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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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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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.
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3 days ago  |  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...
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29 days ago  |  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...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Morris twins hope to continue to play together

Markieff and Marcus Morris smiled Saturday while they signed autographs at the Hunting Park Recreation Center in North Philadelphia. The twin forwards for the Phoenix Suns were sponsoring a back-to-school charity event, giving away 200 backpacks to students ages 5 to 15. The twins are happier when they're together. The Philadelphia natives played on the same teams growing up...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Trading For Kosta Koufas

Phoenix Suns: Trading For Kosta Koufas By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Suns get: Kosta Koufas Grizzlies get: Marcus Morris The Suns’ biggest weakness last season was their difficulty protecting the rim. They ranked 26th in opponent PPG in the paint, allowing 45.5 points per contest. The 2014 market wasn’t exactly overflowing with help in that department, and the Suns...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Trade For Marcus Morris?

Memphis Grizzlies: Trade For Marcus Morris? By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer @ Hoopstuff… Grizzlies get: Marcus Morris, 2015 first round pick Suns get: Kosta Koufos Despite making it to the playoffs and putting up a good fight in the first round, the Grizzlies need to keep improving if they hope to survive in the West. They are a talented team, but they lack outside scoring. One...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Anthony Tolliver Signing Grade

Phoenix Suns: Anthony Tolliver Signing Grade By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Contract: 2 seasons, $6 million Anthony Tolliver joined the Suns on Wednesday, making Phoenix his 7th NBA team in 7 seasons. As well as this, he has played plenty of games in the D-League (mainly for the Iowa Energy) and has even played for German and Turkish teams in search of game time. One...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns open 2014 Summer League against familiar foe

    The Phoenix Suns NBA Summer League schedule was announced and what do you know? They open up against the team that beat them for the inaugural NBA Summer League Championship last year, the Golden State Warriors. If the interest of retribution is not intriguing enough to Suns fans, they also get to see a familiar face on the sidelines of the Warriors bench in former Suns GM...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Suns want to trade No. 27 pick for future first rounder

The Suns have seven players – Goran Dragic (28), Gerald Green (28), Miles Plumlee (25), Markieff Morris (24), Marcus Morris (24), Alex Len (20) and Archie Goodwin (19) – who are both under 30 and on a guaranteed contract for next season. They have two more players under 30 – Eric Bledsoe (24) and P.J. Tucker (29) – who are restricted free agents and likely to return. Plus...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NBA Summer League Dates Announced

When you think of Summer you think of the Sun. This Summer will be no different as the dates for the 2014 NBA Summer League have been announced and the Phoenix Suns look to redeem themselves after coming one game away from a perfect Summer League season just one year ago when they went undefeated all the way to the championship game and were denied by the Golden State Warriors...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Potential Breakout Suns of 2014

Photo credit: The 2013-14 season was a breakout season for just about everyone on the Suns roster, as career highs were met practically across the board. The team enjoyed its most successful season in years because of it, winning 48 games and barely missing the playoffs in the rough and tumble Western conference. Some may think that the Phoenix Suns simply overachieved...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Hodges’ Unsung Heroes – Markieff Morris

The former Jayhawk has launched himself into the Sixth Man of the Year discussion. Does Markieff Morris deserve the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award? He certainly believes so. The 24-year-old forward recently told the Arizona Republic that he thinks he deserves the award because of the surprise success his team, the Phoenix Suns, have enjoyed this season. “Coming off the bench...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns spots: Even more Morris

While attempting to forget Sunday's gruesome evening in Los Angeles, let's jump into this week's edition of Suns Spots. MARCH-KIEFF MADNESS With another month of Suns' rising behind us, please note that Markieff Morris has taken the level of his play up yet another conspicuous step. Still opening games on the bench and finishing most of 'em in the thick of the...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

