Once a three-year contributor for the Kansas Jayhawks, forward Markieff Morris has had a journeyman career since joining the NBA in 2011. After spending the 2018-19 season with two different teams, he’s found a new home for next season.
According to NBA insider Shams Charania, Morris has agreed to a deal with the Detroit Pistons. He’ll be joining a fellow former Jayhawk in Detroit, playing alongside Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk.
Morris joined the Jayhawks in the Class of 2008, starting nine of 71 games played in his first two season. His breakout campaign came in the 2010-11 season, when he averaged 13.6 points per game, 8.3 rebounds per game, and 1.4 assists per game.
For his efforts he earned Second-team All-Big 12 honors and was selected No. 13 overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2011 NBA Draft.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 3, 2019
After two years largely on the bench, Morris had his NBA breakout season with the Suns in the 2013-14 season, averaging 13.8 points per game in 81 games played.
He started all 82 games for the Suns the following season, averaging a career-high 15.3 points per game.
Morris was traded to the Washington Wizards during the 2015-16 season, largely underwhelming before being traded to the Pelicans in 2019.
He was waived by New Orleans the following day and spent the rest of the season with the Oklahoma City Thunder.