The Morris Twins Have a Chance to Make History for the Phoenix Suns

By Craig Ballard
Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE

The Phoenix Suns have acquired Marcus Morris so they now have the Morris twins as they already had Markieff Morris. This is extremely rare in the NBA as I am only aware of four other times where brothers played on the same team. In the 1995-96 season Mark Price and Brent Price had a cup of coffee together on the (then) Washington Bullets, in 1999 Dominique Wilkins and Gerald Wilkins had a very brief stint together with the Orlando Magic, and back in 1977 Tom Van Arsdale and Dick Van Arsdale played for the Suns (and ironically they are also twins). This season Ben Hansbrough made the Indiana Pacers team which puts him with his big brother Tyler Hansbrough and those guys hoped to contend for the honor of best brother teammates in NBA history, but I think the Morris brothers will earn that distinction.

So far the Van Arsdale twins were the most intriguing brother teammates as Tom has the most games played and points scored in NBA history for a player who never played in the playoffs, and both brothers were three-time All-Stars. The Morris twins are not exactly off to massive starts to their careers, but they surely have the potential to push each other and help each other develop. These two are together for the first time since 2011 when they stared at the University of Kansas, and coming in to their reunion the brothers combine to average 14.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. In a season where Suns fans are desperate to find positives the uniting of the Morris twins could provide some special fun in the desert.

Craig Ballard is a NFL/NBA/MLB writer for Follow  him on Twitter @craigballard77, and you can find all of his articles HERE

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