Former third overall pick Adam Morrison hasn't played an NBA game since April 2010, but he hopes to change that this fall, as he tells Fred Kerber of the New York Post. Morrison is participating in a Nets' mini-camp this week, in an attempt to earn an NBA contract.
"I understand I’m never going to shake being a bust or being a failure in some people’s eyes," Morrison told Kerber. "I’ve experienced a lot of highs in basketball, so I guess you could call it a hardship, but it’s really not. I get to play basketball for money. That’s pretty good."
After being drafted by the Bobcats, Morrison also saw some playing time with the Lakers, but failed to crack the Wizards' roster in the 2010/11 preseason. Most recently, the Gonzaga product played overseas for Besiktas in Turkey.
The Nets expressed interest in Morrison two years ago, but an ankle injury derailed any chance he had of signing in New Jersey. However, Nets GM Billy King watched Morrison at the team's mini-camp yesterday, and offered a few encouraging comments.
"He knows how to play. Unfortunately he didn’t have a point guard who could find him because he came off screens open," King said. "But he knows how to set himself up, come off screens. He didn’t make some shots early, but he got them to go. One thing, we know he can do that."