According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, former Lakers guard Darius Morris is finalizing a deal with the Philadelphia 76’ers. Drafted in 2011, Morris has always played a reserve role, but got the starting nod when Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant were injured in the playoffs. When Steve Nash broke his leg in Portland, Morris also started a few games. He averaged 4 points and 1.6 assists last season for LA.
The report states that it isn’t a fully guaranteed deal, but expect him to make the team and play significant minutes. It also says that he turned down the opportunity to return to the Lakers. Philadelphia is being accused of tanking for a high pick in the loaded 2014 Draft(they are tanking) so Morris saw the opportunity to receive a bigger role. He joins Michael Carter Williams, Nerlens Noel, Evan Turner, and a whole cast of young players. They went months without a coach, until they finally hired Brett Brown from San Antonio. Look for them to be under the 20 win mark and be in prime position for the Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker lottery (they also have New Orleans’ first round pick).