Marcus Morris Rumors

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Marcus Morris
Marcus Morris
Position: F
Born: 09/02/89
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary:
Morris, however, lost out of a much more lucrative contract with the LA Clippers, who were prepared to pay him $41 million over three seasons. A Clippers source said the three-year deal included a provision for Morris to receive 50 percent of his salary on Oct. 1. Morris was hoping to earn $40 million over two years but the Clippers couldn’t offer that deal if they wanted to sign Kawhi Leonard to a max contract. Once Morris took that stance, the Clippers moved on and acquired Portland’s Maurice Harkless in a four-team trade that included Jimmy Butler signing with the Miami Heat. Harkless will earn $11 million next season, or $2 million less than what Morris would have made with the Clippers.
It had been rumored Morris’ then-agent, Rich Paul, never told his client about the Clippers offer, which, if proven true, could get the agent decertified. The theory was that Paul, whose No. 1 client is Lakers superstar LeBron James, did not want to help the rival Clippers land Morris. It made for a juicy story, but ultimately, it was false. The Clippers, according to a team source, said Morris was aware of the deal. Paul then negotiated the contract with the Spurs, but once Morris reneged on the deal, Paul and Morris parted ways.