Washington Wizards: Ranking each player in terms of trade value

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6. Markieff Morris

Markieff Morris has a decent start to the season. He’s dad some trouble on the defensive side since he was left to guard all the opposing teams athletic big man because Ian Mahinmi and Jason Smith are terrible, but offensively he’s a matchup nightmare.

When Howard came back from injury Morris’ game suffered. The big man required some touches and that only takes away from Morris’ opportunities. These two have shown that they don’t work well together.

It could be a coaching mistake. Scott Brooks could easily bring Keef off the bench like his twin in Boston. Keef could get more chances to shine with the second unit. From a personal level it would be more motivating, but it would also give a better bench option.

Morris is another individual who is averaging career low numbers with 9.7 PPG and 4.3 TRB. Brad Stevens seems to have Marcus Morris playing at a high level bringing 13.5 points and 6.6 rebounds in a reserve role. This makes me assume that Keef’s lack of production has largely been due to the coaching staff.

Washington could get a decent return from including Morris in a trade. Elsewhere he would be used properly. Another Wizards player I would like to see stay, but the team would benefit from the value he would give in return.