Markieff Morris Says He Wants to Be in Phoenix

by September 29, 2015

A few weeks ago, Markieff Morris declared in no uncertain terms that he wanted to play for a team other than the Phoenix Suns.

During his first chat with the media heading into the 2015-16 season, Morris appeared to have had a change of heart, claiming that he now wants to stick around the Valley of the Sun.

Morris was extremely unhappy with the Suns for having traded away his twin brother Marcus to Detroit this summer—his relationship with the front-office remains frosty—and unsuccessfully pushed for his own trade.

Per the AP:

“I don’t really want to talk about what happened this summer,” he said. “I just really want to look forward to this up and coming season and glad to be back with my teammates, glad to be back with my team.”


Markieff said he is “super-confident” in coach Jeff Hornacek. […] “He’s been here a couple of years and me and him have a great relationship,” Morris said.


But as for his relationship with general manager Ryan McDonough, “you can ask him that, man,” was all Morris said. […] “He’s certainly not the first and probably won’t be the last player to be upset with the front office,” McDonough said. “It happens. I view my job first and foremost to put the most talent on the floor if we can and to give coach and his staff a group of players that work hard and play hard and have a chance to win a lot of games. If that ruffles some feathers, so be it.”