Here’s Why Markieff Morris Is Demanding The Phoenix Suns Trade Him

08.12.15 4 years ago 4 Comments
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Last summer, Suns forwards and twins, Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris, took slight discounts to both stay in Phoenix on four-year extensions. The twins have played together since prep school, attending the Kansas together and then catching on together with Phoenix in the NBA.

But this summer, the Phoenix Suns traded Marcus Morris to Detroit to free up the cap space for their run at LaMarcus Aldridge. That obviously didn’t work out, with LMA going home to Texas with the Spurs, and Marcus was outspoken about his disgust at the move, calling it a “slap in the face.”

The roster shift to open up cap space for Aldridge meant Phoenix was looking for an upgrade at power forward, the position Markieff Morris plays. The trade of his brother, and the idea they didn’t want him as badly as Aldridge, likely took a toll on Kieff, who promptly cut off all communication with Suns staff and his fellow teammates.

Now Markieff Morris tells tells the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Keith Pompey he wants out of Phoenix before training camps open in October for the 2015-16 season:

“One thing for sure, I am not going to be there,” Morris said Tuesday after a morning workout at Competitive Edge Sports in King of Prussia.

“If you want to put that out there, you can put that out. ” he added. “I don’t give a [freak]. I am not going to be there at all. That’s just what it is.”

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