Marcus Morris agrees to four-year, $64M deal with Clippers

Ross Houston
November 21, 2020

Montrezl Harrell looks to drive against the Nuggets' Mason Plumlee on September 3 in Orlando, Fla.

Reigning sixth man of the year Montrezl Harrell is changing teams without even changing area codes.

With Harrell, Matthews and the trade for point guard Dennis Schroder from Oklahoma City for Danny Green and the draft rights to Jaden McDaniels, the Lakers vastly improved their roster and put themselves in good position to defend their National Basketball Association championship.

Free agent Tristan Thompson still hasn't struck a deal with a team. According to the people, Harrell turned down a larger offer from the Charlotte Hornets to play with James and the Lakers. "The 6'7" center/power forward averaged 18.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks in 63 games for the Clippers. His numbers dipped in the playoffs to 10.5 points and 2.9 rebounds.

There then appeared to be a deal with Dwight Howard, as he tweeted about re-signing with the Lakers. He's a 38.1% three-point shooter over his 11-year career. Lakers superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis are Klutch Sports clients as well, so Harrell will fit in well with the LakeShow.

Acquired at least season's trade deadline, Morris played in 19 regular-season games and 13 postseason games for the Clippers.

This is a pretty shocking move since Harrell was beloved by Clippers fans and always talked about how he enjoyed playing for the underdog franchise in Los Angeles. After all, he has strong history with new Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue.

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