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The Knicks have made another addition.

The Athletic reported Thursday that the Knicks have agreed to a one-year, $15 million contract with Marcus Morris, a tough, solid defensive player who will give the Knicks depth at forward.

Morris, 29, averaged 13.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists for the Celtics last season while shooting 44.7 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from three-point range on 5.2 attempts per game.

The addition of Morris, who’s represented by Rich Paul, is a unique situation.

Morris had originally agreed to a two-year contract worth $20 million with the San Antonio Spurs, but ultimately decided to renege on that deal to sign with the Knicks.

Nov 21, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris (13) controls the ball during the second half against the New York Knicks at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports (Photo: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

“I had to make this decision based on the best situation for me and my family,” Morris told The Athletic. “This is no knock on the Spurs. I have respect for them.”

The Knicks created cap space to sign Morris by reportedly reworking the contract of Reggie Bullock, who originally agreed to a two-year, $21 million deal.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the sides were re-evaluating Bullock’s fitness to play a full season.

Bullock has not yet officially signed a contract. With the addition of Morris, the Knicks have one roster spot remaining.

By July 15, they have to decide whether to bring back Damyean Dotson at $1.6 million for next season.

The Knicks also have the $4.8 million room exception to use on a deal.

Teams are permitted to carry 20 players on their roster through preseason before cutting it down to 15 by opening night.

The Knicks already announced the signings of Julius Randle, Taj Gibson, Bobby Portis, Wayne Ellington and Elfrid Payton.

Randle, Gibson and Portis can all spend time at power forward and center.

Morris can give the Knicks depth at the four, as well as small forward.

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Knicks signing Marcus Morris after contract fallout with Spurs, per reports

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