The Detroit Pistons might be interested in reuniting the Morris twins as the team is reportedly 'monitoring' Markieff Morris' current situation with the Phoenix Suns. The team is said to be interested in a potential trade for the controversial power forward.
NBA fans who thought that the dilemma surrounding the player is over might be mistaken as fresh information about his possible transfer hit the web. Detroit Free Press's Vincent Ellis tweeted that Detroit Pistons have at least some level of interest in the newly acquired Suns forward.
During a live chat with Detroit fans, Ellis explained that the team is is still actively keeping an eye on Morris' situation in Phoenix, and are reportedly intending to reunite him with twin brother Marcus. "ICYMI from earlier chat @freep: #Pistons monitoring situation with Markieff Morris in Phoenix. #Suns," Ellis shared in a Twitter post on Wednesday. He also added that the current asking price for Markieff is "steep."
Prior to these speculations, the 26-year-old forward already reiterated his satisfaction with his present team and earlier said, "I want to be here. I'm glad to be back with my teammates and glad to be back with the team."
The whole Markieff fiasco began when his brother Marcus was traded to the Detroit Pistons during the off-season. The player then went public and disclosed his disappointment in the aftermath of the deal. He also publicly announced his intention of being traded to another team, which prompted the NBA to slap him with a $10,000 fine.
If this rumor turns out to be accurate, it may not be a wise decision for Detroit. As Detroitbadboys.com pointed out, "As of right now, a move for Markieff doesn't make sense for Detroit considering the team's depth at power forward, with Ersan Ilyasova, Aron Baynes, Morris and Anthony Tolliver all expected to log minutes at the 4 over the course of the 2015-2016 season."
Meanwhile, in an attempt to trim its roster down to 15, the Detroit Pistons has officially announced the release of high-flying wingman Eric Griffin. The 25-year-old forward was signed to the Pistons' training camp roster on September 28 and played for the Texas Legends of the NBAs D-League in the previous season. In 49 games, he managed to deliver an average of 19.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.3 steals, and 1.9 assists, as well as 2.4 blocks in 35.2 minutes.
The team's roster is now down to 19 players, although small forward Danny Granger has not yet appeared in training camp. With 17 players still signed to guaranteed contract, the Pistons may have to buy out the contracts of at least two players unless they are dealt before to the preseason ends.