Lakers Emerge as Favorites to Sign Markieff Morris Following Buyout

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Markieff Morris could join the Los Angeles Lakers. | Paul Bereswill/Getty Images

The NBA buyout market continues to produce talent, and the latest player to hit the open market is Markieff Morris, who reportedly agreed to a buyout with the Detroit Pistons Friday afternoon.

Contending teams will be trying to sign him as soon as possible, and one potential landing spot for Morris is in Los Angeles. According to reports, the Lakers are already showing interest in the 30 year old in order to bolster the roster after standing pat at the trade deadline.

Prior to his buyout from the Pistons, Morris was averaging 11 points per game and shooting 39.7% from 3. He seems a solid fit for the Lakers, given their desire to add another sharpshooting wingman.

Markieff heading to the Lakers would put him back in the same city as his brother, Marcus, who was traded to the Clippers earlier this month.

Rob Pelinka and Co. will undoubtedly face competition from other teams in their efforts to secure the services of the nine-year vet. The Toronto Raptors have reportedly expressed interest in Morris, so the Lakers better act hastily. Missing out on yet another available player would be a bit of an embarrassment to a front office so determined for glory in 2020.