View Full Version : Randolph Morris signs with the Knicks.
03-23-2007, 06:29 PM
The New York Knicks signed Kentucky center Randolph Morris to a two-year, $1.6 million contract Friday, an NBA source told ESPN Insider Chad Ford.
Morris declared for the 2005 NBA draft as a freshman and went undrafted. The NCAA allowed him to return to the Wildcats after serving a suspension, but NBA rules prohibit Morris from re-entering the draft, which made him an unrestricted free agent.
Morris averaged 16.1 points and 7.8 rebounds a game this season for the Wildcats.
03-23-2007, 06:32 PM
Knew that would happen.
No-brainer for him.
He's been excellent lately.
03-23-2007, 07:27 PM
Interesting, will he be able to play right away, or does the deal kick in next year?
03-23-2007, 07:37 PM
Randolph Morris and The Knicks deserve each other.
03-23-2007, 07:40 PM
He can play right away.
03-23-2007, 07:59 PM
He can leave right away but this new rule could affect Kentucky scholarships in the future with him leaving in the middle of the school year. This I got from the ESPN article.
Under the new APR, schools are subject to scholarship penalties if student-athletes leave early and not in good academic standing. Withdrawing from school before the end of a semester can seriously impede a team's GPA and academic standing. To that end, Texas and Ohio State are taking steps to ensure freshmen Kevin Durant and Greg Oden will finish the spring semester.
03-23-2007, 08:07 PM
What a crazy situation down yonder...
03-23-2007, 08:10 PM
That's actually a really good deal on both ends. At the very least Morris will get a ton of extra practice to work on his game. If he gets better, he can rake in the money in only 2 years, not 3 or 4.
If he stinks, it doesn't matter to the Knicks because they don't pay him lottery type money, and he's only on the payroll for a short time.
03-23-2007, 11:04 PM
Even if they get a good coach Kentucky is going to be really bad next year. Whoever they get is going to have to scrounge up a few late signings and Jucos to fill the roster. Will Kentucky fans tolerate an NIT year from a new coach?
03-23-2007, 11:07 PM
Good riddance. He's a pretty good player and UK won't be as good without him, but I can't stand him. He's very lazy and selfish, IMO. Never lived up to the hype, in fact, the team got much worse since he first arrived.
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