Report: Adam Morrison released in Serbia, seeks NBA return

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Adam Morrison is back. Hide the women and children barber shears.

Last week we passed along the report on how Adam Morrison was playing like his old self in Serbia — a feisty scoring machine. The guy we saw at Gonzaga.

Now from the same source — Sam Amick at Sports Illustrated — comes the report that Morrison has been released from his Serbian side so he can try and get back in the NBA.

According to a source close to Morrison — who had no opt-out clause and was being paid approximately $350,000 on a one-year deal that began in October — was let out as a “good faith” gesture. After averaging 15.5 points per game and showing some of the fiery style for which he was known in college, Morrison received significant interest from some Euroleague teams and is even confident he could return to the NBA.

Unless a Euroleague team gives Morrison an offer he simply can’t refuse, he plans on returning to the United States on Wednesday. Morrison indicated via e-mail that it would be his preference to play closer to his homeland, saying his preference was to play “hopefully somewhere in the Western Hemisphere.”

If I were a GM looking for a wing scorer off the bench I would consider giving Morrison a camp invite. No way I would do guaranteed money, but I’d be willing to give him a look. You’d be surprised how well his Lakers teammates spoke of Morrison and if he has matured and regained his confidence there are worse gambles out there.