Markieff Morris might have finally played his last game for the Phoenix Suns. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, the disgruntled power forward has been suspended two games for throwing a towel at head coach Jeff Hornacek.
Markieff Morris was disciplined by the Suns on Thursday for throwing a towel at coach Jeff Hornacek during Wednesday’s game. Morris will miss games against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday and Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.
“My frustration got the best of me last night,” Morris tweeted. “It won’t happen again. I apologize to Jeff. My teammates told me I hit coach with the towel.
“In no way was that towel intended for him. I just want to help my team win so much. That’s my focus moving forward. #Foe”
Morris has been unhappy with the Suns since they traded twin brother Marcus to the Detroit Pistons during the summer. He recently lost his starting job and has fallen out of favor with Hornacek.
He only played 12 minutes in Wednesday’s 104-96 home loss to the Denver Nuggets. After Morris was removed from the floor in the fourth quarter, he showed his displeasure by tossing the towel.
“He’s mad about not playing,” Hornacek told reporters. “I look at the stat sheet. He’s a minus-13 in 12 minutes. So there, I took him out. … He thinks he’s better than that. Show me.”
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