Mar. 24, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Phoenix Suns forward Marcus Morris (left) with twin brother Markieff Morris prior to the game against the Brooklyn Nets at the US Airways Center. The Nets defeated the Suns 102-100. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Morrii, Goodwin make SI’s All-Las Vegas SL Team


Our partners over at SI.com published an All-Las Vegas Summer League Team and some players off the Suns squad made some appearances that give hope for the future of the franchise.

Grouped together like they have been their entire life, Markieff and Marcus Morris together made the All-Las Vegas Summer League starting five as the small forward. Here is the Morrii excerpt from the article.

F — Markieff/Marcus Morris, Suns: These two were such a powerful force that they had to be included in the same roster slot, and they surely wouldn’t have it any other way. Few players took the games as seriously as the Morris twins, who together trash-talked and hacked their way to multiple technical fouls and multiple disqualifications. All the rough, edgy stuff helped lead the Suns to a 6-0 record entering Monday, and Marcus’ last-second game-winner against Minnesota ensured that Phoenix stayed perfect. Together, they averaged 28 points and 9.8 rebounds and played active, aggressive defense.

The other starters were Toronto’s Jonas Valanciunas, Milwaukee’s John Henson, Golden State’s Kent Bazemore, and Atlanta’s Dennis Schröder.

18-year-old Phoenix phenom Archie Goodwin made SI’s list of players also worth mentioning at the end of the article.

Despite the fact that it’s summer league, it is good for the Suns organization to have young, talented players getting national attention. Additionally, it foreshadows the hope that the team has, as opposed to the last few years as we were in denial of rebuilding, clinging to the Nash era.

Things can only go up from here.

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