According to a report from Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman free agent sharpshooter Anthony Morrow has agreed to sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Anthony Morrow has agreed to join the Thunder, giving Oklahoma City a 3-point shooter and depth on the wing. Story coming soon.
— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) July 12, 2014
Anthony Morrow lands three-year, $10 million deal with Thunder with team option in third season, source said. @DarnellMayberry first .
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 12, 2014
Morrow was a great value signing last year by Dell Demps as he played in 76 games and averaged 18.8 minutes, 8.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game for the Pelicans. Where Morrow really shined though was behind the arc where he shot 45.1 percent from the season on 2.6 attempts a game.
The Pelicans had reportedly been interested in retaining the services of Morrow who took advantage of his player option this offseason to gain the nice raise. The Pelicans had fallen behind in the race for Morrow while they worked to clear cap space to make the Omer Asik trade work. The team now must find a way to replace the shooting that Morrow brought to the lineup that especially helped Tyreke Evans.
In the long run losing Morrow for that price doesn’t really hurt the Pelicans. For as good of a shooter as he was he did literally nothing else on floor, so if the team can find someone to bring more to the table for Morrow’s minutes they may be better off even with less shooting.