Morris considering backing out of Spurs deal to sign Knicks, reports say

Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris shoots during warms-ups before Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis Sunday

Marcus Morris is reconsidering signing a deal with the San Antonio Spurs. More

However, that apparently hit a snag.

On Tuesday, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc J. Spears reported that Morris was reconsidering his deal with the Spurs and thinking about signing with the Knicks instead.

The cap space for a potential Morris deal came about after Bullock's health made his recently-agreed-to two-year, $21 million deal less attractive to NY after it was determined he may miss much of the 2018-19 National Basketball Association season. In turn, this could lead to the forward opting to sign with the New York Knicks on a shorter deal. His agent and the team are "re-evaluating Bullock's fitness to play a full season in 2019-20".

NY then went on to ink Wayne Ellington, Elfrid Payton, Julius Randle, Bobby Portis and Taj Gibson to contracts.

Shortly after those two deals went down, the floodgates of free agency opened back up and there was a flurry of activity which included the Lakers adding players like Danny Green, DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo to their roster.

Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Chris Haynes reported the Knicks are offering Morris a 1-year deal worth $15 million.

However, with Taj Gibson and last season's ninth overall pick Kevin Knox the only real competition besides Julius Randle for significant minutes at either forward slot, Morris would likely see more playing time than he would in San Antonio's stacked forward rotation. This is a veteran of playoff teams, most recently part of Boston's consecutive playoff units, one of which almost made the NBA Finals.

San Antonio can't really sweeten their offer to Morris at the moment because that two-year, $20 million (with a player option for the second year) is all they could give him considering their current salary cap situation.

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