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March 1, 2015 Updates
February 26, 2015 Updates

If you think all this talk of Nurkic borders on hyperbole, then you should take a look at this play from Wednesday night's game vs. the Phoenix Suns at Pepsi Center. With 7:00 remaining in the third quarter, Nurkic sent the defending Markieff Morris to the floor on a post-up (or maybe Morris sent himself to the floor). Nurkic scored fairly easily and happened to catch the ball on its way through the rim. So, naturally, he decided to hand the ball right to Morris while he was still on the ground. Yahoo! Sports

February 20, 2015 Updates

He called Knight "the best player in the trade coming or going" and ,of criticism that the Suns traded their best player, McDonough said, "My response would be that Eric Bledsoe and Markieff Morris still are in Phoenix Suns uniforms." Knight, McDonough said, has excellent character and "has excelled in everything he has done his entire life." "He's one of the top 3-point shooters in the league," McDonough said. "He's a big-game player. He's a late-game player. He's a game closer." USA Today Sports

January 30, 2015 Updates

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." Sports Illustrated

January 29, 2015 Updates

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. KPHO

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. KPHO

November 20, 2014 Updates

"Caldwell-Pope got it and you know he doesn't have any heart, so we knew he was going to miss," Morris said. Van Gundy wasn't going to let such an insult slide. "I'm not quite sure - maybe he knows - I'm not quite sure what Markieff Morris has accomplished in the league that gets him to the point of mouthing off," Van Gundy said after today's practice. "I mean, I don't like the mouthing off anyway. "It seems to me you should at least participate in a playoff game before you do. But maybe not, maybe that's not the standard anymore." Detroit Free Press

Caldwell-Pope was asked if he would remember the words when the Pistons face the Suns at Phoenix next month. "I'll keep it at heart," Caldwell-Pope said. Detroit Free Press

The Suns' Markieff Morris chose to focus on the Pistons' last shot. "Caldwell-Pope got it and you know he doesn't have any heart, so we knew he was going to miss," Morris said. Caldwell-Pope and Morris engaged a second-quarter shoving match that earned both of them technical fouls, which may have been the genesis of Morris' snark. Morris also got the late block on Jennings to help preserve the win. Booth Newspapers

November 5, 2014 Updates

The Suns.com YouTube account has received about 1.4 million views for its "Suns Dinosaur Scare" video, when players received a surprise attack from Baby T-Rex of the "Walking with Dinosaurs" show. Markieff Morris, who turned and ran with Marcus, said, "The first thing I see is a little white camera. As I'm looking at the camera, I see Mook (Marcus) and I turn and it's right here in my face. I never got to see the legs or body. I just saw a big mouth. I never got to see it. I ran. I damn near sprinted." Arizona Republic

October 15, 2014 Updates

That relationship is no less important in NBA 2K15's MyCareer mode. A veteran teammate takes on the mentor role with your digital self and serves as a sounding board, self-esteem builder, and occasionally as a reality check. That mentor -- if you're playing for the Suns, anyway -- is Markieff Morris. Originally, Morris revealed, that role was reserved for eight-year veteran Channing Frye. Once he signed with Orlando in the offseason, however, 2K Sports turned to the now longest-tenured Phoenix Sun for the job. "It was a lot of fun," Morris said. "It took about four hours. I sat in front of my TV, and the set up headphones and put all these cameras in front of me. I just talked and gave them facial expressions and they recorded everything." NBA.com

September 30, 2014 Updates

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." Arizona Republic

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." Arizona Republic

September 29, 2014 Updates

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. ESPN.com

"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." ESPN.com

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