LA Clippers Re-Sign Forward Marcus Morris Sr.
The LA Clippers have re-signed free agent Marcus Morris Sr., it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
The Clippers acquired Morris, 31, during the 2019-20 season from the New York Knicks. He appeared in 19 games as a Clipper, averaging 10.1 points and 4.1 rebounds in 28.9 minutes. In the 2020 NBA Playoffs, Morris shot a playoff career-high 47.5 percent from behind the arc and averaged 11.8 points and 4.8 rebounds in 29.8 minutes.
“We are delighted that Marcus has chosen to continue his career with the Clippers,” said Frank. “We obviously depend on his scoring, shooting ability, and defensive versatility. With his experience, toughness, and team-first approach, we will look to him as a leader as well.”
Before joining the Clippers, Morris appeared in 43 games for the Knicks and averaged career-highs in points (19.6), three-pointers made (2.7) and three-point field goal percentage (43.9).
The Philadelphia, Pa., native holds career averages of 12.1 points and 4.7 rebounds in nine NBA seasons with the Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics, Knicks and Clippers.
The 6-foot-8 forward played three collegiate seasons at the University of Kansas, where he was named Big 12 Player of the Year as a Junior in 2011, before being selected with the 14th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Kansas retired his No. 22 jersey in 2020.