NBA Trade News: Markieff Morris In Rockets’ Radar
The Houston Rockets are interested in a Markieff Morris trade. Morris, in dispute with his current team, Phoenix Suns, demanded immediate trade during summer. Later, he changed his mind and remained with Suns. Now, he is about to get an offer from the Houston Rockets.Advertisement
The Rockets fired their head coach Kevin McHale last week. Now, they are in the process of rebuilding their roster to bounce back after a poor start. Houston is interested in talented but embattled forward Markieff Morris, according to ESPN.
The Rockets have won three-in-a-row and 6-out-of-ten under interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff.
Morris requested trade from the Suns after his twin brother was traded off by the franchise to the Detroit Pistons in the offseason. Morris was denied. The 26-year-old brothers signed a deal collectively with Phoenix, which was believed to be lower than the market price. Markieff’s deal was $32 million for 4 years and Marcus has $20 million for the same time period.
In the current season, Markieff is shooting at 39 percent from the field. Markieff averaged 12.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game and was benched against the Grizzlies on Sunday, which the Suns lost 95-93. But Morris is a career 45-percent shooter in NBA. His three-point shooting acumen makes him a very suitable trade option for Houston as they have a spread offense. Morris is a career 33-percent three-point shooter.
The players acquired in the offseason become eligible for trade on December 15.