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(NEW YORK) -- Having spent most of their basketball careers together, Phoenix Suns forwards Marcus and Markieff Morris hope to keep playing basketball together after their rookie deals expire next season.
They played on the same youth teams, and the same Prep Charter team in high school growing up in Philadelphia. They played together at Kansas, and are now playing in the NBA together.
The twins spent their rookie seasons on different teams, but the Suns acquired Marcus via trade during the 2012-2013 season.
“Wherever we’re together, it’s home,” Markieff said via the Philadelphia Inquirer. “We just go out there and have fun. The game isn’t the same when we’re apart.”
“It’s a unique situation,” Marcus said. “We’re just trying to do enough so teams can see us as players, as players, and as a tandem.”
“That was our dream growing up -- it’s our life dream to play with each other in the NBA,” Marcus said. “We’re together now. We try to make the best of it. Hopefully, we retire together.”
Both Morris twins are coming off career years. Marcus averaged 9.7 points and 3.9 rebounds per game, while Markieff averaged 13.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.
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