The LA Clippers have acquired forward Marcus Morris Sr. from the New York Knicks to further solidify an already impressive roster.
The LA Clippers have been busy over the past couple of deadlines and once again the front office has decided to make an improvement to an already solid roster as they have added forward Marcus Morris from the New York Knicks.
Morris has had a very solid season scoring the basketball, averaging 19.6 points per game while shooting over 40 percent from the field and beyond the arc in Madison Square Garden.
The news was broken by Shams Charania via Twitter just an hour before the deadline ended.
The deal isn’t yet official as the teams try to iron out the final details. Still, it’s all but finished at this point. The deal will include Mo Harkless and other young assets as well as draft picks that will be sent to the Knicks as Marcus Morris will join the LA Clippers en route to the playoffs and an eventual NBA Championship push.
The move to acquire Morris is intriguing as he will now be the fifth player on the LA Clippers roster to average 19 or more points per game, with the list comprising of Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Lou Williams, Montrezl Harrell and now Morris.
The LA Clippers were in a fight with the Los Angeles Lakers for Morris but after the Lakers made forward Kyle Kuzma unavailable, the Knicks decided to work with Lawerence Frank and company to help the Clippers attain even more shooting and depth.
Morris will be an instant improvement from Moe Harkless as a forward who can help stretch the floor but also improve the interior defense the Clippers desperately need as well as help defend on the perimeter as well.
It will be interesting to see if Morris enters the starting lineup or if he adds to an already impressive bench unit but we will see how Doc Rivers decides to use his newest addition. There is still time left on the clock before the deadline expires, so make sure to check back for more breaking news coverage!