Markieff Morris desperately wants a trade from the Phoenix Suns, and Toronto Raptors‘ radar focuses on him.
Morris has made it clear that he no longer desires to feature for the Suns this season and wants immediate trade to a different team. Aware about that fact, many teams have already shown interest on him.
Morris was upset by the way Phoenix traded his twin brother Marcus to Detroit Pistons this off-season. Reports suggest that things could get ugly in the Suns’ training camp if Markieff Morris is in. So, the Suns are likely to agree to his trade.
Teams, including Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics, will pounce on him. Now the question on which is the more favorable destination for Morris is at play? According to reports, Morris could be preferring the Toronto Raptors or the Houston Rockets for his personal relationship with players like Kyle Lowry or James Harden.
Morris currently has a four-year and $32-million contract, well worth for a talented young player like him, renowned for his athleticism.
The Suns may not trade him to his favored destiny, but the Raptors or Rockets could be best fitted teams for the ace forward. Both the teams possess “assets” to trade him.
Raptors have relevant reasons to go all out for the 25-year-old potential superstar. They have Patrick Patterson in that position, and his consistency lags way behind Morris’. Moreover, Morris has more team control and put up better numbers last season. He averaged 15.3 points per game with 6.2 rebounds and over two assists per game last season and his numbers improved every year for the last four seasons.
The Rockets have a solid player in Terrence Jones. That could diminish their thrust in pursuit of forward Morris.
So, both Markieff Morris and the Raptors close in at each other. Let’s wait and watch the drama.