Phoenix Suns' Marcus Morris showing more improvement

So many players improved for the Suns last season that Marcus Morris' progression into a rotation player was easily overlooked. There is still time to acknowledge it because Morris might still be improving if this preseason is any indication. Other than Eric Bledsoe's torrid preseason shooting, Morris has been the Suns' best 3-point shooter (8 for 19, 42.1 percent) while...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014/15 Phoenix Suns: Rising Down

  It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that the upcoming season will be their best ever. While some teams will surely be rising up, the same amount will be rising down, with the rest floating along treading water (rising sideways). Since we at The Hoops Manifesto are always 100% accurate with our predictions, we’ve taken the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rebounding likely determines Suns' ceiling

The Suns' commitment to playing faster -- which includes the companion subset of utilizing, on occasion, even smaller players -- seems to just beg for trouble. That could be one notion for those disturbed by the team's inability to collect a rebound and finish a defensive possession last season. With the Suns 22nd among teams in defensive-rebounding percentage, their rank...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Phoenix Suns

Quietly one of history’s best franchises, the Suns rose from the ashes again and found success in the post-Nash era for the first time with a quick-hitting attack flanked by three-point shooting and a international dynamo of a point guard. The unfairness of the league is apparent because there’s a real chance they could miss the playoffs even though they’d almost be a lock...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: With Bledsoe back, Suns could shine yet again

Editor's note: This is the 11th of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Miles Plumlee; PF Markieff Morris; SF P.J. Tucker; SG Eric Bledsoe; PG Goran Dragic. Key Reserves SG Gerald Green; PG Isaiah Thomas; SF Marcus Morris; F TJ Warren; SG Zoran Dragic; PF Anthony Tolliver; PG Tyler Ennis; C Alex Len; SG Archie Goodwin; PF Shavlik...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns Expect To Have Cap Space While Keeping Core In Place In Coming Seasons

The Phoenix Suns signed Eric Bledsoe, Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris to new contracts recently, which look like even better deals in light of the NBA's new television contract. "We feel like the contracts were good values for us, regardless of the new TV deal," Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough said. "The incoming revenue will change the financial picture...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Morris brothers stand out in Suns scrimmage

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Suns concluded their weeklong training camp on Saturday with a public scrimmage in which the Black Team won 86-79 at the Walkup Skydome on the NAU campus. Marcus Morris led the Black Team with 18 points while Eric Bledose had 14 points and seven assists. Playing for the White Team, Markieff Morris led all scorers with 22 points and Archie Goodwin had 16 points...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Morris twins sign extension with Suns

Marcus and Markieff Morris were born to play together. On Monday, the Suns held a press conference for the twins announcing their contract extension with Phoenix that would ensure they’d end up playing together for the next five years. “Since day one, since the day we picked up a basketball,” Markieff Morris said. “This was our dream to play on the same team. We did it...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Morris Twins Extension Grades

Phoenix Suns: Morris Twins Extension Grades By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content Contracts: Markieff; 4 years, 32 million Marcus; 4 years, 20 million The Suns have been one of the most active teams in the league this offseason and their signings continue with the extensions of both Morris twins. Coming off of career years and with their contracts expiring after this season...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns sign Morris twins to extensions

credit: The Phoenix Suns have signed both Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris to four-year contract extensions, keeping the twin brothers together for the foreseeable future. Marcus is getting a 4 year, $20M extension and Markieff is getting a 4 year, $32M extension. Both players are entering the final year of their rookie scale contracts. Here is the Suns’ announcement...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns look shiny as training camp opens

PHOENIX -- It's hard to beat that new-karma smell. And instead of noticing the appealing aroma from last season's uprising may be starting to fade, the Suns' official media day offered an enhanced whiff of victory. True, that's not dissimilar from what you'd experience around most NBA teams in late September. But after things seemed a little off for most of the...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Morris Twins Agree To Extension With Suns

The Morris twins haven’t spent much time separated on the basketball court, and they won’t be doing it anytime sooner. The Suns announced on Monday the team has agreed on contract extensions for both players. The Markieff Morris deal is believed to be worth four years, $32 million while the Marcus Morris deal is four years and $20 million. The Phoenix Suns have signed forwards...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns ink Morris twins to extensions

