The NBA has decided not to suspend New York Knicks small forward Marcus Morris for his Flagrant 2 foul committed in Monday’s preseason game.
On Monday, New York Knicks small forward Marcus Morris started out strong in the team’s initial preseason matchup. The veteran put up 17 points on the Washington Wizards before heading into the locker room. However, his impressive performance ended in the third quarter when referees ejected him.
Morris apparently wasn’t a fan of how Wizards guard Justin Anderson was guarding him. It prompted Morris to smack the ball off Anderson’s head, which led to the Flagrant 2 foul and an ejection. Because of this incident, the league could’ve very much taken action against Morris. However, per reports, that won’t be the case.
Alex Smith of SNY writes, “a league source confirmed to SNY’s Ian Begley that Morris won’t be suspended for Monday’s incident.”
After the game, Morris remained defiant when talking about the situation with reporters.
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“If it was the regular season, I wouldn’t have done that,” he said. “Because my team needs me. I got to be smarter than that, set a better example. But, like I said in the beginning, we not taking no sh*t. So, it is what it is.”
To go along with his 17 points (6-for-12 shooting from the field), Morris snatched seven rebounds and dished out two assists. He did this all in 19 minutes on the floor.
The Knicks ousted Washington by a score of 104-99. They’ll travel back to New York to take on this Wizards team once again on Friday night. Tip-off will be at 7:30 p.m. ET.