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Phoenix Suns F Markieff Morris fined $10,000 for publicly demanding trade

Suns forward Markieff Morris has been fined $10,000 by the NBA for publicly demanding a trade.

Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris was fined $10,000 “for a public statement detrimental to the NBA,” the league announced Tuesday.

Morris publicly voiced his displeasure with the Suns organization twice during the offseason.

In early August, Markieff told the Philadelphia Inquirer​ that he wanted out of Phoenix after the Suns traded his twin brother, Marcus. Last week, he said in a tweet that his “future will not be in Phoenix.”

The Suns traded Marcus Morris to the Detroit Pistons in July along with Reggie Bullock and Danny Granger for a future draft pick and reportedly to clear cap space for free agent LaMarcus Aldridge, who ultimately signed with the San Antonio Spurs.

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The Morris twins played together at Kansas and were the 13th and 14th picks in the 2011 NBA draft. Marcus came to Phoenix in a trade from Houston in 2013 and the two were reunited. They both signed four-year extensions in September 2014.

- Kenny Ducey