Former Laker Adam Morrison working out for the Boston Celtics
After acquiring Shaquille O'Neal during the offseason, the Boston Celtics could also be signing another former Laker. Adam Morrison, let go by the Lakers in the offseason, has worked out this week for the Celtics' front office and coaching staff and plans to work out again Wednesday, reported Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports!.
The report, however, says the Celtics aren't close to assessing whether they'd offer Morrison a contract for training camp. Morrison has battled plenty of frustrations in the NBA after a storied career with Gonzaga that included being a finalist for the Naismith and Wooden awards and being considered one of the nation's top college basketball players, along with Duke's J.J. Redick.
After the Charlotte Bobcats selected him with the No. 3 pick in the 2006 NBA draft, Morrison displayed some defensive liabilities, suffered a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injury in 2007 and became part of a trade package that sent him and Shannon Brown to the Lakers in exchange for Vladimir Radmanovic.
Morrison collected two championship rings while he was in L.A., but he experienced limited playing time and became the subject of jokes on late-night talk shows. Nonetheless, teammates credited him for his sense of humor, hard work in practice and positive attitude.
After the Lakers let him go this offseason, Morrison worked out for several NBA teams prior to the draft, but none offered him a deal.
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Photo: Former Laker Adam Morrison. Credit: Alex Gallardo/Los Angeles Times