One day after making a splash in NBA free agency the Phoenix Suns continued to overhaul their roster and salary cap sending Marcus Morris, Danny Granger and Reggie Bullock to the Detroit Pistons Thursday afternoon for a 2020 second-round pick according to Yahoo! Sports.
The Suns have cleared $20M in salary cap space, allowing them to potentially sign LaMarcus Aldridge without the need for a sign-and-trade.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2015
Aldridge remains Phoenix’s top priority but there appears to be more teams in the hunt after recent developments. The Los Angeles Lakers, after botching their first meeting, will get another chance with versatile, talented forward. The Miami Heat will also reportedly meet with Aldridge who cancelled a planned meeting with the New York Knicks.
Shipping Marcus Morris to the Motor City breaks up the three-year stint in Phoenix with twin Markieff. Both have run into legal issues here in the Valley following a January brawl at a Phoenix recreational center. Both appeared in court Tuesday and will re-appear next month.
Markieff took to twitter to share his thoughts on the deal.
Lol this a foul game here man!
— Keef Morris (@Keefmorris) July 2, 2015
Phoenix cleared around $7 million in cap space from the trade.