Markieff Morris already got hit with a $10,000 fine for saying he wanted to be traded and get out of Phoenix. So he’s not talking about it anymore.
But his brother Marcus — who was traded from Phoenix to Detroit this summer, one of the things that made Markeiff unhappy — is still talking.
Marcus is enjoying some schadenfreude at the Suns’ recent troubles and told Vince Ellis at the Detroit Free Press that Markieff is still trying to get out of Arizona.
“You see what’s going on. Sorry to say it, but it’s self-explanatory. I don’t know what’s going on over there. It’s like a (clown) show right now…..
“One thing about Keef is he’s always positive,” Marcus said. “Some stuff might happen a little, but he’s always positive. He’s still looking to get out of there, still looking to go somewhere else. Right now he has to be a pro and continue to take care of his business on and off the court.”
The problem is Markieff is not taking of business on the court. He is averaging 10.5 points a game on 38.1 percent shooting, with a PER of 8.9 — some of the worst numbers of his career. Combine that with him being seen as having an attitude problem — he was suspended two games by the team for throwing a towel at coach Jeff Hornacek — and Markieff’s trade value is so low the Suns would have to throw in a sweetener to move Morris. It’s no secret around the league he wants to be moved, but right now nobody wants to bring him in.
Marcus, on the other hand, is starting for the Pistons and averaging 14.4 points a game.