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#pounditFriday, September 25, 2020

Report: Marcus Morris considering backing out of Spurs deal to sign with Knicks

Marcus Morris

Marcus Morris is reminding fans and the media why it’s always important to differentiate between two sides agreeing on a deal and a player actually signing a contract.

News emerged on Saturday that Morris had agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal with the San Antonio Spurs that included a player option.

On Tuesday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc J. Spears reported that Morris was reconsidering his deal with the Spurs and thinking about signing with the Knicks instead.

The other piece to this somewhat odd puzzle is that the Knicks may have additional salary cap space because they are reworking their deal with free agent guard Reggie Bullock. Woj’s report on the matter mentioned something about Bullock’s fitness, indicating perhaps that something may have been discovered in his physical.

If Morris were to back out and sign with the Knicks, that would be a big blow to the Spurs, who seemingly got Morris on a very reasonable contract. Morris averaged 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game while shooting 44.7/37.5/84.4 percent last season.

If the Knicks were to sign Morris, he would be the latest forward to sign with the team this offseason, joining Bobby Portis, Taj Gibson and Julius Randle.

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