The Los Angeles Lakers will have another familiar face on the floor in the 2020-21 season. According to recent reports, veteran Markieff Morris will re-sign with the Lakers for another season. Oh, wait, he made the big announcement on social media, too.
Morris took to his Twitter account to make the big announcement. It was quite a celebration. Shams Charania from The Athletic confirmed the big news and there were other reports, too.
Markieff Morris to re-sign with the Lakers for the win
The 31-year-old was a key player in the Lakers bench rotation during the playoffs. Los Angeles signed him midway through the season and it was one of the best decisions Los Angeles has made this past season. Morris was averaging 5.3 points and 3.2 boards per game with the Lakers.
Both Los Angeles teams wanted to sign the forward. The Clippers showed interest in Morris.
“Both the Lakers and the Clippers are trying to sign Markieff Morris, league sources say The free-agent Battle of LA has been a constant in this transactional frenzy,” Marc Stein wrote. “It’s clearly not over after Toronto signed Aron Baynes to replace Marc Gasol and fell as a viable Morris option.”
It’s interesting to note that Morries was interested in joining his twin brother. Marcus is playing with the Clippers, but the team was taking its time. He signed a big deal with the Clipeprs in free agency. Markieff congratulated his twin brother on the big deal.
Los Angeles wanted to bring Markieff back even with the addition of Montrezl Harrell. General Manager Rob Pelinka added Wesley Matthews, Marc Gasol, Dennis Schroder and a few other players to the roster. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope re-signed with the team, and Dwight Howard bid a farewell. Rajon Rondo delivered his goodbye message, too.
The Lakers front office is ironing Anthony Davis’ deal. He is set to sign a big deal with the team. It may be a five year deal worth $189 million. Davis may also sign a three-year deal with a player option in 2021-22. The second option is more likely to happen. Los Angeles would love to have Davis on the roster on the long run.