Report: Markieff Morris dealt to the Pelicans
NBA.com Global on Feb 07, 2019 12:52 PM
FILE - PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 24: Markieff Morris #5 of the Washington Wizards goes for the dunk during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on February 24, 2017 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
NBA.com staff report
The Washington Wizards, who already are reportedly sending forward Otto Porter Jr. to the Bulls, are continuing to maneuver. Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, Markieff Morris is headed to the New Orleans Pelicans in a deal that could hold significant financial ramifications for the Wizards' cap sheet moving forward.
The Athletic's David Aldridge followed with additional detail:
Wizards will send their own 2023 second-rounder to Pelicans along with Morris for Johnson. Washington officially now under the tax threshold for 2019-20 and thus won’t be subject to repeater taxes.— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) February 7, 2019
Wizards just got a 2023 second-rounder tonight from Chicago in the Otto Porter deal, so they were comfortable sending their own ’23 pick to NO to help facilitate this deal.— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) February 7, 2019