NBA Trade News: Suns Ask Markieff Morris To Apologize, Eye Trade Off To Rockets, Pelicans
Relationships have soured over the past few months. Both Phoenix Suns and forward Markieff Morris want to part ways. Morris’ performance and attitude both declined this season.Advertisement
The forward threw a towel at coach Jeff Hornacek after being benched and was suspended for two games. The Suns management has asked Morris to apologize as condition to return to practice on Tuesday.
A trade is very much on the cards, too. It’s a moral victory for Markieff Morris as he angrily demanded trade after his twin brother Marcus was moved to Detroit Pistons by Suns last summer.
Morris though revealed that the incident with Hornacek happened out of frustration, and that he is repentant about the episode.
“My frustration got the best of me last night,” Morris tweeted.
At this moment, other teams are not interested in Morris. Houston Rockets and the New Orleans Pelicans are two exceptions, according to reports. Morris has earned the reputation of being disruptive in the locker room, and his performance isn’t so revealing. He posted an average 15.3 points and 6.2 rebounds last season, which has declined steadily in time.
It remains to be seen whether the Rockets or the Pelicans finally retain their interests to acquire him.