Marcus Morris RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Ramona Shelburne: Statement from Marcus and Markieff Morris: “We have been advised by our attorneys not to discuss this case or make any statements about it. We are sorry for the distraction this has caused to our fans and the Suns.”
Ramona Shelburne: Suns President Lon Babby on the assault charges filed against the Morris twins: “We are disappointed to learn that Marcus and Markieff Morris have been charged. This is a serious matter, and we will treat it as such. However, at this time, we think it is most appropriate to continue to monitor the legal process as it unfolds before responding further.”
The case was submitted to a grand jury on April 10, which resulted in a court summons to appear for Marcus and Markieff Morris and warrants for Kane, Bowman and Melendez.
The victim, Erik Hood, alleged that he attended a basketball tournament at the recreation center when he saw the Morris brother enter the gym with three other men, Bowman, Julius Kane and Christopher Melendez. After the game, police say Hood was confronted by Kane and struck from behind on the head by Melendez. Hood tried to run to his car but had been dazed by the initial blow to the head and fell to the ground, where he was then repeatedly punched and kicked by all five suspects. The assault was witnessed by a 27-year-old woman, who had attended the game with Hood. Hood was taken to the emergency room at Phoenix Baptist Hospital where he was treated for a broken nose, bruises and abrasions. Hood told detectives that he has known the Morris brothers since they were in high school and that he mentored the brothers through college. The Morris twins denied to police that they were involved in the assault and that knew Hood. Police say that that Hood was assaulted for sending “an inappropriate text message” to the Morris brothers’ mother some time before the incident.
Phoenix Suns forwards Marcus and Markieff Morris have been charged with felony aggravated assault following an incident on January 24 at a local recreation center. The Morris twins are among five men charged in the alleged assault of a 36-year-old man at the Nin Mason Pulliam Recreation Center. Another of the men, Gerald Bowman, was a safety at USC who is preparing for this year’s NFL draft. Their first court appearance is scheduled for May 7.
Hood reportedly escaped a second time and was near the front of the complex when the group caught up to him and assaulted him again to the point of unconsciousness, according to the police report. Witnesses told police they saw the five subjects flee in a Rolls-Royce Phantom, but none of them were able to identify any of the subjects. Investigators reportedly interviewed about two dozen additional witnesses who said they did not see anything or could not identify those involved. Hood, who later identified Kane and the Morris twins as three of his five attackers, suffered a broken nose, a large knot on the back of his head and abrasions, records show. The woman who accompanied Hood to the game also verified Kane and the twins as being part of the altercation.
The Phoenix Suns’ Morris twins live by the mantra “Family over everything.” Phoenix police say Marcus and Markieff Morris put those words into action when they and three others committed felony aggravated assault against a man the 25-year-old twins learned had sent “inappropriate” text messages to their mother. Police have made no arrests and no charges have been filed. A spokesman for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office confirmed Tuesday afternoon that prosecutors are continuing to review the case submitted by police.
You both signed new deals this summer. Can you ever see yourself playing on different teams again? Markieff Morris: “I can’t. It’s going to be almost impossible to get us apart. The Suns knew we wanted to be together. I think we could have made more money [if we went to free agency]. But the game doesn’t mean the same when we are apart. They got to $52 million [to split] for us. I took $32 million. I score more points (laughs). But it’s all going to the same bank account. What’s important is that we stayed together.”
CBS 5 News has learned Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris are part of a possible assault investigation being handled by Phoenix police. Police confirm they are investigating an alleged assault that occurred around 7:30 p.m. Saturday outside a gym near 15th Avenue and Colter in central Phoenix. They would not release the name of those involved but sources tell CBS 5 News the Morris brothers are being looked at as suspects in the crime.
High-profile twin brothers who play for the Phoenix Suns could be in trouble with the law. CBS 5 News has learned Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris are part of a possible assault investigation being handled by Phoenix police. Police confirm they are investigating an alleged assault that occurred around 7:30 p.m. Saturday outside a gym near 15th Avenue and Colter in central Phoenix. They would not release the name of those involved but sources tell CBS 5 News the Morris brothers are being looked at as suspects in the crime.
Marcus Morris got what appeared to be an unexpected technical foul right as he was heading to the bench for a timeout. As soon as ESPN came back from commercial, there he was chewing out his own head coach.
