Could Celtics pursue Marcus Morris in offseason?

Marcus Morris Sr., Los Angeles Clippers (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
Marcus Morris Sr., Los Angeles Clippers (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images) /

Marcus Morris Sr. has done whatever it takes to fit in on the LA Clippers, even if that meant sacrificing his game for the betterment of the team.

During the 2018-19 season, Morris enjoyed unbridled success as a member of the Boston Celtics, averaging 16.7 points per game. During his two seasons in green, Boston was viewed as a championship contending ball club with Morris serving as their untitled tough guy. Although three seasons have since passed, one NBA insider believes Boston, fresh off their NBA Finals runner-up appearance, could look to rekindle their once prominent relationship.

According to Yossi Gozlan of HoopsHype, he suggests that the Celtics have the assets to entice LA into a trade.

“Some players they could pursue with their trade exceptions include former Celtic Marcus Morris,” said Gozlan. “The Celtics have all their future first-round picks to offer going forward, and they’ve shown a willingness to trade them when they traded one for Horford and another for White since Stevens took over.”

Is Marcus Morris ready to move on from LA

Morris, 32, has remained mostly during the offseason. However, the versatile forward has left a discreet trail of breadcrumbs in terms of his desire to play elsewhere. After the Philadelphia 76ers were unceremoniously booted from this past season’s playoff action, an article emerged suggesting that Morris would be a welcomed and needed addition to the 76ers roster.

Although initially viewed as inconsequential, the article caught the attention of Morris who went on to hit the like button on his Twitter account. While he appears to make it clear that he would enjoy a move to the 76ers, Morris could become receptive to the idea of playing for his old franchise, the Boston Celtics.

This past season, Morris took full advantage of an injury-depleted Clippers roster as he would go on to average 15.4 points per game for a 42-win ball club. If Gozlan’s hypothetical scenario rings true, LA could look to replace Morris in the starting lineup with one of their midseason acquisitions last year in Norman Powell or Robert Covington.

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