Markieff Morris and the Phoenix Suns have had a rocky relationship ever since the organization shipped the 26-year-old’s twin brother, Marcus, out of town. With their season in serious turmoil and the trade deadline right around the corner, it’s only a matter of time before both parties part ways.
Here’s some good news, Phoenix! The Toronto Raptors may have interest in taking Morris—and/or Suns wing P.J. Tucker—off your hands!
ESPN sources say Toronto is among the teams expressing trade interest in Suns swingman P.J. Tucker in advance of the Feb. 18 trade deadline
The Raptors can really use a power forward who scores in a variety of ways, draws double teams and rebounds the ball. And the defensive pressure and three-point shooting Tucker can still provide (in limited minutes) would be extremely valuable for a team that might need to replace the injured DeMarre Carroll.
From Phoenix’s perspective, they can either do nothing and wind up with a top-5 lottery pick. Or they can do its best to extract valuable assets from productive veterans—like Morris and Tucker—whose talent is more helpful elsewhere…and get a top-five lottery pick.
An eventual trade between these two teams feels like a no-brainer.