2023 Free Agency

Pistons trade for Wizards point guard Monte Morris

Veteran point guard and Michigan native Monte Morris is dealt from the Wizards to the Pistons.

Monte Morris was a regular starter for the Wizards in 2022-23, averaging 10.3 ppg and 5.3 apg.

Veteran point guard Monte Morris is being dealt to the Detroit Pistons. In the trade, the Pistons get Morris from the Washington Wizards in exchange for a 2027 second-round pick.

Pistons get: 

  • Monte Morris

Wizards get:

  • 2027 second-round pick

Last season, Morris averaged 10.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game while shooting 48% overall and 38.2% on 3-pointers in 27.3 minutes per game. He was a regular starter for the Wizards, arriving in Washington with Will Barton via an offseason trade that dealt Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Ish Smith to the Nuggets.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the trade frees up a $9.8 million traded player exception for the Wizards. For the Pistons, this is their second trade of the offseason. On Friday afternoon, the Pistons agreed to a deal with the Brooklyn Nets for sharpshooter Joe Harris.

Morris, a six-year NBA veteran, hails from Grand Rapids, Mich., seemed excited about the trade and took to Twitter after the deal was reported, posting: “I’m coming home!! Let’s get it @DetroitPistons”

The Wizards have been busy so far in the offseason as their roster has undergone significant changes. They dealt All-Star guard Bradley Beal to the Phoenix Suns as a part of a three-team trade. Days later, they reportedly agreed to a deal that would bring Jordan Poole to the Wizards from the Golden State Warriors. As free agency opened on Friday, they reportedly agreed to a new contract with rising forward Kyle Kuzma.