Knicks signee Morris parts ways with noted agent Paul

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

Recent New York Knicks signee Marcus Morris has parted ways with agent Rich Paul, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.

Morris was a free agent forward who initially committed to a two-year, $20 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs, only to back out and sign a one-year deal worth $15 million with the Knicks.

Paul also represents Los Angeles Lakers stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis, as well as Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers and Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers, among others.

“Morris, according to a source, turned down a $41 million offer from the Clippers before pivoting to the Spurs and, eventually, the Knicks,” Bondy reported.

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.