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Suns trade rumors: With Marcus Morris in, Jermaine O'Neal likely out

The Suns made a pre-deadline splash and will reunite the Morris twins. It may come at the expense of veteran Jermaine O'Neal.

Scott Halleran

The Phoenix Suns completed a trade on Wednesday that sent Houston Rockets forward Marcus Morris to the desert in exchange for a second-round pick.

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Morris is a versatile big man who can stretch the floor and showed marked improvement after his rookie campaign from a year ago. He's put together healthy season averages of 8.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game while shooting 42.8 percent from the field, including 38.1 percent from the three-point line.

The move to bring Morris in will also reunite him with his twin brother and former Kansas teammate, Markieff Morris. Watching them play together at the professional level on an upstart team should be at the very least interesting and give Suns fans a reason to watch the team develop.

But another aspect of the trade is the fact that Phoenix still needs to make room for Morris. That could be done by either buying out and releasing or trading the veteran forward Jermaine O'Neal. If he is traded, the New York Knicks stand to be the most likely suitor for his services.