Darius Morris Inks Deal With Philadelphia 76ers

It appears the Philadelphia 76ers really want former Lakers point-guard Darius Morris. The ball club is reported to be in the final stages of closing a deal with Morris.

Morris started only 19 games with the Lakers last season, but in his new contract with Philadelphia, the 6-foot-4-inch baller is guaranteed play substantial time, according to sources close to the deal.

Morris, 22, averaged 4.0 points and 1.6 assists in 14.2 minutes per game last season. He was dropped by the Lakers for poor performance on the court. With two years into the League, Morris is expected to improve significantly, which probably why the Sixers wanted to add him to their backcourt.

The Lakers selected Morris in the second round of the 2o11 draft. When the deal finalizes, Morris will join Neriens Noel, Michael Carter-Williams and Tony Wroten on the Sixers bench.

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