The NBA trade deadline is in less than 24 hours. Contenders such as the Lakers and Clippers are all working the phones trying to improve their rosters.
According to the latest report from the Los Angeles Times‘ Brad Turner, the rival franchises are both showing interest in New York Knicks forward Marcus Morris. Morris is in the middle of the most productive season of his nine-year career.
In 43 games for a typically abysmal Knicks team, Morris is averaging a career-high 19.6 points per game. Even more impressively, he’s shooting 43.9 percent from three-point range, a career-best and among the league leaders.
Turner has additional details on what each team is dangling in a trade for Morris. Right now, the Knicks seem to be asking for more than either team is willing to concede.
Lakers/Clippers in trade conversations about Knicks' Marcus Morris, sources. NY interested in Kyle Kuzma; would need Danny Green's contract to make work. NY would want to move Green to another team. Clippers willing to part with Mo Harkless, but like Landry Shamet, who NY wants.
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) February 5, 2020
At 38-11, the Lakers have the best record in the Western Conference. They are 3.5 games ahead of the 35-15 Clippers and four ahead of the Denver Nuggets.
The NBA trade deadline is set for 3 p.m. ET tomorrow. All deals must be agreed to before then.