Markieff Morris RUMORS & NEWS

  • Markieff Morris detained at Philadelphia International Airport

    CSN Philly "Former Prep Charter and current Washington Wizards star Markieff Morris was detained at Philadelphia International Airport Thursday, according to law enforcement officials. Morris, who was with a party that included his mother, checked a bag for an international trip when “a suspicious item”..." May 26

  • Wizards made 40 phone calls vetting Markieff Morris

    Larry Brown Sports "To say the Washington Wizards were very thorough when evaluating Markieff Morris for a potential trade last month would be an understatement. The Wizards were aware of Morris’ behavioral issues in Phoenix prior to trading for him before the deadline in February. Before bringing him into their..." March 15

  • Wizards' Gortat: Markieff Morris 'is what we need'

    Washington Post "Before the Washington Wizards pulled the trigger and acquired forward Markieff Morris from the Phoenix Suns for a protected first-round pick, DeJuan Blair and Kris Humphries just minutes shy of Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline, they gathered as much information as they could about the..." February 19

  • Suns deal Markieff Morris to Wizards

    The Score "Phoenix Suns power forward Markieff Morris has been traded to the Washington Wizards, The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The Suns will receive a top-nine protected 2016 first-round pick, Kris Humphries and DeJuan Blair." February 19

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojVerticalNBA

    Phoenix has traded Markieff Morris to the Wizards, reports @ShamsCharania and @WojVerticalNBA.

  • Suns' Markieff Morris wants to stay past trade deadline

    Arizona Republic "Suns power forward Markieff Morris feels like he has been asked the question 20 times. He probably is right. On the eve of the NBA trade deadline, it seems more apropos than ever to wonder whether Morris wants to be traded from Phoenix, as he did during the offseason. “That’s not a question,..." February 18

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    The Suns, of course, continue to shop Markieff Morris and have been fielding interest from Toronto (among others) in PJ Tucker for some time

  • Markieff Morris, P.J. Tucker, Mirza Teletovic top Suns trade talk

    Arizona Republic "The phones warmed up Monday in NBA trade talks with potential Suns deals becoming a hot topic in anticipation of Thursday’s deadline. It would be difficult for the Suns to approach the activity level of last year’s trade deadline, the franchise’s most active trade day ever, but Suns General..." February 17

  • Suns want more than pick for Markieff Morris

    Yahoo! Sports "Multiple teams who have made pitches for Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris suggest a first-round pick hasn't been enough to engage the Suns in trade talks. Suns general manager Ryan McDonough has been pursuing a package that includes a younger player and a first-round pick, league executives..." February 16

  • Suns, NBA can't move on as easily as Markieff Morris wants

    Arizona Republic "Markieff Morris is ready to move on, but the rest of the basketball world is not. Morris' verbal and physical altercation with teammate Archie Goodwin, less than three minutes into Wednesday’s Suns game, was brief but it will linger as another stain on Morris’ season. In addition, Morris’..." February 12

  • Suns' Morris, Goodwin downplay altercation, call it a 'family fight'

    CBS Sports "Things seemed to reach in boiling point in Phoenix on Wednesday when Suns foward Markieff Morris argued with and pushed his teammate Archie Goodwin. The two had to be separated but they both remained in the game and Goodwin ended up being the Suns high-scorer with 20 points in a loss to the..." February 11

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Toronto, I'm told, also showing interest in Suns' Markieff Morris; PHX widely seen as a LOCK to do at least one deal before Feb. 18 deadline

  • Raptors interested in Suns' Morris and Tucker

    The Score "The Toronto Raptors are one of the teams expressing interest in Phoenix Suns forwards Markieff Morris and P.J. Tucker, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Both are known to be available with the Suns effectively out of postseason contention. Morris is believed to have worn out his welcome in the..." February 03

  • Suns ‘might blink’ on Markieff Morris trade

    The Sports Daily "The NBA trade deadline’s biggest question mark revolves around the Phoenix Suns and embattled forward Markieff Morris. Morris has a reputation as a disgruntled employee, which makes sense after he demanded a trade due to the team trading his twin brother, Marcus. There was the whole..." January 20

  • Key Cavs players open to trade for Markieff Morris

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "We're midway through January, and the Cleveland Cavaliers are 27-10 after suffering a 99-95 loss to the San Antonio Spurs Thursday night at the AT&T Center. At this time last year, the Cavs had twice as many losses and were in the midst of figuring out how to operate the new pieces that had..." January 16

  • Suns Not Yet Close To Finding Trade Of Markieff Morris

    Real GM Basketball "Markieff Morris has played just 20 minutes in one game since the end of his two-game suspension. The Phoenix Suns would like to trade Morris but they've found the market for him soft. “I’d say you never know if you’re close or not until something actually happens,” Ryan McDonough said. “I..." January 07

