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Markieff Morris reportedly agrees to buyout with Pistons, reaches deal with Lakers

It didn’t take long for him to find a new home in the league, however.

Morris and the Pistons agreed to a contract buyout on Friday, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Just hours later, the Lakers — who were considered a “frontrunner” to sign him — reached a deal to bring Morris to Los Angeles.

Morris signed a one-year, $6.5 million contract with the Pistons in July. He saw steady playing time at the beginning of the season, but has been riding the bench more and more lately. The Pistons have entered a full-blown rebuild and want to play their young guys, and the 30-year-old Morris just isn’t part of that plan.