It's not 'playoffs or bust' for Suns

PHOENIX -- The local whispering has accompanied outright chirping at the national level. Oh, they're still talking about the Suns, but now that 1 1/2 games separate the NBA's surprise team from the eighth seed in the Western Conference, the critics are unloading. Why didn't the Suns just go ahead and tank? With Andrew Wiggins becoming self-aware and Jabari Parker already...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Big 2nd-half run lifts Suns past Magic

PHOENIX -- Goran Dragic scored 18 points to lead a balanced Phoenix offense and the Suns used a big second-half run to beat the Orlando Magic 109-93 on Wednesday night. Gerald Green added 14 points, including three 3-pointers during a 23-3 Phoenix outburst that turned a close game into a runaway. Channing Frye and Markieff Morris added 12 apiece and Miles Plumlee had 10 points and...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns outgun Raptors for second straight road win

TORONTO (AP) -- Markieff Morris had 16 points and 14 rebounds, Gerald Green scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, and the Phoenix Suns beat the Toronto Raptors 121-113 on Sunday for their second straight victory. Goran Dragic scored 19 points, Eric Bledsoe had 14 and P.J. Tucker 11 for the Suns, who had lost three of four before winning 87-80 at Boston on Friday. Bench...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Green's 41 power comeback win over Thunder

PHOENIX -- Gerald Green scored 25 of his career-high 41 points in the third quarter and the Phoenix Suns erased a 16-point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 128-122 on Thursday night. Markieff Morris added 24 points, including two free throws with 24.4 seconds to play. Goran Dragic scored 22, including six of the Suns' final 12 points after Oklahoma City led 118-116....
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jayhawks in the NBA: Power Rankings — Week 17

1. Markieff Morris – Markieff Morris has morphed into a completely different type of player over the last few weeks, as he has continued to dominate games with both his offense and rebounding. When playing 20 or more minutes, Morris has scored 10+ points in each of his last 22 games, dating all the way back to January 10th.  In fact, Morris has scored 18+ points and snagged 3...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jayhawks in the NBA: Power Rankings — Week 16

1. Markieff Morris – Markieff Morris played as well as any true power-forward not named LeBron James in the past seven days. That is no exaggeration. The older Morris was spectacular, averaging just shy of 19 points per game, along with 7.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.0 steals, and 1.0 blocks per game. Markieff Morris had taken a step back for a little bit, and I even questioned if...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Beverley's 3 helps Rockets down Suns 115-112

Patrick Beverley sank the go-ahead 3-pointer with 34.3 seconds to play and the Houston Rockets escaped with 115-112 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night. Dwight Howard scored 25, James Harden 23 and Beverley 20 for the Rockets, who trailed by 10 entering the fourth quarter. Goran Dragic scored a career-high 35 for the Suns, but missed what would have been the game-tying...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns roll past road-weary San Antonio 106-85

Ish Smith scored a career-high 15 points, matched his career best of seven rebounds and triggered a 17-point second-quarter run that propelled the Phoenix Suns past the weary San Antonio Spurs 106-85 on Friday night. Markieff Morris scored 21 points and Channing Frye 17 for Phoenix. Gerald Green and Marcus Morris added 13 apiece. Danny Green scored 15 and Tim Duncan 13 for the...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns roll past road-weary Spurs

PHOENIX -- Ish Smith scored a career-high 15 points, matched his career best of seven rebounds and triggered a 17-point second-quarter run that propelled the Phoenix Suns past the weary San Antonio Spurs 106-85 Friday night. Markieff Morris scored 21 points and Channing Frye 17 for Phoenix. Gerald Green and Marcus Morris added 13 apiece. Danny Green had 15 points and Tim Duncan 13...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Balanced Suns edge Celtics

PHOENIX -- Markieff Morris scored 18 points to lead six Phoenix players in double figures and the Suns held on to beat the Boston Celtics 100-94 on Wednesday night. Goran Dragic and Gerald Green added 17 points apiece for Phoenix. Channing Frye had 15, among them a crucial 3-pointer with 1:20 left. Markieff's twin brother, Marcus, scored 10 of his 11 in the second half, including...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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