The New Orleans Pelicans release Markieff Morris

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Wizards agree to trade Markieff Morris to Pelicans for Wesley Johnson

The Washington Wizards and New Orleans Pelicans have had two of the more chaotic seasons among National Basketball Association teams this year. 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.

Shams Charania from The Athletic is reporting the New Orleans Pelicans have traded forward Wesley Johnson to the Wizards in exchange for Markieff Morris. Just over a week later, the Pelicans finally made a trade, but it didn't involve Davis.

Johnson, 6-7, 215, who was originally acquired by New Orleans in a trade with the L.A. Clippers on October 15, appeared in 26 games (13 starts), averaging 3.7 points and 2.1 rebounds. He saw 3 and 4 minutes in those games respectively.

Morris is out with a neck injury and it's unclear when he will return. Both Johnson, 31, and Morris, 29, are in the a year ago of their contracts, as well, so they will not be long for their new teams.

This season, the 29-year-old player is averaging 11,5 points, 5,1 rebounds and 1,8 assists per game, while shooting at 43,6 percent from the floor and 33,3 percent from three in 26,0 minutes of action. With the trade of Porter and now Morris, Washington is $232,000 below the threshold.

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