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15 Marcus Morris PF
Height/Weight: 6-9/235 | Birthdate: 9/2/1989 | Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA | Team: Phoenix Suns | College: Kansas | NBA Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 55/30 | Average Draft Position: 149.58
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Report: Suns deal Marcus Morris, Bullock, Granger to Pistons


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) In a move primarily made to free up cap space, the Suns shipped forwards Marcus Morris and Danny Granger, along with guard Reggie Bullock, to the Pistons for a second-round draft pick in 2020, per CBSSports.com NBA Insider Ken Berger. 

With the deal, the Suns now have more than $20 million available in which they might use to go after forward LaMarcus Aldridge. 

Morris averaged a career-high 10.4 points and 4.8 rebounds last season. Granger and Bullock both saw limited action after being acquired by the Suns during the year. 


Suns' Morris twins plead not guilty in assault case


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/7/2015) Suns forward Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris pleaded not guilty Thursday to two charges of felony assault in Maricopa County Superior Court, per NBA.com. 

The twins are accused of helping three others beat a man, 36-year-old Eric Hood, outside a Phoenix recreation center on Jan. 24. Markieff Morris has denied being part the group that attacked Hood, but acknowledged he was at the sports complex.

The next step for the twins is an initial pretrial conference set for June 30.


Morris twins charged with felony assault


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Suns forwards Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris are facing charges for felony aggravated assault during a Jan. 24 incident in Phoenix, according to court documents obtained by The Arizona Republic.

The twins and three other men are charged with assaulting Erik Hood at a sports facility in Phoenix. Hood told police he was accosted and assaulted by the five men. Hood sustained a broken nose, bruises and abrasions during the incident.

Markieff Morris has denied being part the group that attacked Hood, but acknowledged he was at the sports complex.

The first court date for the twins is May 7.

"Markieff and Marcus are good men and I am confident that when all the facts come out, their names will be cleared," their agent Leon Rose said in a statememt, according to ESPN.com. 


Suns forward Marcus Morris (flu) will not play Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Suns forward Marcus Morris will not be available to play in Tuesday's game against the Clippers, reports The Arizona Republic.

Morris is suffering from an illness. Forward Markieff Morris could see more minutes as a result of the absence.

The Suns are 10-point underdogs.


Morris twins under police investigation for assault in Phoenix


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Suns forwards Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris are being investigated by Phoenix police for an alleged assault, reports The Arizona Republic.

The incident occurred in January when the alleged victim, Erik Hood, told police he was accosted and assaulted at a sports complex in Phoenix by a group of five people, which included the Morris twins.

Hood had known the twins since high school and told police he supported them financially for a period of time.

Markieff Morris has denied being part the group that attacked Hood, but acknowledged he was at the sports complex. There have been no arrests in the investigation and no charges have been filed, but the district attorney is reviewing the case.

Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby issued a statement acknowledging that the team is aware of the investigation and that they will monitor the situation as it develops.


Suns forward Marcus Morris posts double-double in losing effort


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Suns forward Marcus Morris scored 19 points on on 8 of 19 shooting from the field, including 3 of 9 from 3-point range, in Phoenix's 87-81 loss to the Trail Blazers Friday.

Morris also pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds, leading to his third double-double in the last four games and fourth on the season. He added three assists and one steal to his totals.


Suns to start Marcus Morris on Wednesday vs. Timberwovles


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said forward Marcus Morris will start in Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves, reports 98.7 FM in Arizona.

Hornacek said the move was intended to add size to the starting lineup. In 65 games, Morris is averaging 10.1 points and 4.1 rebounds.

The Suns are 5 1/2-point favorites.


Suns bench P.J. Tucker for missing team bus, again


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) The Suns will start PF Marcus Morris on Friday, in place of P.J. Tucker.

Tucker goes to the bench after missing the team bus to shootaround. It's the second time this season that Tucker has missed the bus. 


Suns' Marcus Morris scores 34 points in win Friday over Jazz


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2015) Suns forward Marcus Morris scored a career-high 34 points and grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds in Phoenix's 100-93 win over the Jazz Friday. 

"I didn't play too much (against Portland) so I had a lot of energy," Marcus Morris said. "We got back late but it's really not an excuse because a lot of teams do that."

It was only the second time in his three-year career Morris grabbed double digit rebounds, leading to his first career double-double Friday. Morris shot 11 of 17 from the field, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range, and added two steals for Phoenix.

"That was kind of the theme for us tonight," Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said. "Shoot it with confidence and if you need to talk a little junk, go ahead -- something to get yourself going.

"He kind of lifted the whole team when he was making it."


Report: Markieff and Marcus Morris under police investigation


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2015) Phoenix police are investigating Suns forwards Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris for an alleged assault, reports CBS 5 News in Phoenix.

The alleged incident occurred at 7:30 p.m. last Saturday outside a gym in central Phoenix. While no suspects have been named, a source told CBS 5 News the two players are considered suspects in the alleged assault.

Both players played in Wednesday's win over the Wizards.


Suns PF Marcus Morris scores team-high 20 vs. Kings


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2014) Suns power forward Marcus Morris scored a team-high 20 points on 7 of 12 shooting, including 6 of 7 shooting from behind the arc, in his team's 115-106 win over the Kings Friday.

