CAMDEN, N.J.–Philadelphia 76ers forward Marcus Morris Sr. has been in the NBA for a long time. 13 years as a matter of fact. He understands how things work in this league when it comes to trades and transactions.
The Sixers acquired the Philadelphia native from the Los Angeles Clippers in the big James Harden trade and, when considering he is on an expiring contract, understands that he could be on the move next.
The trade deadline is Feb. 8 and one has to figure that Morris Sr. will be involved in a lot of trade talks. He is a proven veteran who can put the ball in the basket and the expiring contract is an attractive trade piece.
“I understand the business part,” Morris Sr. said at practice on Thursday. “I know we actively in trades, but just to say I put the jersey on, it’s like a career-defining moment for me, and being home is everything. Seeing my family, seeing people I grew up with and it’s just everything, man.”
Whether or not Morris Sr. will be moved at the deadline remains to be seen, but in the case that he is, the veteran is thankful to be able to throw on a Sixers jersey and represent his city. That was extremely important to him.
“The biggest thing is to be able to bring my kids to the game,” Morris Sr. finished. “Show where their father is from. Show the love. I’ve been in the league a time. The love I get from home, it’s just, you know, this is 100-to-none so I enjoy being here, man. I enjoy putting a jersey on and like I said if anything does change, I’m just happy I had a chance to play at home.”
Morris Sr. is averaging 4.9 points and 2.2 rebounds while shooting 45.8% from deep in 13 games with the Sixers. He’s averaging 12.3 minutes per game.