The New York Knicks have fallen on hard times since they failed to sign max players over the summer and questionably signed three power forwards in Julius Randle, Bobby Portis, and Marcus Morris. Randle has emerged as the team’s top offensive option and Portis has accepted a reserve role while Morris has enjoyed a career year. Morris’ one-year, $15 million contract is ideal for contenders looking to make a deep playoff run.
Will Marcus Morris get traded before the deadline?
Morris is averaging 19.4 points per game and has shot 43.8% from beyond the arc this year. His ability to play small forward and power forward at 6’9” could make him desirable to quite a few teams. The Los Angeles Clippers have shown interest, but ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday that New York is determined to retain Morris with a more lucrative deal after the season. It appears like the Knicks would have to get an impressive offer to make them reconsider.
Prediction: Morris won’t be traded.