Trey Lyles Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Spurs

Tanya Simon
July 14, 2019

Morris reached agreement with the Spurs on Saturday for a 2-year, $20 million contract with a player option for the second year.

Well, it probably helps if there is also some financial incentive.

After initially coming to an agreement with free agent Marcus Morris, the San Antonio Spurs have reopened their agreement with Morris and will now sign former Denver Nuggets forward Trey Lyles, according to ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski. "This is no knock on the Spurs. I have respect for them". San Antonio is obviously hoping to see improvement from Lyles.

The move to renege on a publicized commitment with one team to sign with another is a controversial one, especially because the Spurs traded Davis Bertans and re-worked a deal with DeMarre Carroll to engineer the cap space.

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Morris, 29, averaged 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game last season while shooting 37.5 percent from 3-point distance. But, he's reportedly reconsidering signing that contract and may land with NY instead.

The sports media world was all over the New York Knicks front office for failing to sign marquee free agents Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

The Knicks are now filled with a roster of seemingly head coach David Fizdale's type of players he generally prefers since taking the job past year. He was selected No. 12 overall by the Jazz in the 2015 NBA Draft. But following a reworking of Reggie Bullock's new Knicks contract, Morris reportedly has made a decision to spurn the Spurs and take a one-year, $15 million contract in NY. For Morris's part, putting up good numbers with the Knicks could allow him to return to free agency next summer and earn at least as much in salary, if not more.

In the meantime, they've gone from KD and Kyrie to a cornucopia of power forwards, while the Spurs can only fume about getting spurned.

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