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Wojnarowski: Suns want more than draft pick for Morris

Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris (11) drives past Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Phoenix. The Rockets defeated the Suns 111-105. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

With the Feb. 18 trade deadline approaching, rumors will begin to intensify.

The latest one surrounding the Phoenix Suns and disgruntled forward Markieff Morris comes from Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.

Multiple teams who have made pitches for Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris suggest a first-round pick hasn’t been enough to engage the Suns in trade talks.

Arizona Republic’s Paul Coro first commented on the notion that the team could hold onto Morris until summer if there was not a deal to their liking.

With Markieff, as arduous as another 28 games would be, his value isn’t going to be much different come summer than now and nothing is on the line for them between now. So if there’s not a deal that makes sense to them, they don’t have their feet to the fire to do it now.

Wojnarowski echoed Coro by stating “the Suns could wait until the summer to move Morris when teams who have missed on free-agent priorities, return aggressively into the trade market for the power forward”.

Phoenix returns to action Feb. 19 against the Houston Rockets.

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