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Markieff Morris
Markieff Morris
Position: F
Born: 09/02/89
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Salary: $8,000,000
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He said he has kept in contact with P.J. Tucker, Eric Bledsoe, Devin Booker, Archie Goodwin and Alex Len. He called Friday’s return “different but not weird.” “I definitely had a great four years here with my teammates and the organization,” Morris said. “The last year ended kind of bitter but you live and you learn. I have nothing but good things to say about the organization. “It’s just like another game. We’re trying to get into the playoffs. It’s not about playing the Suns. It’s about us making a playoff push.”
“I know he’s happy now,” Goodwin said. “I love seeing that from him because when I saw him upbeat, he was one of the hardest guys to stop in the league. You can see how he has a little more pep in his step when he’s playing. He’s a lot more interactive with teammates. Sometimes, where you are is not the best place for you, for your happiness. It was just not a good place for him here but he’s in a situation where he’s a lot happier and he’s continuing to improve and I’m proud to see it.” Morris remained well-received by fans at games over his career, even in moments when they could have turned on him after he criticized them or asked for a trade. Asked how he expected to be received by Suns fans Friday night in Phoenix, he said, “It’s whatever, honestly.”
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Once his brother, best friend and housemate were gone, however, Markieff wanted out as well, because he thought the tightest of tight-knit relationships was used to coerce him into signing the contract extension well below market value rather than seeking considerably more as a restricted free agent. “It was more about the contract and how they went about it,” Markieff Morris told The Vertical. “I would’ve never signed a four-for-32 contract if I would’ve known they were going to trade my brother.”