While it looked like Morris might be a candidate to return to the Knicks as a free agent last February, with the front office completely transformed, besides Scott Perry, it seems unlikely the Knicks will look to the veteran bruiser as a free agent option now. Morris struggled in the playoffs against Denver, which could hurt his worth to sign with the Clippers again. However, expect a competitive team to try and sign him for a one-year contract.
The Knicks seem committed to building around their young core in Mitchell Robinson and RJ Barrett. They will emphasize spacing and versatility. Leon Rose is not looking to reassemble the core of the starting lineup that failed last season for Steve Mills. It doesn’t mean it was Marcus Morris’s fault; was one of the bright spots for the Knicks. But the new leadership will likely want to go in a different direction with their kids.