Marcus and Markieff Morris have not played basketball on the same team since 2015 when they played for the Phoenix Suns for half of the NBA season. On Sunday, Markieff agreed to sign with the Lakers and joined his twin brother and Clippers forward Marcus in Los Angeles.
Markieff joins the Lakers after leaving $4.3 million on the table due to a buyout with the Detroit Pistons on Friday,
In 44 games played this season with the Pistons, Markieff averaged 11 points, almost four rebounds and 1.6 assist per outing. He hovered around his usual career average in field goal percentage with 45% and adds ruggedness and depth to the Lakers’ lineup.
Marcus got traded to the Clippers before the trade deadline from the Knicks and joins the Clippers for his 3-point shooting and defensive tenacity. Marcus is averaging 18.6 points per game, 5.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game in 48 games this season.
“We’re two competitive guys, that’s gonna be like really fun,” Marcus Morris said on Saturday in and interview with ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk. “It doesn’t bother us. We think at the end of the day, we’re both very competitive, we both spend a lot of time on the game. For us to be together, it’s just icing on the cake.”
The Lakers and Clippers square off at the Staples Center on Sunday, Mar. 8 at 12:30 pm.