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Report: Knicks open to the idea of moving Marcus Morris

The team is optimistic they can bring back the veteran forward, but does it make any sense? We take a look at the report.

New York Knicks forward Marcus Morris Sr. reacts to making a three point shot against the Indiana Pacers during the third quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.