Celtics, Raptors could make strong bids for Markieff Morris

Markieff Morris has confirmed what we already suspected. On Tuesday, the disgruntled Phoenix Suns forward told his hometown Philadelphia Inquirer he expected to be traded, saying, "One thing for sure, I am not going to be there."

The Suns still have control over Morris' future, since he's just starting the below-market four-year, $32 million extension he signed last fall that is the source of his discontentment. (Morris and his twin brother, Marcus, simultaneously extended their contracts in the expectation they would remain together. Phoenix subsequently traded Marcus to the Detroit Pistons this summer.) Markieff was clear that he wouldn't hold out if no trade came, but the Suns may not be eager to bring an unhappy player into their locker room, which would make a trade the best outcome for them, too.