An NBA rookie season often downshifts into an odyssey defined by circumstance and the seeming requirement to establish an identity.
At times, I was confused, Phoenix Suns power forward Markieff Morris admitted of last year, but I got that season under my belt and I knew what I needed to work on going into this season.
Right, now that hes a second-year professional, the former Kansas Jayhawks star eventually realized NBA assimilation can be simple if you allow it to be. So, propelled toward this understanding with help from Suns assistant coach Elston Turner, Morris spent the offseason preparing to just be Markieff.
And Markieff, keeping with the simplicity theme, is a player who can do a little posting up, make a few shots from the perimeter and even take certain guys off the dribble.
Hes a little bit of all that, said Turner, whos also entering his second season in Phoenix. And hes learning to use that versatility to take whats available.
That means going to his post-up game w...