15 People who turned their backs on the Phoenix Suns

These former Suns did not leave on the best terms.
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13. Marcus Morris

The final lottery selection in 2011 by the Rockets lasted just over one season in Houston before arriving in the Valley of the Sun. They bought low and gave up just a second-round draft pick to acquire and reunite him with his twin brother.

The Morris twins played well in Phoenix. Marcus was blossoming into a key rotation piece, and they were both eager to sign extensions with the Suns. They got a combined $52 million over four years, and it felt like they would be role players in Phoenix for the foreseeable future. The Morris brothers took less to remain with the Suns, but they did not stay.

Less than a year later, Marcus was traded to Detroit. Ultimately, the move forced both out of town, and Marcus called it “betrayal” by the organization.

The Suns won 48 games and narrowly missed the playoffs in his first full season in Phoenix, but fell to 39 victories the following year. They felt a shakeup was necessary, and Marcus Morris was part of that. He turned his back on the Suns by ripping the organization after being traded. Phoenix kept losing for years following the Morris brothers' messy exits and both could have helped them avoid a decade-long playoff drought.