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Cavs players would be open to a Markieff Morris trade

According to a report from Chris Haynes of, the Cavs' locker room would be open to Markieff Morris becoming a Cavalier.

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In the past, Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris has been discussed as a potential trade target for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Now, according to Chris Haynes of, 'influential figures' within the Cavs' locker room are open to trading for Morris, who has become unhappy in Phoenix after the Suns traded his twin brother Marcus to the Detroit Pistons, E

Acquiring Morris wouldn't come without some risk. Earlier this year was suspended for two games after tossing a towel toward coach Jeff Hornacek. He only recently rejoined Suns' rotation after Alex Len suffered a sprained left hand.

Morris, who is making $8 million this season, could be acquired into the Cavs' $10.5 million trade exception if the Suns were willing to just dump Morris, but Phoenix may want assets that Cleveland just doesn't have.

This all be a moot point, as Haynes also reported that the Cavs aren't interested in acquiring Morris for fear of disrupting the locker room. ESPN's Brian Windhorst also noted that the Cavs weren't interested at Morris on a recent appearance on Zach Lowe's podcast. As Haynes noted, the Cavs are on the lookout for a defense wing to back up Iman Shumpert, who has a history of injuries.

If the Cavs are to make a deal, they'll have to do so by 3 p.m. on February 18, which is this year's trade deadline.