Occasionally, teams allow committed players to look elsewhere. But that apparently wasn’t the case here.
the Spurs didn’t like it.
“They’re pissed” is how one general manager described it.
Pissed at Morris? Pissed at the Knicks? Pissed at both?
At some point, Morris should explain himself. It’s a major breach of decorum to renege on an oral agreement in free agency. Why did he feel strongly enough about ditching the Spurs for New York to go back on his word?
Unfortunately for San Antonio, there’s nowhere productive to direct this anger. Shortening or eliminating the moratorium would help in some similar situations. But Morris agreed to terms then backed out all after the moratorium.
The Spurs just have to eat this one.