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Darius Morris joins Philadelphia 76ers

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According to Yahoo! Sports, free-agent guard Darius Morris is ready to sign a contract with the Philadelphia 76ers for the 2013/14 season, making him the third guard the Philly team have added to their roster this season.

"Morris, 22, will sign a partially guaranteed contract for the 2013-14 season," said Yahoo Sports correspondent Adrian Wojnarowski.

"[Morris] is expected to make the 76ers' roster and play meaningful backcourt minutes this season."

22-year-old Morris will reportedly sign a partially guaranteed contract, but will be the most experienced guard ahead of fellow new boys Michael Carter-Williams and Tony Wroten. Carter-Williams was a first-round draft pick, while Wroten signed from the Memphis Grizzlies.

Darius Morris rejected the chance to stay at the LA Lakers in the off season, averaging four points and 1.6 assists in 14.2 minutes per game for the LA Lakers. He had a tough season under Mike D'Antoni last year, starting just 19 games until injuries forced D'Antoni to start in the play-offs. Morris scored 24 points (from 15 shots) and scored six assists.

Age is on Morris's side this season, and with two years in the NBA already under his belt, is a much safer bet than many draft picks. A big leap in ability could be just around the corner with Darius Morris, and the 76ers have seen enough to take a gamble on him.

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