Morris may back out of Spurs deal to sign with Knicks
10 July, 2019, 16:44
That could open for the door for NY to sign Morris, which is something he's reportedly interested in. But his agreement was just a verbal one (as all free-agent deals are during the moratorium period), and he's now considering signing a one-year, $15 million offer with the Knicks.
Both parties are amicable to renegotiating Bullock's contract and that has made bringing on Mook a possibility. They are also said to be re-working an agreement with shooting guard Reggie Bullock to make a potential deal with Morris work under the salary cap.
Ultimately, the prospect of getting back on the market in what will be a rather barren 2020 free agent class and with a bit more cash in hand could very well end up shuffling his (and two teams') plans this summer. Agent David Bauman and the Knicks are re-evaluating Bullock's fitness to play a full season in 2019-20. With a lot of players already off the board, San Antonio will have to scramble to equate what Morris brings to the table.
The Knicks have been active in free agency even after missing on the top names such as Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving.
In a brief conversation with ESPN, Bauman was complimentary of how the Knicks handled an emerging situation with Bullock, citing how accommodating ownership, front office and medical staff had been with the player's situation. Regardless, if the Knicks do add Morris, it'd be another talented piece to an interesting new-look core in The Big Apple. As ESPN's Bobby Marks pointed out, San Antonio traded Davis Bertans with the expectation of Morris coming.
Stay tuned for the latest National Basketball Association free agency news.