Morris last week appeared bound for San Antonio, as he reportedly agreed to a two-year, $20 million free-agent deal with the Spurs. The Knicks have offered him a one-year deal, worth around $15 million, according to Yahoo Sports.
Lyles was very effective for the Nuggets last season, posting 8.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in just over 17 minutes per game.
However, it seems like the 14th overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft has changed his mind and is now instead interested in playing with the New York Knicks. The team successfully lured Morris away from a verbal commitment with the San Antonio Spurs.
Morris explained he made the decision based on what's best for his family. That said, there is only one ball and two guys who want to dominate it. Mike D'Antoni, in a lame-duck year, has some work to do to get everyone to sacrifice a little. "This is no knock on the Spurs".
Like the Spurs, the Knicks originally lacked the funds to sign Morris but found themselves with more money after a two-year, $21 million deal with sharpshooter Reggie Bullock fell through.
Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris, right, and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James react after James didn't cross the half court line in the allotted time during the second half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Boston. San Antonio is obviously hoping to see improvement from Lyles. A rare scenario that a veteran National Basketball Association player would turn down Greg Popovich and his many accolades to join a team that only managed to win 17 games last season.