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Phoenix Suns double down on Morris brothers - sign Markieff and Marcus to four year contract extensions

The Suns continued their busy summer with the announcement they have signed Markieff and Marcus Morris to four year contract extensions.

$52 million worth of smiles
$52 million worth of smiles
Christian Petersen

The Suns have forgone a restricted free agency scenario next summer by inking twin brothers Markieff and Marcus Morris to four year contract extensions.

Paul Coro with the Arizona Republic tweeted the years and money, but specific structure has not been released and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Markieff Morris averaged 13.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game last season, which helped him finish fourth in Sixth Man of the Year voting. He won Western Conference Player of the Week for the week of November 11, 2013 and was also a candidate for Most Improved Player.

Marcus Morris averaged career highs of 9.7 points and 3.9 rebounds per game while shooting .381 from three point range.

Lon Babby commented on the signings in a statement released by the team.

"We are particularly pleased to have reached extension agreements with Marcus and Markieff before the start of training camp," said President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby. "There is an extraordinary bond between these twin brothers; they make each other better players and better men. We take pride in their growth and look forward to their bright futures."

The Suns have now locked up a core with five new deals this summer.

Eric Bledsoe - five years, $70 million

Markieff Morris - four years, $32 million

Isaiah Thomas - four years, $27 million

Marcus Morris - four years, $20 million

P.J. Tucker - three years, $16.5 million

That's 20 years and $165.5 million dollars worth of signings, not even including rookie deals and other small contracts.

It looks like the future of the Phoenix Suns may be taking shape.

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