Suns Long-Desired to Pair Morris Twins
The Suns were not just acquiring the lottery-pick talent of Marcus Morris by finalizing a deal Thursday with Houston. They feel like they are acquiring a new Markieff Morris as well with the move.
The Suns have been interested in pairing the Morris twins since the 2011 draft. They nearly gave a first-round pick to do it 20 months ago but gave up only their second-round pick in June’s draft to get Marcus on Thursday.
“It’s going to be huge for our confidence,” Marcus said before boarding a flight Friday night to Phoenix, where his debut likely will come Sunday. “It had been hard for us to be away from each other for the first time. We’re better together because you know someone else on the court has your back at all times. This will help us play our natural positions. It’s exactly what we needed.
“This is what I dreamed of my whole life — to be on the same NBA team as my brother.”