HoopsHype Markieff Morris rumors


June 15, 2013 Updates

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

February 21, 2013 Updates

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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As Arizona Sports 620's Craig Grialou reported Tuesday afternoon, Morris and Scola were involved in an-court confrontation which led to some pushing and shoving, as well a few choice words shared between the two. Jared Dudley -- the longest-tenured player on the active roster -- was asked about the altercation and didn't seem too displeased with its timing or the fact that it happened for all to see. "Me personally, I don't mind it," Dudley told Arizona Sports 620's Doug & Wolf Tuesday. "The only reason I don't mind it is because it happens when you battle against someone." Arizona's Sports Page

October 25, 2012 Updates

The Phoenix Suns have exercised the team’s 2013-14 option on the contract of forward Markieff Morris, the club announced today. Originally the 13th overall pick (first round) of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Suns, last season Morris had the best statistical campaign by a Sun since Amar’e Stoudemire in 2002-03. The 6-10, 245-pound Morris became just the seventh Sun in franchise history selected to play in the Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend. He averaged 7.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 0.67 blocks and 0.65 steals in 19.5 minutes in 63 games (seven starts) last season, one of just six NBA rookies to average at least seven points and four boards a season ago. HoopsWorld

September 15, 2012 Updates

Jared Dudley donated $5,000 to Phoenix Children's hospital on Thursday, and passed out donation "bears" to kids with PJ Tucker, Kendall Marshall and Markieff Morris. I myself became a "monthly miracle maker" for the second time - a minimal $20/month for a year. It's nothing to me, and so much more to those kids. Bright Side of the Sun

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Morris averaged 7.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 steals in 19.5 minutes per game this season while shooting 39.9 percent from the field and 34.7 percent from 3-pointers. He was targeted for toughness, rebounding and defense and supplied each of them to some degree, coming with a heaping supply of fouls. Morris committed 7.0 fouls per 48 minutes, tied for the sixth highest rate in the NBA with company from teammates Robin Lopez (ninth) and Sebastian Telfair (13th). “I definitely could have done a lot better,” Morris said after the season. “I fouled too much. It just comes with getting stronger and learning the game more. I was playing with my hands too much and trying to be too aggressive on defense.” Arizona Republic

Morris knows the organization is vested in him and has shown it will give him opportunities. Morris got seven starts as a rookie, taking the first one when he was ill. He averaged 4.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.0 fouls and 1.6 turnovers in his starts while shooting 33 percent. “I’ve got one year under my belt now,” Morris said. “If it happens next year, I’ll be ready for it.” Arizona Republic

March 27, 2012 Updates

AND 1 has announced the signing of NBA rookies and twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris to 3-year endorsement deals. After starring together at Kansas, the Morris twins were selected with back-to-back picks in the 2011 NBA Draft—Markieff by the Phoenix Suns at No. 13 and Marcus next to the Houston Rockets. SLAM

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