Should the Bucks Trade For Markieff Morris?

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Dec 15, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard

Jared Dudley

(9) guards Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris (11) during the second half at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Fit With The Bucks

Morris is long, talented and only 25 years old. On top of that he’d provide depth at a position where the Bucks don’t really have any right now, with Jabari Parker and Johnny O’Bryant the only natural options at power forward.

He also provides the opportunity for Milwaukee to lock up a solid rotational player, who may not necessarily be a core guy, on a good value deal heading into the future.

So what reason is there not to do a deal for Morris you might ask?

Well, there have been plenty of question marks over Markieff’s attitude and effort on the court, as well as controversy surrounding him off-the-court.

These aren’t traits that are generally associated with any of the players currently on Milwaukee’s roster, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that Morris couldn’t be a different type of player/person in different surroundings either.

What would it take to get him? With the Suns looking to offload the Philadelphia native, it may not be a lot.

Although they have Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe, the chances that they play that pair together means Phoenix is a little short on depth at point guard.

The Bucks could offer a package of Jerryd Bayless and Jorge Gutierrez to help address that problem, with Bayless a tested backup, and Gutierrez on a non-guaranteed deal if the Suns don’t like the idea of keeping him.

Of course, the Bucks are also building up a war chest of second round picks that they could also bring into play.

In other words, if the Bucks want to get a deal done, they should be able to with little difficulty.

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