UPDATE: Phoenix Suns Sign Morris Twins to Extensions

by September 29, 2014

UPDATE: The Suns confirmed Monday that they’ve inked the Morris twins to four-year deals. Per the AZ Republic:

Markieff Morris received a four-year, $32 million extension while Marcus took a four-year, $20 million extension. Each is finishing up his four-year rookie contract this season with Markieff at $3.15 million and Marcus at $3.11 million, setting up their extensions to go through the 2018-19 season. They are the only Suns players under contract that long besides Eric Bledsoe, who signed a five-year, $70 million contract last week.


“We wanted to lock these guys in for as long as possible,” Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough said. “The twins and Leon Rose really wanted to get it done. Marcus and Markieff saw the value of playing together. If they went into restricted free agency (in July) without extensions, I don’t want to say it’d be impossible to stay together but it would’ve been harder. … They like it here. They’ve worked their butts off in the past 15-16 months since I’ve been here and Jeff (Hornacek’s) been here.”


Faced with the unique circumstance of working on simultaneous contract extensions for the 25-year-old twins, Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby began with negotiating the total number for their deals with Rose and then went to the twins for how they thought the money should be divided. Babby and McDonough agreed with the twins’ proposal. […] “They’re very close and we didn’t want to suggest anything that would be a disconnect to what they thought their value was,” Babby said. “I didn’t delegate the whole project to them but I did ask, ‘How would you divide it up?’ They’re so close and in it together that it was better to negotiate the total amount and then go to them for how to divide it. They desperately wanted to be together and they play better together. They motivate each other and it’s been fun for me to watch their maturation.”

Markieff and Marcus Morris are reportedly in line for brand new deals from the Phoenix Suns.

The twins are said to be close to inking four-year extension: