The Knicks have added another participant to their roster.
New York has signed Marcus Morris to a one-year, $15 million contract, based on a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources.
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 11, 2019
Morris, 29, initially dedicated to a two-year, $20 million take care of the Spurs earlier this month. However, he was reportedly reconsidering that contract, main San Antonio to withdraw the provide, based on ESPN.
Spurs have pulled provide to Marcus Morris and agreed to a take care of free agent Trey Lyles, league sources inform ESPN.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 11, 2019
Morris averaged 13.9 factors and 6.1 rebounds whereas taking pictures 37.5% from 3-point vary for the Celtics final season.
“I had to make this decision based on the best situation for me and my family,” Morris told The Athletic. “This is no knock on the Spurs. I have respect for them.”
The Knicks had extra cap area than initially anticipated as a result of they’re within the course of of transforming the two-year, $21 million contract they agreed to with wing Reggie Bullock, whose “fitness to play a full season in 2019-20” is in query, based on an earlier report from ESPN.
ESPN Sources: The New York Knicks and free agent Reggie Bullock are re-working an unique two-year, $21M deal, with each side motivated to seek out an settlement with new phrases. Agent David Bauman and the Knicks are re-evaluating Bullock’s health to play a full season in 2019-20.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 9, 2019
New York continues to be optimistic it should add Bullock, according to a report from SNY.
The Knicks had been reportedly focusing on Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant this summer season, however each stars ended up signing with their cross-town rivals, the Nets.
New York then went on to signal Wayne Ellington, Elfrid Payton, Julius Randle, Bobby Portis and Taj Gibson, along with Morris.
“Our plan wasn’t to create $70 million in room to go after free agents this summer,” Knicks president Steve Mills advised the Undefeated final month. “Our plan was to organically build this team through teamwork, drafting well, getting high-character guys that want to compete. The (salary cap) space was a byproduct of that.”
The Knicks additionally chosen former Duke star RJ Barrett with the No. Three choose within the 2019 draft.