Markieff Morris RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Report: Markieff Morris prefers trade to Rockets or Raptors, but mainly away from Suns

    Pro Basketball Talk "Markieff Morris is unhappy in Phoenix and trying to force the Suns to trade him. What’s his preferred destination and how does he want to get there? John Gambadoro of 98.7 Arizona Sports: He likes Houston because of James Harden and Toronto because of Kyle Lowry, but he honestly doesn’t..." August 14

  • Should Pistons look into Marcus Morris' twin?

    Detroit Free Press "There are Bad Boys and then there are bad boys. If you find the first, you have a player who can deliver you a championship; you find the second and your season could be over before it even begins. Now, in Markieff Morris, who is demanding a trade from the Phoenix Suns, the Detroit Pistons..." August 14

  • Report: Celtics Could Make Strong Bid For Suns Forward Markieff Morris

    NESN "Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris wants out of the desert, and the Boston Celtics could be one of the teams in hot pursuit of the veteran forward. Morris, 26, signed a 4-year, $32 million contract extension — a total bargain for the talented forward’s services — last September. The contract..." August 13

  • Markieff Morris demands trade from Suns "Markieff Morris wants out of Phoenix. The Suns power forward said he feels disrespected by the way the team handled the July<TH>9 trade of his twin and former teammate, Marcus Morris, to the Detroit Pistons. Now he is demanding a trade of his own. The North Philadelphia native, who starred..." August 12

  • Markieff Morris becomes the latest Sun to want out of Phoenix

    CBS Sports "The Suns have been within a handful of games of the playoffs twice in the past two years. By every objective measure, they're an example of a team that has managed the rebuilding process with aplomb, trading for a high-value young star in Eric Bledsoe while stockpiling picks and adding key young..." August 07

  • Lawyers for NBA's Morris twins seek a new grand jury

    Arizona Republic "The defense attorneys for Marcus and Markieff Morris have asked a Maricopa County Superior Court judge to return the case to a grand jury because they say prosecutors falsely presented information that led to an indictment on charges of aggravated assault. Prosecutors presented "false and..." August 04

  • Morris not happy with Suns but excited to be a Piston

    Detroit Free Press "Marcus Morris comes to the Detroit Pistons with a chip on his shoulder. Blindsided by his trade from Phoenix, the 25-year-old small forward said he will use it as motivation to help the Pistons get back in the playoff hunt. "I wouldn't say stunning, but in Phoenix, I would say I didn't have..." July 11

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    Jordan Schultz @Schultz_Report

    Hearing the Suns are trying to deal Markieff Morris, who has an affordable 8M/yr deal. He and Hornacek don't get along, plus Marcus is gone.

  • The Morris twins brought this on themselves

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Today, the Phoenix Suns relieved themselves of about $8.42 million in salary by trading Marcus Morris, Danny Granger and Reggie Bullock to the Detroit Pistons for a pinch of pocket lint. Frankly, the Suns' primary interest was clearing more salary cap space in order to sign LaMarcus Aldridge..." July 03

  • Suns Morris brothers 'not guilty' plea arraignment set for today

    Bright Side Of The Sun "The Phoenix Suns had a tough year, and it's only getting worse. Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris have each been charged with two counts of aggravated assault, and face their initial arraignment today on Maricopa Superior Court. If ultimately convicted, the Morris twins could each face several..." May 07

  • Morris twins charged with felony aggravated assault for Jan. 24 incident

    ESPN "Phoenix Suns forwards Marcus and Markieff Morris have been charged with felony aggravated assault following an incident on January 24 at a Phoenix recreation center. The Morris twins are among five men charged in the alleged assault of a 36-year-old man at the Nina Mason Pulliam Recreation..." April 21

  • Suns' Morris twins accused of assaulting man who texted mom

    Arizona Republic "The Phoenix Suns' Morris twins live by the mantra "Family over everything." Phoenix police say Marcus and Markieff Morris put those words into action when they and three others committed felony aggravated assault against a man the 25-year-old twins learned had sent "inappropriate" text messages..." April 08

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Markieff Morris on #Suns fans: “It does not feel like a home-court advantage at all...I don’t feel like this year they’re behind us enough.”

  • Report: Markieff And Marcus Morris Under Investigation For Assault

    Deadspin "According to CBS 5 News, Phoenix Suns twins Marcus and Markieff Morris are being investigated by Phoenix police for their role in an alleged assault that occurred Saturday outside of a gym. " January 29

  • KCP, Van Gundy dismiss Markieff Morris' 'mouthing off'

    Detroit News "Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and coach Stan Van Gundy were equally dismissive of Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris' claim that the Pistons' second-year guard "had no heart," after the Suns beat the Pistons 88-86 Wednesday. "That's his opinion. I know what I can do and how I carry..." November 21

  • Suns nearing extensions with both Marcus and Markieff Morris

    CBS Sports "ESPN reports that the Phoenix Suns are nearing an extension with both twins, Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris, on a combined $52 million deal that will see the money split evenly between the two. Markieff averaged 13.8 points and 6.0 rebounds last season for Phoenix, while Marcus averaged 9.7..." September 29

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Markieff Morris signed a four-year, $32M extension and Marcus Morris signed a four-year, $20M extension with the #Suns. More to come.

