Markieff Morris is a man on an island in the Phoenix Suns. Morris is greatly peeved that he will spend the next season with the Suns without his brother Marcus Morris. Read on for more details.
His twin brother was part of the mid-summer excess baggage trade, which chucked Marcus to the Detroit Pistons in the hopes of enticing Portland Trailblazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge. The hasty pursuit though was in vain as Aldridge signed with the San Antonio Spurs. It could even get messier as Markieff, who signed a new deal last year, will still show up in training camp but anticipates that he will be out of the Robert Sarver owned basketball franchise.
In a report from Yahoo Sports, the 6-10 power forward felt belittled that they were improperly notified.
“Yo Keef, we are going to trade your brother. You are our future power forward,” Markieff clarified his annoyance.
The former University of Kansas standout revealed that they were on vacation with their girlfriends when they learned about the trade. Morris had a breakout 2014-2015 NBA season wherein he averaged 15.3 points game and 6.2 boards per game.
Figures which the Phoenix Suns want to eked-out a playoff spot in the hard-hitting Western Conference. Despite the clamor, the Suns front office has no plans of trading their dissatisfied yet vital chess piece.
According still to Yahoo Sports, Team GM Ryan McDonough has made it clear that the burly Markieff will be their starting power forward as the team looks on to the future. The catastrophe of not acquiring any future “big men” makes Markieff a greater choice then Jon Leuer or P.J. Tucker.
The management also has Markieff clamped with the aforementioned four-year deal worth $32 million which starts this season. If Markieff continues to be transparent with his decision, then the Philadelphia native could end up being fined by the basketball association. The Suns also are allowed not to compensate him if he is missing in camp and in the games.
Morris trade demands are keen with his services going either to the Houston Rockets or the Toronto Raptors. James Harden of the Rockets and Kyle Lowry of the Raptors are said to have ties with Morris.
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