Markieff Morris finally got his wish of being traded away from the Phoenix Suns landing with the Washington Wizards in one of the trades on deadline day.
Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reported the deal with Marc J. Spears adding that the Suns will get a future protected first round pick from the Wizards
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 18, 2016
The Suns get a protected first round pick from Washington for Markieff Morris.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) February 18, 2016
Spears added that as part of the Washington-Phoenix deal, forwards Kris Humphries and Dajuan Blair are going to the Suns.
Morris publicly demanded a trade out of Phoenix after his twin brother, Marcus Morris was traded to the Detroit Pistons in August last year.
“One thing for sure, I am not going to be there. If you want to put that out there, you can put that out. ” Markieff Morris said in an interview at the time of the trade. “I don’t give a [expletive]. I am not going to be there at all. That’s just what it is.”
Markieff was fined by the Suns after his rant and went on to play for 37 games this season. Markieff has averages of 11.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game for the Suns this year.
Markieff has been a troublesome player for the Suns this year clashing with previous head coach Jeff Hornacek and with some of his teammates.
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