The saga of the Morris twins has taken another turn, with the Pistons reportedly interested in adding Marcus Morris' embattled brother Markieff, according to Vince Ellis over at the Detroit Free Press. In a live chat with Pistons fans, Ellis explained that Detroit is still actively monitoring Morris' situation in Phoenix, and are interested in the premise of reuniting him with his twin brother Marcus.
Whilst the Suns have said that they aren't interested in trading Markieff away, they have let it be known that any offer for the power forward should start with a starting-caliber player and a first round selection -- an offer that was almost certainly designed to make many around the league lose interest. Apparently the Pistons didn't get the memo.
In an earlier analysis of the situation, DBB's Sean Corp determined Brandon Jennings would be the most likely trade candidate should the Pistons and Suns enter discussions, a sentiment echoed by Ellis in his chat. Considered to be the better of the Morris twins, Markieff averaged 15.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists for Jeff Hornacek and the Suns last season, shooting .465/.318/.763 in the process. However, as of right now, a move for Markieff doesn't make sense for Detroit considering the team's depth at power forward, with Ersan Ilyasova, Aron Baynes, Morris and Anthony Tolliver all expected to log minutes at the 4 over the course of the 2015-2016 season.
Stan Van Gundy has made surprising moves in the past and could find a way to acquire Markieff without compromising the team's chemistry or crippling their chance at a post-season appearance, but the odds of the Pistons' interest materializing in anything more seems to be a stretch, especially considering the Suns' current stance on the forward and the latter's declaration that he wants to keep playing for his current team.
What do you think DBB? Is Stan Van Gundy's interest in Markieff warranted? Should the Pistons look into reuniting the 'Morii' in Detroit? Have your say below.