Knicks reworking Bullock deal, may land PF Morris

Ross Houston
July 10, 2019

Free agent forward Marcus Morris is considering signing with the New York Knicks after initially committing to a deal with the San Antonio Spurs, according to Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc J. Spears of ESPN.

The salary cap space for the Knicks is suddenly available because the team and free agent forward Reggie Bullock are no longer executing a two-year, $21 million deal, and instead are reworking the terms down to a lower financial commitment, league sources said. His agent and the team are "re-evaluating Bullock's fitness to play a full season in 2019-20". The veteran small forward agreed to sign a two-year, $20 million contract with San Antonio.

The Knicks are reportedly offering Morris a one-year deal worth $15 million, while the Spurs offered two years and around $19 million for two years, as reported by Jabari Young of The Athletic. Gibson, Randle, Morris, Portis, Mitchell Robinson and Kevin Knox all have a case to start in the frontcourt.

Adding Morris also makes this group more competitive, after a disastrous 17-65 season.

The Spurs' reported signing of Marcus Morris was going to give them an extremely deep wing rotation after they struggled in that area of their roster last season, but now they could miss out on Morris and lose an important piece in Bertans while continuing to sit on an unused mid-level exception. This is a veteran of playoff teams, most recently part of Boston's consecutive playoff units, one of which almost made the NBA Finals.

A general view of the game between the New York Knicks and the San Antonio Spurs during the third quarter at Madison Square Garden on November 10, 2013 in New York City.

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