The Morris Brothers caught fire Friday, teaming up to score 37 points on 15 of 23 shooting, but it was the reserve who delivered the top scoring performance thanks to a remarkable shooting night from three-point range. He nearly notched his first double-double of the season, racking up nine rebounds, five assists and one steal in 28 minutes off the bench. The Suns take a five-game winning streak into Sunday's matchup with the Lakers.


Suns F P.J. Tucker will return from suspension off the bench


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/3/2014) Suns forward P.J. Tucker will return from a three-game suspension Tuesday against the Lakers. Coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters that Tucker will make his season debut off the bench due to the recent success of power forward Marcus Morris, per the Arizona Republic. Tucker averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game last season.

Suns sign Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris to multi-year extensions


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2014) The Suns have signed forwards Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris to multi-year contract extensions, the team announced Monday. Markieff agreed on a four-year, $32 million extension, while his twin brother Marcus signed a four-year, $20 million extension.

Markieff averaged 13.8 points, 6.0 rebounds on 48.6 percent shooting from the field in 81 games, all a career-high. Marcus registered career-highs of 9.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 44.2 percent field goal shooting and 38.1 percent three-point shooting while playing in all 82 games for Phoenix.

Marcus Morris putting up pedestrian numbers


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2014) Suns forward Marcus Morris continues to struggle to make an impact, as he failed to score in double figures for the third game in a row Wednesday against the Jazz.

Morris played 18 minutes off the bench, but finished with just five points. He shot just 2 for 7 from the field, however, and added only two rebounds and two assists along with two turnovers in the 109-86 loss.

Morris has seen his role decrease since the start of January. He is set to finish with a single-digit scoring average for the second straight month, as he heads into the team's final game averaging just 9.2 points per game in February. 


Marcus Morris contributes off bench


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2014) Suns forward Marcus Morris made a bit of an impact off the bench Wednesday against the Bucks, as he put up his first double-digit scoring effort in nearly two weeks.

Morris put together a solid all-around game, scoring 16 points and adding four rebounds and four assists while playing 29 minutes. He shot 5 of 10 from the field and 2 of 5 from three-point range, and did not turn the ball over once in a 126-117 win.

Morris entered January averaging double figures in scoring, but has been stuck in a slump for much of the month. With one game left, he is averaging 8.1 points per game in the month.

 


Marcus Morris scores 17 off the bench


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2014) Suns forward Marcus Morris enjoyed a solid performance off the bench as he scored 17 points on 5 of 10 shooting from the field, including 1 of 4 from 3-point land, and a perfect 6 of 6 from the free throw line in his team's 110-108 loss to the Pistons Saturday night.

Morris also contributed with six rebounds and two steals while logging 21 minutes of game action. He has averaged 9.4 points and 4.6 rebounds over his last five games played.

Marcus Morris scores 18 points vs. 76ers Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2013) Suns forward Marcus Morris scored 18 points on 7 of 15 shooting, including 3 of 9 shooting from behind the arc, while playing 25 minutes off the bench in his team's 115-101 win over the 76ers Saturday.

Morris shot more three-pointers Saturday than he had in a game all season but couldn't sink more than a third of them. He also had three rebounds, two steals and one block in the win. Morris has averaged 11.1 points and 4.4 rebounds over 29 games played.


Marcus Morris bounces back in big way vs. Lakers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2013) Suns forward Marcus Morris, who shot 3 of 10 his last time out, got back on track with a solid shooting performance Tuesday night against the Lakers.

Morris went 10 of 13 shooting from the field, including a perfect 2 of 2 from beyond the arc. He finished the game with a season-high 22 points, four rebounds, two assists and one block while logging 27 minutes of game action in a 114-108 victory.

Marcus Morris chipping in on offense


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2013)  Suns forward Marcus Morris didn't shoot the ball well Monday, but continued his solid play anyways in a 107-92 loss to the Heat.

Morris shot just 3 of 12 from the field, but finished with 13 points thanks to a 3-pointer and a 6-for-8 mark at the free-throw line. He added five rebounds and a steal in 22 minutes.

Morris has been consistently productive for the Suns, scoring in double figures in eight of the last 11 games. He is averaging 10.4 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. 


Morris brothers make an impact


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2013) The Suns saw a nice contribution from their power forward brother tandem of Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris Tuesday during a 104-98 win at New Orleans.

Markieff played 29 minutes and shot 7 of 15 from the field to score 17 points with five rebounds. Marcus was 4 of 8 from the field with two 3-pointers to Markieff's one as he scored 16 points with nine boards.

Markieff had four assists and two steals to contribute, while Marcus had just one assist and one steal. Strangely enough, this was the first big contribution of the season from both brothers.

Suns exercise options on three


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2013) The Suns made sure to keep a handful of young players in house for at least one more season Saturday, as they picked up the fourth-year options on forwards Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris, as well as the third-year on center Miles Plumlee's rookie deal.

Plumlee, acquired via an offseason trade from the Pacers, might end up being the team's starting center after the trade of Marcin Gortat Friday. 


Morris remains buried


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2013) After a brief, failed experiment as a starter, Suns forward Marcus Morris has been back on the bench recently. Morris has appeared in just four of the last six games the team has played, coming off the bench in each contest. Morris played eight minutes Thursday against the Kings, scoring five points on 2 of 4 shooting in a 117-103 loss.