Wizards agree to trade Markieff Morris to Pelicans for Wesley Johnson

Annette Crawford
February 11, 2019

The players involved will not make much of an impact as neither the Pelicans nor Wizards are expecting to be close to playoff contention. User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

So when The Athletic's Shams Charania reported a trade Wednesday night sending Markieff Morris and a second round pick to New Orleans and Wesley Johnson to the nation's capital, figuring out the ramifications of such a low-drama deal was important to understanding it.

The Wizards will receive Wesley Johnson in return. The trade will have to be approved by the league office before becoming official.

The Wizards have made multiple roster moves. He saw 3 and 4 minutes in those games respectively.

'Kieff averaged 22.7 FanDuel points over 34 games (15 starts) for the Wizards this season, with 11.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.7 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 1.4 triples per contest. He's expected to miss about six weeks. If the timeline holds true, Morris will be evaluated after the all-star break. Both Johnson, 31, and Morris, 29, are in the previous year of their contracts, as well, so they will not be long for their new teams.

For the cost of taking on a little more money, the Pelicans picked up a draft pick four years in the future. If anything does break, rest assure the people here at Pelican Debrief will be one of the first to cover it.

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