);
New Orleans Pelicans

NBA Trade Deadline: Pelicans reportedly acquire Markieff Morris from Wizards for Wesley Johnson

#Morris

The Washington Wizards have been busy as the NBA Trade Deadline approaches.

MORE: Bulls acquire Otto Porter Jr. from Wizards for Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis

According to multiple reports, the Wizards reached an agreement with the New Orleans Pelicans to acquire Wesley Johnson in exchange for Markieff Morris. The Wizards will also send a 2023 second-round draft pick to the Pelicans as a part of the deal.

The reported move is the Wizards' second of the day after earlier agreeing to a deal with the Bulls to send Otto Porter Jr. to Chicago and means the Wizards will now be under the 2019-20 tax threshold and won't be subject to repeater taxes, per The Athletic's David Aldridge.

The 29-year-old Morris will join a loaded Pelicans frontcourt after averaging 11.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.8 assists through 34 games. Despite the host of moves ahead of the Trade Deadline, the Wizards have no intentions of moving All-Star Bradley Beal.

The latest reported trade comes after the Wizards' 148-129 loss at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks.

More from NBA.com

What are your impressions of the Toronto Raptors three weeks into the season?
What we know about the Toronto Raptors after the first 10 games
NBA.com Staff
Kawhi-FreeAgency-leave
What's Kawhi lasting impression with Raptors?
NBA.com Staff
paul-george-110819-ftr-getty.jpg
What PG13's return means for the Clippers
Scott Rafferty
Brandon Jennings, Shaquille O'Neal and Hakeem Olajuwon
This Week in NBA History: Rookie Jennings scores 50, Shaq makes debut
Yash Matange
Spicy P
Siakam, Harden named POTW
Carlan Gay
When are the stars playing?
Which games are on TV?
NBA.com Staff
More News