Phoenix Suns Have To Find Room On Court For Morris Twins This Season

By John Raffel
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The Phoenix Suns wouldn’t mind it if Marcus and Markieff Morris created more than just a storyline from the fact that they happen to be twins on the same NBA team.

It’s likely that they’re not going to carry the Suns on their backs next season, but it’s important for Phoenix coaches to see how they can use their respective talents. The Suns have plenty of decisions to make on their roster, but they like the way the Morris twins are handling themselves on the court during summer ball.

They were the top two scorers in two of Phoenix’s summer wins.

Marcus, who came to Phoenix to join his brother, hit a 20-footer for the winning basket earlier this week in a 91-89 victory over Minnesota. He’s determined to be a factor for the Suns this season after not seeing much playing time in the late going last year.

But with Jeff Hornacek taking over as coach, the twins will probably be taking on more significant roles. Hornacek reportedly wants Marcus to play a small forward who can stretch the floor and play the pick and roll.

Markieff definitely will get his share of playing time again this season. He started 32 of Phoenix’s 82 games last year and averaged 8.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. In the second and third to last games of the regular season, he scored 20 points against both the Minnesota Timberwolves and Houston Rockets.

They’re twins, but they’re both producing on the court which is the main thing in common they both have that the Suns appreciate right now.

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