Marcus Morris intends to test free agency

Nick Friar
June 16, 2019 - 5:41 pm

With Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis garnering most of the Celtics attention as NBA free agency approaches, Marcus Morris’ future with the franchise has flown under the radar. The forward was one of the team’s best players in the first half of the season, though he came back down to earth in the final few months. Morris did have his moments in the postseason, but ultimately could not replicate what he did early on in 2018-19.

Morris is still a solid addition for any team, but with the Celtics missing out on Davis and likely to miss out on Irving, Boston may not be a fit for him anymore, and vice versa. Regardless of the franchise’s chances at competing for an Eastern Conference title and beyond, Morris still considers Boston a potential landing spot, according to Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports.

However, Smith also expressed, “Morris fully intends to test the market and see what is out there.” He may have to take on a lesser role than he would in an Irving-less Boston, but if another interested party has a better shot at winning, Morris may have to sacrifice stats for better odds at a title — an idea similar to the sentiments he expressed about playing time and team success throughout 2018-19.

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