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Markieff Morris: I Want To Be Here With Suns

Sep 28, 2015 2:02 PM

Markieff Morris backtracked from his offseason wishes to be traded during media day with the Phoenix Suns.

"I want to be here," Morris said.

Morris didn't elaborate on how has expressed unhappiness with the Suns since his brother, Marcus Morris, was traded to the Detroit Pistons.

"I'm looking forward to the season, not really trying to look at the past," Morris said. "I don't really want to talk about what I did in the summer. I really want to look forward to this up-and-coming season. Glad to be back with my teammates and glad to be back with the team."

When asked about his discord with the front office, Morris said, "It's between us and we're going to deal with it."

Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Tags: Markieff Morris, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Lakers, Suns Also Tried To Hire Steve Nash

Sep 26, 2015 3:07 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns attempted to hire Steve Nash in a similar position in which he joined the Golden State Warriors following his acceptance of their offer.

Nash finished his career with the Lakers and spent the majority of his career with the Suns.

Nash joined the Warriors as a player development consultant.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Markieff Morris Will Report To Suns' Camp

Sep 25, 2015 12:39 PM

Markieff Morris remains unhappy with the Phoenix Suns after the offseason trade of his brother, Marcus Morris, but he will report to training camp next week.

Morris was fined $10,000 for publicly demanding a trade.

The Suns have appeared to have no interest in accommodating Morris' wish for a trade.

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Tags: Markieff Morris, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Sign Deonte Burton, Kyle Casey, Cory Jefferson, Henry Sims, Terrico White

Sep 16, 2015 4:12 PM

The Phoenix Suns have signed guard Deonte Burton, forward Kyle Casey, forward Cory Jefferson, center Henry Sims and guard Terrico White, bringing the club’s roster to 18 players.

Burton, a 6-1, 190-pound guard, played with Ratiopharm Ulm in Germany last season following a standout four-year career at the University of Nevada, Reno. Burton left Nevada second in Wolfpack history in career scoring (2,102) and assists (515), earning WAC Player of the Year and AP Honorable Mention All-America honors in 2012. 

Casey, a 6-7, 225-pound forward, played last season with KK Helios Suns Domzale in Slovenia after going undrafted out of Harvard University in 2014. 

Jefferson, a 6-9, 218-pound forward, played in 50 games (one start) with the Nets last season after being selected with the 60th overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft. Jefferson averaged 3.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 10.6 minutes in 2014-15, twice scoring in double-digits including his first career double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds against the Suns on March 6. 

Sims, a 6-10, 248-pound center, is a three-year NBA veteran who averaged 8.0 points on 47.4 percent shooting and 4.9 rebounds in 73 games (32 starts) with the 76ers last season. 

White, a 6-5, 215-pound guard, played last season with Yenisey Krasnoyarsk in Russia, averaging 11.6 points in 41 games. 

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Tags: Deonte Burton, Kyle Casey, Cory Jefferson, Henry Sims, Terrico White, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Steve Nash To Join Warriors As Player Development Consultant

Sep 15, 2015 2:27 PM

The Golden State Warriors are finalizing an agreement to hire Steve Nash as a part-time player development consultant.

Nash retired last season with the Los Angeles Lakers and was expected to remain part of their franchise.

Nash is familiar with Steve Kerr and Rick Welts from their time with the Phoenix Suns' organization.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nikoloz Tskitishvili Signs With Clippers

Sep 10, 2015 2:06 PM

Nikoloz Tskitishvili has signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Tskitishvili was the fifth overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft and hasn't played in the NBA since 2006 with the Phoenix Suns.

Tskitishvili most recently played in Lebanon.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Nikoloz Tskitishvili, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Not Currently Motivated To Trade Away Markieff Morris

Sep 10, 2015 9:57 AM

The Phoenix Suns are not motivated to trade away Markieff Morris at this point despite his demands to be moved.

The Suns are hopeful they will be able to reconcile with Morris.

Phoenix traded away Morris' brother, Marcus Morris, this offseason.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Tags: Markieff Morris, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Markieff Morris Fined $10,000 For Trade Comments

Sep 8, 2015 2:59 PM

Markieff Morris of the Phoenix Suns has been fined $10,000 for a public statement detrimental to the NBA. 

The statement concerned Morris’ desire to be traded by the Phoenix Suns.

A tweet from Morris last week said "my future is not in Phoenix."

