The Knicks had high hopes for Randolph Morris. The ex-Kentucky Wildcat big man was signed toward the end of last season because his college eligibility was up and his draft eligibility was nonexistent but didn't see much time. Isiah Thomas refered to him as an extra first-round pick, though, and it seemed like a savvy move for a team handcuffed by salary cap restrictions. The acquisition of Zach Randolph pushed him out of the spotlight, though, so Morris decided to do something to shake things up.
New York Knicks center Randolph Morris was arrested early Tuesday and charged with reckless driving. He was arrested by Lexington police, according to district court deputy Clerk Glenda Walls. He was released on $100 bond, with a court appearance scheduled for later Tuesday.
I have to say, good for Morris. The Zach Attack is as famous for his numerous appearances on police blotters as he is for his low-post game. Young Morris clearly saw this and decided to emulate his elder so that he wouldn't lose the eye of Thomas and the rest of the Knicks staff. Granted a reckless driving charge is nothing compared to selling a stolen gun or alleged sexual assault but give Morris credit for trying to keep up with the Joneses. That's what we like to see out of our young players.