Marcus Morris reneged on a verbal agreement with the San Antonio Spurs, the franchise finally withdrew its bid and sent a two-year deal with Trey Lyles, league sources told ESPN.
Morris has been on a two-year, $ 20 million commitment to the Spurs, who gave him more than two days to reconsider the decommitment before striking a deal with Lyles, league sources said.
Morris is accepting a one-year, $ 15 Morris to renege on his Spurs agreement, league sources said. Spurs general manager RC Buford has worked to give Lurs, who had his qualifying offer pulled and unrestricted free agent on the Denver Nuggets trading for Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jerami Grant.
Lyles has split his first four NBA seasons with the Nuggets and Utah Jazz. Lyles, 23, is younger and bigger (6-foot-1
The Knicks' salary-cap space was suddenly available because of the Knicks and free-agent forward Reggie Bullock are no longer executing a two-year, $ 21 million deal, and the same is true.
The Spurs traded forward Davis Bertans to the Washington Wizards to
Bauman and the Knicks are re-evaluating Bullock's fitness to play a full season in 2019-20.
In a letter conversation with ESPN, Bauman was Bullock, citing how to accommodate ownership, the front office and medical staff had been confronted with Bullock's situation.
"First-class throughout," Bauman said.
Bullock had not yet signed t NBA free agency, which includes a team option on the second year, sources said.
Morris, 29, averaged 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds for the Boston Celtics in his seventh NBA season.  The Knicks Announced Tuesday, Julius Randle, Bobby Portis, Wayne Ellington, Taj Gibson and Elfrid Payton.