  • Suns' Robert Sarver blames woes on self, culture, Markieff Morris

    ESPN "Owner Robert Sarver, while saying the blame for his Suns' struggles extend throughout the organization, has linked their challenges more broadly to "millennial culture," with Phoenix forward Markieff Morris serving as a prime example. In an interview with The Arizona Republic, Sarver questioned..." January 04

  • Marcus Morris slams Suns, defends twin Markieff

    Arizona Republic "Marcus Morris is still talking about the Phoenix Suns. The former Suns player, who now plays for the Detroit Pistons, opened up about his feelings for the organization earlier this week. Marcus was traded in the offseason. His twin brother, Markieff, still plays for the Suns. "It's..." January 01

  • Suns' Markieff Morris returns from suspension, apologizes to team

    Arizona Republic "Much like when Markieff Morris joined the team just before training camp, the Suns patched up differences with Morris and are hopeful the latest return is more successful in getting Morris back to being the player they knew for four years. His absence from Suns voluntary workouts over the..." December 31

  • Suns ask Markieff Morris to apologize to team as condition of return

    Yahoo! Sports "Suspended Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris could return to practice Tuesday if a meeting with team officials goes well, a league source told Yahoo Sports. Morris has completed a two-game suspension for "conduct detrimental to the team" after throwing a towel at Suns coach Jeff Hornacek..." December 29

  • Phoenix Suspend Markieff Morris Two Games For Throwing A Towel At Coach

    Uproxx "Markieff Morris might have finally played his last game for the Phoenix Suns. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, the disgruntled power forward has been suspended two games for throwing a towel at head coach Jeff Hornacek. Morris first grew crossways with the Suns when they traded his..." December 25

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    Keef Morris @Keefmorris

    In no way was that towel intended for him. I just want to help my team win so much. That's my focus moving forward. #Foe

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    Keef Morris @Keefmorris

    My frustration got the best of me last night. It won't happen again. I apologize to Jeff. My teammates told me I hit coach with the towel.

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    The Phoenix Suns have suspended forward Markieff Morris for two games for throwing towel at coach Jeff Hornacek, league sources tell Yahoo.

  • Markieff Morris reportedly threw a towel at Suns coach Jeff Hornacek during heated exchange

    SB Nation "Phoenix Suns big man Markieff Morris could face possible discipline after reportedly throwing a towel at head coach Jeff Hornacek during the team's game against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night, according to Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic. Morris reportedly threw the towel toward..." December 24

  • Rockets 'seriously discussed' swapping Brewer, Jones for Suns' Morris

    The Score "It's two of the worst kept secrets in the NBA: The struggling Houston Rockets are looking to make a trade, and the Phoenix Suns are hoping to part ways with Markieff Morris. The framework for a deal that would send Morris to the Rockets, as relayed by ESPN's Marc Stein, would see Houston send..." December 19

  • Pelicans, Suns have had trade talks surrounding Anderson, Morris

    The Score "The New Orleans Pelicans and Phoenix Suns have had "exploratory conversations" involving a potential exchange of forwards Ryan Anderson and Markieff Morris, according to's John Reid. The news comes following reports last week that the Pelicans have an interest in Morris, and with the..." December 16

  • Pelicans interested in acquiring disgruntled Suns forward Markieff Morris

    Yahoo! Sports "The New Orleans Pelicans have emerged as a suitor with interest in acquiring disgruntled Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Suns and Pelicans have had preliminary contact about a potential trade, but Morris’ pending felony aggravated assault charges..." December 08

  • Rockets have trade interest in Suns F Markieff Morris, sources say

    ESPN "The Houston Rockets have trade interest in Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris, who made multiple trade demands this past offseason, according to league sources. Sources told the Rockets are in the market for roster upgrades in the wake of their disappointing 10-11 start and have..." December 07

  • Jeff Hornacek sits Markieff Morris for entire Suns loss

    Arizona Republic "Once Markieff Morris reported for training camp and declared he wanted to be in Phoenix, the Suns wanted that to make his offseason discontent and trade demand go away. The boiler situation is only reheating. Suns coach Jeff Hornacek gave the slumping Morris his first benching by coach’s..." December 07

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    Suns Basketball Comm @SunsBballComm

    .@Suns Injury Update (12/2 at DET): Markieff Morris (left knee contusion) is out #SunsAtPistons

  • Morris blasts Suns fans: Pistons fans would've booed better

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons fans are starting to like this guy. Marcus Morris gave it to Phoenix Suns fans after he scored 20 points on 7-for-14 shooting in the Pistons' 100-92 victory Friday night. He also got one against his twin brother, Markieff, who finished with 18 points on 9-for-21..." November 08

  • Motion for new grand jury in Markieff, Marcus Morris case denied

    Detroit Free Press "A motion to remand Detroit Pistons forward Marcus Morris and Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris' felony aggravated-assault case to a new grand jury was denied in a ruling filed last week in Maricopa County (Ariz.) Superior Court. The Morris' attorneys claimed that the grand jury that indicted..." November 04

