Adam Morrison had mentioned that he would retire from playing professional basketball if he didn’t make the Portland Trail Blazers. Well, the Blazers released him and we all anticipated his retirement from the sport.
It turns out that he’s not done yet and he’ll continue to play.
David Pick of Sportando talked to Adam Morrison’s agent, Brad Ames, earlier today.
Brad Ames of Priority Sports, which represents Morrison, told Sportando this week that the former No. 3 overall pick is indeed open to joining another team in Europe in hopes of jump-starting his career.
“We are looking for a good Euroleague or Eurocup situation for (Adam),” Ames said.
His agent went on to say that if he couldn’t find a European club to play for, Morrison would toil around the D-League in hopes of getting a call-up from an NBA team. Morrison’s goal is to return to the NBA.
So it’s good to see that Morrison is not giving up on his dream. He’s still only 28 years-old and I believe he can still make a good contribution to an NBA team sometime down the line. Morrison had a fantastic summer league with the Clippers and was an easy fan favorite. That led to him getting a training camp tryout with the Blazers but Portland ultimately cut him from the squad.
Adam Morrison was the #3 pick overall in the 2006 NBA Draft after a standout college career in Gonzaga. He had a decent rookie season when he averaged 11.8 points per game before a devastating knee injury shelved his entire 2007-2008 season. Morrison was eventually traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he won two NBA championships, but was never a regular part of Phil Jackson’s rotation.