Is former Pistons forward Markieff Morris headed to L.A.? Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Pistons have entered a full-blown rebuilding phase now that Blake Griffin is out for the season and they have traded Andre Drummond, and they are not going to make veteran forward Markieff Morris stick around for it.

Morris and the Pistons have agreed to a buyout, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The Los Angeles Lakers are the early front-runner to sign him.

Morris has averaged 11.0 points and 3.9 rebounds in 22.5 minutes per game this season. He’s converting a career-high 39.7% of his attempts from three-point range.

There should be plenty of interest in Morris from contending teams outside of the Lakers and Toronto Raptors. There were reportedly multiple teams that explored the possibility of trading for him prior to the trade deadline earlier this month.

Morris is not having as good of a season as his twin brother Marcus, but he could still play an important role on a contending team. He likely will not be a free agent for very long.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.


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