Marcus Morris agrees to 4-year, $64 million deal with Clippers
Despite some brief rumors about his possible departure, Marcus Morris has agreed to stay with the Los Angeles Clippers. The 31-year-old has reportedly put pen to paper on a four-year, $64 million deal.
This report comes via ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski:
Deal: 4 years, $64M, per source. https://t.co/w8keZqg6hE
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 21, 2020
This is a key development for the Clippers, and for L.A. fans, a welcome bit of good news after learning about reigning Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell opting to take his talents across town to join the Los Angeles Lakers. Morris may not have played a more significant role than Harrell for the Clippers last season, but there’s no denying that the former was a key piece for L.A. as well.
Morris made his way to the Clippers last February as part of a three-team trade with the New York Knicks and the Washington Wizards. In exchange for Morris, the Clippers had to give up Maurice Harkless, Jerome Robinson, and a couple of draft picks in the deal.
This turned out to be a worthwhile decision for L.A., with Morris returning averages of 10.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.4 assists, while also connecting on 1.4 triples per game. The 6-foot-8 forward served as the Clippers’ starter at the four spot, logging 28.9 minutes per contest.
The signing of Morris has emerged as a good first step for L.A. as they look to build a team that will contend for the title in the 2020-21 campaign. Losing Harrell was a tough blow, but we fully expect the Clippers to make a few more moves before the window closes.