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Smack / Nov 21, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Van Gundy Says Markieff Morris Lacks Playoff Credentials To Talk Smack

Stan Van Gundy

Things could be worse for the 3-9 Detroit Pistons – at least coaches and players are standing up for each other. After the Phoenix Suns’ Markieff Morris saying Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed a game-winning shot because he “doesn’t have any heart,” Stan Van Gundy fired back by questioning Morris’ trash-talking credentials. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Nov 20, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Markieff Morris Says Caldwell-Pope Missed The Game-Winner Because “He Doesn’t Have Any Heart”

Markieff Morris, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

It started when Markieff Morris and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope got into a face-to-face jawing match midway through the second quarter of last night’s Suns-Pistons game. It ended when Caldwell-Pope missed what would have been a game-winning three-pointer with a second left on the clock and Morris claimed afterwards he wasn’t worried about Caldwell-Pope’s open look because “he doesn’t have any heart.” Read More »

Latest News / Oct 3, 2014 / 10:30 am

Suns Could Play Markieff Morris At Center “A Lot”

Markieff Morris, Marcus Morris

Almost half of the players the Phoenix Suns have at camp this month play the guard position. Since ostensible power forward Channing Frye left for a big deal in Orlando, that places a heavier emphasis on the recently re-signed Markieff Morris. The 6-10 Morris has even been told by coach Jeff Hornacek he’s likely to spend some time at center when the team wants to run even more. Read More »

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 »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / May 7, 2014 / 11:30 am

5 Prospects Phoenix Should Take In NBA Draft

Adreian Payne, Carl Baptiste

Leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft, we are going to preview each team in the lottery for their needs. We’ll be taking a look at the teams individual strengths, weaknesses, roster, and what prospects would fit in with the current and future plans. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Dime End of Season Awards: Sixth Man Of The Year

Jamal Crawford, Taj Gibson

The 2013-14 NBA season has officially ended, so now it’s time for regular season awards before the real season starts on Saturday. There’s a lot of wiggle room before we’re able to name some of the winners, which is why for Dime‘s 2014 NBA Awards we had our writers and contributors provide their top-three choices in an abridged version of what the NBA does with certain media members. First up, the hotly contested Sixth Man of the Year award. 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 »

NBA, Video / Feb 4, 2014 / 11:15 am

The 100 Best Dunks Of The NBA Season

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

For only a half season’s worth of basketball, the NBA’s top athletes have put together a strong resume and large volume of impressive slams, so much so that we had to list 100 of them. There weren’t any that had to be forced on, either, to complete the list. No, there were plenty of worthy candidates to make this list go beyond the threshold of 100. 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 »