Marcus Morris trade
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The New York Knicks have an agreement in principle to trade Marcus Morris to the Los Angeles Clippers ahead of the NBA trade deadline, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Steve Popper of Newsday reported Mo Harkless and a first-round pick will be coming to the Knicks in the Morris trade.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, this is actually going to be a three-team trade that also sends Washington Wizards point guard to the Clippers, who will send Jerome Robinson to the Wizards.

This move certainly gives the Clippers the size and talent inside they felt they were lacking going into the trade deadline. Morris is averaging 19.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game this season. And with Thomas coming to Los Angeles, the Clippers will have a legit playoff contender on their hands.

Morris will be a free agent after the 2019-20 campaign. The 30-year-old big man signed a one-year, $15 million deal with the Knicks ahead of this season, and he could end up becoming a rental for the Clippers, who are aspiring to win a championship this season.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.