Sources: Wizards deal Markieff Morris to Pelicans

The Washington Wizards have agreed to send forward Markieff Morris to the New Orleans Pelicans for forward Wesley Johnson, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Morris is averaging 11.5 points and 5.1 rebounds for the Wizards, who earlier Wednesday traded forward Otto Porter Jr. to Chicago.

Since the start of the season, Washington has saved $18.3 million toward the luxury tax. With the trade of Porter and now Morris, Washington is $232,000 below the threshold.

The Wizards’ moves come one day after the team announced that star point guard John Wall, already out for the season with a left heel injury, will miss most — if not all — of next season because he needs surgery on his left Achilles tendon.

Johnson is averaging 3.7 points and 2.1 rebounds off the bench.

ESPN’s Bobby Marks contributed to this report.

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