Celtics reportedly interested in Marcus Morris' brother, Markieff

Nick Friar
February 05, 2020 - 6:23 pm

While the Knicks are in disarray — as usual — one thing that seems to be consistent with them at the trade deadline is they’re looking to shop former Celtics forward Marcus Morris. Boston has not been linked to Morris and the Knicks.

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But his brother, Markieff, now that’s a different story.

According to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, the Celtics are among the teams interested in the 6-foot-8 Pistons forward. The other teams interested are the Lakers, Clippers, Bucks, Sixers and Rockets.

Markieff’s history on the defensive end isn’t great. Adding him would be a move to bolster Boston’s scoring off the bench. He’s is shooting 39.3% from 3-point territory this season and is a career 34.4% 3-point shooter.

As for his contract, Markieff is making $3.2 million this year and has a player option worth $3.36 million for next season.