|Jun. 30 8:09 PM PT9:09 PM MT10:09 PM CT11:09 PM ET4:09 AM GMT-Morris, who played sparingly with the New York Knicks the past two seasons, signed with the hometown Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.
Analysis: Morris, who played locally at Landmark Christian High School, signed as a free agent. The 6-foot-11, 250-pound center averaged 2.6 points in 23 games with the Knicks.
|Aug. 31 9:29 AM PT10:29 AM MT11:29 AM CT12:29 PM ET5:29 PM GMT-Morris pleaded guilty Friday to reckless driving and agreed to pay a $100 fine. The former University of Kentucky star was arrested Aug. 7 in Lexington after an officer spotted him driving 62 mph - 17 mph over the speed limit - and failing to use a turn signal as he drove down an exit ramp.
Analysis: Morris smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes, according to the arrest report. He acknowledged he had been drinking 30 minutes earlier and was given a preliminary breath test at the scene, with his blood alcohol level showing .069, below Kentucky's legal limit of .08. Morris signed with the Knicks in March after playing for Kentucky in the NCAA tournament. He played in five games for New York.
|Aug. 7 10:34 AM PT11:34 AM MT12:34 PM CT1:34 PM ET6:34 PM GMT-Morris was arrested early Tuesday and charged with reckless driving. Morris, who was released from jail on $100 bond, didn't appear in court Tuesday for his arraignment. Attorney Chad Butcher entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. The judge set a preliminary hearing for Aug. 31.
Analysis: Morris signed with the Knicks in March after playing for Kentucky in the NCAA tournament. He played in five games for New York. The 6-foot-11 Morris was a unique underclassman free agent after he declared for the 2005 NBA draft but was not chosen. The NCAA ordered him to sit out half of his sophomore season before returning to Kentucky, but he became a dominant inside force for the Wildcats as a junior.