NBA Trade Rumors: Marcus Morris is reportedly close to joining the Timberwolves

Marcus Morris who currently finds himself without a team after the trade deadline shut closed, can have a few options in the free agency. The 6’8″ forward has been looking to plant his feet in a franchise after revolving around four in the last two years alone.

Now one of his former colleagues has hinted about his immediate future ahead of the 1st March buyout deadline. With the post-season approaching and the table shaping up nicely to separate the pretenders from the contenders, this period can change a lot of things.

Marcus Morris to join the Timberwolves?

Should the Timberwolves be interested in signing Marcus Morris? This is the question that has now surfaced. The 34-year-old veteran forward has averaged 6.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in 17.2 minutes per game in the 37 appearances this season with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Patrick Beverley leaked that his former Sixers teammate Marcus Morris is inclined towards signing the contract with the Wolves. The forward has missed matches last month due to his foot injury. Morris and Beverley played together in Sixers before both were traded ahead of last week’s NBA trade deadline. The 14th overall draft pick from 2011 was traded to the Pacers and then to Spurs. Spurs ultimately bought him out making him a free agent in the process.

Last month the veteran was awarded key to the city where he delivered an emotional speech, “I know they are saying thank you to me, I’m saying thank you to y’all. I would be nothing without the city. Any team I’ve ever been on, anytime I’ve been announced, they always say: ‘From north Philadelphia.'”

What can Marcus Morris add to the Timberwolves?

Marcus Morris has a wealth of experience to bring to the table for his next team. Having played in 7 teams for 13 seasons since his 2011 draft, Morris is now a distinguished veteran in the NBA circuit.

With his brilliant ball-handling abilities and his shooting (43% from the field, 40% from three, and 86% from the free-throw line), Morris can help the Wolves to improve their offensive rating coming off the bench as they experience weakness in that area. With Naz Reid being the only viable option on the Timberwolves bench, Morris can certainly add some much-needed backup.

The Timberwolves have also welcomed their new point guard Monté Morris traded from Detroit Pistons in exchange for Troy Brown Jr., and Shake Milton. He will be taking up the responsibilities of the Timberwolves’ former backup guard Jordan McLaughlin.

The Minnesota-based franchise is at the top of the Western Conference table and have an experienced offensive player and a backup that can help them become stronger competitors for their first Championship title race. They will face the Portland Blazers twice before the 2024 NBA All-Star Game weekend kicks off.

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