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Morris twins get contract extensions from Phoenix Suns

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The Phoenix Suns’ Markieff Morris (left) and his twin brother, Marcus Morris.
The Phoenix Suns’ Markieff Morris (left) and his twin brother, Marcus Morris. The Associated Press

Markieff and Marcus Morris received multiyear contract extensions with the Phoenix Suns, the team announced Monday.

The Arizona Republic reports that the extensions are for four years, with Markieff getting $32 million and Marcus getting $20 million.

The Morris twins, who played at KU during 2008-2011, each had the best season of their NBA careers last year in their first full professional season as teammates.

Marcus played in all 82 games and averaged career-highs of 9.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 44.2 percent field goal shooting and 38.1 percent three-point shooting, while Markieff posted career-highs of 13.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 48.6 percent shooting from the field in 81 games.

Markieff was drafted by the Suns in 2011 with the 13th pick, and Marcus was drafted by the Houston Rockets with the 14th pick. Marcus was traded to the Suns in February 2013.

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