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Knicks’ Marcus Morris reacts to avoiding suspension after Flagrant 2 ejection vs. Wizards

Marcus Morris, Knicks

New York Knicks power forward Marcus Morris wasn’t suspended after receiving a Flagrant 2 ejection against the Washington Wizards on Monday.

Morris says the NBA didn’t speak to him, pointing out how the league has bigger fish to fry with the whole Daryl Morey tweet controversy with China.

Morris batted the ball off the face of Wizards forward Justin Anderson. The two got into a minor scuffle before the refs ejected Morris.

Morris apologized to his Knicks teammates after the game. The veteran swingman wasn’t kidding around when he said he wants to bring grit back to New York basketball.

Last season with the Boston Celtics, Morris averaged 13.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 75 games. He shot 44.7 percent from the floor, 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 84.4 percent from the free-throw line.

The Knicks have been a walking disaster for years under owner James Dolan. The franchise hasn’t made the playoffs since 2013 and had the worst record in the NBA last season.

However, the seven veterans the Knicks signed this offseason are tough-minded individuals who are going to help and teach the youngsters in New York what it takes to win in the NBA. Those veterans include Morris, Julius Randle, Taj Gibson, Bobby Portis, Elfrid Payton, Wayne Ellington and Reggie Bullock.