Tuesday, January 31 2023

At this stage of the NBA offseason in late August, all 30 teams mostly have their rosters down and ready to go for the upcoming NBA season. The Philadelphia 76ers certainly have made most of their moves already as they prepare for the 2022-23 season.

However, the Sixers could still use another veteran big man for the bench unit to either back up Joel Embiid or find another option for a small-ball lineup.

Per Marc Stein via his substack, the Sixers, along with the Brooklyn Nets, have explored the possibility of bringing in Markieff Morris who is currently a free agent following a season with the Miami Heat.

Per Stein:

The Nets indeed have registered the most serious interest in signing Markieff Morris, league sources say, but Philadelphia has also explored the feasibility of signing the Philly native. Brooklyn, in particular, has a need for a veteran who can command the respect of mercurial stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Is Morris, who turns 33 on Sept. 2, that player? Word is he was not afraid, in his time as a Laker, to speak his mind in a locker room that housed James and Anthony Davis.

The Sixers would need Morris to sign for cheap, but considering he is a Philadelphia native, it isn’t out of the question that he would sign for cheap. He averaged 7.6 points and 2.6 rebounds in 17 games for the Heat in the 2021-22 season. He was limited after a neck injury he suffered early in the season from an altercation with Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets.


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Story originally appeared on Sixers Wire

Source: Yahoo Sports


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