Marcus Morris Draws Interest From Clippers, Sixers

The Clippers and Sixers both have interest in acquiring Knicks forward Marcus Morris, according to Marc Berman of The New York Post.

Morris’ playoff experience and expiring $15MM contract make him an attractive addition for any playoff contender. He is among several veterans who signed short-term deals with New York over the summer that carry little to no guaranteed money beyond this season.

With the Knicks in Los Angeles for a game today, Morris was asked about the possibility of joining the Clippers.

“Rumors are rumors,” he said. “Look, I told you before I’m in New York and love being here. I’m excited to help to turn this around. I’m not paying that any mind. I’m focused on what we got going on in this locker room.’’

Morris would likely be more interested in winding up in his hometown of Philadelphia. He said in July that playing close to home was among his reasons for backing out of a deal with the Spurs to join the Knicks.

Berman notes that the Sixers don’t have a first-rounder to offer in the 2020 draft, but they have four second-round picks. He adds that a third team would probably be needed to facilitate a deal, such as the Hawks, who are under the salary cap.

A source tells Berman that the Knicks may also be able to land second-round selections in exchange for Allonzo Trier and Wayne Ellington, who have both fallen out of the rotation.

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14 thoughts on “Marcus Morris Draws Interest From Clippers, Sixers

  1. Wade Herbers

    Wish the TWolves would get a jump on others and get Teague down the road. No use in having him around. Play the kids and see it they can hang.

  2. phillyballers

    Buyout market is all the Sixers can do. They aren’t trading anyone for Morris. They’d have to deal 5 or 5 players just to get around 10M.

  3. cleve1969

    The SASpurs definitely do not have any interest in Morris … just do you all know

  4. Jason Lancaster

    It’s 4 or 5 teams that might make a deal – Phoenix, Portland, Dallas, Atlanta, Toronto – for a big man. But there are maybe 7 or 8 guys available, so it’s a buyer’s market.

    And a couple guys available might take a buyout after the trade deadline. So that’s another reason it’s a buyer’s market.

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      It’s totally a buyer’s market right now, so unless the Grizzlies come way down on their trade demands they’ve had to cut Iggy.

        • Grimjac

          Nah, let him twist. It’s not too much money to let people know not to expect cheap players on the buyout market.

          • jkoms57

            They should be able to work out a trade.

            They were right to hold out for the hope of a nice return, but doesn’t mean they should forgo all options for that aforementioned negated prior theoretical opportunity.

  5. Marcus Morris is from Philly and would be a perfect 6th man that adds some physicality and aggression on defence. On offence he can space the floor and be a role player from the 3 or the 4 spot. Only issue salary cap space.

    Would be a great pick up in Free Agency next offseason

  6. metsie1

    Sixers don’t have a first round pick. So no, very unlikely. Second round picks have very little value. Sixers also don’t really have anyone that would interest NYK that they are willing to give up.

  7. Sixers surely don’t need another 6’9″ power forward. Three fifths of their starting lineup in addition to O’Quinn, Scott and Holden on the bench fit that profile.
    Morris shouldn’t be paid or played as a three.

  8. Knicks might as well keep Morris if they can’t get a 1st or a rookie RSC guy. I could see him returning or being the subject of a S&T this summer. Clips are perfect fit, but they may not want to trade another 1st. I’d take the young big from FSU they drafted last year and Harkless, who might play well here or be a guy they could flip.

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