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August 13, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Markieff Morris wants out of Phoenix. The Suns power forward said he feels disrespected by the way the team handled the July 9 trade of his twin and former teammate, Marcus Morris, to the Detroit Pistons. Now he is demanding a trade of his own. The North Philadelphia native, who starred with his brother at Prep Charter and Kansas, is determined to be dealt. "One thing for sure, I am not going to be there," Morris said Tuesday after a morning workout at Competitive Edge Sports in King of Prussia.
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March 27, 2011 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN ANTONIO - The twins take the same classes, always, although Marcus Morris admits to preferring math while Markieff likes English. One twin runs on the court for the warm-up, the other, typically Marcus, is right behind. They have the same tattoos in the same spots on their arms, reaching consensus on what to celebrate as important in their lives. Both twins cite oversleeping as their worst habit, Will Smith as the actor who should portray them in a movie, and Africa as their dream vacation spot.
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August 2, 2013 | By Tyler R. Tynes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Markieff Morris slid his feet carefully around a folding chair. He received a pass inside the arc and focused on the basket. He rose for the shot. Swish. Morris made a few shots and sat on the baseline of a practice court at McGonigle Hall on Wednesday before Temple's first basketball team workout. He and his twin brother, Marcus, were preparing for the NBA season with strength coach Chuck Ellis. The Philadelphia natives and members of the Phoenix Suns usually work out with Ellis in the offseason, a habit they started after they left Kansas.
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February 23, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Markieff Morris said it was one of the best feelings of his young NBA career: The second-year Phoenix Suns forward, a two-time state champion at Philadelphia's Prep Charter, will be reunited with his twin brother, Marcus, after a Wednesday night trade with the Houston Rockets. Houston dealt 6-foot-9 forward Marcus Morris to Phoenix for a second-round draft pick. The twins starred together at the University of Kansas. "Oh, man, this is unbelievable," Markieff Morris said Thursday night in a telephone interview.
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December 23, 2008 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's a trip of about 1,200 miles from their Hunting Park neighborhood to this charming college town with a population roughly one-20th that of Philadelphia, and yes, Markieff and Marcus Morris miss their hometown a lot. But the 19-year-old twins, who led Prep Charter to back-to-back PIAA state championships before spending last year at Apex Academy in Cherry Hill, made the decision to attend Kansas after passing on Memphis and Villanova and...
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June 23, 2011 | by the Daily News, o email
BOB COONEY   1. Cleveland: Kyrie Irving, PG, Duke 2. Minnesota: Derrick Williams, SF, Arizona 3. Utah: Brandon Knight, PG, Kentucky 4. Cleveland: Enes Kanter, C, Kentucky 5. Toronto: Kemba Walker, PG, Connecticut 6. Washington: Kawhi Leonard, SF, San Diego State 7. Sacramento: Jan Vesely, PF, Serbia 8. Detroit: Jonas Valanciunas, C, Lithuania 9. Charlotte: Marcus Morris, PF, Kansas ...
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June 23, 2011 | By Keith Pompey, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
NEWARK, N.J. - The Phoenix Suns drafted North Philadelphia's Markieff Morris with the 13th overall pick of Thursday's NBA draft at the Prudential Center. Five minutes later, Marcus Morris, Markieff's twin, went at No. 14 to the Houston Rockets. Markieff, a 6-foot-10, 245-pound power forward out of Kansas, became the highest draft pick from Southeastern Pennsylvania since the Charlotte Bobcats took Gerald Henderson at No. 12 in 2009. Markieff averaged 13.6 points to go with 8 rebounds while earning Associated Press honorable-mention all-America honors this past season.
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May 7, 2011 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kansas juniors Marcus and Markieff Morris and DePaul junior Keisha Hampton are the inaugural Phoenix Club college players of the year. The Phoenix Club of Philadelphia was created in 2008 to recognize outstanding male and female basketball players from the city's Public League. The Morris twins are men's co-players of the year. The Prep Charter products led the Jayhawks (35-3) to the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament. Marcus Morris, a 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward, averaged a team-leading 17.2 points to go with 7.6 rebounds while earning Associated Press second-team all-American honors.
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February 22, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
JAMES HARDEN scored a career-high 46 points and Jeremy Lin added 29 as the Houston Rockets mounted a furious fourth-quarter comeback for a 122-119 victory over the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. Houston was down by 14 points with about 7 minutes left. The Rockets used a 21-4 run to erase the deficit and take a 114-111 lead with 1:46 remaining. Harden stepped back under heavy pressure from Serge Ibaka to sink a three to tie it, before Lin connected on one seconds later to give the Rockets their first lead of the second half.
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February 21, 2013
Indiana's Paul George scored 27 points as the Pacers powered their way closer to the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 125-91 home win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. The Pacers shot 53 percent from the field, scored a season high in points, and had a season-best 28 assists to score their largest margin of victory this season, hand New York its worst loss, and pull within a half-game of the Knicks for second place in the East. The Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, the league's No. 2 scorer, finished with 15 points on just 7-for-21 shooting.
