Morris agreed Thursday with the Knicks on a one-year, $15 million contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
After initially agreeing to a two-year, $20 million deal with the Spurs on July 6, Morris reopened his free agency when it became apparent the Knicks would have more salary-cap space available than initially anticipated. Morris will forgo an extra year of security for a higher annual salary in New York, where he'll be forced to fight for minutes in a deep collection of forwards that includes second-year player Kevin Knox and free-agent pickups Julius Randle, Bobby Portis, Taj Gibson, Wayne Ellington and Reggie Bullock. Due to the high amount of competition, Morris will likely struggle to exceed the 27.9 minutes per game he averaged in Boston in 2018-19.
Morris, who agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal with the Spurs, is now considering signing with the Knicks, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
With the Knicks likely re-working their two-year, $21 million agreement with Reggie Bullock, they may have some extra cap space open to sign Morris. Should Morris end up in New York, he would be the fourth forward they sign in free agency this season, which could result in him being used more on the wing given the Knicks lack of quality depth at the small forward position. Expect Morris' destination to be worked out in the next couple of days.
Morris agreed Saturday with the Spurs on a two-year, $20 million contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Morris started 53 of his 75 appearances with the Celtics last season, posting 13.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 27.9 minutes. While joining the Spurs, he'll likely slot in a reserve at both forward spots, though it's possible he'll draw the start in certain circumstances. The Spurs already have DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay, LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMarre Carroll on hand to fill minutes at forward, making it likely that Morris notices a decreased role in his first year in San Antonio.
Morris finished with 14 points (4-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-5 FT), 11 rebounds and three assists over 30 minutes in the Celtics' loss to the Bucks on Wednesday.
Morris produced his second straight double-double, though he was one of the few bright spots on a Celtics team that got crushed on Wednesday. Though he came off the bench in favor of Aron Baynes, Morris played 20 more minutes than Baynes in the loss.
Morris will come off the bench for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Celtics, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald reports.
Morris will be replaced in the starting lineup by Aron Baynes. While the veteran forward's had some success against Milwaukee, averaging 15.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in 29.8 minutes over the first four second-round contests, his defense has been inadequate. Considering the lineup change, expect Morris to receive less run than usual as long as Baynes remains in the starting-five.
Morris totaled 18 points (5-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 7-11 FT), 14 rebounds and two assists over 34 minutes in the Celtics' loss to the Bucks on Monday.
Morris finished with a big double-double by grabbing a team-high 14 boards in Monday's loss. He's been a great source of points and rebounds, with averages of 14.0 points and 7.3 rebounds in three games prior to Monday.
Morris finished with 17 points (6-8 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, an assist and a steal over 25 minutes in the Celtics' loss to the Bucks on Tuesday.
Morris led Boston in scoring on Tuesday with just 17 points, as the Celtics were routed and no one could find their rhythm. After a nine-point showing on Sunday, Morris responded with some better offense and his usual contributions of rebounds and defense. This was Morris' second start, and he should remain in the starting lineup moving forward.
Morris finished with nine points (4-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt), seven rebounds, three blocks and a steal across 30 minutes in the Celtics' win over the Bucks on Sunday.
Morris came up small on the offensive side of the ball, but he made up for his small scoring effort with solid defense. He blocked three shots and came up with a steal while pulling down seven rebounds.
Morris tallied 18 points (7-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), and eight rebounds in 30 minutes during Sunday's 110-106 victory over Indiana.
Morris finished with an empty 18 points and eight rebounds Sunday but was certainly a factor down the stretch, nailing a couple of clutch baskets. Morris typically provides value only on nights he is shooting the ball well and that was once again the case here. Despite his limited skillset, Morris is going to be a factor for the Celtics moving forward and will need to continue his solid shooting if they hope to push for a Conference finals berth.
Morris eked out zero points (0-8 FG, 0-4 3Pt) and four rebounds over 21 minutes in Wednesday's 99-91 Game 2 win over the Pacers.
Morris had a terrible shooting night, but kept chucking. The veteran forward does not lack confidence. Lucky for Boston, both Kyrie Irving and Jayson Tatum were hot from the field during the home court Game 2 victory. With a 2-0 lead, Morris and his teammates now head to Indianapolis for Game 3 on Friday. Expect a bounce-back effort from Morris, who scored 20 points with seven boards in Game 1 of the series.
Morris (knee) won't play Tuesday against Washington, Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Although the Celtics claim Morris is dealing with a right knee issue, the injury is likely very minor. Boston is resting most of their key players Tuesday in an effort to stay fresh for the postseason.
Morris (ankle) will play Friday night against the Pacers, Tom Westerholm of MassLive.com reports.
Morris was initially listed out for Friday's clash after missing Wednesday matchup with ankle soreness, but he's evidently feeling better than expected and will take the court. However, he may be on a minutes limit to prevent further injury, especially with the playoffs on the horizon.
Morris (ankle) is a game-time decision and likely to play Friday against the Pacers, Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe reports.
Morris was initially ruled out for this contest, but the script has flipped. That said, assuming he plays, it's possible it will be in a more limited role than usual.
Morris (ankle) has been upgraded to questionable for Friday's game against Indiana.
Apparently, now there's a chance that Morris, who was originally ruled out for Friday's contest, might be able to play after all against the Pacers. More news confirming Morris' varying status for Friday's matchup should surface relatively soon. Presumably though, the Kansas product will be a game-time call.
Morris (ankle) is listed as out for Friday's game against the Pacers, Jay King of The Athletic reports.
Morris was held out of Wednesday's win over Miami, and the Celtics are prepared to be without him again Friday as they play a game that could ultimately determine the No. 4 seed in the East. Morris should be considered day-to-day for now, with Sunday's game against Orlando looming as his next chance to return.
Morris (ankle) won't play Wednesday against the Heat, Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe reports.
There's no indication the injury is serious, and it's possible the Celtics are just being cautious before the postseason. Jayson Tatum, Gordon Hayward and Semi Ojeleye could benefit from the situation.
Morris is questionable for Wednesday's game against Miami due to left knee soreness, Tom Westerholm of MassLive.com reports.
Morris was a late addition to the injury report, although the team likely won't have a better idea on his status until after Wednesday's shootaround. He's come off the bench in three of his previous four contests and is averaging 11.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists during that stretch.
Morris finished with 16 points (4-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 6-7 FT), five rebounds and a steal over 29 minutes in the Celtics' loss to the Nets on Saturday.
Morris had a solid night on Saturday, despite the loss. His final numbers are similar to this season's averages of 14.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game -- both career marks. He's also the most efficient he's ever been, shooting a career-high 45.5 percent from the floor and 83.4 percent from the charity stripe.
Morris will start Saturday against the Nets, John Karalis of MassLive.com reports.
Morris came off the bench over the past two games while Aron Baynes started at power forward. Coach Brad Stevens will bring Morris back in the lineup, however, as Al Horford is out for rest.
Morris will come off the bench Tuesday against the Cavaliers, Brian Robb of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.
Coach Brad Stevens will opt to start both Al Horford and Aron Baynes. As a result, Morris will come off the bench for the first time since Nov. 21.
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