Los Angeles Lakers free-agent guard Darius Morris is finalizing an agreement with the Philadelphia 76ers league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Morris 22 will sign a partially guaranteed contract for the 2013-14 season but is expected to make the 76ers' roster and play meaningful backcourt minutes this season.

Morris a fleet 6-foot-4 point guard turned down a chance to return to the Lakers for his third season there choosing the chance for a bigger role with the rebuilding 76ers. Philadelphia added two guards this off-season: first-round draft pick Michael Carter-Williams of Syracuse and it acquired Tony Wroten from the Memphis Grizzlies.

Morris averaged four points and 1.6 assists in 14.2 minutes per game for Los Angeles last season.