Earlier this week Marcus Morris fired agent Rich Paul after he backed out of a deal with the Spurs to a sign for more money with the Knicks.
According to a report by NY Dailly News’ Stefan Bondy Morris turned down a larger deal from the Clippers before settling with the Knicks.
Morris, according to a source, turned down a three-year, $41 million offer from the Clippers before pivoting to the Spurs and, eventually, the Knicks. After being rejected by Morris, the Clippers used that space to acquire Moe Harkless and absorb his $11.5 million salary via trade.
NBA conspiracy theorists believed Rich Paul steered Morris away from the Clippers so that he wouldn’t face LeBron James out west.