HoopsHype Markieff Morris rumors

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

September 17, 2014 Updates

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. NBA.com

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