One of the last remaining pure shooters on the NBA’s free agent market has been locked up as former Mavericks shooting guard Anthony Morrow has reportedly (from various outlets) agreed to terms on a 2-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Exact contract details are thus far undisclosed, but it is believed to be to a near-minimum deal that includes a player option in the 2nd year for the services of Morrow. He is one of the best shooters in the entire league, sporting a career 42.4% 3-point percentage over 297 career games. This includes a league-leading (and honestly ridiculous) 46.7% three-point shooting season in 2008-2009 with the Golden State Warriors.
Morrow isn’t without flaws, however, as he is well-known for having one of the worst ball-handling games of any perimeter player in the league, and he is pretty much the epitome of one-dimensional. Fortunately for him, that singular ability is one of the league’s most coveted assets, and with shooters being signed in furious fashion, he was able to lock down some guaranteed money with New Orleans.
Playing time will be at a premium for Morrow behind the wing rotation that includes Tyreke Evans and Eric Gordon, but with Gordon’s injury issues and Evans’ shooting problems, there could be an immediate role for Morrow. One thing is certain, and that is that he will be ready to fire away from long distance.