The Phoenix Suns, who have not been able to work out an extension for guard Eric Bledsoe and he remains a restricted free agent. They will soon have other players they need to make a decision on, including the Morris twins, Markieff and Marcus.
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Zach Lowe of Grantland believes the Suns should put pressure on the Morris twins to stay true to their word.
"There are burblings that perhaps Morris doesn’t play with enough “urgency,” and Phoenix needs to steal some of Intel’s7 best scientists to determine whether the Morris twins lose their individual powers if separated. The brothers told teams before the 2011 draft that they would take less money to stay together, sources say, and if that’s still true, the Suns should apply some pressure."
The Morris twins have both played well and showed improvement last season so getting both at a bit of a discount would be quite the coup for the Suns.
Last season, Markieff Morris averaged 13.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 0.8 steals per game while shooting 48.6% from the field, 31.5% from beyond the arc and 79.2% from the free throw line. Morris, who was originally selected by the Suns with the 13th-overall pick in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft, has averaged 10.0 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.8 steals per game while shooting 44.0% from the floor, 33.3% from three and 76.4% from the charity stripe. Marcus Morris went for 9.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game while shooting 44.2% from the field, 38.1% from three and 76.1% from the free throw line. The 14th-overall pick of the 2011 draft has put up 8.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game while shooting 42.7% from the field, 36.7% from downtown and 68.0% from the charity stripe.
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