Not a shock: Majority of fans want Markieff gone

Posted at 10:15 AM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 15:23:13-05

This one's hardly a shocker, but it does reaffirm the fact that Markieff Morris has all but completely worn out his welcome in the Valley.

Morris, a fourth-year Suns forward, has done plenty on the off the court to get on the nerves of Suns fans. Most recently, he got into a shoving match with his own teammate.

Our Twitter poll strongly reflects fans' dissatisfaction with Morris. On Monday and Tuesday, we asked this question: Should the Suns trade Markieff Morris by Thursday's deadline?

After 400-plus votes, nearly 90 percent of you said yes.

Some voters took time to tell us why they feel that way -- and again, the responses were not surprising.

The Suns have until 1 p.m. Thursday -- this season's NBA trade deadline -- to deal Morris. If they don't, Markieff, who still has three years remaining on his contract, will likely be a Sun until at least the end of the season.

A report on Monday said the Suns are looking to trade Morris but aren't desperate to do so, and may hold on to him until the end of the season if they don't get exactly what they want in return.