Morris twins turn 26: A look at brothers in the NBA

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On this, the 26th birthday of twins Marcus and Markieff Morris, we take a took at sets of brothers playing in the NBA. In case you missed it, colleague Chris Bernucca had plenty to say about the trade demand of Markieff, who was upset when the Suns traded Marcus to the Pistons in an ill-fated attempt to clear cap room to sign LaMarcus Aldridge. Also, there is scuttlebutt out there on TMZ that Markieff could be headed to the Houston Rockets. Last

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Tweet of the Day: After demanding trade, Markieff Morris appears to be working out with Rockets’ players

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Markieff Morris remains a member of the Suns, but he doesn’t seem happy about it. At only 26 years old, Phoenix doesn’t seem overly eager to move him, and it’s not hard to understand why. Morris is signed through 2019 on a very team-friendly contract of $8 million/year, and that’s an absolute bargain these days for his production. After all, Morris started all 82 games at power forward in the bruising West and averaged 15.3 points and 6.2 rebounds in 31 minutes. But since

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Bernucca: Time for the Angriest Man in Basketball to Grow Up

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Does Markieff Morris want out of Phoenix? According to a tweet Thursday from The Burns and Gambo Show, who hold the Valley’s sports radio drive time slot, Morris wants nothing to do with the Suns and hasn’t talked to any team member – player or staff – since the season ended. The tweet doesn’t cite a source, either within the Suns or close to Morris. At the same time, Morris’ offseason silence would allow Suns staffers to easily draw some conclusion about

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Tweet of the Night: Markieff Morris has a message for the Phoenix Suns

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Marcus Morris warned that his brother Markieff Morris would soon be out of Phoenix while getting into it with fans on twitter less than a week ago. Family knows best, and it appears the twin brothers knew that this was coming: it was reported on Thursday that Markieff Morris wants nothing to do with the Phoenix Suns organization and is looking to get dealt. [Read more…]

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Bernucca: My annual NBA award picks

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I write this column every year two days before the regular season ends, and I usually get right to the point. But this year I am going to start a little differently. So let me get one item off my chest and out of the way: Michele Roberts is way off base. The new executive director of the NBA Players Association tried to reinvent the wheel this week when it was reported that she is instituting the Players Choice Awards, which will

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SH Blog: Nuggets fire Shaw, but fault remains mixed; Javale McGee set to clear waivers

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It certainly wasn’t shocking to see the Denver Nuggets fire Brian Shaw. After all, they’ve lost 12 of 13 games and we’re just days removed from a chant of “1, 2, 3… six weeks!” during another defeat, leading to serious questions about their effort. The 57-win Nuggets of two years ago under George Karl have rapidly transitioned to a laughing stock under Shaw, falling to 36-46 a year ago and now poised to finish much worse this year (currently at 20-39). Shaw, 48,

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Fantasy Spin: Suns Could Shine Again

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After a busy 14-game Friday in the NBA, fatigue might be a factor this evening. Multiple superstars were available last night with five-digit salaries but the pickings are relatively slim tonight — only two healthy players cost more than $8000. [Read more…]

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Bernucca: Suns’ Epilogue on Dragic is Self-Serving Spin

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There was a lot of shade in the Valley of the Sun this week. It all started with Goran Dragic, who is far from blameless in this mess. But because the Phoenix Suns sent Dragic packing in a trade, president Lon Babby and GM Ryan McDonough got to write the epilogue and spin it in intelligence-insulting fashion. Dragic is an unrestricted free agent this summer. At 28, it’s his first and last chance at a max contract. And while the idea of

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