Marcus Morris Fired Agent Rich Paul After Turning Down $41 Million Deal From Clippers
Marcus Morris averaged 13.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game over two years for the Boston Celtics, so it was strange that it took long for him to sign a deal with a team this off-season.
Before he backed out of a two-year, $20 million deal with the Spurs and signed a 1-year, $15 million deal with the New York Knicks, he actually had a very lucrative offer from an all-of-a-sudden Western Conference contender.
According to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, Morris turned down an offer from the Clippers, worth roughly $41 million, earlier in free agency.
Morris would then fire agent Rich Paul, leading to rumors that Rich Paul didn’t want Morris on the Clippers to compete against LeBron James.
The one-year deal with New York puts Morris back into the mix next year in a weaker free agency class and he can likely recoup what he lost if he has yet another good year.