Thunder Announce Morrow Signing
By Randy Renner
The Thunder continue to get their paperwork in order as the team officially announces deals made so far during the free agency period.
Yesterday the team formally announced the Sebastian Telfair signing and this afternoon comes official word that free agent sharpshooter Anthony Morrow has signed on the dotted line.
“Anthony Morrow has demonstrated that he is amongst the most consistent and efficient three point shooters in the NBA over his career, and we are pleased to welcome him to Oklahoma City and the Thunder organization,” Thunder GM Sam Presti said in a statement released by the team. “With his body of work, we feel Anthony is a unique addition to a diverse roster, while also possessing the toughness and selflessness that we are consistently seeking in Thunder players.”
Morrow (6-5, 210), shot 45.1 percent from three-point range last season (4th in the NBA) while averaging 8.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 18.8 minutes in a career-high 76 games (nine starts) with New Orleans.
An undrafted rookie out of Georgia Tech, Morrow shot an NBA-best 46.7 percent during the 2008-09 season becoming the first rookie in NBA history to lead the league in three-point field goal percentage. The six-year NBA veteran owns career averages of 10.4 points on 42.8 percent shooting from three-point range (3rd highest amongst active NBA players), 2.5 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 23.7 minutes in 373 games (129 starts) with Golden State, New Jersey, Atlanta, Dallas and New Orleans.
It's not known for sure when Morrow will come to OKC for an introductory news conference. He will more than likely come off the bench for the Thunder.
Terms of his contract were not made public by the team but his agreement is believed to be for three years and approximately $10 million.