Clippers Talking To Knicks About Marcus Morris; Lakers Won’t Offer Kyle Kuzma

The Clippers are in serious talks with the Knicks about acquiring Marcus Morris, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic.

L.A. is offering Maurice Harkless, Mfiondu Kabengele, Terance Mann and its 2020 first-round pick, sources tell Jovan Buha of The Athletic (Twitter link). Harkless’ $11MM contract would be needed to help match Morris’ $15MM salary.

There has been progress in talks since this morning, according to Ian Begley of SNY.tv (Twitter link). However, it doesn’t appear the Clippers are willing to part with Landry Shamet, whom the Knicks would like to add.

The Lakers, who were also interested in Morris, have decided not to make Kyle Kuzma available, Charania reports (Twitter link). The Knicks aren’t willing to send Morris to the Lakers without Kuzma involved, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne (Twitter link).

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15 thoughts on “Clippers Talking To Knicks About Marcus Morris; Lakers Won’t Offer Kyle Kuzma

  1. imindless
    imindless

    Clippers will get him if a first is on the table. Doubt lakers trade kuzma unless they get dsj or knox as well as morris who is expiring.

      • imindless
        imindless

        Who does it make zero sense all thats been discussed has been morris for kuzma which is terrible for lakers. If the trade were expanded id involve kuzma for younger assets.

  2. SheaGoodbye

    That’s an overpay just for Morris. I understand going all-in, but jeez.

    • SheaGoodbye

      Then again, the fit is good with the Clippers. I just feel like they could get away with just the pick, or the pick and one of Mann/Kabengele.

    • metsie1

      Why do you think that? Harkless is on expiring contract, the other two guys are nobodies. The deal is essentially Morris for late first round pick.

      Just trying to understand why you think that is an overpay?

      • SheaGoodbye

        Why do you think they are nobodies? I understand that their value is depressed due to being on the Clippers, but they aren’t “nobodies”.

        Kabengele was a late first-round pick that had some nice momentum going into the draft and he has great bloodlines. Mann was only a second-round pick but has shown nice flashes for someone taken in that range.

        If the Knicks get these two guys plus a late-first I think it’s more than a solid return.

  3. Skip, Tampa

    Dumbfounded the Knicks haven’t taken that deal.
    Morris is only putting up those numbers on a bad team. On a contender like the Clippers he’s back to 10-12 at best. Still would be a good deal for both teams.

    • SheaGoodbye

      I’m not a big Kuzma guy and even I think he’s worth more than a half-year of Morris.

    • jeremy

      dude worth way more than morris that a rip off for the lakers. a focus kuz could be a 15+ a game maybe even 20+ plus he only like 26

    • The Lakers approached the Knicks about exploring a Kuzma trade that would net them Morris. Figure it out; it’s not that difficult.

  4. Regi Green

    6ers should get in on Marcus Morris.Give them JRich,Smith,and give them back one of their 2nd Rd picks.Then use the other Knicks pick we’re owed,with Burke and Bolden,to send to Det for Markieff.Reunite the Morris twins in their home town.

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