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Los Angeles Lakers | #88 | Forward

Markieff

Morris

PPG

7.2

RPG

4.7

APG

1.1

PIE

8.5

6'9" | 245lb | 31 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

NBA Champion (2020) Has appeared in 637 games (348 starts) for the Suns, Wizards, Thunder, Pistons and Lakers ... Owns career averages of 11.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 25.5 minutes ... Has shot 34.5 percent (529-1534) from three-point range ... Scored in double figures in 373 games, including 78 games with 20+ points and four games with 30+ points ... Tallied 46 double-doubles ... Playoffs: Has appeared in 24 playoff games (19 starts) for the Wizards and Thunder, averaging 9.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 block in 25.5 minutes ... Scored in double figures nine times, including two 20-point contests ...Tallied five double-doubles ... Career Transactions: Selected by the Phoenix Suns with the 13th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft ... Signed a contract extension with the Suns on September 29, 2014 ... Acquired by the Washington Wizards on February 18, 2016 in exchange for DeJuan Blair, Kris Humphries and a 2016 first round pick ... Acquired by the New Orleans Pelicans on February 7, 2019 along with cash and a 2023 second round pick in exchange for Wesley Johnson ... Waived by the Pelicans on February 7, 2019 ... Signed as a free agent with the Oklahoma City Thunder on February 20, 2019 ... Signed as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on July 6, 2019 ... Waived by the Pistons on February 21, 2020 ... Signed with the Lakers as a free agent on February 23, 2020

BEFORE NBA

All-Big 12 Second Team selection (2011) ... Appeared in 109 games (43 starts), averaging 8.5 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 19.3 minutes ... Shot 40.4 percent (38-94) from three-point range ... Scored in double figures in 40 games, including six games with 20+ points ... Tallied 14 double-doubles ... 2010-11 (Kansas): All-Big 12 Second Team selection ... Appeared in 38 games (34 starts), averaging 13.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 blocks in 24.4 minutes ... Shot 42.4 percent (25-59) from three-point range ... Led the Big 12 in field goal percentage (.589), rebounds (316) and rebounds per game (8.3) ... Scored in double figures 31 times, including six 20-point games ... Tallied 13 double-doubles ... Scored a career-high 26 points with a career-high 15 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks on 2/19 vs. Colorado ... 2009-10 (Kansas): Appeared in 36 games (two starts), averaging 6.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.0 block in 17.6 minutes ... Tallied one double-double ... Scored in double figures eight times ... Finished with 12 points, 12 rebounds, four blocks, two assists and one steal on 12/12 vs. La Salle ... Had a season-high 19 points with six rebounds, two steals and one assist on 12/6 at UCLA ... 2008-09 (Kansas): Appeared in 35 games (seven starts), averaging 4.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 15.6 minutes ... Scored in double figures once ... Had seven points, 15 rebounds, three assists and two blocks on 11/16 vs. UMKC

PERSONAL LIFE

Son of Thomasine “Angel” Morris ... Has four brothers, Donte, Blake, David and twin brother Marcus ... He is seven minutes older than Marcus ... His nickname is “Keef” which was given to him by his late grandmother, Shirley, with whom he shares a special bond ... Played football through 10th grade but switched to basketball when his mom told him he was too tall for football ... His favorite video game is Madden ... Modeled his basketball gam after Rasheed Wallace ... Majored in American Studies at Kansas ... His favorite charity to work with is Helping Hands For Single Moms