The Cleveland Cavaliers are adding some veteran depth to their rotation. Marcus Morris Sr intends to sign with the Cavs, as revealed by Patrick Beverley’s Pat Bev Pod account on X, formerly known as Twitter:

“Marcus Morris Sr. Is planning to sign with the Cleveland Cavs – Per Sources”

Morris and Beverley were teammates for a few years on the Los Angeles Clippers and also on the Philadelphia 76ers, so the intel lines up here. The two are good friends. Philly traded Morris at the deadline to the San Antonio Spurs, who ultimately waived the 34-year-old as they head into a rebuild with Victor Wembanyama at the forefront.

Since Morris was let go on February 29th, he’s eligible to participate in the playoffs, which is going to be a reality for the Cavs. They’re third in the Eastern Conference at the moment and just a half-game behind Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks.

How does Morris fit in Cleveland?

Morris has no shortage of playoff experience and also brings a tough mentality to the table, which is something Cleveland needs. He’s also physical and not afraid to put his body on the line. While it remains to be seen if he’ll actually get ample minutes in JB Bickerstaff’s rotation, it’s not a bad addition by any means. The former Kansas Jayhawk owns career averages of 12.1 points on 37.7% shooting from three-point land. He averaged greater than 11 PPG for three straight seasons in Los Angeles before his minutes and usage took a dive in Philadelphia.

Georges Niang and Dean Wade are the two others who Morris will likely be competing with for playing time. Even if he doesn’t take the court a lot, Morris is a guy who has been around the block and knows what it takes to succeed in this league. All in all, it’s a decent pickup for the Cavs.