with the acquisition of a second PG, i'm guessing that Morris won't be brought up anytime soon. hopefully he can find another team in the offseason.
Lakes acquire PG, Morris probably stuck in D-league
Unless they trade Steve Blake in the deal for Beasley.
Did he at least get a ton of money or was this just an all around mistake?
I believe he got a 1 year contract for the league min of $412k.
I Googled it and while I didn't find anything worth citing, three or four random places say this as well.
I wonder if our team would be better or worse if we still had Morris..... It may sound bad, but I am glad that he went pro and Trey Burke had his opportunity to shine. Now lets just hope that Burke doesn't try and test the NBA waters.
If nothing else, we would actually have some valuable depth.
I have read this question many times, and read the arguments both ways. Darius is at best an average shooter, but the kid can create off the dribble and make things happen. That kind of guy almost always makes a team better and more difficult to defend. To me, the question is not, "Would they be better or worse," but more, "How much better would they be?"
BTW, I am a Burke fan and have been since JB started recruiting him.
I think a point guard that is best suited for playing alongside Kobe is a PG with a good shot, since the offense runs through Kobe and not the PG. I'm thinking of John Paxson and BJ Armstrong, guys that could spot up when the coverage would collapse on MJ. I don't think his NBA career is over if the Lakers would just trade him or release him.
I hope he can go to a team with a dominant big like the Magic. Remember how much better he made Jordan Morgan last year with his last second dishes.
He is still very young and can still have a good career. It is still sad for the guy. Maybe he could talk to other Michigan players that could jump early to the league about his experience.
The NBA is a tough league, especially for guards. While he could have a solid career, it's just as likely he's going to be a second round bust.
Nice kid, hope he makes it. Still think he should have stayed at Michigan, got his degree, improved his game and cemented his UM and college basketball legacy.
They just traded Derek Fisher so maybe not.
I know it's all taboo to say things like this around here but honestly I think the guy made a huge mistake. I certainly want to see him succeed but he had a lot of people counseling him to stay at Michigan another year. He should have listened.
There's nothing taboo about calling what it is...a stupid decision.
Yay rebuilding! (cavs fan here) Forget the first round pick, Luke Walton everybody!!!
Jason Kapono returns to the corner of Huron and Ontario. he's a guy I always kind of wished we had kept to put along side the player who left. He'd have been a lot better than Donyell Marshall or Amon Ones (no D, no J)
Yeah, love it. Gives the Cavs a lot of options in the draft this year and next. I really hope they grab Barnes in the draft and Varejao doesn't break himself next season. They probably won't make the playoffs now. Sessions was a big piece.
before this trade. The lakers traded away fisher for what they thought was an upgrade in sessions. Morris will still do his thing in the d-league and hopefully get called up if the guard play still isn't there
He's not in the same position. Fisher is almost certainly in his last year in the league, so had this trade not happened, Darius would be one of two Lakers on the roster going into next season, with Steve Blake also being not that young. They may have picked someone up, but they don't have the cap space for a big name and didn't have the draft picks to get anyone high (and SF was their top need anyway). Now they have a serviceable, young PG, and Blake as a back-up. This will make it harder for the Lakers to justify bringing him back up to the big league.
Blake's suppossed to be involved in the trade for Beasley so there's hope for young Mr. Morris yet.
Hasn't the trade deadline already passed?
How is Mr. Morris doing in the D-League? TO THE GOOGLES
I think the bigger impact of this trade might be on Manny. The Cavs trading both Sessions and Eyenga might hopefully clear some minutes in their backcourt that Harris could fill.
He had his chance for the third PG spot and couldn't get it. Gouldlock (?) hitting 3s like crazy early on got him sent down in the first place.
weak draft. My thought at the time was, then this is a one year deal, because if you aren't good enough to get drafted in a "good" draft year then you probably aren't going to stick beyond that year when teams will be re-stocking from the "good" draft.
Point 2, as lately as a week or two ago, D-Mo was quoted as saying that he did not regret going pro and that he was happy with where he is. It is what it is.
I would love to see him get a shot a playing wherever it is that Mark Dantonio goes to coach. Isn't what Mike D'Antoni wants of his PG exactly what Morris is? Picture him and Stoudamire running the pick and roll...
No Morris would not fit. The system requires the PG to be able shot the 3 ball well and score like Nash and Lin did for him. People always think its only Morris's terrible shot that hold him back.. Its his defense. He wasn't a good defender at the college level. He couldn't stay in front of Kalin Lucas who was coming off a ACL tear. How in the world can he stay in front of Derrick Rose,Deron Williams,Steve Nash ect.
First off, D'Antoni's teams don't play defense. Nash is not a paricularly great defender. Part of that is because he tries to have his player's conserve their efforts on the defensive side.
Second, Lin is not a great shooter. He finishes well but his outside shooting is suspect. Over the last few weeks, he's been averaging around 37% on his FG pct.