NBA Roundtable

Morrow Signs NJ Offer Sheet

In Free Agency on July 9, 2010 at 11:47 pm

Yahoo Sports reports

Restricted free-agent guard Anthony Morrow has reached agreement on a three-year, $12 million offer sheet with the New Jersey Nets, league sources told Yahoo! Sports on Friday night.

The Golden State Warriors aren’t expected to match the offer, a league source said. Morrow has to take a physical Monday before he can sign the offer sheet. The Warriors will then have seven days to decide to match.

I find it hard to believe that the Warriors won’t match that offer sheet. It is a fairly short offer at three years and the per annum amounts are fine.

Anthony Morrow and Stephen Curry have a very nice chemistry out there. I would love to see Golden State build around these two in the backcourt.

Update: The reason Golden State are not expected to match is because they have had their eye on another player, Dorell Wright, and today they signed that player. Wright was seen as a better fit for their team due to his ability to play the small forward position. The Warriors needed someone to hold down that spot after Corey Maggette and Kelenna Azubuike were traded.

Update: Another reason GSW is reluctant to match this offer sheet is that it will take them $1-2 million away from the luxury tax threshold. They do not wish to have that little flexibility.

Worth noting the Warriors have $17 million in expiring contracts next summer.

Update: The two sides agree to a sign and trade for a trade exception. Morrow is officially a New Jersey Net.

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