The Philadelphia 76ers are finalizing an agreement with former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Darius Morris, according to USA Today on Sept. 12. The agreement is reportedly for two-years though neither year is fully guaranteed.
Morris, 22, averaged 4.0 points and 1.6 assists in 14.2 minutes per game last season.
The 6-4 guard has a very good chance of making the roster and could receive substantial playing time if he shows significant defensive improvement, He also has to learn to finish in the paint and improve his midrange game. Morris shot only 38.8 percent from the floor though he did connect on 36 percent of his shots from beyond the arc.
First-round draft choice Michael Carter-Williams is expected to start from day one for the 76ers. Morris will likely battle Tony Wrotten for the right to backup Carter-Williams.
Prior to deciding to go with Morris, the Sixers were talking about bringing in Daniel Gibson, Rodrigue Beaubois and Chris Duhon.
Royal Ivey, who is currently a free agent, and Charles Jenkins, who signed to play in Serbia this offseason, saw some run last year for Sixers at point guard.
Morris was selected out of Michigan in the second round of the 2011 draft.