Flint’s own Monte Morris eager to return home with the Detroit Pistons

Monte Morris’s flight to Washington had just landed when he got a call from his agent. Still under contract with the Washington Wizards, Morris planned to check out his house in the area.

He did not realize that he would soon be leaving his house to return home.

“My agent said, ‘You’re going home,'” Morris recalled in his hometown of Flint on Saturday. “I said, ‘What do you mean?’ He said, ‘You’ve been traded to the Pistons.'”

“Surreal” is the word Morris, 28, kept coming back to as he spoke to the media at Durant Park in Flint. One of Michigan’s most accomplished high school basketball players, Morris had long dreamed of playing for the Detroit Pistons, the team he grew up watching.

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