Gregg Popovich takes shot at Knicks over Marcus Morris signing
The San Antonio Spurs open up the season on Wednesday night against the New York Knicks and will face a player who should have been on their team.
Marcus Morris originally agreed to sign with the Spurs but later reneged on his deal and instead joined the Knicks, who had freed up more cap space.
Asked prior to Wednesday’s game who was unprofessional in the matter, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich zinged the Knicks, indicating what he thinks of the franchise.
#Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich asked who was “unprofessional” in the Marcus Morris drama over the summer…”Who signed him? I thought it was the #Knicks that signed him.” #KSATsports #KSATnews #NBA pic.twitter.com/iqnBpmb95Q
— RJ Marquez (@KSATRJ) October 23, 2019
In reality, there are two parties to blame for this: Morris and the Knicks. The Knicks meddled with a player who had already agreed to a deal elsewhere, and Morris went back on his agreement to sign with the Spurs.
Popovich previously stated that the Spurs were blindsided by the “unprofessional” situation. Pop’s words also seem to confirm a report that said the Spurs were upset with the Knicks over things.
Agent Rich Paul and Morris parted ways after the deal. A report later said Paul did not want Morris to back out. Paul tried making it up to the Spurs by getting Trey Lyles to sign with them.