New Orleans Pelicans’ swingman Anthony Morrow is one of the league’s elite three-point shooters. Now, as a free agent, he is looking to cash in.
The Portland Trail Blazers are reportedly interested in Morrow in a three-point marksman role. The Detroit Pistons also reportedly scheduled a meeting with Morrow but they have since agreed to a three-year, $19.5 million deal with former Los Angeles Lakers’ guard Jodie Meeks and agreed to a one-year deal with former Atlanta Hawks’s swingman Cartier Martin. The Chicago Bulls are the latest to reportedly be involved in the chase for Morrow and at least 12 total teams are after him.
Two of the those teams have come to the forefront.
According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the Miami Heat are trying to secure an agreement with Morrow, largely because he is a player Heat forward LeBron James would like to play with. Stein reports the Oklahoma City Thunder are also in pursuit. The Orlando Magic were also after Morrow, but they have pulled out of the race after agreeing to a deal with veteran guard Ben Gordon.
Morrow would be a fantastic fit in either situation. He could help spread the floor and knock down open shots when defenses collapse on stars like James, Heat guard Dwyane Wade, Thunder forward Kevin Durant and guard Russell Westbrook. Morrow would likely have to sacrifice money to join either team.
Morrow went for 8.4 points and 1.8 rebounds per game while shooting 45.8% from the field, 45.1% from three and 82.8% from the free throw line.