July 1, 2014 at 11:18 am

Source: Pistons will meet with free-agent sharpshooter Anthony Morrow

Anthony Morrow is a career .428 shooter on 3-pointers. (Gerald Herbert / Associated Press)

The Pistons are scheduled to meet with New Orleans Pelicans free agent guard Anthony Morrow, a source with knowledge of the situation told The Detroit News.

The source spoke on condition of anonymity because of Morrow’s free-agent status. The Pistons are not permitted to comment on unsigned free agents.

Morrow finished third in 3-point accuracy this past season and the Pistons are desperate for shooting, so it’s not a surprise they would target Morrow, who’ll turn 29 by the start of training camp.

Morrow shot 45.1 percent on 3-pointers last season, only behind Atlanta’s Kyle Korver and Memphis’ Mike Miller, and opted out of a deal that was going to pay him $1.1 million in 2014-15.

With the way shooting is so valued in today’s game, he should get a substantial pay bump, and the Pistons are one of his biggest suitors. They have around $13 million in cap space factoring in restricted free agent Greg Monroe’s cap hold, and Pistons president Stan Van Gundy likely had Morrow in mind when he said the Pistons had “nine or 10 targets” in free agency.

The source said the Pistons and Morrow will meet “early” in the free-agent process, and unlike other free agents who are waiting on the top-tier free agents to sign, the indication is Morrow won’t wait if a good offer comes his way.

Morrow has played for five teams in six seasons, and his 42.8 percent accuracy from 3-point range is eighth overall in NBA history.

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