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Former Yellow Jacket Anthony Morrow Gaining Interest in NBA Free Agency

Former Georgia Tech guard, Anthony Morrow (2004-2008), has worked out a pretty nice niche in the NBA over the last six seasons. Morrow went from the NBA’s Developmental League to playing for the Golden State Warriors in 2008, to becoming a sought after free agent this offseason in the NBA. Morrow opted out of his contract with the New Orleans Pelicans on July 1st making himself an unrestricted free agent.

According to reports, NBA teams this offseason are very interested in obtaining the services of the 6-foot-5 three-point specialist. The Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Detroit Pistons, are among the teams that are interested in putting Morrow on their roster for the 2014-15 season.

Morrow has built a reputation in the NBA as being one of the most accurate three-point shooters in the game since leaving the Flats in 2008. In fact, in the 2008-09 season, Morrow led the NBA in three-point accuracy knocking down 46.7% of his treys for Golden State. Since his two year stint in the Bay Area, Morrow has bounced around the league playing for the New Jersey Nets, Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks and last season the New Orleans Pelicans.

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Anthony Morrow has averaged 10.4 points per game and shoots 42.8% from three-point land for his career. His accuracy from deep is the biggest reason why NBA teams are interested in him this offseason, as well as the cheap price tag that comes along with him. Morrow only made a shade over $1 million last year with the Pelicans while averaging 8.4 points and shooting 45.1% from deep for them last year.

Being able to knockdown three’s in todays NBA is very important, and when it is possible to get a deadly shooter like Morrow for almost pennies on the dollar it is going to be very attractive for NBA front-offices. The possibility for Morrow to have a chance to play with premiere NBA stars like Lebron James and/or  Kevin Durant has to be exciting for Morrow as well.

Morrow has worked really hard on his game and has made a pretty nice career for himself as a role player in the NBA. It is going to be interesting to see where he lands this summer.

 

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