The fading NBA free agent pool just lost one of its best remaining players.
Shams Charania of the Athletic has reported that former Boston Celtic Marcus Morris has agreed to a two-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs worth up to $20 million. The second year is understood to be a player option.
This will stand as a tremendous get for front office boss RC Buford, as the Spurs were desperate for another two-way contributor off the bench. Morris is coming off arguably his most productive season in the league, as he averaged 13.9 points and a career-high 6.1 rebounds per game while shooting just under 45% percent from the floor and 37.5% from three.
Morris had just completed a four-year, $20 million deal that he signed with the Suns back in 2014, at which point he was averaging just 8.1 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. The former Kansas star absolutely outperformed that contract and just earned a well-deserved upgrade in pay.
Morris will be adding much-needed depth to Gregg Popovich's frontcourt, and his scrappy, relentless attitude will fit in perfectly with the Spurs' DNA. Fans in San Antonio have no reason not to be pleased about his addition.