The Phoenix Suns and the Morris twins, Markieff and Marcus, have agreed to contract extensions, according to Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic. Markieff Morris earned a 4 year/32 million dollar deal, where as Marcus got a 4 year/20 million dollar deal. The 25 year old twins were set to hit restricted free agency next summer, but the Suns felt it was better to lock them up before...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns sign Morris twins to multiyear contracts reportedly worth more than $20 million each

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns have signed twin forwards Markieff and Marcus Morris to four-year contract extensions after both had career years in 2013-14. Markieff signed for $32 million and Marcus' deal was for $20 million, a team official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because terms were not released. Markieff set career highs last season with 13.8 points...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Suns sign Morris twins to 4-year deals

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns have signed twin forwards Markieff and Marcus Morris to four-year contract extensions after both had career years in 2013-14. Markieff signed for $32 million and Marcus' deal was for $20 million, a team official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because terms were not released. Markieff set career highs last season with 13.8 points...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns sign Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris to 4-year extensions

The Phoenix Suns announced Monday that they have signed forwards Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris to multiyear contract extensions. “We are particularly pleased to have reached extension agreements with Marcus and Markieff before the start of training camp,” said President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby. “There is an extraordinary bond between these twin brothers; they...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns Give Morris Twins 4-Yr $32 Milli & $20 Milli Contract Extensions

It’s a good day to be Markieff and Marcus Morris. The Phoenix Suns have given both contract extensions totally $52 million. Markieff Morris signed a four-year, $32M extension and Marcus Morris signed a four-year, $20M extension with the #Suns. More to come. — Paul Coro (@paulcoro) September 29, 2014
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns nearing extensions with both Marcus and Markieff Morris

ESPN reports that the Phoenix Suns are nearing an extension with both twins, Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris, on a combined $52 million deal that will see the money split evenly between the two. Markieff averaged 13.8 points and 6.0 rebounds last season for Phoenix, while Marcus averaged 9.7 points and 3.9 rebounds, but honestly, if it had been the other way around, would you have known?
Via Pro Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Markieff, Marcus Morris Close To Four-Year Extensions With Suns

Markieff and Marcus Morris are close to contract extensions with the Phoenix Suns, according to sources. Both are closing in on new four-year deals that are likely to total in the $52 million range.
Via RealGM
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns offer compelling reasons to stay tuned

PHOENIX -- With this week's tidy summation of Eric Bledsoe's restricted free-agency interlude, we can settle in and prepare to watch the Suns run through the Western Conference. Yeah, the notion of witnessing what could be the NBA's most entertaining team seems like a swell way to spend the next several months. There's little to concern ourselves with, right? Hardly...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The Morris Twins Told Teams Before The 2011 Draft They Would Take Less Money To Be Together: Suns Could Take Advantage

Photo Credit: suns/Facebook Prior to the NBA 2011 Draft, the ‘Morris Twins’ had elected to inform NBA franchises that both brothers were willing to accept less money in order to play for the same team. Coming out of Kansas, the 2011 Draft resulted with Markieff Morris ending up in Phoenix (13th overall), while Marcus Morris was sent to the Houston Rockets (14th overall). It...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Morris twins said they’d take discount to stay together

Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris, twins and Suns, want to keep playing together. You could have guessed that by how they played together growing up, played together at Kansas and urged Phoenix to put them together. But you don’t need to guess. They’ve straight up said it. As both enter the final years of their rookie-scale contracts – and are currently extension eligible...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Morris Twins Told Teams Before 2011 Draft They'd Accept Less Money To Stay Together

Markieff Morris came into the NBA with the Phoenix Suns after being selected 13th overall in 2011, while Marcus Morris went to the Houston Rockets at 14th. Marcus Morris was traded to the Suns in February of 2013. The twin brothers are now eligible for contract extensions. Sources say they told teams before the 2011 NBA Draft that they would take less money to stay together.
Via RealGM
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns Morris twins want to play together until they retire

Aaron Lavinsky/azcentral sports story via Markieff and Marcus Morris both shared the same court wearing the same jersey all the way back to when they were kids. Only briefly when they were both drafted into the NBA in 2011 were they in separate colored jerseys. Markieff was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the 13th pick and Marcus by the Houston...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Morris twins want to keep playing together even after rookie contracts end

Through pretty much their entire basketball careers, Markieff Morris and twin brother Marcus Morris have been on the same team. Same youth teams, same Prep Charter high school in Philadelphia, then together in college at Kansas. They were selected back-to-back in the NBA draft in 2011, but a 2013 trade united them again on the Phoenix Suns. Now they want to keep playing together...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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