Reports: Marcus Morris spurns Spurs for Knicks

By Global on Jul 12, 2019 07:55 AM

FILE - CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 19: Marcus Morris #13 of the Boston Celtics shoots the ball against the Charlotte Hornets on November 19, 2018 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images) staff report

According to multiple reports, an offer by the San Antonio Spurs to free-agent forward Marcus Morris has been pulled, leaving the eight-year veteran to sign a one-year, $15-million deal with the New York Knicks. The Spurs will reportedly opt instead for fourth-year forward Trey Lyles, who spent the last two years with the Denver Nuggets after originally being drafted No. 12 overall by the Utah Jazz in 2012.

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ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news, with Shams Charania of The Athletic following through with additional detail.

Charania reported that Morris hopes for a clean break with San Antonio:

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