Following a summer of acrimony, Markieff Morris appeared resigned to the fact that he was stuck in Arizona, but he may finally get his wish for a trade afterall.
Rumor has it that the Houston Rockets are interested in the 26-year-old.
Morris is in the first season of a four-year, $32 million contract extension with the Phoenix Suns, and connecting on just 39 percent of his attempts from from the floor.
Sources said the Rockets are in the market for roster upgrades in the wake of their disappointing 10-11 start and have Morris on their list of targets, amid a growing belief around the league that the Suns are indeed prepared to finally move Morris.
The Suns initially rebuffed Morris’ summer-long quest to be dealt, with both sides pledging to try to find common ground at the start of training camp. But Morris received a DNP-Coach’s Decision on Sunday, when the Suns lost 95-93 in Memphis, which will undoubtedly signal to interested teams that Morris can be had.
The Detroit Free Press reported in October that the Detroit Pistons also have interest in Morris, whose twin brother, Marcus, has made a strong start with the Pistons under Stan Van Gundy, who acquired him via trade in July. […] Sources said that forward Terrence Jones would likely be included if a trade for Markieff Morris came to fruition, but the options for virtually every team in the league will increase in just over a week’s time, with more than 100 players who signed new deals over the summer becoming trade eligible Dec. 15.