Marcus Morris having second thoughts about deal with Spurs


According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Bullock and the Knicks are re-working the contract he agreed to, with both sides "motivated" to find a new deal.

Morris' agreement with the Spurs includes a player option, but the Knicks suddenly have the salary cap space to make him a more substantial first-year offer on a deal, league sources said.

ESPN reported on Tuesday that Morris is considering backing out of his agreement with the Spurs to sign with the New York Knicks. However, it looks like Marcus Morris wants to get the most money he can.

The allure of getting three-fourths of the two-year salary offered by the Spurs in just half the time, with a chance to land a similar deal next summer, is likely tantalizing despite the well-known dysfunction of the NY franchise.

San Antonio has already officially announced the signing of Carroll and the trade of Davis Bertans, so it is unlikely that they would be able to back out of those deals if Morris ends up with the Knicks. Agent David Bauman and the Knicks are re-evaluating Bullock's fitness to play a full season in 2019-20. The Spurs' seemingly shrewd offseason could totally crumble if they end up losing Marcus Morris to NY.

Morris spent the past two seasons with the Boston Celtics and averaged 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds in 75 games (53 starts) in the 2018-19 season.

If the Knicks were to sign Morris, he would be the latest forward to sign with the team this offseason, joining Bobby Portis, Taj Gibson and Julius Randle.

Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Chris Haynes reported the Knicks are offering Morris a 1-year deal worth $15 million. Bullock's re-worked deal should open cap space, whether for Morris or someone else, and continue adding faces to this re-designed team.