One of the most controversial offseason cames earlier this summer when veteran center Marcus Morris verbally agreed to a two-year pact with the Spurs before backing out and signing with the Knicks.
Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich labeled the move “unprofessional” and “unfortunate.” Believing that the deal was done, San Antonio traded Davis Bertans to make room for Morris before his change of heart. Morris added more context to his earlier comments about the change, addressing Popovich’s assertion.
“I was very surprised but I have nothing but respect for Pop,” Morris said, per The Athletic’s Mike Vornukov (Twitter link). “I’m not going to sit up here and say anything. Obviously, they made a big move and on my side, things weren’t clear for me.”