Report: Suns have no plans to trade Markieff Morris

635608147865746160-USP-NBA-San-Antonio-Spurs-at-Phoenix-SunsThe Phoenix Suns are still hoping for the best when it comes to forward Markieff Morris. As many of yo may know, Morris is upset with the Suns organization for trading his brother Marcus to the Detroit Pistons. Since then, Markieff hasn’t spoken with anyone from the coaching staff and none of his teammates. Now that we are in September, some of the Suns players are in Phoenix training together but Morris was a no-show. But regardless of how mad Markieff is, nothing is changing on the Suns end. According to Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic, the Suns have no plans to trade Morris.

 

There is no surprise that Markieff Morris is missing from that list, given his “Keef beef” with the franchise. His trade request fell on deaf ears. The other absent contract players, Tyson Chandler and Mirza Teletovic, are expected to join their new teammates in Phoenix over the next 10 days.

The early team chemistry sessions are important for a roster that will have at least six new players for the regular season. That does not include Brandon Knight, a key cog to this season’s plans after playing only 11 games last season with the Suns.

It would be ideal for Knight to spend September working with his starting power forward but a Morris early arrival is about as likely as a fulfillment of his trade wish.

The Suns need and want Morris. They would not stand much of a chance to replace him by trade. They would have no chance to replace him by free agency. They do not have an adequate existing roster option.

 

It is going to be quite the show when the Suns training camp opens up and Morris shows up. After ignoring his teammates and coaches all off-season, things are going to be uncomfortable for him.

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