Should the Lakers consider bringing back Markieff Morris?

With just over two months until training camp begins, the Los Angeles Lakers appear to have a set roster, but that doesn’t mean they’ll take that exact roster into the season.

There is still some sort of hole at the emergency power point. As of now, Wenyen Gabriel, a young and energetic but still unproven 6-foot-9 man, is ready to fill that spot.

Los Angeles could use a more proven option there, and a little veteran leadership wouldn’t hurt a team that’s suddenly pretty young.

Would picking up a flyer on Markieff Morris be a good idea?

Yes, Morris turns 33 later this summer, and he missed much of last season after Nikola Jokic shot him, resulting in a whiplash injury.

But the 6-foot-8, 245-pound forward is still an adequate 3-point shooter, and his size will allow him to present a physical challenge to some of the NBA’s star forwards, even if he’s not a run-stopper defensive. .

Morris is a physical player who won’t back down, and this Lakers team could use a little more toughness as well.

LA signed him late in the 2019-20 campaign, and during the playoffs he shot 42.0 percent from 3-point range while playing 18.3 minutes per game and helping the Purple and Gold all earn.

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For now, Morris is still a free agent and is reportedly headed to the Philadelphia 76ers.


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