The Washington Wizards are trading point guard Monte Morris for a second-round pick to the Detroit Pistons, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski Friday night.
The Wizards create a $9.8 million waiver for traded players with the deal. Morris will go to the Pistons’ remaining cap space; According to ESPN’s Bobby Marks, they still have access to the $7.8 million exemption for teams working below the salary cap.
Morris, 28, was acquired from the Wizards last summer in an offseason trade that sent Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to the Denver Nuggets. Morris averaged 10.3 points and 5.3 assists for Washington last season, scoring 48% from the field and 38.2% from 3 assists.
However, the Wizards backcourt was crowded after trades to take over Tyus Jones and Jordan Poole.
For the Pistons, Morris provides a steady veteran presence in a team centered around the young backcourt of Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey.
Morris, who is entering his seventh NBA season after being selected in the second round of the draft in 2017, is expected to earn $9.8 million next season, the final year of his contract.