Report: Pelicans' Anthony Morrow will opt out, become free agent

Anthony Morrow is one of the deadliest long-range shooters in the league.
Anthony Morrow is one of the deadliest long-range shooters in the league. (USATSI)

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New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Anthony Morrow will opt out of his contract for next season and become a free agent in July, according to Jorge Sierra of HoopsHype.

Morrow was set to make $1.15 million in 2014-2015 after signing a minimum-salary deal last summer. He will surely be looking for a raise and a multi-year contract.

Making 45.1 percent of his three-pointers last season, Morrow finished fourth in the NBA in three-point accuracy behind Kyle Korver, Pablo Prigioni and Mike Miller. He has perhaps the prettiest shot in the league, and he scored 20-plus points five times in the final few weeks of the season. Several teams will be looking for floor spacers this summer, so he should have numerous suitors. 

(H/T: ProBasketballTalk)

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