Adam Morrison looking for "the right situation"

Adam Morrison looking for

Adam Morrison looking for "the right situation"

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by Tim Lewis, KREM 2 Sports Director

KREM.com

Posted on February 8, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 9 at 12:47 AM

Over the last few months, I've had several people ask me what's going on with former Mead High School and Gonzaga University standout Adam Morrison. The answer was always the same, "I'm not sure."

With the NBA All-Star break approaching, and Adam's name still not on a roster, I decided to call up his agent to get the latest information.

Mark Bartelstein is the CEO and founder of Priority Sports & Entertainment, the agency that represents Morrison. He told me that there's not much new to share at all.

Bartelstein said that he talks to NBA teams all the time about Morrison, but they're waiting for the "right situation". I asked if that means a playoff contender and he told me he didn't want to get into all the details.

He also said that several opportunities have come up overseas, but just like Adam told us in an interview last summer, that's not something Morrison wants to pursue.

In that same interview with Adam last summer, he told us that he would probably retire if he couldn't find a job in the NBA. Bartelstein told me that's not even being considered right now.

We spotted Morrison working out with the Gonzaga men's basketball team earlier this season, but the minute our camera showed up, he bolted out the door.

Morrison, the third overall selection in the 2006 NBA Draft, was not re-signed by the Los Angeles Lakers after the 2009-10 season, making him a free agent.

The 26-year-old left Gonzaga after an award winning junior season, but his NBA career hasn't turned into much. Morrison is averaging just 7.5 points per game over his first three seasons. He's played for the Charlotte Bobcats and Los Angeles Lakers, winning two NBA titles with the team (a feat not many NBA players can claim). Morrison spent the 2010-11 preseason with the Washington Wizards before he was released in October. 

We're obviously keeping a close eye on Morrison's situation, so be sure to stay tuned to KREM 2 News and KREM.com for the latest.

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