KEY POINTS

  • Marcus Morris was the New York Knicks’ leading scorer this season
  • He is shooting a career-best 43.9-percent from the three-point territory
  • The Knicks got Maurice Harkless and a bunch of first-round draft picks

The NBA Trade Deadline had passed and that also meant wearing a new set of threads for the now-former New York Knicks forward Marcus Morris.

Morris turned out to be an off-season steal by the Knicks after failing to sign big names from the free-agent market with both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant deciding to drive a few minutes more past Manhattan and signed with the Brooklyn Nets. He’s led the team in scoring with 19.6 points per outing after starting all his 43 games with the orange and blue this season.

He’s also shown a huge improvement with his outside shooting and that shows on his career-high in three-point shooting with 43.9-percent, taking a little over six attempts per game. In what proved to be his final game with the Knickerbockers, the 30-year old forward had 26 points, two rebounds, and an assist in their 139-134 OT victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road.

After the game, the former Kansas Jayhawk did some gestures that hinted that he may be sent to another team before the deadline. Per Newsday reports, Morris shook the hands with the media members during the post-game interviews, which is something that the wingman isn’t doing since he signed with the Knicks. Morris kept an open mind to the possibilities before the deadline, expressing his desire to stay with the team but it’s not his call.

“I’m aware of that part,” he said. “I’ve said it since the day I stepped here, I want to be with the Knicks. It’s not my call. We’re getting to the deadline. Me personally, I love being here and I want to continue to be here.”

Here he is, the newest part of the Los Angeles Clippers.

And he went to his social media to express his love for the team that took him during the offseason.

Clippers’ Montrezl Harell and Patrick Beverley welcomed their newest teammate on social media.

The Clippers will be his sixth team after getting drafted by the Houston Rockets in the 2011 NBA Draft as the 14th overall selection.

Marcus Morris Marcus Morris #13 of the New York Knicks dribbles the ball against the Washington Wizards during the first half at Capital One Arena on October 7, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo: Scott Taetsch/Getty Images