The New York Knicks remain open to the idea of trading F Marcus Morris prior to Thursday’s NBA Trade Deadline at 3:00 p.m. ET, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday morning.
Sources: Knicks have remained enthusiastic about idea of signing Marcus Morris to a new deal this summer, but as trade offers become richer in assets this week, they’ll stay open to idea of moving him. Many contenders have interest in him.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 3, 2020
Per Woj, the Knicks are actually looking to keep Morris on a new deal this summer. Honestly, that doesn’t really matter if they decide to trade him. The contract expires this offseason, so New York could flip Morris for assets and bring him back in July.
Morris is 30 years old and having perhaps his best NBA season ever. He’s averaging 19.4 points and 5.5 rebounds over 42 games, playing 32.3 minutes per contest. He’s shooting well over his previous career high in 3-point percentage at 43.8, which is the big kicker in any trade talks. Essentially, Morris’ value has peaked this season. The Knicks NEED to trade him before the deadline. Teams like the Rockets, Lakers, Sixers, Bucks, Heat are all looking to get an edge on the other in a chase for a title.