NBA free agency rumors: Spurs acquire Marcus Morris, DeMarre Carroll to boost roster

In a busy day of transactions, the Spurs have added to their roster as well.

According to multiple reports, San Antonio landed free agents Marcus Morris and DeMarre Carroll over the weekend.

The Athletic broke the news of ex-Celtic Morris, noting he’ll join the Spurs on a two-year, $20 million deal.

Carroll’s move had already been set, but ESPN reported a change in the initial agreement of a two-year deal worth $13 million.

The report noted the team and Carroll’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, “reworked” the deal to make it three years at $21 million. In order to get this done, San Antonio had to move forward Davis Bertans to Washington — which cleared up space for Carroll’s new contract. 

Carroll, who has averaged 9.1 points per game in his career, spent the past two seasons with the Nets. This will be the forward’s seventh team since being selected 27th overall by the Grizzlies in the 2009 draft.

He met with the team early in the week and admitted he was amazed by their staff.

As for Morris, the Spurs were just one of the teams interested in the 6-9 forward. According to a previous report from The Athletic, the Lakers, Knicks, Bulls, Clippers and Kings were all looking to pursue Morris in free agency. 

He was even “open minded” about returning to Boston, the report noted.

Morris averaged 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds while shooting 37.5 percent from 3-point range last season for Boston. He was traded from the Pistons to the Celtics in July 2017.

He has also played for the Suns and Rockets in his eight-year career.