Marcus received $20 million over four years. The contract extensions start next year. Markieff and Marcus will play this season under their rookie contracts — $3.15 million and $3.11 million, respectively. That part really did not matter to them. It all goes to the same household — and even the same bank account for how they co-exist at work and home. “It didn’t matter if it was me getting $5 million and Mook (Marcus) getting $8 million,” Markieff said. “We told them it didn’t matter. If they just put $13 (million) a year for the Morris twins, that would’ve been great. They wouldn’t even have to say our names. “We’re $52 million players.”
Marcus said Markieff’s cut should have been higher. He also said they were not willing to wind up with different teams in free agency next year. “This deal doesn’t show how good of a player I am,” Marcus said. “This deal is about our financial stability for our family. I’m worth $52 million. They say I’m four-year, $20 million but, at the end of the day, $13 million is coming in our household every year. I’m worth $52 million and Keef’s worth $52 million.”
29 Sep 14
“We are particularly pleased to have reached extension agreements with Marcus and Markieff before the start of training camp,” president of basketball operations Lon Babby said in a release. “There is an extraordinary bond between these twin brothers; they make each other better players and better men. We take pride in their growth and look forward to their bright futures.”
The Phoenix Suns have reached contract extensions with twin brothers Markieff and Marcus Morris, the team announced Monday. The Arizona Republic reported Monday that Markieff Morris will receive a four-year deal worth $32 million while Marcus Morris will get a four-year deal worth $20 million.
Marc Stein: Early word in circulation is that the two Morris contracts likely to total in $52 million range. Precise split between the two brothers TBA
The hashtags have spoken. The winner, apparently, was #GMA, which represented a design dedicated to the twins’ grandmother, Shirley. It was she who came up with the brothers’ respective nicknames (Keef and Mook). After the Morris’ childhood home was destroyed by a fire, the family moved in with Shirley. Grandmother and grandchildren developed a special bond from that time forward.
Meanwhile, Markieff stayed in Babby’s ear about acquiring his brother. “He told me every single day to get his brother,” Babby said. “They were desperate to play together.” The Suns listened, eventually acquiring Marcus for a second-round pick on Feb. 21. The NBA has had other twins in recent years – Brook and Robin Lopez and Jason and Jarron Collins – but the only previous twins teammates in NBA history were Dick and Tom Van Arsdale with the Suns during the 1976-77 season.
23 Oct 13
Brett Pollakoff: Suns Summer League roster includes Kendall Marshall, the Morris twins, PJ Tucker, and the team’s 2 healthy picks. Jeff Hornacek will coach.
Paul Coro: Hornacek said he’ll coach the #Suns summer league team. Marshall, Morris twins & Garrett will play. Tucker may play some too.
And if history is any guide, it won’t be for long. One season has been the norm for brother duos, apart from Caldwell and Major Jones spending two seasons together in Houston in 1982-83 and 1983-84, and three sets of siblings in the prehistoric era of the forerunner to the NBA known as the Basketball Association of America (see accompanying chart) back in 1946-47. “As things start to sink in a little bit, you realize what a year and what an opportunity this is,” Ben says. “It’s been great for our relationship as brothers also.” Said Tyler: “We don’t really talk about (the future) that much. We’re trying to enjoy the moment right now, embracing the position we’re in.”
As for the Indianapolis-based brothers, aged 27 and 25, that the Morris Twins will be dueling Saturday night, Marcus playfully added: “We’re twins. So we’re a little bit better than them.” Said Markieff, who told ESPN.com that the twins were fearful Marcus was about to be dealt to Boston instead of Phoenix on the night of the trade: “It’s been unreal, man. Dream come true. We thought this could maybe happen later (in their careers) — we were definitely going to try to push for it — but it’s crazy how it went down.” The Hansbroughs know the feeling. Tyler Hansbrough admits that he never bothered “to dream about it before” because the notion of playing on the same NBA team with your brother is so rare. They likewise try not to think about how long it’ll last.
James Harden: We are going to miss our bros in Houston! @Marcus Morris @Cole Aldrich @Patrick Patterson and TD. I know everything will work out.
Suns forward Jared Dudley told Markieff on Wednesday that there was a rumor Marcus was being traded before Thursday’s 1p.m. league deadline. Markieff called Marcus, not knowing that the Suns were the possible destination. “I’m super excited,” Markieff said. “It can’t get no better for me. This is what I definitely wanted from the beginning, to be the same as college. I’m just excited to be able to play with him again. Honestly, all of this has been a dream to me. God is blessing it to be better and better for me and him.”