  • Markieff Morris, Phoenix Suns fans moving on

    Arizona Republic "Markieff Morris was willing to earn back the support of Suns fans, but it came easier than expected. For most of the past two months, Markieff Morris fell out of favor with many Suns fans for his media comments and tweets about wanting out of Phoenix, but it did not sound like it Wednesday..." October 09

  • Pistons Interested In Trading For Markieff Morris

    Real GM Basketball "The Detroit Pistons are monitoring the Markieff Morris situation with the Phoenix Suns and have interested in trading for him. The Pistons acquired his brother, Marcus Morris, in the offseason." October 07

  • Markieff Morris at Suns media day: 'I want to be here'

    Arizona Republic "Markieff Morris walked back onto the Suns practice court Monday and backtracked on his summer of discontent with one statement. "I want to be here," Morris said while wearing his Suns No. 11 jersey for media day. Morris did not elaborate on how he has expressed unhappiness with the Suns..." September 28

  • Suns hope to put the past in the past, move forward with Markieff Morris

    Arizona Sports "A year ago Thursday, the Phoenix Suns and point guard Eric Bledsoe put pen to paper on a new five-year, $70 million contract extension, ending a summer-long stalemate that at times turned ugly, at times personal. Fast forward to 2015 and the Suns once again find themselves at odds with a key..." September 25

  • Suns' Tyson Chandler to reacclimate Markieff Morris

    Arizona Republic "One perk of adding Tyson Chandler, a 14-year veteran with six NBA homes, is that he can call on his experiences for nearly any Suns situation. Chandler embraced the idea of signing with the Suns this summer to bring leadership as much as his rebounding, defense or pick-and-roll slams. But..." September 17

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Markieff and Marcus Morris are in court today. Their attorneys are granted Oct. 15 oral arguments on a motion to remand to a new grand jury.

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Now that Tyson Chandler joined Suns voluntary workouts today, every Suns contract player but Markieff Morris is training early in Phoenix.

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    Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42

    Facing a suspension of minimum of 10 games if found guilty of a felony, suspension also looms for a misdemeanor

  • The Curious Case of Markieff Morris

    Grantland "Markieff Morris in his present form isn’t worth all this fuss. Power forward is loaded leaguewide, and even teams who could use a boost there aren’t sure Morris is a pure talent upgrade over their incumbents — and that’s before getting into felony charges, trade demands, fines, technicals, and..." September 10

  • Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek optimistic relationship fixable with Markieff Morris

    Arizona Sports "A half-dozen Phoenix Suns players became fashion models Tuesday night as the team unveiled its new marketing campaign and uniforms for the upcoming 2015-16 season, including the alternate black, which will be worn 13 times, including the home opener. Point guard Eric Bledsoe donned that..." September 09

  • NBA fining Suns' Markieff Morris $10K for public trade demand

    CBS Sports "Markieff Morris has been quite vocal in his displeasure with the Phoenix Suns following the departure of his twin brother and former teammate Marcus Morris. The Suns traded away Marcus to the Detroit Pistons during free agency in the hopes of clearing space to help the Suns bring in both Tyson..." September 08

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    Keef Morris @Keefmorris

    My future will not be in Phoenix.... #thatisall #backtothegrind #FOE

  • Suns unlikely to accommodate Markieff Morris trade request

    CBS Sports "The Markieff Morris situation keeps hanging over Phoenix like a hoodie that's too tight in the neck and too long on the sleeves. After his brother Marcus Morris was traded and went on tirades about the suns organization, Morris told a Philadelphia reporter that he would not be in Phoenix when the..." September 04

  • Suns do not forget Markieff Morris' birthday

    Arizona Republic "Markieff Morris has been quite vocal about his dissatisfaction with the Suns, but he won't be able to say they forgot his birthday. Amid the trade demands and overall awkwardness of a standoff, the official Suns Twitter account put that aside to wish Morris a happy birthday. They even edited..." September 02

  • Report: Suns have no intention to trade unhappy Markieff Morris

    Pro Basketball Talk "In the summer of 2014, Markieff Morris took what he saw as a little less than market value — he has four years, $32 million left on his deal — to make sure his twin brother Marcus got paid and they could play together in Phoenix. Markieff then had a season that saw him regress — he was scoring..." September 01

  • Brandon Knight on Markieff Morris: “If he stays with us, we’d love to have him”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Since they traded his twin brother Marcus to the Pistons, Markieff Morris has made his displeasure with the Suns very well known. He said unequivocally last week, on record, that he’s “not going to be there.” A few days later, a report surfaced that Morris would prefer to be traded to either the..." August 16

  • Portland a Possible Destination For Disgruntled Markieff Morris

    Blazer's Edge "Down in the Sunshine State, forward Markieff Morris has expressed his displeasure with the Phoenix Suns over the trade of his younger brother Marcus Morris. Marcus was dealt earlier this offseason in a salary dump as the Suns tried to lure LaMarcus Aldridge to the team. Kevin Pelton of..." August 14

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