NBA Trade Rumors: Suns Deal Disgruntled Markieff Morris To Wizards


NBA teams were pretty quiet ahead of Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET trade deadline, but the Phoenix Suns made some noise at the last minute.

The Suns dealt big man Markieff Morris to the Washington Wizards in exchange for a first-round pick, Kris Humphries and DeJuan Blair, Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday, citing league sources. Paul Coro of added more details about that pick.

Morris has been a lightning rod on the struggling Suns. He reportedly was very upset when Phoenix traded his twin brother, Marcus Morris, to the Detroit Pistons last July, and he was involved in an ugly bench incident last week in which he was seen choking teammate Archie Goodwin.

Yet the 26-year-old still has talent — Morris averaged 15.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game last season — and could benefit from a change of scenery. As for the Suns, they part with a locker room problem and in return receive what could be a 2016 lottery pick, as the Wizards own the 12th-worst record in the NBA at the All-Star break.

Thumbnail photo via Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris (11) looks for an opening past Philadelphia 76ers forward Jerami Grant (39) during the second half at Wells Fargo Center. The Philadelphia 76ers won 113-103.
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