HoopsHype Darius Morris rumors

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Los Angeles Lakers free-agent guard Darius Morris is finalizing an agreement with the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Morris, 22, will sign a partially guaranteed contract for the 2013-14 season, but is expected to make the 76ers' roster and play meaningful backcourt minutes this season. Yahoo! Sports

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Eric Pincus: Darius Morris said he would prefer to stay with Lakers, help make up down season, even if he's still behind Nash/Blake Twitter @EricPincus

April 16, 2013 Updates

Before Saturday's practice, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak shared with the team a 30-second video on his cell phone that showed Bryant outlining how the Lakers could win their 17th NBA championship without their star because of a torn left Achilles tendon that will sideline him at least six to nine months. "It was classic Kobe with the way he inspired us," Lakers reserve guard Darius Morris recalled. "Mitch brought a video of him right before he went into surgery just telling us we know we have to do. Just go out there and get it done. " Long Beach Press-Telegram

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The Los Angeles Lakers have assigned Darius Morris and Robert Sacre to the Los Angeles D-Fenders, the Lakers’ NBA Development League affiliate. Morris (6-4, 190, Michigan) has played in 42 games this season for Los Angeles, averaging 4.4 points, 1.7 assists and 1.2 rebounds. On Dec. 16, he tallied 15 points on 5-for-8 shooting from the field in a 111-98 win over the 76ers. He appeared in one game on assignment last season for the D-Fenders and scored 21 points in a 99-98 win over the Dakota Wizards. RealGM

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Under typical circumstances, when a player signs as a free agent over the summer, they cannot be traded until Dec 15. Now that that date has been reached, the Lakers are now able to deal most of their free-agent acquisitions. This isn't to suggest the Lakers are actually looking to make any specific moves, but technically Jodie Meeks and Antawn Jamison are now trade eligible. Additionally, Devin Ebanks and Darius Morris can be dealt but under the strict rules of the league's collective bargaining agreement, both have the right to block any trade after signing one year-deals (with Bird or Early Bird Rights upon completion). Another wrinkle to the equation is Jordan Hill, who can't be dealt until Jan. 15 after getting a raise greater than 20% from the Lakers. Los Angeles Times

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Mark Deeks: Danny Green got three years and $11,287,500, all guaranteed with no options. Darius Morris took the one year QO, so he too can veto trades. Twitter

July 3, 2012 Updates

Darius Morris, a backup point guard who played limited minutes as a rookie last season, on Monday signed the Lakers' qualifying offer of about $950,000 for next season and will remain in his native Los Angeles. Morris played only 19 games and averaged just 2.4 points, 0.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 8.9 minutes last season. He was one of a number of young players around the league whose progress was stunted by the lockout-shortened 66-game season in 2011-12. First, the lockout forced the cancellation of the NBA's summer league and then there was little time for practice once the labor impasse ended. The Lakers expect Morris to join their 2012 summer-league team, which begins play July 13 in Las Vegas. Los Angeles Daily News

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