Markieff Morris wants to stay at Suns

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Phoenix Suns power forward Markieff Morris has backed down from his desire to be traded, saying he wants to be there.

Tensions between player and organisation occurred after Morris’ twin Marcus was traded to Detroit, despite the two signing a contract extension last year.

Morris had previously tweeted about his unhappiness and that he would not be in Phoenix next season, but refused to comment on them at the team’s media day on Monday.

"I don't really want to talk about what happened this summer," he said.

"I just really want to look forward to this up and coming season and glad to be back with my team-mates, glad to be back with my team."

Morris said he has a great relationship with head coach Jeff Hornacek but bristled when asked about his relationship with general manager Ryan McDonough.

"You can ask him that, man," he said.

The coming season will be Morris’ fifth pro campaign, after averaging a career-best 15.3 points and 6.2 rebounds in 2014-15.

Morris has come to terms with the fact his twin brother will not be beside him.

"I've gotten better every year I've been in the league and I'm going to continue to get better, with or without my brother," he said.