Restricted free-agent Anthony Morrow has agreed on a three-year, $12 million deal with the New Jersey Nets, according to Yahoo! Sports. Golden State has seven days from the time the sharp-shooting swingman signed the Nets' offer sheet to match the deal or lose Morrow.
Word is that the questions surrounding a potential sale of the Warriors, along with their spending $80 million on newly-acquired forward David Lee, will preclude Golden State from retaining Morrow. The Warriors have neither confirmed nor denied that they will match the Nets and keep Morrow.
If Morrow leaves for New Jersey, the Warriors will have another hole to fill. Morrow played well in a lineup with point guard Stephen Curry and high-scoring Monta Ellis last season.
Morrow averaged 13 points per game for the Warriors last season after going undrafted out of Georgia Tech in 2008. He will take a physical in New Jersey on Monday, then wait on the Warriors decision.
Ted Sillanpaa is a Northern California sports writer and columnist. Reach Ted at email@example.com.
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