TAG: Marcus Morris

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Sep 29, 2014 / 11:45 am

Markieff & Marcus Morris Sign Separate Four-Year Extensions With Suns

Markieff & Marcus Morris

Not only are the Morris Twins are getting their wish, but it’s coming sooner than most anticipated. After maintaining all off-season that they’d do most everything possible to continue playing together in the future with restricted free agency looming next summer, Markieff and Marcus Morris signed separate four-year contract extensions with the Phoenix Suns. Read More »

Smack / Aug 18, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Morris Twins Want To Continue Playing Together For Rest Of Careers

Markieff Morris, Marcus Morris

Prior to last season, the NBA livelihoods of Phoenix Suns forwards and twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris were relatively tenuous. Despite their status as lottery picks in the 2011 draft, neither Morris had done much to distinguish himself during the first two years of their careers. Marcus was traded to Phoenix by the Houston Rockets midway through his second season, while Markieff emerged as one of the most inefficient post players in the league over that same timeframe. But like the fortunes of their team on the whole, that of the Morris brothers drastically changed for the better in 2013-2014. And unsurprisingly, they’re looking to capitalize on those wholesale improvements by playing with one another for the rest of their careers. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 22, 2014 / 12:26 pm

Marcus Morris Flushes On Aron Baynes As Vengeance For His Twin Bro

Marcus Morris, Aron Baynes

A spritely Suns team beat up on the Spurs Friday night, 106-85. The Spurs play at home four days from today after finishing up their yearly rodeo road trip, one which has seen Tony Parker knocked out indefinitely with various maladies* while still going 6-3 thanks to the great play of backup PG Patty Mills. Despite the lethargic loss last night, Spurs’ reserve big Aron Baynes smashed it on Markieff Morris. Only Baynes also ended up on a poster when Markieff’s twin brother, Marcus Morris, slammed it on him later in the game. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 16, 2014 / 10:45 pm

Nick Young Upset Teammates Didn’t Stick Up For Him, Suspended One Game

Alex Len, Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris, Nick Young

During Wednesday night’s high-scoring game between two rosters, the Suns and Lakers, reeling from injuries to important players, a small kerfuffle broke out after Nick Young went up for slam, but was slammed to the ground after a hard foul from Alex Len. Young shot up to his feet to push Len in the usual bravado a hard foul inspires and the push was reciprocated. But then Young appeared to punch Goran Dragic, and now he’s been suspended for a game. After the game, Young was pissed his teammates didn’t stand up for him in the moment. Read More »

NBA / Jan 15, 2014 / 2:15 pm

6 Reasons Phoenix Can Contend With Or Without Eric Bledsoe

Goran Dragic

The Phoenix Suns are the cinderella story of the 2013-2014 NBA season. This NBA season has been depressing with the barrage of injuries to seemingly every team in playoff contention. Even the Phoenix Suns, who are the eighth seed in the Western Conference, have been affected by a rash of injuries. With Eric Bledsoe having a piece of his meniscus removed, suddenly everyone is writing the Phoenix Suns off. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Nov 21, 2013 / 3:45 pm

NBA Instagram Fashion: A Sneaker Edition, Vol. 6

Air Jordan V "Oregon Ducks"

From Jordan‘s sneakers to Iverson‘s tattoos, NBA players have long had an influence that reaches far beyond the court… and today, the league’s fashion focus is climbing to new heights. With resources like Twitter and Instagram, many players are captivated by a quest to promote the latest trend. This obsession with social media, in conjunction with a mass hipster movement and David Stern‘s implementation of the dress code, has resulted in a fair bit of questionable dressing. Read More »

Playground / Aug 29, 2013 / 4:30 pm

Dime Q&A: 8Eye On The Art Of Creating Basketball Mixtapes

Jaime Boyer

Mixtapes, highlight reels and climaxed dunks in the middle of grassroots tournaments have become the newest fascination in a multimedia driven basketball world. Let’s face it, as we are now fully in the “mixtape culture,” videographers give a picture to the visuals certain people can’t get to. It would be foolish to think every basketball aficionado has been to the Goodman League, Game 7 of the NBA Finals, the Drew League or any other event of magnanimous proportions. Read More »

College, High School, NBA, Playground / Aug 14, 2013 / 2:45 pm

Philly Basketball: Where Only The Strong Survive

Kobe Bryant

From Germantown to Cobb’s Creek, Philadelphia’s notorious neighborhoods have always boasted some of America’s most cutthroat and ruthless styles of basketball.

Whether it was historic battles in the ’70s between Eugene Banks and Lewis Lloyd to the most recent scraps with 2013 top recruits Rysheed Jordan (Saint John’s) and Brandon Austin (Providence), the competition is still readily available. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jul 31, 2013 / 2:00 pm

Video: The Top 10 Plays Of NBA Summer League

Reggie Jackson

We covered the Orlando and Las Vegas Summer Leagues extensively on the site this offseason, and yet a few of these plays still surprised me. You’ll rarely find truly great players handing out ass-whoopings in summer league, but there will always be truly great plays to marvel at… from names like Ben McLemore, Reggie Jackson and Victor Oladipo. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jul 16, 2013 / 10:15 am

Marcus Morris Hits A Game-Winning Buzzer-Beater In Summer League

Marcus Morris

The Phoenix Suns defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 91-89 thanks to a miracle shot by Marcus Morris. He was immediately swarmed by his teammates after the jumper dropped through, and he fell to the floor from the difficult angle shot. All you could see were his highlight yellow LeBron X shoes after the bench and coaches mobbed him. Read More »