The Washington Wizards have been busy as the NBA Trade Deadline approaches.
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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.
Wesley Johnson is heading to Washington for Markeff Morris. https://t.co/QTOkOaENg8- Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 7, 2019
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.
Sources: The Wizards have moved off Otto Porter and Markieff Morris tonight to go under luxury tax threshold --- but have no plans to move All-Star Bradley Beal before the deadlne.- Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 7, 2019
The latest reported trade comes after the Wizards' 148-129 loss at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks.