Marcus Morris responds to Kevin Durant: ‘Never was a fan of doing what was cool’
Morris took to Twitter to express how he’s feeling:
Never was a fan of doing what was cool! I love being a Knick!!! Feeling right at home
— Marcus Morris (@MookMorris2) October 10, 2019
After missing out on stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in free agency this summer, the Knicks used their cap space on seven veterans — one of them being Morris.
Morris, who spent the past two seasons with the Boston Celtics, wants the Knicks to play with an old-school mindset this season and be a team other clubs don’t want to face. He got ejected in New York’s preseason opener, so it looks like Morris wasn’t kidding around with his comments.
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.
Last season with the 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.