Despite Clippers' trade talks, Marcus Morris wants to stay with Knicks

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<pre><pre>Despite Clippers' trade talks, Marcus Morris wants to stay with Knicks

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LOS ANGELES – The sunny winter beaches of Los Angeles. The city of lights. Hollywood. A title contender.

Marcus Morris said he was still ready to do anything to keep the Knicks rebuilt. The Clippers, who host the Knicks at Staples Center on Sunday, are reportedly interested in Morris, although they lack draft picks that follow the Paul George deal.

Last month, Morris, who signed a one-year, $ 15 million pact in July, said he didn't want to be dealt with until February 7th, trading.

When Morris found out about the interest reported by Clippers, he joked on Friday that it might be for his twin brother Markieff.

Morris got serious and said, "I'm a veterinarian in this game. I don't care anymore. Rumors are rumors. Look, I told you before I was in New York and I love being here. I'm happy to help you change that. I don't care. I focus on what's going on in this locker room. "

One factor that Morris played out in rejecting the Spurs for the Knicks contract was the approach to his hometown of Philadelphia. When Morris is introduced, the announcer from North Philly calls him.

According to a source, the 76s also have some interest in Morris as a solid two-way forward bank. Morris’s hometown team is on a championship or bust mission. Maybe the Morris’s interest would arouse more than L.A.

The "Trust The Process" Sixers are loaded with draft picks forever. The Sixers have no first round, but four second-round picks for 2020.

Any Morris hot shooting deal would likely have to involve a third team to get the contract numbers. The Hawks are below the salary limit and could act as an intermediary in several deals.

According to an NBA manager, the two shooters, Allonzo Trier and Wayne Ellington, have most outs in the Knicks rotation and could possibly hit a second round in the far future. Ellington surprisingly played five minutes in Phoenix, maybe as a showcase.

After Friday's disappointing loss to the Suns, Morris said: "We are not discouraged. We will go to LA to try and steal some games. It will be very fun – it will be fun to see us play against two good ones Are teams and challenge our togetherness. I'm excited. "

Morris’s hometown team is on a championship or bust mission. Maybe the Morris’s interest would arouse more than L.A.

The "Trust The Process" Sixers are loaded with draft picks forever. The Sixers have no first round, but four second-round picks for 2020.

Any Morris hot shooting deal would likely have to involve a third team to get the contract numbers. The Hawks are below the salary limit and could act as an intermediary in several deals.

According to an NBA manager, the two shooters, Allonzo Trier and Wayne Ellington, have most outs in the Knicks rotation and could possibly hit a second round in the far future. Ellington surprisingly played five minutes in Phoenix, maybe as a showcase.

After Friday's disappointing loss to the Suns, Morris said: "We are not discouraged. We will go to LA to try and steal some games. It will be very fun – it will be fun to see us play against two good ones Are teams and challenge our togetherness. I'm excited. "


Elfrid Payton flew back to New York to see his newborn daughter and could miss the Clippers game. Payton became a father on Friday morning, but flew to Phoenix after birth to play there. The Knicks have Kadeem Allen on the team and Dennis Smith Jr. could return after an absence of four games. George missed the game in Memphis with a thigh injury but was able to return on Sunday.

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