Marcus Morris agrees to deal to return to Clippers, sources say

Clippers Marcus Morris

Report: 2020 Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell set to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers

After a half-season spent with the Los Angeles Clippers, Marcus Morris is sticking around.

He averaged 18.6 points and 7.1 rebounds in 27.8 minutes a game and shot 58.0 percent from the field.

The Lakers general manager made his third and, so far, biggest offseason acquisition on Friday when he signed free-agent big man Montrezl Harrell, the reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year, away from the rival Clippers.

The 6-8 Morris gave the Clippers versatility in their front court, averaging 11.8 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting 47.5% from 3-point range in the playoffs.

Harrell became one of the most coveted unrestricted free agents when the LA Clippers saw their season come to an abrupt end at the hands of the Denver Nuggets in the second round of the playoffs.

The deal is a vindication for a controversial decision by Morris, reportedly reneging on a two-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs to sign a one-year deal with the New York Knicks and reenter free agency one year sooner.

Harrell won the 6MOY award as a member of the LA Clippers on a team headed by Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

The team has also traded for Detroit Pistons guard Luke Kennard in exchange for Landry Shamet. Losing Harrell was a tough blow, but we fully expect the Clippers to make a few more moves before the window closes.

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