4. Markieff Morris
Markieff Morris was vital for the Los Angeles Lakers down the stretch. He helped shore up the bench that was struggling for a bit during the season. He didn’t have the best regular season, but turned it on in the playoffs.
It was much needed for the Lakers as the team went small and players disappeared some nights. Morris shot a line of 44.9/42/77.8 in the playoffs in 18.3 minutes per night. Although he only averaged 5.9 points per game he helped the team on both ends.
He seemed very comfortable in Los Angeles, so it is possible he could be had back on a one-year deal. He’s also always been close to his twin Marcus Morris, who plays in Los Angeles as well with the Clippers.
He could be a candidate for the bi-annual exception, as it is a small upgrade from the veteran minimum. He’s also made over $45 million in his career. Next season playing a full year with LeBron and AD could help him get one more good contract before his twilight years.