4 Players the Wizards Could Target with John Wall’s DPE

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Washington Wizards Markieff Morris
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Markieff Morris

Let’s start with a familiar face, shall we?

Markieff Morris was just a Washington Wizards last season, but he spent the end of making the playoffs with Russell Westbrook and Paul George even if they were only there for a little while.

However, Morris might not be sticking around in Oklahoma City if his exit interview is any indicator. According to Maddie Lee of the Oklahoman, here’s Morris, in his own words, on his future in OKC.

"Morris likely won’t be rejoining OKC after he said in his April exit interview, “If I’m playing the same minutes, then I probably won’t be back here. I’m just going to be honest.”"

In his 24 games with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Morris averaged just 16 minutes a game, a significant step down from his 26 per game average with the Wizards last season. If he comes back to Washington, he’d likely get more of an opportunity for no other reason than knowing the system there.

The Wizards currently have just seven players returning from last year’s team and who knows how available either John Wall or Dwight Howard will be throughout the year. Continuity matters for something, and bringing in a veteran guy who knows the system and knows how to play with Bradley Beal could be invaluable right now. They don’t have a lot of them.

Plus he plays defense. The Wizards don’t have a lot of that, either. His brother, Marcus Morris, is also available if they something familiar but also new.