NBA Trade News: Pelicans Interested In Landing Markieff Morris

NBA Trade News: Pelicans Interested In Landing Markieff Morris
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Disgruntled Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris has evoked ample trade interest in the NBA market. The Houston Rockets have already expressed their interest in the forward. Now, the New Orleans Pelicans are eyeing to land Morris.


The Suns and the Pelicans may start a negotiation regarding Markieff Morris very soon. Morris has pending felony assault charges against him, which is a barrier to this trade.

According to sources, the Pelicans want to pair Morris with Anthony Davis in the front court. The 26-year-old Morris was furious this off-season since his twin brother Marcus was traded off by the Suns to Detroit Pistons and was demanding trade from last July.

Phoenix general manager Ryan McDonough dealt the issue cautiously. But Suns’ coach Jeff Hornacek benched Morris in the Saturday’s game. This is an indication of the end of Morris in Phoenix. Morris only played for seven minutes on Monday during the Suns’ 103-101 win over the Bulls. Morris has been demoted to the third slot as power forward in Suns’ roster due to both poor performance and attitude.

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The Pelicans, on the other hand, are planning to part ways with forward Ryan Anderson. His $8.5 million salary contract is about to expire soon. This makes them interested in Markieff Morris to fill up the void.