Knicks free agency rumors: Marcus Morris reconsidering deal with Spurs, may sign with New York instead

first_imgYahoo Sources: New York Knicks have a one-year, roughly $15 million offer on the table for Marcus Morris who is considering reneging on his two-year, $20 million agreement with San Antonio.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 9, 2019The Knicks, meanwhile, were reportedly targeting Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant this summer, but both stars ended up signing with their cross-town rivals, the Nets.New York then went on to ink Wayne Ellington, Elfrid Payton, Julius Randle, Bobby Portis and Taj Gibson to contracts. NBA free agency news: Spurs re-sign Rudy Gay to reported 2-year, $32M deal Reporting with @MarcJSpearsESPN: Free agent Marcus Morris — who committed to a two-year, $20M Spurs deal w/ player option — is re-considering agreement. Morris is now considering a free agent deal with Knicks, who’ll have additional cap space with reworking of Bullock deal.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 9, 2019The Knicks are expected to have more cap space than originally anticipated because they’re reworking the two-year, $21 million contract they agreed to with wing Reggie Bullock, according to the report. Bullock’s “fitness to play a full season in 2019-20” is in question, but both sides are “motivated to find an agreement with new terms,” the report says.In a brief conversation with ESPN, Bauman was complimentary of how the Knicks handled this emerging situation with Bullock. He cited how accommodating ownership, front office and medical staff had been in dealing with new issues facing deal: “First-class throughout,” Bauman said. https://t.co/vFoTxswQpy— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 9, 2019Morris averaged 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds while shooting 37.5% from 3-point range for the Celtics last season. The Knicks have offered him a one-year, $15 million contract, according to Yahoo Sports. Related News “Our plan wasn’t to create $70 million in room to go after free agents this summer,” Knicks president Steve Mills told the Undefeated last 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 also selected former Duke star RJ Barrett with the No. 3 pick in the 2019 draft.center_img Dennis Smith Jr. says he’s going to raise his game to the ‘next level,’ lead Knicks to playoffs The Knicks’ interesting offseason continues.Forward Marcus Morris is reconsidering the two-year, $20 million deal he committed to with the Spurs and may sign with New York instead, according to a report from ESPN, which cites unidentified league sources.last_img

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