Report: Miami Heat signing forward Markieff Morris

Los Angeles Lakers forward Markieff Morris (88) rebounds against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Tuesday, June 1, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) (Matt York, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

MIAMI – The Miami Heat’s busy offseason continued on Tuesday.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, free agent forward Markieff Morris is signing a one-year deal with the Heat.

Morris, who has a home in South Florida, would likely become the Heat’s starting power forward.

Morris reportedly was mulling several offers but ultimately decided on joining Jimmy Butler and Kyle Lowry in Miami.

The 31-year-old is a solid defender that most recently played with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.