A farewell to Marcus Morris

AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 10: Marcus Morris
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 10: Marcus Morris /

Marcus Morris has been traded by the Detroit Pistons to the Boston Celtics for Avery Bradley and a future second round pick.

In a deal that sheds enough cap room for the Boston Celtics to sign Gordon Hayward, the Detroit Pistons got away with a steal in Avery Bradley. Giving up Marcus Morris was no small task. For Bradley, though, it was an easy decision for Stan Van Gundy.

Marcus Morris joined the Pistons following a trade with the Phoenix Suns in 2015. It was another Stan Van Gundy steal, as Detroit only gave up a 2020 second round pick. This means that the Pistons turned a 2020 second round pick into a 2019 second round pick and Avery Bradley.

In his first season in a Piston uniform, Morris averaged a sturdy 14.1 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per outing. He also started in all 80 of the games he played, a great return for a future first. Safe to say that Detroit was happy with Morris as the new starting forward.

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In his second and final season as a member of the Pistons, Morris steadily scored 14 points per game and garnered 4.6 rebounds per game. He was a key iso player for Detroit, giving the Pistons the go-to scorer they needed.

Marcus Morris has only seen the playoffs in one season, that season being with no other than the Detroit Pistons. He played a monster role for Detroit, ultimately being swept in four by the first seed Cleveland Cavaliers. Detroit put up a fight, with Morris carrying much of the load.

In the four games played, Morris averaged 17.8 points and shot 51 percent from the field. He will be bringing that playoff experience to the young Boston Celtics.

The new-look Pistons will be battling it out this coming season for a playoff spot in the weakened East. This time, though, without the likes of Marcus Morris.

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Marcus Morris will be remembered by many Pistons fans, hopefully showing nothing but love towards him. He had his best two seasons of his career as a Piston, with hopefully more to come. Good luck in Boston, and thank you Marcus Morris.