Markieff Morris has picked the Los Angeles Lakers this 2020 NBA offseason. The forward was reportedly looking to join his twin brother, Marcus, on the Los Angeles Clippers. They played in Los Angeles last season, but Markieff was part of the Lakers that won the championship while Marcus joined the Clippers via trade.
Marc Stein of the New York Times reported that both Los Angelenos teams were trying to sign Markieff but he ultimately decided to stay with the purple and gold.
Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that Marcus is signing a minimum deal to stay with the Lakers amid rumors suggesting he was trying to join forces with his brother.
According to Jason Dumas, Markieff was looking for a reunion with Marcus on the Clips, a team with a lot of pressure for the 2020/21 season. They failed to compete last season and blew a 3-1 lead in the second round of the playoffs against the Denver Nuggets.
Morris himself took to Twitter to announce he is staying with the Lakers.
This was one of the last episodes of the free agency battle of Los Angeles. The Lakers have won once again.