TAG: Markieff Morris

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 »

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 »

NBA / Jan 6, 2014 / 3:45 pm

The Top 10 Candidates For NBA Sixth Man Of The Year This Season

Manu Ginobili

Being a great sixth man is all about energy. Currently, the NBA’s Sixth Man award’s criteria is quite simple: a player must play more games coming off the bench than they start. The rule has no minutes per game requirements. Why is this important? Last year, J.R. Smith won the award playing 32.5 minutes a game, which was second most on his team. Essentially it doesn’t matter if you’re a key guy on your squad — players like Manu Ginobili, Jason Terry and Lamar Odom have all won the award in recent years while being one of the top players on their teams. Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 2, 2013 / 2:00 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Last Week

John Wall

Counting down from last Saturday, it’s the 10 best dunks of the week, featuring a pair of windmills from the league’s top athletes and a few of the top posterizations of the early season, led by a rookie and a couple of newcomers. Read More »

NBA / Nov 20, 2013 / 12:45 pm

10 Surprise NBA Players That Will Fall Off By Season’s End

O.J. Mayo

If there’s one thing everyone should learn from the beginning of the basketball season, it’s that overreactions come in a large supply. I mean… after the Sixers started the season 3-0, they appeared No. 1 in many power rankings across the basketball world. Whether that was a huge troll or not, it was still a massive overreaction to a team that won a few early games. The most important thing to remember is that the NBA season is 82 games long. We are only about 12 games in so far. Read More »