Marcus Morris Agrees To One-Year, $15M Deal With Knicks

Ruben Hill
July 12, 2019

The Knicks originally had agreed to a two-year, $21 million deal with Bullock, with a player option on the second year, but an unknown medical issue has caused NY to reconsider its offer to the six-year guard.

Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris, right, and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James react after James didn't cross the half court line in the allotted time during the second half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Boston.

The one-year contract allows Morris to enter a weaker free agent class next season, giving him a chance to negotiate a better, longer-term deal when teams may have more cap space.

According to multiple reports, an offer by the San Antonio Spurs to free-agent forward Marcus Morris has been pulled, leaving the eight-year veteran to sign a one-year, $15-million deal with the New York Knicks.

Lyles will fill a similar role to what San Antonio envisioned with Morris.

Both of them are nominal power forwards that are able to stretch the floor and have some switchability on defense, but Morris was certainly the more talented option of the two.

Marcus Morris averaged 13.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game over two years for the Celtics.

The Spurs are hoping Lyles is due for another hot shooting year to help space the floor around some of the non-shooters on their roster.

Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant may have not wanted any part of playing for the New York Knicks.

Agent David Bauman and the Knicks are reevaluating Bullock's fitness to play a full season in 2019-20. But, believe it or not, there are players out there who are interested in doing just that.

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