The Oklahoma City Thunder are adding depth to their forecourt as they gear up for the postseason, agreeing to a free-agent deal with forward Markieff Morris, league sources told ESPN on Thursday.
ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported Wednesday that Morris was picking between the Thunder, Lakers, Rockets and Raptors, among a few other interested teams.
The Athletic first reported the agreement.
Morris, 29, recently was traded by the Wizards to the Pelicans, and then was waived by New Orleans. He last played on Dec. 26 after suffering a neck injury. He recently was cleared to play after receiving a second opinion.
After waiving guard Alex Abrines last week, the Thunder had three roster spots open and have filled them with two 10-day contracts (Richard Solomon and Scotty Hopson) and now Morris.
With financial constraints playing a part because of a significant luxury tax bill pending, the Thunder didn't make a deal at the trade deadline, instead hoping to make an addition in the buyout market. Morris will provide versatility to the Thunder's bench, backing up starting power forward Jerami Grant and providing another floor-spacing big in addition to Patrick Patterson.
A 6-foot-10 forward, Morris is averaging 11.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 34 games this season (15 starts).