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Suns players Marcus and Markieff Morris have pleaded not guilty to two counts of felony aggravated assault. The twins are charged with helping three others beat a man outside a Phoenix recreation center on Jan. 24. The brothers entered their pleas Thursday morning in Maricopa County Superior Court. ESPN.com

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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. ESPN.com

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. ESPN.com

April 19, 2015 Updates

Granger had an extensive conversation with former Suns player Grant Hill about what the Suns staff, led by head athletic trainer Aaron Nelson, did to help lengthen his career and those of Steve Nash, Shaquille O'Neal, Amar'e Stoudemire and Antonio McDyess. "They just take a different approach," Granger said. "They kind of break your body down into three stages and start from the bottom. They want you to get your base or your foundation a lot stronger than what it is. That's the preliminary phase before you even begin to think about strengthening. Get the right muscles firing. It's a different approach but it works. Working on my flexibility. Working on the mobility in my knee. Getting my certain muscles to activate and shut other ones off. It's a cool process, actually." Arizona Republic

He has a $2.1 million player option for next season to stay with Phoenix, where he and his family will live this summer so that he can continue working with the acclaimed "Training Staff Mafia." Granger, who turns 32 on Monday, undoubtedly will return to playing again. He wants to be in a different condition than what reduced him to 76 appearances over the past three seasons. The health issues focus on a left knee that underwent surgeries in 2013 and 2014. "I've only been here a month but I have felt a difference," Granger said. "I've been improving. I'll use the rest of the summer to keep improving. I think the guys have done a great job with correcting a lot of imbalances that I've had and I've played with for the last 10 or 11 years." Arizona Republic

Granger was a presence for the Suns late in the season, working out at the facilities, joining shootarounds, sitting on the bench for games and being a part of the locker room. "I saw a lot of positive things, honestly," Granger said. "The talent here is overwhelming." Arizona Republic

April 18, 2015 Updates

Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight has had arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle. The Suns said Saturday that Dr. Richard Ferkel performed the surgery Friday in Los Angeles. USA Today Sports

 

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