Markieff Morris apologizes to Suns teammates, coaches and fans
The Suns asked him to apologize again. He did.Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic:
He apologized to his coach and teammates and had a meeting with Suns management before rejoining the Suns for Tuesday’s practice.
”We definitely had a successful meeting and I’m just happy to be back,” Morris said.
Morris also said Tuesday that he regretted comments he made over the summer, when he used social media and a Philadelphia Inquirer interview to say that he would not return to the Suns.
Morris played 20 minutes in Phoenix’s loss to the Spurs last night, his first game back from his two-game suspension.
If Morris still wants to be traded – he said he wanted to be with the Suns, but that was after stronger statements to the contrary – this is how he must handle it. Phoenix shouldn’t attach a sweetener just to dump Morris, but that might be what it takes considering Morris’ on- and off-court struggles.
Whatever his motivation, credit Morris for handling his issues better now. The Suns demanding Morris apologize a second time struck me as a bit strange, but better just to do it and move on.
That’s his best chance of making it work in Phoenix – or getting dealt to a team he’d prefer.