Suns send Morris to Wizards - Tucson News Now

Suns send Morris to Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) - A week after scuffling with a teammate, forward Markieff Morris was traded Thursday by the free-falling Phoenix Suns to the Washington Wizards, a team hoping to boost its chances of making the playoffs.
    
Phoenix received a first-round draft pick - protected to the ninth spot - and forwards Kris Humphries and DeJuan Blair in exchange for the 6-foot-10, 245-pound Morris.
    
Speaking to reporters while riding a hoverboard on his way out of the Suns' arena Thursday, Morris expressed his thanks to that team and said: "I'm just ready to move on."
    
The move ends a tumultuous tenure in Phoenix for Morris, who was suspended for two games in December after throwing a towel at since-fired coach Jeff Hornacek during a game. And then, during a first-quarter timeout in the Suns' most recent game, a 112-104 home loss to the league-leading Golden State Warriors last week, Morris got into a physical confrontation with Archie Goodwin on the sideline, exchanging shoves.
 

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