According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Pelicans will release the forward who is sidelined by a neck injury.
It's not as if Morris was going to help them reach the playoffs in the daunting Western Conference this season, and he was set for unrestricted free agency following the 2018-19 campaign. He likely wasn't in the team's long-term plans even if he were healthy, and this gives him the chance to sign with a contender down the stretch.
Morris is averaging 11.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game this season behind 43.6 percent shooting from the field and 33.3 percent shooting from three-point range. He can battle on the glass at 6'10" and cause matchup problems with his ability to extend his game beyond the arc from the frontcourt.
The Kansas product is a solid defender as well and has held opponents to 1.4 percent worse shooting than their normal averages when he defends them this season, per NBA.com.
He also has 19 playoff games on his resume from his time with the Wizards and could add to that if he signs with a contender.