Spurs Sign Former Celtics’ Forward Marcus Morris

Marcus Morris (13) of Boston Celtics with his brother Markieff Morris. Image via Keith Allison/ Wikipedia

The player exodus from the Boston Celtics is continuing. After losing Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, and Terry Rozier to free agency, the Celtics are now seeing forward Marcus Morris walking out the door.

Morris, who made NBA First-Team All-Defense in the past season, decided to sign a two-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs. The Athletic reports that the overall value of the contract is $20 million and that the 29-year-old holds a player option for the second year. The agreement was confirmed by the player’s agency Klutch Sports on social media.

Marcus Morris joined the Boston Celtics in July 2017, when he was traded from Detroit Pistons in exchange for Avery Bradley and a second round pick. In Boston, Morris established himself as an important part of coach Brad Stevens’ system and a significant presence on the defensive end of the floor.

Morris played a total of 75 games in the 2018/19 NBA regular season with Celtics, managing to average 13.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game. He added 13.7 points and 8.1 rebounds in the playoffs as well.

Prior to adding Morris, Spurs also agreed to two-years, $13 million deal with DeMarre Carroll. The organization, however, decided to rework the initial agreement with the player, and Carroll ended up committing to three-years and $21 million.