The Knicks, continuing their massive rebuild, are on the verge of trading their best player, Marcus Morris, to the Clippers for at least one prospect, Moe Harkless and a first-round pick, a source confirmed. However, David Aldridge of The Athletic reports that the Clippers do not plan to keep Thomas on their roster.
Morris, 30, will join a title hopeful in Los Angeles after improving his scoring average to a career-high 19.6 points per game this season while shooting a career-best 43.9% from 3-point range.
The Clippers acquire a veteran forward who can stretch the floor and hit 3-pointers while ending Morris's short stint in NY after signing with the Knicks in the offseason. He's also due to be an unrestricted free agent this summer. According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, the Knicks balked at the idea of a proposal without Kyle Kuzma. Beyond that, he has taken his three-point shooting to the next level this year. However, the Clippers appear closer than ever to acquiring Morris to give them another body to throw at LeBron James in the playoffs.
Thomas averaged 12.2 in points while playing 23.1 minutes per game in Washington.