Anthony Morrow

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Anthony Morrow
20140101 Anthony Morrow background.JPG
Morrow with the Pelicans in 2014
Free agent
PositionShooting guard
Personal information
Born (1985-09-27) September 27, 1985 (age 33)
Charlotte, North Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolCharlotte Latin School
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
CollegeGeorgia Tech (2004–2008)
NBA draft2008 / Undrafted
Playing career2008–present
Career history
20082010Golden State Warriors
20102012New Jersey Nets
2012–2013Atlanta Hawks
2013Dallas Mavericks
2013–2014New Orleans Pelicans
20142017Oklahoma City Thunder
2017Chicago Bulls
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Anthony Jarrad Morrow (born September 27, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m), 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st) shooting guard played college basketball at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He went undrafted in the 2008 NBA draft but was later signed by the Golden State Warriors.[1] He is known for his 3 point shooting.[2] Morrow also holds the record for most points in a summer league game with 47.[3]

College career[edit]

Morrow played at Georgia Tech for four years, averaging 11.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game for his career.[citation needed]

Annual Statistics at Georgia Tech
Points Rebounds Assists Field Goal % 3 point % Turnovers Steals Blocks
5.7 1.9 0.4 .396 .365 0.5 0.5 0.3
16.0 4.5 1.6 .443 .329 2.3 1.1 0.2
9.9 2.7 0.9 .426 .418 0.8 0.6 0.1
14.3 4.1 1.1 .458 .448 1.0 1.1 0.3

Professional career[edit]

Golden State Warriors (2008–2010)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2008 NBA draft, Morrow joined the Golden State Warriors for the 2008 NBA Summer League. On July 24, 2008, he signed with the Warriors.[4]

In his first NBA start, he scored 37 points on 15-for-20 shooting against the Los Angeles Clippers—the most points ever scored in a game by an undrafted player in his rookie season—and grabbed 11 rebounds.[5] Morrow finished the 2008–09 season as the first rookie and first Warrior ever to lead the league in three-point field goal shooting, going 86-for-184 for a .467 percentage.[6]

Morrow re-joined the Warriors for the 2009 NBA Summer League, where he scored 47 points for the Warriors in a game against the New Orleans Hornets – setting the record for the most points scored by an individual in a game at the NBA Summer League.[7]

In the 13th game of the 2009–10 NBA season, Morrow set a new career high with 6 three pointers in a victory over the Dallas Mavericks.[8]

New Jersey Nets (2010–2012)[edit]

On July 13, 2010, Morrow was traded to the New Jersey Nets for a future second-round draft pick.[9]

At the end of the 2010–11 NBA season, Morrow had the second highest 3-point percentage in history (behind Steve Kerr).[10]

On February 3, 2012, Morrow scored a career high 42 points in a loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.[11]

Atlanta Hawks (2012–2013)[edit]

On July 11, 2012, the Nets traded Morrow, Johan Petro, Jordan Farmar, Jordan Williams, and DeShawn Stevenson to the Atlanta Hawks for Joe Johnson.[12]

Dallas Mavericks (2013)[edit]

On February 21, 2013, the Atlanta Hawks traded Morrow to the Dallas Mavericks for Dahntay Jones.[13]

New Orleans Pelicans (2013–2014)[edit]

On July 18, 2013, Morrow signed a one year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.[14]

Oklahoma City Thunder (2014–2017)[edit]

On July 16, 2014, Morrow signed a three-year, $10 million contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.[15][16] On April 1, 2015, he scored a season-high 32 points on 11-of-16 shooting in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks.[17]

On January 4, 2016, Morrow scored a season-high 20 points in a loss to the Sacramento Kings.[18]

Chicago Bulls (2017)[edit]

On February 23, 2017, Morrow was traded, along with Joffrey Lauvergne and Cameron Payne, to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round draft pick.[19]

Portland Trail Blazers (2017)[edit]

