Lakers re-sign Darius Morris, Cavs waive Manny Harris

136097921_crop_650x440[1]The Los Angeles Lakers extended a qualifying offer of $962,000 to Darius Morris over the weekend and Yahoo!’s Mark Spears reports that Morris has accepted the offer. Morris played in 19 games as a rookie for the Lakers and averaged 2.5 points per game.

The LA Times rated Morris a C+ in a end of season report card feature

The good: Even with playing on a veteran-laden team, Morris never lacked for confidence. At times, that became a weakness. But that trait, along with his determined work ethic, will also help him become a good NBA player. Morris showed that mind set in the Lakers’ first pre-season game when he scored 11 points. When Morris was moved into the backup point-guard spot because of Steve Blake’s rib/sternum injury in early January, he looked more than comfortable both in finding his shot and facilitating.

Former Michigan guard Manny Harris was waived by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday. Harris played with the Cavs for two seasons, playing in 80 games (with 20 starts) and averaging 6 points, three rebunds and two assists per contest. Harris missed significant time during his second year in the NBA because of a bizarre freezer burn injury from a cooling chamber injury sustained at Nike’s headquarters last summer.

  • ZRL

    Money wise Dmo will have ended up making the right decision. Next year he’ll be making the equivalent of someone drafted in the mid 20’s. If you add in the money he made last year his career earnings will be the same as someone drafted in the mid teens this year.

    • jblair52

      He’ll make more in 3 years than what many will make in a lifetime.

  • Jimmy

    Pretty surprised that Manny didn’t get an offer. Then again, the Cavs did have like 5 draft picks. He’s been productive as a pro and I hope that he lands with another team.

  • DingoBlue

    Congrats D-Mo! Wish you the best in your continued success. Stay healthy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marqus-Luther-Sheen-Jr/100001373095199 Marqus Luther Sheen Jr.

    if Manny doesnt land another gig Id truly be shocked..I think he’s a very talented bench player for a team willing to give him a shot..id like to see him in toronto..they could use manny

  • Adam

    Updated Top 75 Scout Basketball Rankings were posted…

    Michigan Targets:
    Devin Booker checks in as a 5-star at #19 overall
    Keita Bates-Diop is a 4-star at #36 overall
    Jae-sean Tate is #53
    Trevon Bluiett #64

    http://scouthoops.scout.com/a….=88&yr=2014

  • Adam

    Updated Scout Basketball Rankings were posted…
    http://scouthoops.scout.com/a.z?s=75&p=9&c=4&cfg=bb&pid=88&yr=2014

    Michigan Targets:
    Devin Booker checks in as a 5-star at #19 overall
    Keita Bates-Diop is a 4-star at #36 overall
    Jae-sean Tate is #53
    Trevon Bluiett #64

  • Mattski

    I’m curious whether all the people who condemned Darius’s departure and were calling it a sad mistake until about. . . 12 minutes ago are going to come out of the woodwork and issue mea culpas. I won’t hold my breath.

    Here we have a pretty clear sign that it has paid off for him, after one year.

    • wolverine_longhorn

      Yup…he made the right move. In the end, I think he’s a marginal NBA player, but he struck while the iron was hot and has stuck around the Laker roster for two years. Hopefully he manages to stick around in the league, but he’s already accomplished alot simply by making the roster his first two years and banking around $1.5M (I think he’s still living with his parents as well).

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