Marcus Morris refuses to watch Celtics games because he’s upset of how things ended
Marcus Morris still holds some animosity for the Boston Celtics after how things played out in free agency. The New York Knicks forward admits that since landing on his feet in the summer, he’s wanted nothing to do with his former team.
“I just refuse to watch any Boston Celtics games,” Morris told Jay King of The Athletic. “I refuse. I’m in New York now. I thought it was a great possibility of me coming back here. So, by me not even getting that opportunity or getting that chance to have that, I refuse to do anything with Boston.”
The Celtics had just gotten off trading Aron Baynes to the Phoenix Suns and losing key players like Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, and Terry Rozier — giving them enough cap space to re-sign Morris to a contract.
But that didn’t happen.
Instead Morris received a two-year, $20 million offer from the San Antonio Spurs, one he left for a more lucrative per-year offer of $15 million for the 2019-20 season from the Knicks.
Morris claims he’s not upset, but rather disappointed about how his free agency went down, considering he made every effort to lead and be a voice of reason through a rollercoaster 2018-19 season.
“I wouldn’t use the word upset,” Morris said. “Just kind of disappointed. I tried hard to be a leader for this team. During our tough times, I felt like I always was a bright spot for this team. In the two years I was here, I was nothing but professional, I did everything right. As a player, you want to get rewarded for those things. I’ve been fighting hard ever since I’ve been in this league, every single year. And I just felt as though just a phone call would have done me justice. So, it is what it is.”
Morris has now find a home in New York and a new opportunity, and he’s sure to give his former team hell once he takes the court on Friday.