Blazers Giving Adam Morrison His Likely Last Shot at NBA

Adam Morrison isn’t done with the NBA just yet. According to Joe Freeman via Twitter, the former Bobcat and L.A. Laker has accepted an invite to participate in the Portland Trail Blazers 2012 training camp.

Morrison has been signed to a non-guaranteed contract and is not officially on the roster, but should see preseason action as he tries to prove he’s still got what it takes to hang at the highest level.

While Morrison faces an uphill battle, strong showings in Europe and this year’s NBA summer league give him a shot, as does inexperience and an arguably lack of talent at guard and forward for Portland.

Nicolas Batum and Wesley Mathews are the unquestioned starting small forward and shooting guard as of now, but it is very much up in the air as to who their direct backups will be, and who will figure into the rotation at both positions off the bench.

Luke Babbitt showed some potential down the stretch last season, and figures to be Morrison’s main competition for any playing time, should be make the final roster. Even if this isn’t Morrison’s successful comeback story, it will still be fun to watch him suit up in NBA games again.


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Kevin Roberts heads the fantasy basketball section of NBASoup. Roberts also leads the yearly scouting and mock draft analysis for the NBA Draft.

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