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Markieff Morris | Forward

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Kansas
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The Suns have no plans to fulfill Markieff Morris' trade request.
This has grown to be ridiculous. The situation calls for Markieff to get a reality check and realize that he can't play with his brother forever on a professional stage. Whether or not Morris is happy is a moot point. Phoenix expects him to report by the end of September for training camp, and while he would hold intriguing fantasy value in a starting role, a malcontent Markieff may be a recipe for disaster. Aug 31 - 9:29 AM

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Markieff Morris reportedly would prefer to be traded to either Houston or Toronto.

Morris is friends with James Harden and Kyle Lowry, so that explains those two destinations, but really he just wants out of Phoenix at any cost. He reportedly is unwilling to talk to anyone in the Suns' upper management, and will only respond in one word answers to head coach Jeff Hornacek, so he's doing his best to force Phoenix to deal him away after they traded away his twin brother Marcus this offseason. It'll be very interesting to see if Phoenix will cater to his demands, and this is a situation we’ll be watching very closely.
Aug 13 - 2:29 PM

Markieff Morris told a Philadelphia-based reporter on Tuesday that he does not intend to play for the Suns next season.

"One thing for sure, I am not going to be [in Phoenix next season]," Morris said. "I've got to show up [for training camp] ... But it won't get that far ... I'm going to be out before then, should be." This amounts to a trade demand since he's owed a guaranteed $24 million over the next three seasons. He's taken serious umbrage with the Suns' decision to trade his brother to the Pistons this summer, but Markieff and Marcus still face pending assault charges, and Kieff's trade value could ebb due to his public scorn for the organization that signed him to a long-term contract. No teams have been linked to him in trade talks but we'll pass along any and all updates.
Aug 11 - 10:39 PM

According to sources of the Burns and Gambo Show, Markieff Morris wants out of Phoenix.

It's worth noting that the person reporting this got into a Twitter beef with Marcus Morris, who was traded to the Pistons this summer. Markieff apparently has refused to talk with his teammates or the Suns' coaching staff, and he doesn't want anything to do with the Suns franchise. There has been some rumored tension in Phoenix for a while now and Morris' name has popped up in trade rumors, so things could get interesting real fast. If Morris does end up leaving the Suns, there could be a lot more opportunity for T.J. Warren.
Aug 6 - 6:24 PM

The attorneys for Marcus and Markieff Morris have asked a judge to return the case to a grand jury because prosecutors falsely presented information.

The attorneys said prosecutors presented "false and misleading evidence" and withheld information. The Morris twin were charged with aggravated assault back in January and pleaded not guilty in May. Also, Marcus Morris has been having Twitter fights with Phoenix followers and Markieff may not be happy either.
Aug 3 - 9:16 PM

Marcus Morris insinuated in a series of Tweets on Friday that the Suns could be looking to trade his brother Markieff Morris.

Marcus said that Markieff won't be with the Suns for long and that Phoenix isn't a good fit for either of them, so he clearly has some bitter feelings towards the Suns franchise. Jordan Schultz of the Huffington Post reported earlier in July that the Suns were exploring trades for Markieff, but nothing appears to be imminent at the moment. We will pass along any additional details on this story.
Aug 1 - 10:34 AM

Coach Jeff Hornacek and general manager Ryan McDonough have not talked with Markieff Morris since the trade of his twin brother, Marcus.

The trade wasn't a welcomed sight for either brother. In his press conference in Detroit, Marcus said, "Forget Phoenix." Just following the trade, Markieff tweeted, "Lol this a foul game here man!" Both Morrii had issues with Hornacek with Markieff being benched for a technical foul while Marcus was benched for shouting with the coach.
Jul 23 - 7:48 PM

The Phoenix Suns are exploring trading Markieff Morris, according to Jordan Schultz of the Huffington Post.

Morris and Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek haven't always seen eye-to-eye, so this would make some sense with Marcus Morris already being traded to Detroit. Markieff has an affordable $8 million per year deal and should have a decent trade market, so we'll keep our eye on this situation as it develops. He'll continue to provide mid-to-late round fantasy value as long as he lands somewhere where he's starting.
Jul 7 - 9:28 AM

Markieff Morris and twin brother Marcus Morris have been charged with felony aggravated assault following an incident on January 24 at a local recreation center in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Morris twins and three other men allegedly assaulted 36-year-old Erik Hood at the Nin Mason Pulliam Recreation Center after a he sent "an inappropriate text message" to the Morris twins' mother, and their first court appearance is scheduled for May 7. These are some serious charges that the Morris twins are facing, and under Arizona law, aggravated assault can carry a sentence of 5-15 years in prison. Needless to say, this is a story we'll be following very closely this offseason.
Source: ESPN
Apr 21 - 4:49 PM

Markieff Morris contributed 14 points, nine rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in 30 minutes during a losing effort on Tuesday.

Markieff is the only Suns' player to appear in all 82 games this season and his durability helped him maintain top-70 fantasy value despite a lengthy mid-season slump. The Suns' record tanked once they traded away Isaiah Thomas and acquired Brandon Knight, leaving them a minimum of 4.5 games outside of the playoff hunt. Better luck next year.
Apr 15 - 1:38 AM

Markieff Morris was limited to 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting vs. the Spurs on Sunday, though he also contributed one 3-pointer, five rebounds, one steal and one block.

The Suns went ultra-small tonight with a frontcourt of P.J. Tucker alongside the Morrii, a move necessitated by the absence of both Alex Len (ankle) and Brandan Wright (foot). It's surprising that Phoenix was only out-rebounded 41-43 tonight. Markieff and his teammates will look to end the season on a high note vs. the Clippers on Tuesday.
Apr 12 - 10:25 PM

Markieff Morris had 19 points, six rebounds, seven assists and a steal on 7-of-16 shooting in Wednesday's loss to Dallas.

The party's over for the Suns' playoff hopes, but hopefully the Morris brothers, who are suspected of beating up a guy for sending inappropriate texts to their mom recently, will be allowed to keep playing heavy minutes throughout the end of the season.
Apr 9 - 12:32 AM

Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris have been accused of felony aggravated assault, though the Phoenix police have yet to file any charges or make any arrests.

They were allegedly part of a five-person group that assaulted a 25-year-old man who sent "inappropriate" texts to the twins' mother. The victim suffered a broken nose and various abrasions, and witnesses described the alleged attackers as fleeing in a Rolls-Royce Phantom. The Suns have yet to comment, the police are still investigating the matter, and the NBA is unlikely to address the situation until the legal system weighs in. We'll pass along updates once more is known.
Apr 8 - 12:55 AM

Markieff Morris had eight points, six rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block during Tuesday's game, but he also picked up his 15th technical foul of the season.

The Suns have gone as far as benching players who picked up a technical foul this season, but it obviously hasn't had a big impact on Kieff -- he's now one technical away from a mandatory one-game suspension.
Apr 7 - 10:08 PM

Markieff Morris made 7-of-10 from the field for 17 points with 12 rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday.

He was the focal point on offense at multiple spots during the game and the Suns really leaned on a high pick-and-roll with Morris and Eric Bledsoe. Markieff is playing very well in his last five, averaging 18.2 points, 8.2 boards, 2.6 dimes, 0.8 steals and 1.0 treys on 52.1 percent from the field. He's a must-start player again.
Apr 3 - 1:37 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Brandon Knight
2Ronnie Price
SG1Eric Bledsoe
2Archie Goodwin
3Devin Booker
4Terrico White
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
3Sonny Weems
4Kyle Casey
PF1Markieff Morris
2Mirza Teletovic
3Jon Leuer
4Cory Jefferson
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len