SAN ANTONIO — A new report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski suggests the San Antonio Spurs have moved on from the Marcus Morris drama.
Three days after the Spurs reportedly were set to sign free agent Marcus Morris to a two-year/$20 million deal – an acquisition set up by San Antonio trading Davis Bertans – the 29-year-old forward was reportedly reconsidering that deal.
The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Thursday that Morris had indeed reneged on his verbal agreement with San Antonio and would be accepting a one-year, $15 million deal with the New York Knicks.
Lyles, a 23-year-old big man, was drafted by the Utah Jazz in 2015, where he spent the first 2 years of his career before being traded to the Denver Nuggets. According to Wojnarowski, the deal between Lyles and the Spurs will span two years.
Speaking to The Athletic in regards to his free-agency flip-flop, Morris said his re-decision was "no knock on the Spurs. I have respect for them." Instead, Morris says, "I had to make the best decision based on the best situation for me and my family.