Report: Knicks Interested In Marcus Morris If He Goes Back On Deal With Spurs

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July 11, 2019 - 11:38 am
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Free agent Marcus Morris had agreed to a deal with the San Antonio Spurs, but he is now reportedly having second thoughts.

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According to ESPN, Morris is thinking about going back on his verbal agreement with the Spurs. Nothing between Morris and San Antonio is official yet, as he apparently has interest in signing with the Knicks for a higher salary.

On Thursday, Ian Begley of SNY reported that the Knicks have interest in signing Morris, but that would also depend on what happens with Reggie Bullock.

“As of Thursday morning, there was still mutual interest between the Knicks and Reggie Bullock to negotiate a new deal after a medical issue hampered their original agreement,” says Begley. “The Knicks have long been enamored by Morris, according to a source, and would have high interest if the forward reneged on his agreement with San Antonio.”

Bullock and the Knicks had agreed to a two-year deal, but this unknown medical issue has, for the moment, stopped that deal from being completed. Bullock had spent most of his career with the Pistons before he was traded to the Lakers at the trade deadline.

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Morris represents an intriguing option for the Knicks. He spent the last two seasons with the Boston Celtics, where he was typically an option off the bench. Morris made an incredible start to last season before cooling off a bit in the second half of the year. He would give the Knicks another scoring option, and he would bring a veteran presence to what will be a very young roster.

Morris’ proposed deal with San Antonio is worth $20 million over two years. The Knicks would likely offer him a one-year deal, which would allow Morris to make a higher salary this season while also being ready to hit free agency again next summer.

The 29-year-old isn’t Kevin Durant or Kawhi Leonard, but he’s a solid NBA player who showed himself to be an elite scorer at times in Boston.