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Ex-Lakers pick Darius Morris, an L.A. product, seeks his NBA foothold
Ex-Lakers pick Darius Morris, an L.A. product, seeks his NBA foothold

There is a fine line between carving out a niche in the NBA and becoming just another young ex-player. At 23, Darius Morris, the former Lakers and Clippers guard, is close to the tipping point. After being drafted in the second round by the Lakers in 2011, he played two seasons for them. Last season, though, he sped through stints with three NBA teams and closed the year in the Development League. The Portland Trail Blazers signed Morris to a non-guaranteed contract, so he'll go to training camp competing with seven other guards and is a longshot to make the team. With the way his basketball career has gone, though, Morris has learned that the only way to advance is to focus on...

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