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August 13, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Markieff Morris wants out of Phoenix. The Suns power forward said he feels disrespected by the way the team handled the July 9 trade of his twin and former teammate, Marcus Morris, to the Detroit Pistons. Now he is demanding a trade of his own. The North Philadelphia native, who starred with his brother at Prep Charter and Kansas, is determined to be dealt. "One thing for sure, I am not going to be there," Morris said Tuesday after a morning workout at Competitive Edge Sports in King of Prussia.
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January 4, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
PHOENIX - For the 15th time in 31 games, coach Brett Brown threw out a different starting five last night when his team played the Phoenix Suns. Most of the shuffling has been due to injuries, but sometimes it's because of the opponent. Last night, it was a little bit of both. Luc Mbah a Moute returned to the starting lineup after missing the past two games with a strained left calf. He is Brown's steadiest player in a group that lacks many more. Also, Brown inserted rookie K.J. McDaniels in the starting five for only the second time this season, mainly because of the athleticism of the Suns.
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August 18, 2014 | By Max Cohen, For The Inquirer
Markieff and Marcus Morris smiled Saturday while they signed autographs at the Hunting Park Recreation Center in North Philadelphia. The twin forwards for the Phoenix Suns were sponsoring a back-to-school charity event, giving away 200 backpacks to students ages 5 to 15. The twins are happier when they're together. The Philadelphia natives played on the same teams growing up, in high school at Prep Charter and in college at Kansas. But they were separated early in their NBA careers when they were selected one pick apart in the 2011 NBA draft, until Marcus joined Markieff in Phoenix via a trade from the Houston Rockets in February 2013.
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January 29, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phoenix Suns came to town, devoured cheesesteaks, and handed the 76ers their third consecutive setback. Riding Goran Dragic and Gerald Green, the Suns prevailed, 124-113, Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Green finished with a season-high 30 points and Dragic added 24 as Phoenix improved to 26-18 this season. The Sixers dropped to 14-31 after losing for the 10th time in 12 games. "We didn't come out like we intended," said coach Brett Brown, whose Sixers gave up 40 first-quarter points.
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December 30, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHOENIX - They are representing Philadelphia in the Southwest. Guard Dionte Christmas and forwards and twins Marcus and Markieff Morris bring a Philadelphia flavor to the Phoenix Suns. "It's amazing," Markieff Morris said of three Philadelphians playing on the same team, before the Suns played the 76ers. "We are just making it happen for the city and doing what we've got to do. " The Morris twins even showed Christmas a little brotherly love after he signed his free-agent contract with the team on Sept.
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August 2, 2013 | By Tyler R. Tynes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Markieff Morris slid his feet carefully around a folding chair. He received a pass inside the arc and focused on the basket. He rose for the shot. Swish. Morris made a few shots and sat on the baseline of a practice court at McGonigle Hall on Wednesday before Temple's first basketball team workout. He and his twin brother, Marcus, were preparing for the NBA season with strength coach Chuck Ellis. The Philadelphia natives and members of the Phoenix Suns usually work out with Ellis in the offseason, a habit they started after they left Kansas.
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April 13, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHOENIX - Markieff Morris doesn't just have his brother back. He has his driver back. Since Marcus and Markieff Morris were growing up as twin basketball standouts in Philadelphia, Marcus was always the driver. It remained the same way when they played at Kansas and in summers back home. Whenever they needed to go somewhere together, Marcus drove. In 2011, when the former Prep Charter stars entered the NBA draft, Markieff was the No. 13 pick to the Phoenix Suns, and Marcus went one pick later to the Houston Rockets.
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February 23, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Markieff Morris said it was one of the best feelings of his young NBA career: The second-year Phoenix Suns forward, a two-time state champion at Philadelphia's Prep Charter, will be reunited with his twin brother, Marcus, after a Wednesday night trade with the Houston Rockets. Houston dealt 6-foot-9 forward Marcus Morris to Phoenix for a second-round draft pick. The twins starred together at the University of Kansas. "Oh, man, this is unbelievable," Markieff Morris said Thursday night in a telephone interview.
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February 22, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
JAMES HARDEN scored a career-high 46 points and Jeremy Lin added 29 as the Houston Rockets mounted a furious fourth-quarter comeback for a 122-119 victory over the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. Houston was down by 14 points with about 7 minutes left. The Rockets used a 21-4 run to erase the deficit and take a 114-111 lead with 1:46 remaining. Harden stepped back under heavy pressure from Serge Ibaka to sink a three to tie it, before Lin connected on one seconds later to give the Rockets their first lead of the second half.
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February 22, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
THE ONLY TRADE involving Dwight Howard, it turns out, came last summer. The potent scorers who moved did so long ago. There was no eye-catching activity left for deadline day, resulting in minor deals Thursday to the disappointment of those hoping for a frenzy. Josh Smith stayed put and the Boston Celtics' core stayed together, leaving J.J. Redick, dealt to Milwaukee, as the biggest name to be traded. "I don't think I've seen fewer trade deadline deals, ever," Houston general manager Daryl Morey said.
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