Could Celtics pursue Marcus Morris in offseason?

Marcus Morris Sr. did whatever it took to fit in with the LA Clippers, even if it meant sacrificing his game to improve the team.

In the 2018-19 season, Morris found limitless success as a member of the Boston Celtics, averaging 16.7 points per game. During his two seasons in green, Boston was viewed as a championship-contending ball club, with Morris serving as their unnamed tough guy. Though three seasons have passed since then, an NBA insider believes Boston, fresh off its NBA Finals runner-up, may be looking to rekindle their once-celebrity relationship.

According to HoopsHype’s Yossi Gozlan, he suggests the Celtics have the assets to lure LA into a trade.

“Some players they could be chasing with their trade exemptions are ex-Celtic Marcus Morris,” Gozlan said. “The Celtics have all of their future first-round picks up their sleeve and they’ve shown their willingness to trade them when they’ve traded one for Horford and another for White since Stevens took over.”

Is Marcus Morris ready to move away from LA?

Morris, 32, has stayed mostly during the off-season. However, the versatile striker has left a discreet trail of breadcrumbs as far as his desire to play elsewhere. After the Philadelphia 76ers were unceremoniously eliminated from last season’s playoff action, an article surfaced suggesting that Morris would be a welcome and necessary addition to the 76ers’ roster.

Although the article was initially considered trivial, the article caught the attention of Morris, who subsequently hit the like button on his Twitter account. While he seems to be making it clear he would enjoy a move to the 76ers, Morris could be receptive to the idea of ​​playing for his old franchise, the Boston Celtics.

Last season, Morris took full advantage of an injury-strewn Clippers squad as he averaged 15.4 points per game for a 42-win ball club. If Gozlan’s hypothetical scenario is correct, LA could look to replace Morris on the starting lineup with one of their midseason acquisitions last year in Norman Powell or Robert Covington.

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