Knicks’ Marcus Morris expects Spurs fans to boo him in season opener
“No hard feelings. No disrespect toward them,” Morris said, per Stefan Bondy of New York Daily News. “If I was them, I’d boo me too.”
Morris initially agreed to a two-year deal with the Spurs this summer. Back then, San Antonio had to free up some cap space in order to make room for the 29-year-old big man, so they traded up-and-comer Davis Bertans to the Washington Wizards.
Morris, however, decided to change his mind and sign a one-year, $15 million deal with the Knicks. Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich wasn’t a fan of the said movie, as he called it unprofessional in different levels.
Morris became the Spurs’ number one enemy, but he’s glad that everything will take place in the first game. It’s the only time that the Knicks will travel to San Antonio this season.
“In the first game, it’s great. I don’t have to go back there, I don’t have to see it anymore,” Morris added.
Will Morris apologize? Probably not, as he believes that what he did was justified. His deal with the Knicks is fully guaranteed, while his deal with the Spurs had a player option in the second year.
“Everywhere I’ve been I’ve bet on myself. Woulda bet on myself if I went to San Antonio. I’d still be betting on myself with a one-year deal with that option,” he said.
In the end, Morris was just looking out for himself.