Clippers land Marcus Morris, Isaiah Thomas at NBA trade deadline

The Clippers landed New York Knicks forward Marcus Morris and Washington Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas in a three-team, four-player trade Thursday that included a first-round draft pick, according people familiar with the deal.

Morris, who is averaging 19.6 points while shooting 44% on three-pointers and 5.4 rebounds, will replace Maurice Harkless in the frontcourt. Harkless will join the Knicks while the Clippers sent second-year guard Jerome Robinson to the Wizards.

The Knicks will also receive a 2020 first-round selection and another pick to be determined.

Earlier Thursday, the Clippers traded guard Derrick Walton Jr. to the Atlanta Hawks for cash considerations and a protected second-round draft pick.

The Clippers attempted to sign Morris in free agency last summer, but he ultimately signed with New York on a one-year contract worth $15 million.

In earlier discussions between the teams this week, the Knicks made clear they wanted second-year Clippers guard Landry Shamet. As of Thursday morning — less than 12 hours after Shamet made six three-pointers and scored 23 points in a victory over Miami — the Clippers made clear they intended to keep him out of any deal.

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