With the Phoenix Suns’ season over, it’s time to take a fond look back on the 2013-14 season and examine how everyone performed. As the Suns became just the fourth team in NBA history to win 48 games and miss the playoffs, there’s plenty of optimism to be had for this young team’s future. So far we’ve covered Archie Goodwin‘s first NBA season, Shavlik Randolph‘s short stint with the Suns, Miles Plumlee‘s impressive potential, Ish Smith’s job as a backup point guard, the return of the Brazilian Blur, Leandro Barbosa, and rookie Alex Len‘s first season in Phoenix. Today, we cover the first of Phoenix’s twins, Marcus Morris.
In his first full season with the Suns, Morris sported his finest season and gave merit to the claim that Phoenix had brought him in for more than an obvious “WE HAVE TWINS, COME TO OUR GAMES!!” PR campaign. Though he struggled to find his place defensively at times, Morris had the best season of his young NBA career and proved to be a useful three-point shooting commodity. Based on the surge in the twins’ productivity this season, it might be safe to say these two brothers do play much better when they’re on the same team.
Despite the fact that 99 percent of casual basketball fans can’t tell Marcus Morris apart from his brother Markieff Morris, there are pretty noticeable elements to Marcus’ game that set him apart from his brother. With Kevin Love trade talks running rampant through the NBA right now, there’s a possibility one or both of the Morris twins will be included in Phoenix’s offer(s) to the Minnesota Timberwolves. For better or worse, here’s what the Suns would be giving up by including Marcus Morris.