The New York Knicks are leaning toward retaining Marcus Morris through the deadline unless they receive a significant trade haul.

The Knicks are not compelled to trade Morris in a deal for a late first round pick while having them take back a non-expiring contract.

The Knicks continue to prefer to maintain their 2020 and 2021 cap space.

Morris makes approximately $15 million this season and a third team would likely be needed to facilitate a trade to a contender. 

The Knicks will attempt to re-sign Morris this offseason.