LA Clippers had one of their biggest free-agent priorities.
A source told ESPN’s Adrian Wozniacki that free agent Marcus Morris had agreed to a $ 64 million, four-year contract to return to the clippers.
The deal comes as the sixth man of the year Montreal Harrell Left the clippers to agree to a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. Free agents Patrick Patterson Returning to clippers on a one-year deal, Excel Sports Management Agent Sam Goldfeder told Wozniacki.
Morris played in only 19 regular season games for the Clippers and 13 post-season games, losing their title goal by taking a 3-1 lead and losing to Denver in the second round. But Morris started every game he played and became a key contributor, scoring double figures in nine playoff games.
6-8 Morris gave the Clippers versatility on their front court, averaging 11.8 points and 4.8 rebounds with 47.5% shooting from the 3-point range in the playoffs.
Clippers beat other teams competing for Morris at the end of last season by trading Mo Herkles for the New York Knicks with the 2020 first-round pick, the secured 2021 first-round replacement option and the 2021 second-round pick from Detroit. The guard was also dispatched Jerome Robinson To Washington as part of a three-team deal for Morris.
Morris had a priority to get into free agency, but since Harrell was gone, the clippers really needed Morris’ versatility to play center and defend big and small pre-court players. Morris also brings his much-needed trademark nature, though he sometimes seems to provoke controversy in the first round against Dallas. He stepped out Luca DoncicDuring Game 5 he refused to try to injure the ankle left and dorsal, making an exception when he was playing with a sprained ankle. Morris was sent off in Game 6 after committing a heinous fraud against Dansik. The senior denied that he had ever tried to hurt Dansik again.
Morris, 31, has played with six teams and had a career with the Knicks before trading for the Clippers. He averaged 19.6 points and 43.9% 3-point shooting in 43 games with New York.