Markieff Morris is an American professional basketball player currently in the power forward position for the Miami Heat. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was listed as the top 49th player in the country and the top 17th power forward in 2008.
He played college basketball for the University of Kansas. He decided to forego his final year of eligibility and declared for the 2011 NBA draft. Morris was selected by the Phoenix Suns while his twin brother, Marcus Morris, was acquired by the Houston Rockets.
In 2012, Morris became the first franchise player to make an appearance in the Rising Stars Challenge since Amar’e Stoudamire. He recorded several career highlights during the 2012 to 2013 Season – he achieved 23 points as well as 17 rebounds. Marcus Morris was traded to the Phoenix Suns, making them the first brothers to start together.
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|Height / weight||2.06 m / 111 kg|
|Born||Sep 2, 1989|
|Miami Heat||2021 - present|
|Los Angeles Lakers||2020 - 2021|
|Detroit Pistons||2019 - 2020|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||2019|
|Washington Wizards||2016 - 2019|
|Phoenix Suns||2011 - 2016|
In the 2013 to 2014 Season, he set a new career high of 23 points and 12 rebounds. Morris was also nominated for the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award and the NBA Most Improved Player Award. In the next season, the Morris brothers set another record for playing with another pair of brothers who were teammates, Goran and Zoran Dragic.
In the next season, Morris was fined by publicly demanding a trade as he was benched by Coach Jeff Hornacek. While he got more game time when Coach Earl Watson stepped in, he got into an altercation with teammate Archie Goodwin in his last game with the Suns.
Morris was traded to the Washington Wizards on February 18, 2016. They had a victory over his former team on his debut game. He also recorded his first double-double as a Wizards player. He was unable to play for six to eight weeks starting September 22, 2017 due to a sports hernia.
• Second-team All-Big 12 (2011)