Earlier today, NBC’s A. Sherrod Blakely posted a tweet regarding a conversation he had with Marcus Morris, the nature of said tweet was regarding Morris not receiving a phone call from the Celtics during free agency.
Marcus Morris said he was surprised that he did not get a phone call this summer from the #Celtics when he was a free agent. "I guess that's the business," Morris said. "I thought I at least deserved a phone call but it is what it is."— A. Sherrod Blakely (@ASherrodblakely) October 26, 2019
Also, in the tweet Morris did concede to knowing that the league is a business.
Everything worked out just fine for Morris in the end though, he obtained a solid contract in New York worth $15 million for one year. Having the flexibility to negotiate a new contract with any interested party during a week free-agent class such as the upcoming one is a good business move.
During his time on the Celtics, Morris participated in 129 games and started 74 of them. He left with averages of 13.8 points, 1.4 assists and 5.8 rebounds per game on 37.2 percent three-point shooting and 48.9 percent from the field.
Morris was a solid contributor to the Celtics during his tenure, displaying an ability to lead by example coupled with a willingness to play within his role. He was, however, susceptible to lapses of judgement which would lead him to taking ill-advised shots at times.
Overall, Morris’s stay in Boston was a pleasant one and he enjoys a good relationship with the majority of his former teammates and coaches.
Given the limited financial resources available to the Celtics this past off-season, should Morris be surprised to not have received a phone call at the least? Would you have preferred him to remain on the roster moving forwards?