Marcus Morris: 1 year, $15 million (New York Knicks)
After reneging on his two-year, $20 million pact with the San Antonio Spurs, Marcus Morris will sign with the New York Knicks on a one-year, $15 million deal. Mook, who was disappointed with the lack of interest in his services on the open market, is opting for the higher one-year payday with a chance to cash in next summer.
Last year, Morris posted 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds on 44.7 percent shooting from the field and 37.5 percent shooting from 3-point range. He was a legitimate difference-maker as a starter for the Boston Celtics, even as they wound up disappointing overall.
The Knicks now have a host of players capable of playing the power forward spot, though it’s likely Morris will be used more on the wing with Julius Randle, Bobby Portis, Taj Gibson, Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson all in the same frontcourt. There’s enough minutes to go around, but good luck to head coach David Fizdale in actually trying to figure out a workable rotation there.