Former Laker Marcus Morris got a new job—with the Miami Heat.
After being traded to Philadelphia, he tweeted his excitement about signing with the reigning champion in South Beach…
The tweet was promptly deleted, but not before it made its way around social media. And oh yeah: only one day after tweeting this, Morris found himself on waivers — because of course!
The “marcus morris miami heat” is a tweet that Marcus Morris posted on his Twitter account. The tweet was about the Clippers’ center joining the Miami Heat.
Marcus Morris Sr. #8 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots against the Golden State Warriors during the fourth quarter at Chase Center in San Francisco, California on October 21, 2021.
If Miami Heat forward Markieff Morris is unable to play the remainder of the season — he’s been out since November 8 after absorbing a blindside hit from Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic — his brother, Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris, seems to be eager to step in.
Morris sparked trade speculations by “liking” a fan’s query, “You going to Miami to join your twin?” Morris, who has 154,000 Twitter followers, stoked suspicions that he may be dealt to the Heat by “liking” a fan’s inquiry, “You going to Miami to join your twin?”
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Marcus Morris likes a tweet about a probable trade to join his brother Markieff Morris on the Miami Heat’s roster.
Morris might just be teasing fans on social media, but rumors of the Heat trade for the 6-foot-8, 218-pound big have been around for weeks.
Andy Bailey of Bleacher Report suggested that the Heat trade Duncan Robinson and a 2025 first-round selection to the Clippers in exchange for the former No. 14 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Bailed wrote the following:
In principle, Marcus’ brother Markieff Morris (a big-bodied forward) is such a talent, but he’s been out with a neck injury for the whole of the season. In May, P.J. Tucker will be 37 years old. Jimmy Butler is already taking on a lot of offensive responsibilities. Another player in the Morris-Tucker style would be beneficial, particularly if Morris can maintain his shooting form from the last three seasons (42.5 percent from three since the start of 2019-20).
Morris is averaging 15.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 2.2 assists thus far this season.
On Twitter, Markieff Morris is also bolstering trade rumors.
GettyMarkieff Morris #8 of the Miami Heat looks on during a game against the Milwaukee Bucks at FTX Arena in Miami, Florida on October 21, 2021.
Markieff Morris of the Miami Heat is merely adding fuel to the fire when it comes to trade speculations surrounding his twin. Marcus sent out a tweet on Wednesday night that had just two pairs of the eyes emojis. Markieff then shared his brother’s remark, adding two sunglasses faces and two horrified faces as emojis.
While these odd messages may be dismissed as an internal joke between siblings, and the Heat appear unlikely to sell Robinson so soon after signing him to a $90 million agreement, only time will tell. On Thursday, February 10, the NBA trade deadline expires.
Morris claims that he has received ‘clearance’ to play.
Before being hurt, Markieff Morris, who signed a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Heat in August, averaged 7.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. While he’s been spotted at shootarounds with the club, the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson reports that there’s a good possibility he won’t play again this season.
“The Heat’s particular medical worry with Morris isn’t apparent,” Jackson wrote, “but the sources indicated it was serious enough to make the Heat hesitant about clearing him to play, at least for now, and significant enough to leave the organization worried about liability problems.”
“Also I have been cleared,” Markieff Morris tweeted hours after the piece was published, in direct contrast to Jackson’s sources. That, too, is a reality!”
I’ve also been cleared. That is also a fact!
February 5, 2022 — Keef Morris (@Keefmorris)
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The “marcus morris contract” is a tweet that was posted by Marcus Morris. The tweet features an emoji of the Miami Heat logo and states “I like it”.
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