Suns' Markieff Morris: 'My future will not be in Phoenix'
Morris tweeted, “My future will not be in Phoenix.”
After playing together in college, Markieff and Marcus were the 13th and 14th picks in the 2011 draft. Markieff was selected by the Suns, and Marcus was chosen by the Rockets.
The brothers were reunited in February 2013 after a trade brought Marcus to Phoenix. They signed four-year contract extensions in 2014, and said they accepted less money in exchange for the ability to remain teammates. Markieff's contract was valued at $32 million, and Marcus's at $20 million.
The Suns will report to training camp this month, and Morris has said he plans on reporting if he must.
“I’ve got to show up. No question,” Morris said. “You can’t do that. I will be a professional. Don’t get me wrong. But it won’t get that far. ... I’m going to be out before then, should be.”
Phoenix has not expressed a desire to trade him, as he was the team's leading power forward last season and there is no player on their roster who could readily replace his production.
- Erin Flynn