Markieff Morris tweets he’s returning to Lakers


Markieff Morris has tweeted that he is returning to the Los Angeles Lakers.

“Run it back! #Lakeshow,” he tweeted Monday.

Morris, 31, gave the Lakers a solid stretch 4 to space the floor and complement superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis. At 6-foot-8, 245 pounds, he can play both forward spots and is a career 34.5 percent 3-point shooter; he was even better last season, shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc.

Morris performed especially well in the postseason, going 29-of-69 (42%) from 3-point range for the NBA champions.

Morris joined the Lakers in February after negotiating a buyout with the Detroit Pistons, for whom he played the first 44 games of the season. After clearing waivers, Morris signed with the Lakers via the $1.75 million disabled player exception they were granted for the injured DeMarcus Cousins earlier in the season.

Morris, a Kansas product who was the No. 13 pick in the 2011 draft, has career averages of 11.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists.

His twin brother, Marcus Morris, plays for the LA Clippers.

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