Wizards Waive Adam Morrison
I really was rooting for him to make the roster..And it seem like the Wizards were giving him every chance to make the team..Even starting him in their last game..But Morrison looked so out of place....He just doesnt look like he belongs in the league.....I had tryouts with the Bulls,Kings and some other team before the Wizard gave him a shot...
Maybe he can get it together in the D-League and put up terrific stats and get a call up when a team have an injury.....
have he seen the last of the Stache? lol
hopefully, dudes trash
he lost his confidence. When he was in college, he wasnt the best ball handler, defender, post player or anything. But he had this mentality that he was gonna put his head down and grit his teath and no one was gonna stop him. As soon as he lost that, it was over for him. Hopefully he saved some cash and maybe he makes it overseas or gets another shot in the league.
I think he deserved to get cut. He didn't do enough to impress Flip Saunders and the coaching staff. I watched every preseason Wizards game that was televised and what I saw out of him in the preseason, he didn't deserve to make the team. He was getting his Mike Miller on(when I say getting his Mike Miller on, I mean he was passing up open 3's and passing to other people even though he's supposed to be a good three-point shooter). You would think that when somebody is on their last legs in the league that they would go their all out and try to score every chance he could've, but Morrison didn't do that. He also still can't defend a LICK! He's too slow and unathletic and was a bad fit for the Wizards' offense because Flip Saunders said that they would be a running team this year and they have a SUPER FAST point guard.
With that being said, I wish the best for him and hope that he can still be successful, but that's probably not going to happen in the NBA.
I'm sure he will get a chance somewhere else, but not this year. He will have to go the European route.
WizardofOz nailed it. He isn't quick enough laterally to stay in front of his guy and his only strength is his shooting. And when you pass up open shots then you aren't going to impress anybody.
this is a sad sad day in the world of sports......
His ACL injury in 2007/08 probably really set him back, he wasn't performing to his rookie level even when he returned and he could have ecked out a role as a bench scorer for the Lakers perhaps as their roster could have covered his defensive weaknesses.
Washington gave him a fair chance and he has come up short, he can probably get a decent overseas contract somewhere as he does have a known profile and he had 4 years on a good rookie wage but to have another legit shot at the NBA may be a bit harder now as he's 26 years old so it isn't like a 21/22 year old who has been released and may have more percieved upside.
wouldnt be hard for him to get a good pay day in europe
That's too bad. That confidence he had at Gonzaga is history.
He can still make a living playing basketball... I just don't think it'll be in the NBA.
Yeah..he looked so out of place,when he was on the court....it was like he was a fan that won a chance to play 10 minutes in a nba game..
You can tell the way that he carries himself that he has zero confidence. There was an interview a few weeks ago with some interesting quotes:
"There are some who suggest Adam Morrison, who didn't play an NBA Finals picosecond during either of the Lakers' last two title seasons, didn't deserve being fitted for rings. Morrison doesn't necessarily disagree.
"Maybe I'll sell them someday,'' the Washington swingman said in an interview with FanHouse before Tuesday's 97-94 win over Dallas at the American Airlines Center. "Everybody asks me the same question: Are they (the rings) even worth me having?''
"There's hope for Morrison he at least can make the opening-night roster. But while he was pleased to hear Saunders offer a vote of confidence, he's not getting overly optimistic about his future.
"I guess so,'' Morrison said when asked if he's still young at 26 and there still being time to resurrect his career. "We'll see.''
There entire interview was here:
Thats really too bad. I never liked him as a prospect because I didnt think he was effective unless he was the alpha-dog of the team and with his athletic shortcomings that just wasn't going to happen in the NBA.Morrison was never going to be great but the injury his second year followed by Larry Brown benching then trading him to a great team before he could regain confidence on that knee, much less continue to develop at the NBA level really just ruined him. I would love to see him go overseas and become a star rather than be relegated to spot duty the rest of his career. Or my Pacers could always pick him up lol