Marcus Morris has officially waived his verbal agreement allowing him to join the San Antonio Spurs as a free agency, in order to sign a more lucrative contract. with the New York Knicks.
Morris had initially agreed to a two-year contract worth $ 20 million with the Spurs, the second year being an option for players. The moratorium on free agencies gave him a chance to reconsider, and the chance of making more money next season finally pushed him to New York. Morris' latest deal – a $ 20 million, four-year contract signed with the Pistons in 2014 – has finally made him one of the most underpaid veterans in the NBA. He has certainly become an important player in the Celtics rotation in the playoffs. He can be forgiven for giving priority to money over competition in a short-term contract signed during his 30-year season. This new contract will allow Morris to contribute to a bad Knicks team and return to the unrestricted free agency next summer, while the market will be much less dense than the superstars.
The Knicks will have to find a way to earn minutes for $ 108 million worth of electricity futures next season, now under contract with Morris, Julius Randle and Bobby Portis. Meanwhile the Spurs, who restructured their agreement with DeMarre Carroll and exchanged Dāvis Bertāns with soft fire to make room for Morris, reportedly turned their gaze to the young Trey Lylesrecently Denug Nuggets. Incredibly, the trading market seems to have survived this test.