Los Angeles Lakers Sign Darius Morris

Dylan Burkhardt

The NBA lockout is over and Darius Morris has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. As you can see in the video above (filmed last week), Morris has been in the gym quite a bit this offseason.

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  • FGCU Maize Rage

    This comes on the heels of Lamar Odom going to Dallas, thus nullifying the Chris Paul deal! Looks like Darius will be competing for that backup point guard spot!

  • Jeff

    Glad to see he signed. It’s always a dicey situation when you don’t go in the first round.

  • MGoTweeter

    Congrats Darius!  hopefully he gets some good run this season.

  • deSal

    no paul deal, hopefully he gets his shot

  • Kevin in GR

    So from the comments in the video, is it safe to assume that he’s changed his shot away from what Beilein taught him? From a few shots in the video, it looks like he was shooting fade-aways off one foot..It’ll be interesting to see how he does with this new approach.

    • Guest

      I was hesitating to mention it too, but I agree with you. His shot seems to be a bit lower than it was at Michigan, but does look like it has a bit more rotation. We’ll see how it works for him. A lot of shooting is mental as his trainer said, so I hope he’s draining everything in sight this year.

    • Tom, Too

      It seems like a push shot from lower…I agree.  Whatever works….best of luck where he ends up after the dust settles.

    • SamGoBlue

      I wouldn’t trust anyone’s shooting advice over Beilein’s. I just think Darius’s shot was almost broken from the start, and it is very difficult to significantly change someone’s shot after 18 years of playing.

  • JimC

    Congrats to DMo!!

  • gpsimms

    Jsut my epinion, but he always kicked his foot out a bit.  Also Darius specificially says in the video (paraphrase), “At the beginning of last season I was shooting well, but as the season wore on a reverted to old habits because I wasn’t getting as many reps between games.  Now I am trying to get back to the way I was repping it before the season.”

    So, it’s def not a departure from what he was doing before.

    Also congrats to dmo.  I really think he will be a very, very good nba player for a long time.