Oklahoma City has become an improved 3-point shooting team over the last two seasons but, at 36.1 percent, still ranked 14th out of the league’s 30 teams. The loss of Derek Fisher, who moved on to coach New York, and the expected loss of free agent forward Caron Butler, who shot 44.1 percent from 3-point range in 22 games with the Thunder, could have been a blow to the team’s improvement.
Morrow has appeared in 373 NBA games, 129 as a starter. He’s started just 10 games over the past two seasons, which suggests he likely will come off the bench with the Thunder.
At 6-foot-5, Morrow has ideal size and length for his position, but while he’s an elite shooter he’s an average defender at best.
Morrow also doesn’t provide much as a playmaker. He holds career averages of 10.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and one assist.
But as the Thunder continues to look to surround its core players with complementary pieces, Morrow will step in as arguably the best pure shooter Oklahoma City has ever had.