When asked about his reaction after hearing about the trade, Morris made reference to how outspoken Thomas had been once he started playing for the Cavaliers after returning from a hip injury, per Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington.
Markieff Morris gave his initial reaction to the Isaiah Thomas trade, saying it wasn't surprising because "that's how it goes when you talk your way out of town."
— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) February 8, 2018
It's an intriguing comment from Morris, to say the least. But it doesn't come out of anywhere.
Since coming back from the injury, Thomas struggled mightily with the Cavaliers, and that translated into the team losing a host of games.
With the losing came the drama and many times, the drama started with comments that Thomas was making to reporters after losses.
He would make comments about the defense and how bad it was, or how there wasn't any trust among the team. His most recent comments had him saying the Cavaliers struggle with adversity. That had to have rubbed the team the wrong way, especially because the Cavaliers are a veteran team that has overcome plenty in their careers.
So Morris may have a point. It had become increasingly clear that Thomas was a major problem in the locker room for the Cavaliers, and his subpar play on the basketball floor wasn't making things any better. In fact, it could have made things worse.
But now, the Cavaliers are rid of Thomas and his comments. He only played 15 games for the Cavaliers.