Morris may back out of Spurs deal to sign with Knicks

Free agent forward Marcus Morris averaged 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds with the Celtics last season.

Free agent forward Marcus Morris is considering signing with the New York Knicks after initially committing to a deal with the San Antonio Spurs, according to Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc J. Spears of ESPN.

The Knicks are reportedly offering Morris a one-year deal worth $15 million, while the Spurs offered two years and around $19 million for two years, as reported by Jabari Young of The Athletic. Per Young, the Spurs are in danger of losing Morris.

That said, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported the Spurs remain hopeful a deal can be reached. But just in case, they have started reaching out to other free agents, Haynes added.

“If Morris reneges on his commitment to San Antonio, it would be a tough blow for the team, which turned its signing of DeMarre Carroll into a sign-and-trade deal in order to make its mid-level exception available for Morris,” Luke Adams of HoopsRumors noted.

The Spurs traded forward Davis Bertans to the Washington Wizards as part of a three-team involving Morris and the Brooklyn Nets.

The Knicks have already signed power forwards Julius Randle, Bobby Portis and Taj Gibson in free agency. They are also said to be re-working an agreement with shooting guard Reggie Bullock to make a potential deal with Morris work under the salary cap.

Morris is 6-foot-9 and turns 30 in September. He averaged 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds in 75 games last season as a member of the Boston Celtics.

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