Jan 6, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers point guard Darius Morris (7) drives on Orlando Magic shooting guard Victor Oladipo (5) in the fourth quarter at Staples Center. The Clippers defeated the Magic 101-81. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Fielding-USA TODAY Sports

Turner: Clippers Don't Sign Darius Morris For Season, Now a Free Agent

According to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times, Darius Morris is now a free agent after two 10-day contracts with the Los Angeles Clippers:

In the NBA, once a player has been signed to two consecutive 10-day contracts, the team must decide between letting the player go or signing them for the remainder of the season. Chris Paul being on the brink of an early return may be a big reason behind this, but roster flexibility may be reason number one. Including Morris, the Clippers would have had all 15-roster spots filled with all of those spots being guaranteed. Releasing Morris gives them room to work with if they attempt to poach a third big from someone’s roster via the trade market, add Andrew Bynum or sign a veteran released in the coming months.

In ten games, Morris averaged 0.9 points on 5.4 minutes per game. He’ll likely be headed back to the NBA Development League unless a team decides to give him a run due to injuries at the guard position.

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