The Trail Blazers have already signed Archie Goodwin and Isaiah Briscoe to unguaranteed or lightly guaranteed deals and C.J. Wilcox to a two-way contract.
Now, Portland is adding a seasoned veteran to the competition for its 15th standard regular-season roster spot – Anthony Morrow.
Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:
Portland could use more shooting on the wing, especially after dumping Allen Crabbe. Only Stephen Curry, Kyle Korver and Klay Thompson have matched Morrow’s career efficiency (41.7%) and volume (8.0 attempts per 100 possessions) while playing even half as many minutes as Morrow.
But that he’s left taking an unguaranteed minimum offer speaks to Morrow’s defensive deficiencies. There’s reason Morrow has bounced between the Warriors, Nets, Hawks, Mavericks, Pelicans, Thunder and Bulls in nine NBA seasons.
Morrow is probably the favorite to stick into the regular season, though the Trail Blazers could still sign other candidates. They could also keep just 14 players, especially because they’re still facing the luxury tax.