Clippers Acquire Knicks PF Marcus Morris for Moe Harkless, First-Round Pick


The Clippers acquired forward Marcus Morris in a trade with the Knicks on Thursday, the teams announced.

New York will receive Moe Harkless and two draft picks—a 2020 first round draft pick  from the Clippers and a 2021 second round draft pick from the Clippers through Detroit.

Morris signed a one-year, $15 million contract with the Knicks in July 2019. He will be an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2020. The Kansas product is averaging a career-high 19.6 points per game in 2019-20 while shooting 43.9% from three. Morris ranks fifth in the NBA in three-point percentage.

Los Angeles adds Morris as it looks to secure a top seed in the Western Conference playoff race. The Clippers enter Thursday second in the West at 36–15 with eight wins in their last 10 games.

The Knicks are trending toward a seventh straight lottery appearance this season. They sit 13th in the Eastern Conference at 15–36.