Clippers’ Marcus Morris reacts to joining Kawhi Leonard, Paul George
— Marcus Morris (@MookMorris2) February 6, 2020
Morris is certainly the type of tough guy that every contender needs.
A big man capable of spreading the floor and guarding multiple positions, Morris is a versatile player that was a very hot commodity in the lead-up to the deadline.
The 30-year-old signed a one-year, $15 million contract with the Knicks over the summer and has been enjoying the best statistical season of his career, averaging 19.6 points and 5.4 rebounds over 32.3 minutes per game while shooting 44.2 percent from the floor, 43.9 percent from three-point range and 82.3 percent from the free-throw line.
Morris, who played his collegiate basketball at the University of Kansas, was originally selected by the Houston Rockets in the first round (14th pick overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft.
He spent one-and-a-half seasons with the Rockets before being traded to the Phoenix Suns midway through the 2012-13 campaign and then spent parts of three seasons with the Suns before being dealt to the Detroit Pistons during the summer of 2015.
After residing with the Pistons for a couple of years, Morris was traded to the Boston Celtics, where he had the best two-year run of his career, helping the Celtics reach the Eastern Conference Finals in his first season.
Morris owns career averages of 12.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.