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Philadelphia 76ers have explored feasibility of signing Markieff Morris

MIAMI, FL – OCTOBER 11: Markieff Morris #8 of the Miami Heat looks on during a preseason game against the Charlotte Hornets on October 11, 2021 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Markieff Morris has emerged as a target for the Brooklyn Nets following the conclusion of the Kevin Durant saga, but the Philadelphia 76ers are reported to have an interest in signing the veteran as well.

Morris played 17 games for the Miami Heat last season, having missed most of it after suffering a neck injury resulting from an altercation with Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic. He averaged 7.6 points and 2.6 rebounds for Miami.

Nikola Jokic Markieff Morris Nuggets Heat
Photo: AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post

According to Marc Stein, the Sixers have explored the possibility of adding the veteran wing to their roster.

“The Nets indeed have registered the most serious interest in signing Markieff Morris, league sources say, but Philadelphia has also explored the feasibility of signing the Philly native,” Stein wrote in his Substack column.

“Brooklyn, in particular, has a need for a veteran who can command the respect of mercurial stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Is Morris, who turns 33 on Sept. 2, that player? Word is he was not afraid, in his time as a Laker, to speak his mind in a locker room that housed James and Anthony Davis.”

The 76ers did their work early in the offseason, luring P.J. Tucker away from Miami. But they could continue to improve their squad as they look to contend for the NBA championship next season. Markieff Morris wouldn’t be a bad addition.

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