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The Rockets are interested in trading for Markieff Morris

Terrence Jones would likely be involved in the trade.

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ESPN's Marc Stein and others are reporting that the Houston Rockets are interested in trading for the Suns' Markieff Morris. With Morris recently benched -- he was the recipient of DNP-CD in Sunday's loss to the Grizzlies -- it seems that teams are lurking in the shadows, waiting to pick up the talented albeit disgruntled player.

From ESPN:

Sources told the Rockets are in the market for roster upgrades in the wake of their disappointing 10-11 start and have Morris on their list of targets, amid a growing belief around the league that the Suns are indeed prepared to finally move Morris.

There are other teams in the hunt as well, including the Detroit Pistons, who employ Markieff's brother Marcus Morris.

The Detroit Free Press reported in October that the Detroit Pistons also have interest in Morris, whose twin brother, Marcus, has made a strong start with the Pistons under Stan Van Gundy, who acquired him via trade in July.

Terrence Jones would likely be involved, although the trade could span into a three-team affair.

Morris, who is 26, is in the first year of a four year, $32 million contract extension, and is averaging 12.1 points and 5.3 rebounds in a little over 26 minutes per game. Terrence Jones, 23, is posting averages of 11.1 points and 6.3 rebounds in 25.9 minutes per game this season.

(h/t ESPN)

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