Nets Officially Add Beef To The Frontcourt

We reported yesterday that the Brooklyn Nets were in "advanced talks" to add some beef to their frontcourt; today it became official. 

The Nets fended off the Philadelphia 76ers, the other interested suitor, to sign free agent power forward Markieff Morris to a one-year contract. It's a non-guaranteed deal, according to ESPN. 

As noted by NBA Insider Sham Charania, who confirmed the signing, Morris brings with him to Brooklyn a 2020 championship ring from his time with the Los Angeles Lakers that season, and 11 years' experience banging bodies and keeping guys accountable. 

He joins Kevin Durant, Royce O’Neal, Nic Claxton and Yuta Watanabe in the Nets' frontcourt. 

Morris joins his 7th team after spending last season in Miami. He only played 17 games for the Heat, after missing four months with a serious case of whiplash following his run-in with Nikola Jokic

Morris has averaged 10.9 points and 5.2 rebounds in his 11-year career. 

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