88 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts after making a three point basket during the second half against the Miami Heat in Game Three of the 2020 NBA Finals on October 04, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Los Angeles free agent Markieff Morris on Monday tweeted his intent to return to the Lakers next season.

“Run it back!” Morris tweeted with the hashtag #Lakeshow.

The Athletic reported Morris agreed to a one-year minimum deal — $2.3 million.

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Morris averaged 9.7 points per game in split time between the Detroit Pistons (44 games) and the Lakers (14). Morris joined the Lakers in February after negotiating a buyout from the Pistons.

Morris was a key cog in the Lakers’ run to the NBA title, shooting 42 percent from 3-point range during the playoffs, playing 21 games (two starts). Morris is a career 34.5-percent shooter from long range.

Morris averages 11.4 and 5.3 rebounds per game for his 9-year career. The Lakers are Morris’ fifth team.

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