With the trade deadline less than an hour away, the New York Knicks finally moved Marcus Morris. The veteran forward will be heading to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Morris is having the best season of his career, averaging 19.6 points per game. Since he’s on a one-year deal it made tons of sense for the Knicks to put him on the trading block.
The Lakers were reportedly interested in acquiring Morris, but they didn’t want to give up Kyle Kuzma. This opened the door for the Clippers, as they clearly had no trouble putting together a package for the former Kansas Jayhawk.
According to NBA insider Shams Charania, the Clippers will send Moe Harkless and other assets to the Knicks in exchange for Morris.
Mfiondu Kabengele and Terance Mann have been linked to the Knicks in trade rumors, so perhaps they’re part of the trade package.
Morris will join a loaded frontcourt in Los Angeles that already features Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. The Clippers can now make a run at the top seed in the Western Conference.
Knicks are finalizing a deal to send Marcus Morris to the Clippers for Moe Harkless and other assets, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Sides still working on exact additional players/picks.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 6, 2020
It’s been a busy afternoon for the Knicks. Earlier today, the front office hired former CAA agent Leon Rose to be the new president of basketball operations.
We’ll see if New York moves on from a few more veteran pieces before the deadline.