Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Free-agent forward Markieff Morris agreed to a deal with Oklahoma City on Thursday as the Thunder gear up for a postseason run.
The New Orleans Pelicans waived Morris last week after acquiring him from the Washington Wizards in a trade Feb. 7. The 29-year-old forward hasn't played since Dec. 26 after sustaining a neck injury. Morris recently was cleared to return after getting a second opinion on the injury.
Morris is averaging 11.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 34 games (15 starts) this season. He will back up starting power forward Jerami Grant and rotate playing time with fellow big man Patrick Patterson.
Morris has averaged 11.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in nine NBA seasons between the Phoenix Suns and Wizards.
Oklahoma City (37-19) is currently the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference.