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Veteran Marcus Morris showcasing leadership qualities with young Knicks

Hoops Rumors logo Hoops Rumors 11/22/2019 Chris Crouse, Hoops Rumors
Marcus Morris standing in front of a crowd © Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Power forward Marcus Morris joined the Knicks this past offseason after opting to leave the Spurs at the altar. Morris chose New York despite the fact the team had signed several forwards during the summer. The roster jam, as well as the young nature of the team, had many questioning the fit for the 30-year-old Morris. 

It turns out Morris’ fit is as a leader.

“I can’t rave about his leadership enough,” said Knicks coach David Fizdale said (via Greg Joyce of The New York Post). “I think he’s an excellent leader. I’ve been around some great basketball leaders and he is an excellent leader. One of the best I’ve been around. All these guys respect him. His way of going about it is very selfless. He always owns his own stuff first before he tells someone else what to do.”

Morris signed a one-year, $15M contract with the Knicks and he’s arguably been the most consistent player so far this season. In 15 games, he’s averaging 18.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals and shooting 46.4 percent from behind the arc.

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