Anthony Morrow has one role in the NBA, a 3-point specialist.
Morrow has made solid NBA money fulfilling that role, making 41.7 percent of his 3-pointers for his career. But his shot disappeared recently and so has his place in the NBA.
Prior to the 2017 season, Morrow had established himself as a top-tier 3-and-D player. Morrow consistently shot better than 40 percent from the three.
But in 2017, Morrow shot an atrocious 29 percent from the three as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. He seemingly losing his shot.
Morrow was shipped off to the Chicago Bulls and seemed to regain his form, shooting a stellar 43 percent from three in his nine games played.
The Magic are in desperate need of shooting. The Magic ranked in the bottom three in the NBA in almost every 3-point shooting stat. The team’s best shooters, Evan Fournier and Terrence Ross, are streaky at best and the team’s two potential cornerstones, Gordon and Payton, have no outside game.
The Magic acquired Jodie Meeks for this purpose last year. While Meeks was effective, he missed significant time with injury. While re-signing Meeks would have been safer, Morrow is a worthwhile reclamation project on a cheap deal.