HoopsHype Adam Morrison rumors

August 27, 2013 Updates
July 25, 2013 Updates

Former Gonzaga star and National Player of the Year Adam Morrison is taking classes at the West Coast Conference school and will be a member of the Bulldogs' coaching staff this season, coach Mark Few told CBSSports.com on Thursday. "He'll be a student assistant," Few said. "It'll be great. The players really respect him." CBSSports.com

November 7, 2012 Updates

During camp with the Blazers, Morrison sounded reluctant about the idea of going back overseas if things didn't work out in Portland, but he has apparently softened that position. Morrison tested the foreign waters during the NBA lockout in 2011 with stints in Serbia and Turkey and shot better than 50% from the field and 40% from beyond the arc in both countries. The 28-year-old former Gonzaga star then returned to the United States and was a standout at the Vegas Summer League, averaging 20 points a game for the L.A. Clippers and routinely promtping MVP chants from fans. But his battle back to the league hit another road block when the Blazers let him go at the end of camp. "(At this point), Adam is open to whatever is the best move for his career, but he belongs in the NBA and that's his goal," Ames said. "If we don't have anything (from Europe) over the next few weeks, Adam will consider the D-League for call-up opportunities." Sportando

October 27, 2012 Updates
October 26, 2012 Updates

The Trail Blazers took the first step Friday toward finalizing their final roster for Wednesday's season opener when they informed Coby Karl, Adam Morrison and Justin Holiday that they will be waived Saturday. The cuts will bring the Blazers’ roster to 15, the league maximum. Portland will send in waiver paperwork to the league Saturday, but team officials informed the players after Friday’s practice, and they will not take part in the Blazers practice Saturday. Oregonian

October 24, 2012 Updates

After Thursday’s game, the Blazers have a practice Friday before they make their final roster cuts to get down to the league maximum of 15 players. The Blazers already have 15 players under contract for the season, meaning Karl, Morrison and Justin Holiday will likely be cut Saturday. Teams have to turn in their final rosters Monday, but most will trim their rosters by Saturday to give players a chance to clear waivers by Monday. Oregonian

October 14, 2012 Updates

Six years after a Portland radio station orchestrated a "Draft the Stache" campaign to try to help lure Morrison to the Blazers, the one-time college cult hero and former NBA lottery pick finally has donned the Blazers' trademark pinwheel logo. But the question remains: Will he wear it beyond the exhibition season? "I hope so," Morrison said. "(Blazers management) told me to come here and be myself, try to get baskets and battle on defense. And that's what I've been doing. I know everybody is going to nit pick about my ability and my past, but I'm just here to play as best as I can and see what happens." Oregonian

October 10, 2012 Updates

Although playing basketball in Europe seems like an exotic and most likely enjoyable endeavor, Morrison made it clear as to why he left. It wasn’t homesickness or the different culture, it was more about the day-to-day life of a professional basketball player that made him want to return stateside and give the NBA another shot. “A lot of people don’t know that in Europe you might not get paid, you practice twice a day, they treat you like you’re an eighteen year-old kid,” Morrison said. “After a while you’re just like ‘alright, this is not for me, I’m too old for this,’” said Morrison, channeling Danny Glover’s character from the “Lethal Weapon” series. NBA.com

October 9, 2012 Updates
October 2, 2012 Updates
October 1, 2012 Updates
September 18, 2012 Updates

From the Gonzaga hype to NBA hell and back again, Adam Morrison isn't done just yet. The 28-year-old, who was taken third in the 2006 draft, has accepted an invitation to Portland's training camp, according to his agent, Mark Bartelstein. Should Morrison take advantage of the void left by Blazers guard Elliot Williams' season-ending Achilles injury last week and impress enough to earn a roster spot, his deal will be for one year at the league's minimum salary. SI.com

This isn't the way it typically goes for top-five picks, especially players like Morrison who were so wildly celebrated as can't-miss prospects. But after coming up short in Charlotte, languishing with the Lakers and giving up on the game altogether before playing in Serbia and Turkey last year, Morrison -- who last played in an NBA game on April 27, 2010 -- will have another shot to show he belongs. "I just think it'll be a great opportunity for him," Bartelstein said. "I don't know that there's ever been a guy who got less of an opportunity in the NBA who came out as highly drafted as Adam did. He had a really good rookie year, and then tore his ACL and really hasn't had a chance to play since then." SI.com

September 17, 2012 Updates

Any rumor missing? E-mail us at   hoopshype@hoopshype.com.