Pelicans acquire Markieff Morris

Paola Ditto
Febbraio 11, 2019

After keeping Anthony Davis around past the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline, the Pelicans will likely soon have to say goodbye to their franchise superstar.

So when The Athletic's Shams Charania reported a trade Wednesday night sending Markieff Morris and a second round pick to New Orleans and Wesley Johnson to the nation's capital, figuring out the ramifications of such a low-drama deal was important to understanding it.

Markieff Morris #5 of the Washington Wizards warms up before the game against the Houston Rockets on December 19, 2018 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Both Johnson, 31, and Morris, 29, are in the previous year of their contracts, as well, so they will not be long for their new teams.

The key to this trade is that Morris makes almost $2.5 million more than Johnson.

Johnson, meanwhile, has only appeared in 26 games this year for the Pelicans. The main catch in the deal is the future pick the Pelicans will receive as they are basically swapping players on expiring deals but getting a pick back for nearly nothing. With the trade of Porter and now Morris, Washington is $232,000 below the threshold.

In 34 games this season, Morris is averaging 11.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest. He is shooting 38.0 percent from beyond the arc in the 14.5 minutes per game when he has played.

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