Knicks forward Marcus Morris knows Spurs fans will pummel him with boos tonight in the season opener at the AT&T Center. And he’s aware coach Gregg Popovich was seething after he reneged this summer on a free agent deal with the Spurs. But Morris indicated Tuesday that he isn’t bothered by any of it. “I have nothing but respect for Pop,” Morris said after shootaround. “It is what it is.”

No extension coming for DeMar DeRozan?

According to the latest rumbles, San Antonio and DeRozan aren’t particularly close to a deal. But there is no looming deadline for veteran extensions like DeRozan’s — extension talks can go all the way up to June 30 as opposed to Monday’s deadline for rookie-scale deals — and the Spurs have lots to think about here.
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The Spurs would prefer to do a short-term extension if they grant one, given DeRozan’s age (30) and the fact that they have some good guards in the program (Derrick White, Dejounte Murray, Bryn Forbes and Lonnie Walker IV) who are likely to only keep expanding their roles. DeRozan undoubtedly wants a longer-term extension in exchange for sacrificing his free agency.