Report: Lakers Expected to Feel Out Market for Marcus Morris

Omar Guerrero
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The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly expected to test the waters regarding the availability of New York Knicks forward Marcus Morris.

With the Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers also said to be interested in Morris’ services, the Lakers will have to assess their needs to determine whether the price for acquiring the nine-year veteran is worth it.

“As far as a trade market for Morris, several teams continue to say that the Knicks should be able to get a late first-round pick in return for the veteran forward,” wrote Colin Martin and Ian Begley of SNY. “The New York Post reported that the Sixers have interest in Morris. Opposing teams expect other contenders like the Clippers and Lakers to feel out the market for Morris as well. The issue for the Knicks will be matching salaries, as Morris is making $15 million this season.”

Morris is currently averaging a career-high 19.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.

He is also shooting a career-best 46.9 percent from beyond the arc. His skill set makes him a valuable commodity for any team looking for size and firepower from the perimeter.

The 6-foot-8 forward is coming off of a career-high 38 points on 6-of-7 shooting from three-point range in a 135-132 loss to the Clippers on Sunday.

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Omar is a former writer for King James Gospel. The very first team he rooted for was the Showtime Lakers and his favorite player back then was James Worthy. Seeing the Purple and Gold win back-to-back championships in the '80s made him a basketball junkie for life. He has witnessed and celebrated every Lakers championship since then and is now looking forward to a new era of basketball in Tinseltown led by LeBron James.