Morris also made comments to the media that he wouldn't be with the Suns to start the season.

Morris' brother, Marcus Morris, was traded by the Suns to the Detroit Pistons this offseason.

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Markieff Morris: My Future Will Not Be In Phoenix

Sep 4, 2015 10:06 AM

Markieff Morris would like a trade from the Phoenix Suns.

The Suns traded away his twin brother, Marcus Morris, to the Detroit Pistons this offseason.

"My future will not be in Phoenix," wrote Morris on Twitter. "#thatisall #backtothegrind #FOE."

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Tags: Markieff Morris, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Chris Jent Named Head Coach Of Baskersfield Jam

Aug 27, 2015 4:35 PM

The Phoenix Suns and Bakersfield Jam have named Chris Jent head coach of the Jam.

"It's an honor to be named Head Coach of the Bakersfield Jam and to be a part of an organization like the Phoenix Suns," said Jent. "Personally, it's a great opportunity to once again be a Head Coach and there couldn't be a better setting in the NBA D-League to help players develop and reach their basketball potential than in Bakersfield. I can't wait to get into the gym with the team and try to do something special as a group."

Jent, 45, joins the Jam organization after spending the 2013-14 season and the beginning of the 2014-15 season as Michael Malone’s lead assistant with the Sacramento Kings. Prior to his role with the Kings, Jent served as an Assistant Coach at his alma mater Ohio State for two seasons (2011-13). During his tenure at Ohio State, the Buckeyes went 60-15 and earned a Final Four berth in 2012 and an Elite Eight appearance in 2013.

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Suns Sign Henry Sims, Cory Jefferson To Camp Deals
The Suns have agreements for Henry Sims and Cory Jefferson to compete for roster spots.

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Terrico White To Sign Deal With Suns
Terrico White has reached agreement on a free-agent contract with the Suns, league sources told RealGM.

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Markieff Morris Requests Trade From Suns
Markieff Morris said he is determined to be traded by the Suns.

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Suns Still Believe In Two Point Guard System
The Suns have Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight on long-term contracts.

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Ronnie Price, Suns Agree Upon One-Year Deal

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Mirza Teletovic, Suns Agree Upon One-Year $5.5M Deal
Mirza Teletovic and the Suns have agreed upon a one-year, $5.5 million deal.

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Gerald Green Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Heat
Gerald Green gives the Heat depth on the wings.

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Sonny Weems, Suns Agree Upon Two-Year, $5.8M Deal
Sonny Weems has since played in Europe since 2011 with Zalgiris and CSKA.

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Spurs, Suns Considered Frontrunners For LaMarcus Aldridge
The Spurs and Lakers were considered the favorites for LaMarcus Aldridge heading into the process.

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LaMarcus Aldridge Grants Lakers 2nd Meeting; Considering Visits
LaMarcus Aldridge is believed to be most strongly considering the Suns and Spurs.

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Suns Trade Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock, Granger To Pistons For Cap Space
The Suns are looking to clear cap space as they pursue free agent targets.

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Amar'e Receiving Interest From Rockets, Mavs, Clippers, Suns
Amar'e Stoudemire finished last season with the Mavericks following his release by Knicks.

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Suns Not Interested In Trading Away Eric Bledsoe
Eric Bledsoe actually sat in on the Suns' meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge.

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Grizzlies Agree Upon Three-Year, $18M Deal With Brandan Wright
Brandan Wright played for the Mavericks, Celtics and Suns last season.

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Suns Move Alongside Spurs As Top Contenders For LaMarcus Aldridge
The Suns gained momentum going into their LaMarcus Aldridge meeting with their free agent signing of Tyson Chandler.

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Tyson Chandler, Suns Agree Upon Four-Year, $52M Contract
The Suns are bringing Tyson Chandler into their meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge as part of their pitch.

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Brandon Knight, Suns Agree Upon Five-Year, $70M Deal
Brandon Knight and the Suns have agreed upon a five-year, $70 million deal.

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Derrick Williams To Receive Interest From Kings, Wizards, Rockets, Lakers, Heat, Suns, Knicks
Derrick Williams has been with the Kings since 2013 when he was traded by the Wolves.

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LaMarcus Aldridge Sets Order Of Free Agency Meetings
LaMarcus Aldridge will meet with seven teams in free agency.

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Suns May Struggle To Find Acceptable Trade Of Eric Bledsoe
Eric Bledsoe has four years and $57 million left on his contract.

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