Agent: Free agent Markieff Morris cleared to return; Rockets, Lakers, Raptors interested in his services

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/players/4894/" data-ylk="slk:Markieff Morris">Markieff Morris</a> is expected to be on a new team this week. (AP)
Markieff Morris is expected to be on a new team this week. (AP)

Free-agent forward Markieff Morris has been cleared to play after recovering from a neck injury and has garnered interest from the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and Toronto Raptors, his agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, told Yahoo Sports.

Morris has been sidelined since Dec. 26 after being diagnosed with transient cervical neurapraxia.

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On Monday, he sought a second opinion from renowned spine specialist Dr. Robert Watkins of Los Angeles and was cleared to resume full basketball activities.

Last week, the Washington Wizards traded Morris and a 2023 second-round draft pick to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Wesley Johnson, and the eight-year veteran was waived by the Pelicans in a subsequent move.

Morris, 29, is expected to pick his next team this week, sources said.

In 34 games this season, Morris is averaging 11.5 points and 5.1 rebounds.

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