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PISTONS SIGN MARKIEFF MORRIS and TIM FRAZIER

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DETROIT PISTONS SIGN FREE AGENT MARKIEFF MORRIS

The Detroit Pistons have signed free agent forward Markieff Morris. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Morris, 6-10, 245, played in 58 games (16 starts) last season with the Washington Wizards and Oklahoma City Thunder and averaged 9.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 21.9 minutes per game. In 34 games (15 starts) with the Wizards, Morris averaged 11.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists in 26.0 minutes. He averaged 6.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 24 games (one start) with the Thunder.

An eight-year NBA pro, Morris was drafted 13th overall in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. He’s appeared in 579 career games (331 starts) averaging 11.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 26.0 minutes per game with Phoenix, Washington and Oklahoma City. Morris has averaged double-digit scoring in five of his eight NBA seasons, including a career-best 15.3 points per game in 2014-15 with the Suns.

As a collegian at the University of Kansas, Morris was named All-Big 12 Second Team, Honorable Mention AP All-American and Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team as a junior in 2010-11. He improved his scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage in all three seasons as a Jayhawk and averaged career highs of 13.6 points and 8.3 rebounds as a junior.

A Philadelphia, PA native, Morris’ twin brother, Marcus, played two seasons with the Pistons from 2015-17.

PISTONS ALSO SIGN FREE AGENT TIM FRAZIER

The Detroit Pistons have also executed the signing of free agent guard Tim Frazier. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Frazier, 6-1, 170, averaged 5.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 19.0 minutes in 59 games (17 starts) with the New Orleans Pelicans and Milwaukee Bucks in 2018-19. Frazier was signed by the Bucks on March 19 after he was waived by the Pelicans on Feb. 28.

Frazier holds career averages of 5.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 18.2 minutes in 245 games (70 starts) through five NBA seasons with Philadelphia, Portland, New Orleans, Washington and Milwaukee. He also has three postseason appearances with the Trail Blazers (2014-15), Wizards (2017-18) and Bucks (2018-19), tallying 1.4 points, 0.7 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 3.3 minutes in 15 career postseason games.

A Houston, Texas native, Frazier played collegiately at Penn State where he set the school record for career assists (641) and became just the second Big Ten player with at least 1,000 career points, 500 rebounds and 600 assists. Frazier made his NBA debut on a 10-day contract for the Philadelphia 76ers on February 6, 2015.

PISTONS ALSO SIGN FREE AGENT DERRICK ROSE

The Bulls went to the NBA Playoffs seven-straight seasons (2008-2015) beginning with Rose’s rookie campaign. In his first NBA postseason showing, Rose totaled 19.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 44.7 minutes per contest before falling in seven games against the defending NBA Champion Boston Celtics. In 2010-11, Rose guided Chicago to its first Eastern Conference Finals appearance since 1997-98 and averaged 27.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, 7.7 assists, 1.4 steals and 40.6 minutes during the 16-game playoff run. In his six career playoff appearances (five with the Bulls and one with the Timberwolves in 2017-18), Rose holds career postseason averages of 22.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 38.8 minutes through 46 games.

Prior to his time in Minnesota in 2017-18, Rose had stints with Cleveland and the New York Knicks after spending the first seven seasons of his career in Chicago. The Chicago, Ill. native played one season collegiately for Memphis and was a McDonald’s All American while at Simeon Career Academy.

PISTONS ACQUIRE JORDAN BONE IN DRAFT NIGHT TRADE WITH PHILADELPHIA

The Detroit Pistons have completed a draft-night trade that sent a future second-round draft pick and cash considerations to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for the draft rights to Jordan Bone, selected 57th overall in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Bone, 6-3, 180, played three seasons at Tennessee before declaring for the NBA Draft. Bone had a standout junior season, averaging 13.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 37 games. He finished second in the SEC in assists and led the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.9 to 1), while also setting the best assist-to-turnover ratio in school history for a career (2.72 to 1).

A native of Nashville, Tenn., Bone garnered All-SEC Second Team honors and was one of 10 finalists for the 2018-19 Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation’s top point guard. He nearly doubled his scoring average from his sophomore season as a junior, shooting .465 from the field which ranked eighth in the SEC. Bone became just the third player in school history to have three point/assist double-doubles in a single season.

The Pistons dealt Miami’s second-round selection in 2024 in order to complete the deal. That pick was previously acquired in an earlier trade on draft night with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

DETROIT PISTONS SIGN JORDAN BONE TO TWO-WAY CONTRACT

The Detroit Pistons announced the team has signed Jordan Bone to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Bone will be added to the Pistons’ 2019 Summer League roster currently competing in Las Vegas.

Bone was acquired in a draft-night trade which saw the Pistons send a future second-round pick and cash considerations to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Bone’s draft rights, 57th overall in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Bone, 6-3, 180, played three seasons at Tennessee before declaring for the NBA Draft. Bone had a standout junior season, averaging 13.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 37 games. He finished second in the SEC in assists and led the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.9 to 1), while also setting the best assist-to-turnover ratio in school history for a career (2.72 to 1).

A native of Nashville, Tenn., Bone garnered All-SEC Second Team honors and was one of 10 finalists for the 2018-19 Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation’s top point guard. He nearly doubled his scoring average from his sophomore season as a junior, shooting .465 from the field which ranked eighth in the SEC. Bone became just the third player in school history to have three point/assist double-doubles in a single season.

The Pistons dealt Miami’s second-round selection in 2024 in order to complete the deal. That pick was previously acquired in an earlier trade on draft night with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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