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Rockets trade Marcus Morris to Suns for future pick

Feb 20, 2013, 8:21 PM EDT

Marcus Morris

The small deals are beginning to trickle in as the trade deadline approaches, and although this one involves three teams, it’s not exactly likely to send huge seismic waves throughout the league at large.

From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:

The rest of this deal involves the Sacramento Kings sending rookie Thomas Robinson, along with Francsico Garcia and Tyler Honeycutt to Houston in exchange for Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich, and Toney Douglas.

In Phoenix, the Suns have reunited the Morris twins on the same roster, after drafting Marcus’ brother Markieff Morris with the 13th overall pick of the 2011 NBA draft.

Marcus Morris has appeared in 54 games for the Rockets this season, including 17 as a member of the starting lineup. He’s averaging 8.6 points and 4.1 rebounds in 21.4 minutes per game, while shooting 42.8 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from three-point distance.

Keep in mind that while we’re in the midst of a lost season for the Suns — one in which the team underachieved and fired a tenured and proven head coach — the team’s president and GM are both in the final year of their contracts.

The moves that the basketball people signed off on before the season began haven’t exactly panned out, with the idea to bring in Michael Beasley as the team’s primary option offensively being the worst of the bunch.

This move by itself doesn’t make much sense for the Suns, other than being a very slight upgrade over the Morris twin that’s already in place. If it’s the first of a series of deals, then we’ll see how they all shake out before judging too harshly. But if nothing else, expect a desperate front office staff to continue to try to pull the trigger on anything it can sell to ownership before Thursday’s trade deadline passes.

  1. scooper15928 - Feb 20, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    I think it’s cool the brothers are reunited again and all, but why did these teams do this? It seems like nobody gains that much from this trade.

  2. thekingdave - Feb 20, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    The “rest of the deal” part should be the headline

  3. danielcp0303 - Feb 20, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    The Rockets turned Patterson and a few months of Toney Douglas, into Thomas Robinson (#5 pick)…Morey gets it done again

  4. thekingdave - Feb 20, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    And to think we offered Lowry and a pick in the teens for #5. Oops on Sac-town’s part.

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