It looks like Markieff Morris is the most-likely of all of the Washington Wizards to be traded.
According to a report from Sean Deveney of the Sporting News, Morris would be the easiest of any of the veteran players on the Wizards roster to be moved via trade.
Asked which Wizard might be the easiest to trade, the executive said that Markieff Morris, in the final year of his contract, would be a welcome addition to a contender seeking a versatile big man who brings toughness. But the Wizards would seek a first-round pick for Morris, and the executive doubted that teams would be willing to cough up a first-round pick for a few months of Morris.
The Wizards have been in the headlines over the past week all because Washington is looking to sell off all of their assets. John Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter Jr. are all on the trade block after the Wizards have stumbled out to a 7-12 start.
Shams Charania of The Athletic documented the struggles that the Wizards have been going through internally during practices and in the locker room.
On the Wizards‘ recent heated practice and what it included: pic.twitter.com/Q4jINvMKuG
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 19, 2018
The problem here is that Wall is unmovable due to his contract (average salary of over $40 million), Porter having very little interest due to his max contract and the fact that the Wizards really don’t want to move Beal.
By domino effect, that makes Morris the most likely to be moved. However, Washington probably won’t be able to get a first-round draft pick in return for Morris.
Morris can be easily moved — his deal expires after this season — however, the Wizards are going to have to drive down their asking price.