Markieff Morris Family and Parents – Markieff Morris is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat know all about him in this article.
Markieff Morris Wiki
|Birthdate ( Age)||2 September 1989|
|Place of Birth||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Marital Status||One Daughter|
|Education||University of Kansas|
|Profession||American professional basketball player|
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
Markieff Morris is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Kansas Jayhawks before being drafted 13th overall in the 2011 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns. He won an NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020.
Markieff Morris Family, Parents
Morris was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has four brothers, including twin Marcus, who plays for the Los Angeles Clippers. Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Morris was listed as the No. 17 power forward and the No. 49 player in the nation in 2008.Morris enrolled at the University of Kansas, where he majored in American studies. As a junior with the Jayhawks in 2011, he was named second-team all-conference in the Big 12.
Markieff Morris Wife,Children
Markieff Morris Married with wife Thereza Wright. Thereza was born to Alvin Wright and Carletta. She has one sister and one brother. She attended Tennessee State University from 2001 until 2006 and studied Cardio-Respiratory Care, Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services. The Couple have a daughter together.
Markieff Morris Net Worth
Markieff Morris is an American professional basketball player has an estimted Net Worth around $10 Million in 2021.
Markieff Morris Salary
Markieff Morris signed a 1 year contract of $2,641,691 with the Miami Heat, including $2,641,691 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $2,641,691.
Morris was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the 13th pick in the 2011 NBA draft. His twin brother, Marcus was drafted by the Houston Rockets five minutes later. On January 8, 2012, he recorded his first professional double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds in a blowout 109–93 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. On January 18, Morris had his first professional start in the NBA against the New York Knicks.
Due to the 2011 NBA lockout, Morris had his first Summer League stint in 2012, during which he averaged 19.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. After this stint, he amassed 13 pounds of muscle while keeping his weight of 245 pounds.
After scoring a then season-high 16 points against the defending champion Miami Heat, Morris made his first start of the season on November 21, 2012. He topped his season high in points by three, and tied Marcin Gortat with 7 rebounds in a victory against the Portland Trail Blazers.
On November 6, 2013, Morris tied his career-high 23 points and added 12 rebounds in a loss to the San Antonio Spurs. He went on to post a new career-high two days later, scoring 28 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in a 114–103 home victory over the Denver Nuggets.
After scoring 23 points in a 101–94 win over the New Orleans Pelicans, Morris became the third player since 1989 to shoot over 75% from the field in three consecutive games with at least 12 attempts each game; Dwight Howard and Charles Barkley were the first two players to accomplish this.
On September 29, 2014, Morris signed a multi-year contract extension with the Phoenix Suns. On November 17, 2014, he recorded a then career-high 30 points in the 118–114 win over the Boston Celtics. He and Marcus, alongside teammates Goran and Zoran Dragić, all briefly played together for the Suns during the fourth quarter of their 112–96 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on January 2, 2015.
On September 8, 2015, Morris was fined $10,000 for conduct detrimental to the league by publicly demanding a trade a month earlier. Morris later trained with long-time friend Rasheed Wallace prior to re-joining the Suns for training camp. On November 23, he scored a then season-high 28 points in a loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Morris started in 16 games to start the season before being benched by coach Jeff Hornacek from December 4 onwards.
On January 3, 2019, Morris was ruled out for six weeks following a bout of neck and upper back stiffness that led to him being diagnosed with transient cervical neurapraxia. On February 7, 2019, Morris was traded, along with a 2023 second-round pick, to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Wesley Johnson. He was waived by the Pelicans the following day.
Morris was signed by the Los Angeles Lakers on February 23, 2020, using the $1.75 million disabled player exemption they were granted to replace DeMarcus Cousins. The Lakers advanced in the playoffs to the conference semifinals against Houston. Morris remained a starter for the remainder of the series, which the Lakers won 4–1.The Lakers won the 2020 NBA Finals in six games, earning Morris his first championship. Morris re-signed with the Lakers for the 2020–21 season.