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Marcus Morris set to join Knicks after Spurs deal gets pulled –

The Knicks are banking on Marcus Morris being better than his word.

Just five days after Morris verbally agreed to contract terms with the Spurs, the veteran forward officially reneged on his commitment Thursday and now plans to sign a one-year, $15 million deal with the Knicks, according to multiple reports.

Morris, a 29-year-old who averaged 13.9 points, and 6.1 rebounds while shooting 37.4 percent on 3-pointers with the Celtics last season, originally agreed to sign a two-year, $20 million deal with San Antonio — a team that hasn’t missed the playoffs since 1997 — but now is opting to join a franchise that hasn’t made the postseason in six straight seasons. His motivation is believed to stem from what is expected to be a larger payout by re-entering free agency next summer, while also commanding a higher salary this coming season.

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