Marcus Morris reportedly agreed to join the San Antonio Spurs in NBA free agency, but the former Boston Celtics forward might take a different path after an unexpected development with the New York Knicks.
The Knicks, after missing out on the top free agents including Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, signed a bunch of second, third and fourth-tier players with their salary cap space. One of those players who agreed to a contract with the Knicks was Reggie Bullock, but concerns over the veteran guard's health resulted in the two sides working to find a new deal, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
ESPN Sources: The New York Knicks and free agent Reggie Bullock are re-working an original two-year, $21M deal, with both sides motivated to find an agreement with new terms. Agent David Bauman and the Knicks are re-evaluating Bullock’s fitness to play a full season in 2019-20.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 9, 2019
This development with Bullock gives the Knicks more cap space, and it also makes Morris an intriguing option for New York.
Reporting with @MarcJSpearsESPN: Free agent Marcus Morris -- who committed to a two-year, $20M Spurs deal w/ player option -- is re-considering agreement. Morris is now considering a free agent deal with Knicks, who'll have additional cap space with reworking of Bullock deal.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 9, 2019
The Spurs offer Morris a better chance to be on a playoff team next season, but the Knicks offering more money certainly is appealing, too. Yahoo! Sports' Chris Haynes reported the Knicks have offered Morris a one-year contract around $15 million.
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
Morris averaged 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds, while shooting 37.5 percent from 3-point range for the Boston Celtics last season. He spent the last two seasons with the Celtics and played a key role as a scorer and versatile defender in head coach Brad Stevens' system.
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