Could the Philadelphia 76ers find gold from the Wizards’ garage sale?

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Markieff Morris

So what was the point of this article? Why write 1400 words on a bunch of players who are either bad fits on the Philadelphia 76ers or are too pricey to justify a trade?

Because of Markieff Morris.

Simply put: Markieff Morris is a perfect fit for what the Sixers are looking for right now.

A 6-foot-10, 245-pound power forward, Morris is the textbook definition of an all-effort player who’s going to do the dirty work to get his team a win both in the paint and on the wings.

The model of consistency, Morris has averaged double-digit points, five-plus rebounds, and a steal a game over six straight seasons, split between the Phoenix Suns and the Wizards.

Over the last few seasons, Morris has become a solid shooter from deep. A career 34 percent shooter from downtown, Markieff has steadily improved his 3-point efficiency since 2016, to where he’s now knocking down almost 37 percent of his 4.2 outside shots a game.

And the best part? Morris has serious ties to Philadelphia.

A native of the City of Brotherly Love, Morris split his high school career between Prep Charter in Philly and APEX Academy in New Jersey before he and his brother Marcus, the sometimes starting power forward for the Boston Celtics, took their talents to Kansas from 2008-2011.

So not only could Markieff add some fire, heart and local flair to the Philadelphia 76ers roster in that ‘Ersan Ilyasova stretch-four’ role, but he could also help to match the team up more effectively against their division rivals in Boston. For the price of a few seconds, could you ask for a better addition?

Fit: Great

Verdict: Just Do It!

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