Former Wizards Forward Markieff Morris Signs Deal With Oklahoma City Thunder

Free agent Markieff Morris has agreed to a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Morris began this season with the Washington Wizards, who then traded him to the New Orleans Pelicans at the trade deadline, where New Orleans waived him.

Markieff Morris has been dealing with a lingering neck injury all season, but he was cleared to play basketball again after meeting with a neck specialist in Los Angeles last week. Morris also drew interest from the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and Toronto Raptors.

Markieff Morris averaged 11.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game with the Wizards, while shooting 43.6 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free-throw line.  Morris has career averages of 11.8 points per game in 555 NBA games.

Morris signs with Thunder after trade-and-release: report