Marcus Morris Fired Agent Rich Paul After Turning Down $41 Million Deal From Clippers

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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.