  • Report: Morris twins said they’d take discount to stay together

    Pro Basketball Talk "Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris, twins and Suns, want to keep playing together. You could have guessed that by how they played together growing up, played together at Kansas and urged Phoenix to put them together. But you don’t need to guess. They’ve straight up said it. As both enter..." September 17

  • Morris twins want to keep playing together even after rookie contracts end

    Pro Basketball Talk "Through pretty much their entire basketball careers, Markieff Morris and twin brother Marcus Morris have been on the same team. Same youth teams, same Prep Charter high school in Philadelphia, then together in college at Kansas. They were selected back-to-back in the NBA draft in 2011, but a 2013..." August 18

  • Marcus and Markieff Morris hope to be package deal for Suns

    Arizona Republic "Marcus and Markieff Morris have turned themselves into solid NBA players. The twins are the heartbeat of the Suns bench and are so close that it seems they share one heartbeat. At what financial sacrifice are the Morris twins willing to make to keep that together? What are the Suns willing..." March 05

  • Morris twins thriving in Phoenix, even if the Suns can’t tell them apart

    Pro Basketball Talk "When the Suns traded for Marcus Morris, pairing him with his twin brother Markieff, many scoffed at the move as a gimmick. Even though I realized getting Marcus for just a second-round pick was good value, I still laughed at the deal as overly marketing generated. Well, the joke is on..." November 23

  • Suns forward Markieff Morris gets his ‘swag back’ after slump

    Arizona Republic "Suns power forward Markieff Morris went from Player of the Week to funk of the week. It came to a head Friday night when he got blocked from behind by Charlotte guard Gerald Henderson when he was going up for a dunk in the second quarter. At that point, Morris had missed 16 of 17 shots over 3..." November 23

  • Pacers' George, Suns' Markieff Morris named Players of the Week "The Indiana Pacers' Paul George and the Phoenix Suns' Markieff Morris today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Mon., Nov. 4-Sun., Nov. 10. George led Indiana to the only undefeated record in the Eastern Conference on the week (4-0)...." November 11

  • Suns forward Markieff Morris now proving scouts right

    Arizona Republic "If the Suns wanted someone who blew them away with his vertical-leap test in 2011, they would have drafted Iman Shumpert. And they almost did. JaJuan Johnson was that draft’s highest hopping big man, but there is more to the job than jumping. His career (36 games) could not match his vertical..." November 10

  • Suns exercise contract options on Morris twins and Miles Plumlee

    Inside Hoops "The Phoenix Suns exercised their 2014-15 options on forwards Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris and center Miles Plumlee, the club announced today. In two seasons with the Suns, Markieff Morris has averaged 7.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in 145 games. The 13th overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft, he..." October 26

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    NBA suspends Suns F Markieff Morris one game without pay for elbowing Thunder C Serge Ibaka in the face. Happened in Tuesday's game.

  • Suns twins Marcus and Markieff Morris trying to fit in, awaiting word on their 2014-15 options

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Marcus and Markieff Morris affectionately known around these parts as the Morrii are fighting for their place on the Phoenix Suns this season but both know they are also looking for their long-term fit on the team. The Phoenix Suns have until the end of October to decide on their 2014-15..." October 18

  • Phoenix Suns’ Morris twins hope to ‘change the team’

    Arizona Republic "Marcus Morris always envisioned having moments like the game-winning shot he made at the buzzer Monday night. It just was never going to be in NBA Summer League two years after he was drafted. But after being cast off in Houston and winding up with diminishing time at the end of last season..." July 16

  • Phoenix Suns’ Marcus Morris eyes changes

    Arizona Republic "Marcus Morris never has seemed to be one who lacked for confidence, but he apparently lost that along with his playing time this month. Upon arrival with a trade-deadline deal in late February, Morris made a splash and averaged 12.7 points over a six-game stretch. For the past two weeks, Morris..." March 31

  • A whole greater than the sum of the Morris twins

    Arizona Republic "A week after making his Suns debut, Marcus Morris starred in a win over Atlanta that gave the Suns consecutive victories against winning teams for the first time since mid-December. The Suns often talk about how Marcus Morris’ presence has rejuvenated his twin brother Markieff Morris’ energy and..." March 03