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Adam Morrison invited to Wizards camp

Sep 21, 2010, 5:08 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for amorrison.jpgAdam Morrison will be in the Wizards training camp on a make-good contract, trying to earn his way back onto an NBA roster, that according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post.

Morrison was last seen in street clothes, as part of the last two Los Angeles Lakers title teams. While players raved about his ability to knock down shots in practice, he didn’t do that well when he got some run in games. He also was not an impressive defender. Morrison scored 11 points a game (but inefficiently) his first season in Charlotte, then in his second season a knee injury took him down. He has never been the same since.

Morrison conducted a number of open workouts in Las Vegas during Summer League, giving teams a chance to see what he still had in the tank. He told Lee he wanted to go to a team where he had a chance to get minutes and some rhythm back.

“I haven’t played basically in two years, so I’m just looking for a place to get some quality minutes and try to get back in that rhythm again,” Morrison said in Las Vegas.

In a more open, running Washington offense it’s not impossible to see the old Morrison in sort of a Mike Miller/Jason Kapono role, running the floor straight the arc and knocking down shots. Except he is going to really have to prove he can knock down those shots under pressure still, that he has the conditioning and mental toughness to really make it on a building team.

The Wizards have some roster spots available to players that earn it. Morrison is at least getting another shot, we’ll see if he can knock it down.

  1. Michael Warren - Sep 21, 2010 at 6:22 PM

    I’m happy he’s for Adam. He was drafted #3 overall in 06′ and had an unfortunate knee injury. His knee seems fine and his health seems fine also. I think now he just needs an opportunity. I thought he would play more minutes than Shannon Brown when he was with Lakers, but I don’t know why he didn’t play more. He’s a great shooter, scorer and teammate. He was a great college player and now he needs a chance to show his skills in the NBA. Hopefully, he can get an opportunity with the Wizards. He’s already won 2 rings and now he just wants to play. He hasn’t played much in about 3 years. I don’t know if he’ll get a lot of minutes with Josh Howard, Al Thornton, Nick Young. But hopefully he’ll still get an opportunity as a spot-up shooter and/or scorer off the bench. Good luck Adam.

  2. yeahokay - Sep 21, 2010 at 7:51 PM

    A little good luck never hurt anyone. And Morrison certainly has luck. The dude already has TWO rings, compared to Lebron’s 0 rings. If nothing else… the Wizards might be able to find out Morrison’s secret to getting rings without even playing.
    GO DC!

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