NBA Trade News: Markieff Morris Demands Immediate Trade From Suns

NBA Trade News: Markieff Morris Demands Immediate Trade From Suns
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Markieff Morris is determined to be traded by the Phoenix Suns.


Power forward Morris, who signed a 4-year, $32-million extension with the Suns in September 2014 now desperately demands trade from the franchise.

The Suns have already traded Markieff’s twin brother and former teammate Marcus Morris this off-season and could go to the extent of suspension if Markieff refuses to play for them in the coming season.

“Insulted” Markieff Morris’ latest reaction

It is evident that the Suns power forward isn’t happy with the way the franchise traded off his twin brother Marcus, a 6-feet-9 small forward, to the Detroit Pistons last month. The North Philadelphia native finds sheer disrespect in that treatment.

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Tuesday witnessed Markieff Morris’ outburst against his current employers demanding immediate trade.

“One thing for sure, I am not going to be there,” 6-feet-10 Morris said Tuesday.

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

Despite the Phoenix Suns management’s stringent stance regarding his future, Morris is confident about going on in his own way citing his ambition as thoroughly “professional.”

“I’ve got to show up. No question,” said Markieff, who is scheduled to make $8 million this season. “You can’t do that. I will be a professional. Don’t get me wrong.

“But it won’t get that far. … I’m going to be out before then, should be.”