The Miami Heat have signed power forward Markieff Morris for the upcoming season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Morris, averaged 6.7 points and 4.4 rebounds with the Los Angeles Lakers last season. His career averages are 11 points and 5.3 rebounds.
Morris adds size and spacing to a tough Miami Heat squad as well as decent three-point shooting (he averages 34% from beyond the arc). He has experience playing with PJ Tucker on the Phoenix Suns and should fit well in the 305.
Free agent F Markieff Morris is finalizing a deal with the Miami Heat, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 3, 2021
Because of the moratorium on finalizing new NBA contracts, the Heat have not announced the signing yet. Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald is reporting that the contract is for the veteran’s minimum, which gives the signing even more added value to go along with added depth as well as his championship pedigree and skill set.
Miami still has three open roster spots to fill as well as a pair of two-way contracts to offer.