Morris moves on to Motown after trade from Phoenix
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Marcus Morris had a few choice words for his former team.
Morris was introduced Friday by the Detroit Pistons, who acquired the 25-year-old forward from Phoenix in what was basically a salary dump by the Suns. The deal split Morris up from his twin brother Markieff after the two had signed extensions with Phoenix before last season.
Marcus Morris says the way the trade unfolded was a "slap in the face" — and that everybody knew he wanted to play with his brother.
The Suns traded Morris, Reggie Bullock and Danny Granger to Detroit, receiving only a second-round draft pick in 2020. Phoenix made a bid to sign coveted free agent LaMarcus Aldridge, but he ended up going to San Antonio.
The Pistons were happy to take Morris from Phoenix.