This summer, the 33-year-old forward veteran Markieff Morris parted ways after his contract with the Miami Heat ended, and Morris later joined the Brooklyn Nets as a free agent . According to reports, the owner of the Nets, Cai Chongxin, also personally invited Morris to join the team for the new NBA 2022-2023 season.
Morris spent 11 seasons in the NBA , playing for the Phoenix Suns, Washington Wizards, Oklahoma City Thunder, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Lakers and Heat, and also helped the Lakers win in 2020. won the league championship.
He played in more than 715 games and averaged 10.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocks per 24.8 minutes per game. He shot 44.6 percent overall and 34.1 percent from three-point range.
Although Morris doesn’t have the remarkable personal stats and accomplishments of players like LeBron James or Kyrie Irving, the Nets owner chooses to recruit him personally, proving that the Nets owner takes Morris seriously. Reese’s contribution to the team and thinks he can save the Nets from the brink of disintegration in the offseason.
According to a report by American sports reporter Mark Stein, Cai Chongxin hopes to introduce a veteran who is recognized and admired by Nets giants Kevin Durant and Irving. He believes that the addition of Morris is very important to the team, and believes that Morris can be the center of the giants by expressing opinions or thoughts at critical moments, as he did with the Lakers and giants James and Anthony Davis in the past.
Cai Chongxin’s actual purpose is to use this experienced veteran to consolidate the team’s lineup, and Morris has rich skills and experience on the offensive end, and also has strong tenacity on the defensive end, which will definitely help the development of the Nets’ young players. , is the best mentor in the young squad.
At the same time, he can also act as a buffer between Irving and Durant on the court. It is believed that the addition of this veteran will give the Nets a huge influence on the way to the playoffs in the new season.
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