Report: Knicks not planning to trade Marcus Morris
New York Knicks small forward Marcus Morris has been drawing interest from multiple teams with the trade deadline less than a month away.
However, according to Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports, the Knicks aren’t planning to trade Morris:
Knicks forward Marcus Morris Sr. is a hot name around league circles for so many reasons, but the Knicks have no plans on trading him, a source told Yahoo Sports.
Morris signed a one-year, $15 million deal with the Knicks this past offseason. He originally agreed to sign with the San Antonio Spurs, but backed out of his deal. Morris also parted ways with his agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports.
In 33 games this season for the Knicks, Morris is averaging 19.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists. He’s shooting 43.8 percent from the field, 46.9 percent from beyond the arc and 83.0 percent from the free-throw line.
New York is 10-27 on the season after losing to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. They are in 13th place in the Western Conference standings.
One would think the Knicks would want to trade Morris so they can get some draft picks. Morris has said in the past he doesn’t want to get traded and is built for New York.
So far, the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers have reportedly shown interest in Morris.