The Phoenix Suns have suspended forward Markieff Morris for two games after he tossed his towel at head coach Jeff Hornacek on Wednesday.
Morris’ actions, which have been seen as conduct detrimental to the team, occurred in the fourth quarter of the Suns' 104-96 loss to the Denver Nuggets on home soil.
With just under 10 minutes to play in the quarter, Morris was taken out of the game and subsequently proceeded to throw his towel at Hornacek, who in turn picked it up and threw it back at Morris.
"He's mad about not playing. I look at the stat sheet. He's a minus-13 in 12 minutes," Hornacek told The Arizona Republic. "So there, I took him out. … He thinks he's better than that. Show me."
Morris will not feature in the Suns’ next two games, both of which will be played at home, against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.
Morris’ absence will be a major blow for the Suns as the 26-year-old is averaging 10.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game this season.