Report: Markieff Morris planning to sign with Lakers

Atlanta Hawks guard Vince Carter (15) shoots as Detroit Pistons forward Markieff Morris (8) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

Markieff Morris plans to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers following his buyout from the Detroit Pistons, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The Philadelphia native was averaging 11.0 points, 3.9 boards and 1.6 assists over 22.5 minutes a night, playing mostly in a bench role with Detroit, starting only 16 of 44 games this season. His brother Marcus was sent to the Los Angeles Clippers at the NBA trade deadline.

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