Thunder has officially signed the free agent Markieff Morris, the team announced Wednesday.
The Pelicans gave up the striker after being transferred to New Orleans by Washington on Feb. 7. This decision allowed Morris to sign with a candidate in the playoffs. Morris averaged 11.5 points and 5.1 rebounds in Washington this season, but was last played on Dec. 26 due to a neck injury. Morris would have been allowed to play earlier this month.
"We are a good group," says Thunder Paul George said last Thursday after L & # 39; AthleticS Shams Charania reported that Morris had agreed to sign with OKC. "We are very excited about Markieff and we will be ready for the second half after this break."
The Thunder signed the former Oklahoma City Blue players Scotty Hopson and center Richard Salomon 10-day contracts last week to overtake the minimum of 13 players in the NBA. The Morris signature is a long-term solution for the Thunder.
Morris, 29, averaged 11.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 555 career games.