Monday night was the preseason opener for several teams with high lottery picks in the 2019 NBA Draft, including the New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Morris tried to clear some space with a wild swing of his elbows, but Anderson stood his ground. Moments later Morris went in for the kill with a playground type maneuver, jackhammering the ball into Anderson's unsuspecting face. He exchanged words with a few of the Wizards' players, including Anderson, on the way back to the locker room.
According multiple media outlets, after the National Basketball Association completes its standard review of the flagrant-2 call, if it upholds the ruling, Morris would be suspended for the Knicks' first regular-season game. I wouldn't want to miss any regular-season games.
Despite the incident, the Knicks won the game 104-99.
"If it was the regular season, I wouldn't have done it", Morris said. He could be facing a suspension from the league to start the season. If that was regular season I wouldn't have done that.
Morris, 30, signed a one-year, $15 million free agent deal with the Knicks in July.
"But like I said at the beginning, we're not taking any s--".
Marcus Morris may no longer be with the Celtics, but apparently the rivalry he had with the Wizards has carried over onto his new team.