Report: Pistons keeping an eye on Markieff Morris in Phoenix
When the Detroit Pistons traded for Marcus Morris this offseason, it set about an interesting chain of events.
The Phoenix Suns, who at the time were clearing cap space to chase big time free agents, ran into some issues after the trade. Mainly, they missed out on LaMarcus Aldridge, and at least temporarily upset Marcus's brother Markieff in the process.
While Markieff Morris did report to training camp for the Suns, it's hard to tell how long that relationship will last.
Could the Morris brothers be reunited in Detroit?
A recent report says that the Pistons are monitoring the situation with Markieff closely.
Here's more from Sean Highkin at ProBasketballTalk:
“Markieff’s unhappiness with the Suns started when they traded his brother, so he would obviously jump at the chance to reunite with Marcus. And they don’t have much in the way of power forward depth beyond the other Morris twin and Ersan Ilyasova, so it would be a good fit from a basketball standpoint.
But with the brothers’ felony assault charges pending, reuniting them on the same roster might not be the best idea, and it also opens up the possibility of having to trade one of them in the future and the other one being unhappy. So far, the Suns have shown no inclination to trade Markieff, but if that changes, the Pistons are an interesting destination to keep an eye on.”
— Vincent Ellis (@Vincent_Ellis56) October 6, 2015