Report: Pistons add power forward depth, agree to one-year deal with Markieff Morris

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Blake Griffin is the guy Detroit’s offense is built around and he is going to get the bulk of the minutes – and the crunch time minutes — at power forward.

However, the Pistons also need to find a way to reduce the load on Griffin, in terms of minutes.

Enter Markieff Morris, as reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic.

At the price, this is a good pickup.

Morris is a solid rotation forward who averaged 9.4 points and 4.6 rebounds a game last season, splitting time between the Wizards and Thunder. He’s not knockdown from three (33.5 percent last season) but you have to respect him, he can score inside but is not a great finisher around the rim. He works hard on defense as well.

Detroit has a little money left, they are expected to spend that on one more big, probably a center.