HoopsHype Markieff Morris rumors

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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. Yahoo! Sports

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Paul George has put together a start to the season that has some folks already talking MVP, and has led the Indiana Pacers to an undefeated record so far. For that, the NBA named George the Eastern Conference Player of the Week. In the West, Phoenix's Markieff Morris got the nod, leading the Suns to a good start as well. At 7-0, the Pacers are off to their best start in franchise history and are the league's lone remaining unbeaten team. George led the Pacers in scoring in all four games, and his 24.8 points per game average ranked fifth in the East. USA Today Sports

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Markieff Morris served his one-game suspension for a preseason flagrant foul by watching the win at home. He said his twin brother Marcus’ defense on the 6-foot-11 Aldridge, at 6 feet 11 inches, was not a surprise. “Marcus is probably the best post defender on the team,” Markieff said. “Quick feet and he’s strong.” Arizona Republic

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Paul Coro: Markieff Morris called his suspension-earning elbow to Ibaka "a mistake." Joked that Marcus is too skilled to try a #Suns opener switcheroo. Twitter @paulcoro

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The Phoenix Suns' Markieff Morris has been suspended one game without pay for elbowing the Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka in the face, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations. The incident occurred with 6:42 remaining in the third quarter of the Suns' 88-76 victory over the Thunder on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at US Airways Center. Morris will be suspended for the Suns' first 2013-14 regular season-game in which he is eligible and physically able to play. NBA.com

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According to one league personnel executive, bringing in West and Rogers suggests a commitment to developmental work with young post players. But unless you put Markieff Morris in that category, the Suns really don’t have any ... yet. It has been speculated -- based on comments from general manager Ryan McDonough regarding rookie position duplication -- that the Suns will avoid using the fifth and 30th picks in the NBA draft’s opening round on players who occupy similar areas of the floor. Fox Sports Arizona

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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. ESPN.com

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." ESPN.com

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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.” Arizona Republic

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