On September 18, 2017, Morrow signed with the Portland Trail Blazers.[20] He was waived on October 13, 2017 after appearing in five preseason games.[21]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
* Led the league

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Golden State 67 17 22.6 .478 .467* .870 3.0 1.2 .5 .2 10.1
2009–10 Golden State 69 37 29.2 .468 .456 .886 3.8 1. 5 .9 .2 13.0
2010–11 New Jersey 58 47 32.0 .450 .423 .897 3.0 1.2 .3 .1 13.2
2011–12 New Jersey 62 18 26.4 .413 .371 .933 2.0 1.0 .7 .1 12.0
2012–13 Atlanta 24 1 12.5 .423 .395 .889 1.1 .4 .5 .0 5.2
2012–13 Dallas 17 0 4.8 .500 .200 1.000 .2 .2 .1 .0 2.3
2013–14 New Orleans 76 9 18.8 .458 .451 .828 1.8 .8 .5 .2 8.4
2014–15 Oklahoma City 74 0 24.4 .463 .431 .888 2.6 .8 .7 .1 10.7
2015–16 Oklahoma City 68 6 13.6 .408 .387 .744 .9 .4 .3 .1 5.6
2016–17 Oklahoma City 40 7 15.7 .387 .294 .885 .7 .5 .5 .1 5.8
2016–17 Chicago 9 0 9.7 .414 .429 1.000 .2 .7 .2 .0 4.6
Career 564 142 21.8 .447 .417 .880 2.2 .9 .6 .1 9.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016 Oklahoma City 14 0 5.4 .458 .357 1.000 .1 .1 .1 .0 2.6
2017 Chicago 3 0 9.7 .556 .000 1.000 1.0 .7 .0 .0 4.0
Career 17 0 6.2 .485 .357 1.000 .3 .2 .1 .0 2.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ramirez, Jordan. "Anthony Morrow: A Pleasant Surprise in an Otherwise Dismal Warriors Season". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  2. ^ "What the Morrow signing means for the Thunder". Welcome to Loud City. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  3. ^ "Warriors' Morrow nets Summer-League best 47". ESPN.com. 2009-07-17. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  4. ^ Anthony Morrow Player Profile – RealGM
  5. ^ Rookie Morrow explodes for 37 points, 11 boards in 1st NBA start
  6. ^ A rookie whose 3-point stroke leads the league
  7. ^ Morrow sets Summer League mark
  8. ^ Ellis, Morrow lead Warriors past Mavericks 111-103
  9. ^ "Nets Acquire Guard Anthony Morrow". NBA.com. July 13, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  10. ^ Stephenson, Colin (March 29, 2011). "Nets' Anthony Morrow has mastered the art of the 3-point shot after years of practice". NJ.com. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  11. ^ Nets let Anthony Morrow's career-high 42-point effort go to waste Archived 2012-02-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ "Two Major Transactions Significantly Reshape Hawks Future". NBA.com. July 11, 2012. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
  13. ^ "NBA trades - Mavs acquire Anthony Morrow at deadline". ESPN.com. February 21, 2013. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  14. ^ {cite web|url=http://www.nba.com/pelicans/news/pelicans-sign-anthony-morrow%7Ctitle=Pelicans Sign Anthony Morrow|access-date=October 27, 2018
  15. ^ "Thunder Signs Anthony Morrow". NBA.com. Retrieved September 20, 2016
  16. ^ Thunder Agree To Sign Anthony Morrow On Three-Year, $10M Deal
  17. ^ Mavs beat Thunder 135-131 despite Westbrook triple-double
  18. ^ "Cousins has 33 points, 19 boards, Kings top Thunder 116-104". NBA.com. January 4, 2016. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  19. ^ "Bulls acquire Payne, Morrow, and Lauvergne from Thunder". NBA.com. February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  20. ^ "Trail Blazers Sign Anthony Morrow". NBA.com. September 18, 2017. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  21. ^ "Trail Blazers Waive Briscoe, Goodwin and Morrow". NBA.com. October 13, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017.

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