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The Phoenix Suns exercised their 2014-15 options on forwards Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris and center Miles Plumlee, the club announced today.
In two seasons with the Suns, Markieff Morris has averaged 7.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in 145 games. The 13th overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft, he closed the 2012-13 season strongly as he averaged 11.8 points and 6.9 rebounds in April, the best scoring and rebounding month of his young career.
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This trade between the Suns and Wizards comes as a bit of a shock with no inkling or rumor that any deal was purported with these two teams. Yet here the completed trade is shaking things up, well, for the Eastern Conference anyway. Via Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski: Suns sending Gortat, lee, Brown and Marshall to Wiz for Okakor and 2014 1st round pick, source tells Y! — Adrian...
After trading Marcin Gortat to Washington for an injured, expiring Emeka Okafor, it's clear that the Phoenix Suns new starting center is Miles Plumlee. Yes, that Miles Plumlee who never played more than 21 minutes per game in college and logged a total of 55 minutes in his rookie season a year ago.
The inclusion of Indiana's lottery-protected first round draft pick was the...
Phoenix Suns: Okafor/Gortat Trade Grade
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Suns Receive: Emeka Okafor and 2014 First Round Pick (Top 12 Protected)
Suns Trade: Marcin Gortat, Shannon Brown, Kendall Marshall and Malcolm Lee
Analysis: For the Phoenix Suns this trade was about 1 thing, continuing to add pieces for their rebuild. They traded Gortat, Brown, Marshall and...
According to multiple reports, the Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards agreed to a trade Friday that includes a swap of big men Marcin Gortat and Emeka Okafor.
Gortat would be joined by guards Shannon Brown, Malcolm Lee and Kendall Marshall in a package to Washington that would deliver a protected first-round draft pick to Phoenix.
The Suns might be required to absorb two additional...
WASHINHTON D.C- The Wizards and Suns are both dealing big men and the Suns acquire potentially their 4th first round pick for the 2014 draft. The pick they receive from the Wizards is protected within the top 12 and they receive an expensive expiring contract in Emeka Okafor. The Suns give up Marcin Gortat who […]
The Phoenix Suns will reportedly trade center Marcin Gortat, point guard Kendall Marshall and shooting guard Shannon Brown to the Washington Wizards for Emeka Okafor.
According to Marc Stein of ESPN:
Hearing: Suns are trading Marcin Gortat to the Wizards. Okafor on his way to Phoenix. More details to come
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) October 25, 2013
Proposed deal will send Gortat...
Before you can ignite the future, some incinerating of bridges to the past is required.
For the Suns, the recent past wasnt exactly glorious, so converting their veteran player assets into franchise-restoration assets seemed like the obvious course of action. But the effectiveness with which first-year general manager Ryan McDonough moved Jared Dudley, Luis Scola and Marcin Gortat...
Adding a front-court piece in hopes of finally returning to the playoffs, the Washington Wizards acquired center Marcin Gortat from the Phoenix Suns in a multiplayer trade Friday.
Phoenix got injured center Emeka Okafor and a top-12-protected first-round draft pick in 2014 - giving the rebuilding Suns potentially four choices in the opening round.
The Suns also sent guards Kendall...
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The Phoenix Suns trade:Marcin Gortat, Shannon Brown, Malcolm Lee, and Kendall Marshall.
The Washington Wizards trade: Emeka Okafor and a 2014 first-round pick (top-12 protected).
What it means for the Suns: The Suns are moving in the right direction. They can potentially have four first round picks next season, in what is considered a deep draft. ...
The first notable trade of the NBA preseason has reportedly been made by the Phoenix Suns and the Washington Wizards, two teams with playoff droughts of three years or longer.
Marc Stein of ESPN was the first to report, and tweeted out some of the details involved with the deal.
Proposed deal will send Gortat, Shannon Brown and Kendall Marshall to Wizards and Suns on course to receive...
The teams will swap centers and other assets in a trade that lands Phoenix a protected first-round pick in next year's draft.
The Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards have completed a trade that will send Marcin Gortat, Shannon Brown, Kendall Marshall and Malcolm Lee to Washington in exchange for Emeka Okafor and a top-12 protected 2014 first-round pick, reports ESPN's Jeff...
NEW YORK -- Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA on Thursday for elbowing the Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka in the face.
Morris was ejected in the third quarter Tuesday night in the Suns' 88-76 exhibition victory. He will sit out the Suns' regular-season opener Wednesday night against Portland.
The Washington Wizards will acquire Marcin Gortat in a deal with the Phoenix Suns for Emeka Okafor.
The proposed deal will include Shannon Brown and Kendall Marshall to the Wizards, while the Suns will also acquire and a top-12 protected 2014 first round pick along with Okafor.
Okafor is currently out indefinitely with a neck injury.
Markieff Morris has been suspended one game without pay for elbowing Serge Ibaka in the face, the NBA announced on Thursday.
The incident occurred in Tuesday night's game between the Phoenix Suns and Oklahoma City Thunder.