Monday, December 22, 2014

Sixers to sign Darius Morris

The 76ers have secured a backup point guard.

Sixers to sign Darius Morris

The 76ers have reportedly signed former Lakers guard Darius Morris. (Mark J. Terrill/AP file photo)
The 76ers have reportedly signed former Lakers guard Darius Morris. (Mark J. Terrill/AP file photo)

The 76ers have secured a backup point guard.

The franchise reached an agreement with former Los Angeles Laker Darius Morris on Thursday, according to a league source. Yahoo! Sports first reported the Sixers' acquisition. The 6-foot-4, 190-pounder will reportedly sign a partially-guaranteed deal for the upcoming season. He's expected to play significant minutes. Morris averaged 4.0 points, 1.6 assists and 14.2 minutes this past season. He averaged 3.6 points while making 67 appearances during his two seasons in Los Angeles.

The 22-year-old out of Michigan was the Lakers' second-round pick (41st overall) in 2011. 

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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