Should the Bucks Trade For Markieff Morris?

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Mar 29, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris (11) celebrates a three point shot by making a gun with his finger aimed at the Oklahoma City Thunder bench in the first quarter at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Morris is just about to start into his second contract as a professional, having signed an extension last September ahead of completing his rookie-scale deal at the end of the season.

Morris’ new deal sees him tied down through to 2018-19 while earning $8 million per year. At one stage that may have seemed like a pretty significant amount of money for a solid starter or high caliber reserve, but those of you who have been paying attention in the last couple of weeks will know that’s no longer the case.

Take for example the fact that Al-Farouq Aminu, a forward with career averages of 6.4 points and 5.3 rebounds just signed a four-year deal worth $7.5 million per year, and all of a sudden it’s not hard to understand how valuable a player like Morris on a deal like his really can be.

Put simply, this is a cheap deal, that will only get even cheaper as time goes on and the cap continues to rise.

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