On July 10, Beijing time, according to sources, the former Celtics flank power forward Marcus Morris is considering tearing up the verbal agreement with the Spurs to switch to the Knicks camp.
Previously, Morris and the Spurs have reached a two-year agreement of 20 million US dollars. It seems that the Spurs have finally made substantial gains in the free market. But howIt is expected that Morris is an unbelieving person, and he cannot withstand the temptation of a one-year $15 million contract with the Knicks.
Before the Spurs, in order to have enough salary space to sign Morris, they reluctantly traded Bertans to the Wizards, and also adjusted the two-year 13 million contract to Carroll to three years. 21 million. In order for Morris to join, the Spurs have done everything they can. And this time if Morris finally regretted it. Then the loss the Spurs paid is irreparable.
There is an old saying in China, "If you speak without trust, you don’t know what to do." If one doesn’t talk about credibility, nothing will happen. In fact, in the NBA, Morris is not the first person to tear up a verbal agreement, and he certainly won’t be the last. In 2015, the Lone Ranger was still called the Mavericks in China. That summer, as soon as the free market opened, Jordan, who had just concluded the Clippers contract, reached a verbal agreement with Mavericks owner Cuban. However, Jordan later persuaded several Clippers teammates including Paul and Griffin. I regretted it, which angered Cuban. This caused huge attention that summer, and it was also one of the hottest topics that summer.
In fact, today when global marketization is intensifying, almost Anything of value will be dragged into the marketIn the wave. As the most successful basketball game in the world, the NBA is naturally inevitable. Commercial interests have become a goal that almost all teams and players are pursuing. Competitive sports, after being mixed with business, is no longer pure.
But in fact, there is nothing wrong with pursuing interests. After all, for professional players, playing is essentially a job.The pursuit of higher wages in the team is also natural. However, the bottom line must be retained. Honesty is the bottom line of the modern business collaboration system. Players should not make promises when they are not sure about it. Otherwise, they will not only bring unpredictable losses to the deceived team. Will also damage one's reputation. In the future, if you enter the free market again, I am afraid it will scare away potential owners.
However, the Spurs are already a veteran team in the league after all, and they are now looking for a new wing in the free market in order to prevent Morris from going back. And now on the flank of the free market, Melo Anthony is among them. I wonder if Anthony will have a chance to return to the NBA arena?