Marcus Morris says Boston didn’t even give him a phone call
New York Knicks forward Marcus Morris has recently shed some light on how he did not exactly part in the best of ways with the Boston Celtics this summer. According to the 30-year-old veteran, the Celtics front office did not even give him the courtesy of a phone call to tell him that the team did not have any intention of offering him an extension.
Marcus Morris said he was surprised that he did not get a phone call this summer from the #Celtics when he was a free agent. "I guess that's the business," Morris said. "I thought I at least deserved a phone call but it is what it is."
— A. Sherrod Blakely (@ASherrodblakely) October 26, 2019
Morris spent just one season with the C’s, averaging 13.9 points (on 44.7 percent shooting), 6.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 0.6 steals, while also connecting on 1.9 three-pointers on a 37.5-percent clip. Those are some pretty decent numbers right there, but as it turns out, Boston were unwilling to include the 6-foot-8 forward in their future plans moving forward.
As Morris explains, he’s not as frustrated with the Celtics’ decision to let him go, as with the fact that they did not even have the decency to at least inform him about their decision. All’s well that ends well for Morris, though, as he signed a huge $15 million, one-year deal with the Knicks this summer — a figure that he has not even come close to in his entire eight-year tenure in the NBA.
On Saturday, Morris and the Knicks faced off against his former team, as the Celtics easily came away with a 118-95 blowout victory in Madison Square Garden. For his part, Morris logged 12 points (on 3-of-9 shooting), seven rebounds, an assist, a steal, and four turnovers in 29 minutes of play.