For the seeming bargain of a second-round pick, the Phoenix Suns acquired the most improved power forward in the league on NBA Trade Deadline Eve. The subsequent positional redundancy could portend something more interesting moving forward.
According to hoopsstats.com, Marcus Morris checks in as the most improved power forward in the NBA this year. Despite this improvement in his second season with the Houston Rockets, the Suns were able to acquire the twin brother of Phoenix forward Markieff Morris for the aforementioned second-round pick.
The redundancy is apparent regardless of where any of the team's current so-called hybrid forwards are deployed. Marcus Morris was generally considered the more talented of the twins when they left Kansas for the 2011 NBA Draft, and he was picked by the Rockets with the 14th selection. Markieff, considered the more low-post-oriented of the two, had gone to the Suns one pick earlier.
While Marcus bounced between Houston and the D-League as a ro...