Clippers agree to lucrative four-year deal with Marcus Morris

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The Los Angeles Clippers have had a crazy offseason thus far, starting with the move to replace Doc Rivers with Tyronn Lue as head coach. Since then, they lost Montrezl Harrell to the Los Angeles Lakers and acquire Luke Kennard on draft night. Now, the Clippers have retained Marcus Morris.

According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Clippers have re-signed Morris to a lucrative four-year, $64 million contract.

That kind of money for a role player seems a bit steep. However, there were reports that the Denver Nuggets were pursuing Morris. Los Angeles wanted to make sure that they kept their veteran forward.

It will be interesting to see what the Clippers end up doing moving forward. Retaining Morris was even more imperative after Harrell left to sign with the Lakers. The Clippers simply could not afford to lose more front-court depth.

Last season after being traded to the Clippers from the New York Knicks, Morris played in and starting 19 games. He averaged 10.1 points per game to go along with 4.1 rebounds. Morris shot 42.5 percent from the floor and 31 percent from the three-point line.

At 31 years of age, Marcus Morris is a perfect fit for the Clippers. Keeping him in town will be an important move as Los Angeles looks to compete with the Lakers next season.

Expect to see the Clippers remain active this offseason. They will be looking to add more talent to their roster around Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. L.A. may not make any splashes, but keeping Morris is a good start.


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