Suns acquire Marcus Morris for 2nd round pick

Feb 21, 2013, 3:05 AM | Updated: 5:54 pm

The Phoenix Suns have made a trade.

As first reported by Yahoo’s Adrian Wjnarowski, the team has sent its 2013 second-round draft pick to Houston in exchange for forward Marcus Morris.

Morris, who is the twin brother of Suns forward Markieff, is averaging 8.6 points and 4.1 rebounds in 21.4 minutes per game for the Rockets. A 6-foot-9, 235 pound forward, he was selected one spot behind Markieff in the 2011 NBA Draft at 14.

“We have been intrigued for quite some time about the potential synergy from having both of the Morris twins on our team,” Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby said in a press release. “So we are excited to have the opportunity to welcome Marcus to the Suns.”

He’s not the only one who’s excited.

“I shedded a tear or two,” Morris told after finding out that he’d be reuniting with his brother in Phoenix. “I’m just happy to be back with my brother, get a chance to reunite and get going.”

Morris played three seasons at Kansas, and averaged 17.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per game as a junior before declaring for the NBA Draft.

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