NBA TRADE RUMORS: PISTONS’ MARCUS MORRIS ENJOYS SUNS LOSING THEIR FLAME
Marcus Morris maybe now donning a Detroit Pistons jersey but even with his new ball club, the recently transplanted 6’9 forward continues his barrage of contempt for his former NBA team – the Phoenix Suns.
The Phoenix Suns have been out of kilter during the yuletide season and Morris has keenly observed such misfortune all the way from Motor City.
Detroit Free Press got hold of Morris last Tuesday and he was quoted saying:
“It’s self-explanatory. You see what’s going on. Sorry to say it, but it’s self-explanatory,” Morris gave a vague description of his previous team’s ongoing debacle.
His twin brother, Markieff, had a falling out with head coach Jeff Hornacek last December 24. Markieff out of sheer frustration after being pulled out in a game which they eventually lost to Denver, threw a towel at Hornacek while spewing angry words at him.
The 24-year-old who also plays the four position has been dealt with a two game suspension due to the incident. Following the tension, the Suns lost a game to Eastern Division bottom-feeders the Philadelphia 76ers which resulted in the Suns management firing two assistant coaches. Hornacek however, was spared the axed.
“I don’t know what’s going on over there. It’s like a (clown) show right now,” Morris could only add.
Morris’ apparent delight in the Suns self-implosion is understandable. The temperamental twins began an ongoing beef with the organization after Marcus was traded to Detroit in the off-season. Markieff immediately wallowed into dejection after his brother was brushed-off his contract by the Suns and even requested for a trade before the preseason boot camp began.
The twins are talking on a regular basis and Marcus reveals that despite the sudden holdup of his brother’s career in Phoenix, “he knows what’s best for him” and if he ever gets traded “he’ll be able to contribute to any team in the league.”
A report from Basketball Insiders, last September, indicated the teams that Markieff may possibly be dealt included the Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic, and the Houston Rockets.
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