Anthony Davis wanted Markieff Morris to re-sign with the Lakers, per report

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Anthony Davis wanted Markieff Morris to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times.

Davis believes the versatile playing style of Morris fits perfectly with the Lakers.

“I think the market was getting really, really dry for (Markieff Morris) and some players, so in this case Markieff knew the best place for him was with the Lakers, but how about this?

There is a guy named Anthony Davis who wanted him back. He wanted him back because he’s tough, because he plays defense, he rebounds, he can shoot the three, open up the court and again he’s a versatile player.

One thing the Lakers really loved having and have had success with is players who can play offense and play defense, and don’t mind being a good teammate and in the locker room,” Turner said, via Spectrum SportsNet.

Markieff Morris agreed to a new, one-year deal with the defending champions. For his part, Anthony Davis is expected to sign a new contract with the Lakers in the coming days.