It doesn’t often happen but in every league there are contract negotiations that suddenly fall apart. This year’s example of that is Marcus Morris, who originally agreed to a two-year deal with the Spurs.
San Antonio values Morris’ ability to knock down shots from the perimeter. The front office offered him a two-year contract worth $20 million.
Morris could still decide to sign the deal with San Antonio, but he first wants to consider all his options.
According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, the New York Knicks have offered Morris a one-year deal worth roughly $15 million. This contract is being pitted against the Spurs’ $20 million offer from last week.
Yahoo Sources: New York Knicks have a one-year, roughly $15 million offer on the table for Marcus Morris who is considering reneging on his two-year, $20 million agreement with San Antonio.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 9, 2019
New York is having contract issues with Reggie Bullock, which has opened the door for the team to pursue Morris in free agency.
Morris is coming off a strong season with the Celtics where he averaged 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per contest.
The former Kansas star is an ideal fit in today’s NBA due to his ability to stretch the floor. He’s a consistent three-point shooter, brings energy on the defensive side of the floor, and has a bunch of playoff experience.
We’ll find out soon enough if Morris chooses to stick with his original decision or join the Knicks.