Ranking 12 Phoenix Suns free agent targets with ties to Kevin Durant

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10. Markieff Morris

Morris started his NBA career with the Suns after being the 13th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. The 6’9 forward worked his way into the starting lineup, but Phoenix struggled. Morris was traded to the Wizards in 2016 for a first-round draft pick. He has bounced around the league since, including teaming up with Kevin Durant to begin the 2022-23 season.

Morris struggled to crack the rotation in Brooklyn, and he played just 285 total minutes before being traded to the Dallas Mavericks in the Kyrie Irving deal. The 33-year-old did not play much in Dallas either, but he did help the Lakers win a championship in 2020 inside the bubble.

How much does Markieff Morris have left? The veteran forward has shot 35.5 percent from 3-point range over the last four seasons combined, and he could give a contender around floor spacing power forward option off their bench.

Morris and KD made headlines earlier this season after a handshake went viral. Morris would certainly have an interest in reuniting with the all-time great as he looks to chase a second ring. The 33-year-old is nearing the end of his playing career, and he will be looking for a minimum contract in free agency. Could he end up in Phoenix? Do not rule it out.