Knicks striker Marcus Morris has signed a $ 15 million high-end deal that will run only next season after he rejects the Spurs.
Free agent Marcus Morris has agreed to sign a one-year contract with the New York Knicks, worth $ 15 million. by athletics Shams Charania.
Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN reported The San Antonio Spurs have withdrawn their offer for Morris, a 6-foot-9 striker who has just spent two years with the Boston Celtics. Earlier in the week, ESPN announced that Morris was reviewing his options with the Spurs, who were expecting to sign a multi-year contract with the 29-year-old. a contract with veteran striker DeMarre Carroll.
Cap-space became available for New York after being discovered during a routine team with free wing Reggie Bullock, who verbally agreed to a two-year contract worth 21 Millions of dollars, according to which a medical problem existed, possibly preventing Bullock from competing in the upcoming NBA 2019-2020 season.
The Knicks and Bullock are still negotiating a potential deal, but with a smaller financial guarantee for the 28-year-old. Thus, in the absence of Bullock, the Bockers were able to agree with Morris on a $ 15 million contract. Ian Begley from SNY added the Knicks are still waiting for an agreement with Bullock.
Striker Marcus Morris tells @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium when he reopened his independent agency and signed a one-year contract with the Knicks for $ 15 million: "I had to make this decision based on the best situation for me and my family . This is not a hit on the Spurs. I have respect for them.
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 11, 2019
Morris is an NBA veteran for eight years and a twin brother to current Pistons striker Markieff Morris. Nicknamed "Mook", the product of the University of Kansas was declared rough in 2011 and was selected 14th overall by the Houston Rockets. Morris would later play Phoenix for the Suns with his brother before joining the Detroit Pistons and Celtics.
Over the past two seasons with the Boston team in the playoffs, Morris has scored 13.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 27.4 minutes per game, scoring 43.9% of the field. , 2% of the three-point range and 82.6% of the match. Free line of fire.
The question of Morris' position has been questioned since the emergence of the eventual acquisition following the Bullock news. Morris played his best basketball as a power and stretch striker 4; However, the Knicks seem to have an exhaustive list of forearm potentials after a dead season when GM Scott Perry signed agreements with Julius Randle, Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis. In addition, Kevin Knox, a former 19-year-old lottery coach, could learn something by maximizing his benefits by shooting and playing on the 4th. It will be hard for head coach David Fizdale to handle the minutes of playtime prospects at come on the team alongside veteran contracts that expire.
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