Markieff Morris Shoves Teammate Archie Goodwin in Huddle vs. Warriors

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured ColumnistFebruary 11, 2016

Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris (11) in the third quarter during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Phoenix. The Jazz defeated the Suns 98-89. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
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Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris shoved teammate Archie Goodwin in the huddle on the bench during a timeout in Wednesday night's game against the Golden State Warriors.

Take a look at the incident, in which Morris had to be restrained (Warning: NSFW language):

After the game, Morris talked about the incident, per SB Nation:

The dysfunctional 2015-16 campaign continues for the Suns and Morris. 

Before the season began, Morris demanded a trade after Phoenix dealt his twin brother Marcus to Detroit in the offseason. He spoke to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey in August about his future with the Suns. 

"One thing for sure, I am not going to be there," Morris said. "If you want to put that out there, you can put that out. I don't give a [freak]. I am not going to be there at all. That's just what it is."

After he subsequently tweeted his "future is not in Phoenix," the NBA replied by fining him $10,000, per ESPN.com's Marc Stein

In December, he was suspended two games without pay after throwing a towel at former head coach Jeff Hornacek, per ESPN.com

The Suns fired Hornacek at the beginning of February after the team started 14-35 and was four games into what has become an eight-game losing streak. Since his promotion, interim head coach Earl Watson is 0-4 entering Wednesday night.

Frustration was bound to boil over—especially with a player who had made it known that he didn't want to be with the team. 

A little more than one week remains until the Feb. 18 trade deadline, and if the Suns want a clean slate and a fresh start, they have to deal Morris. It could do the team and the locker room wonders in the final few months of the season. 

Stats courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com.


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