“Obviously I want to make it back to the NBA, but even if I don’t I have a good family and good friends.” So claims former no. 3 overall draft pick Adam Morrison (above), whose most recent professional experience came with a brief stint with the Turkish Basketball League’s Besiktas Milangaz. Having toiled earlier this month for the Nets’ Orlando Summer League squad, Morrison is currently excelling for the Clippers’ Vegas Summer League club, writes True Hoop’s Andrew McNeil. Who amongst us would bet against Morrison earning a 3rd World Championship ring? Aside from, y’know, every single person who knows how to read and/or has watched a basketball game.
“Maybe I’ve been typecast as a certain player, certain type of person, but I just want to show people I can play, I’m a good teammate and a good dude in the locker room,” Morrison said.
In a game against the Lakers Thursday which saw neither team shoot over 44 percent, Morrison hit eight of 13 from the field, showing he still excels in one area that NBA teams value. Though, having spent four years in the NBA, he knows that isn’t enough to get him on a roster.
“Everybody’s going to laugh, but I think I’ve played decent defensively,” he said. “Obviously I’m not Michael Cooper, but I’m not a complete sieve.”