Report: Celtics Considering Adam Morrison in Free Agency


July 14, 2010

Report: Celtics Considering Adam Morrison in Free Agency The Boston Celtics are interested in Adam Morrison.

No, seriously.

The team watched the college-standout-turned-professional-bench-warmer work out on Tuesday afternoon, according to a Boston Globe report. The Celtics may be considering Morrison as a potential replacement for Tony Allen — a scenario only possible in a dream world.

Since making a name for himself at Gonzaga, where he led the Bulldogs to the Final Four and shared Naismith College Player of the Year honors with J.J. Redick, Morrison has spent much of his time in the NBA keeping Phil Jackson's bench warm in Los Angeles. His rookie year was promising, as he averaged 11.8 points per game for the Bobcats after he was selected third overall in 2006. A torn ACL cost him his 2007-08 season, and he was shipped to the Lakers the following year in a trade.

Once Morrison got to L.A., Jackson had little use for him on his way to leading the Lakers to back-to-back NBA titles. In one-plus regular seasons with the Lakers, Morrison played a total of 285 minutes. For a comparison that Celtics fans can understand, Shelden Williams was on the floor for 597 minutes this past season.

Morrison logged nine playoff minutes this spring — the first of his career — and he went 4-of-9 from the field and 0-for-2 from 3-point range. Jimmy Kimmel Live was nice enough to put together a highlight package of his Finals performance.

Despite all this, he's made an average of $4.2 million per season. At this point, he may be closer to being worth the veteran's minimum, if he's worth anything at all.

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