Brooklyn Nets Sign Darius Morris


Shortly after trading away Andrei Kirilenko and Jorge Gutierrez and acquiring Brandon Davies, the Nets wasted no time in filling their second roster spot, signing free agent swingman Darius Morris to fill their fifteenth and final roster spot.

The deal is for the free agent minimum and is fully non-guaranteed, per a source with knowledge of the deal.

Morris, 23, is a 6’4 combo guard. He was drafted in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, and has played in 94 NBA games (17 starts) over the last three seasons, averaging 3.7 points, 1.5 assists, and 1.1 rebounds in 12.4 minutes per game for the Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Clippers, and Memphis Grizzlies.

Here’s video from Morris’s best game, scoring a career-high 24 points and dishing 6 assists:

Fun, irrelevant fact: the pick used to select Morris (#41 in the 2011 draft) was owned by the Nets from 2008-2010, and was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in the deal to acquire Sasha Vujacic.