Phoenix Suns’ GM: ‘A lot of magic can happen’ with Morris brothers

Feb 22, 2013, 3:42 PM | Updated: 3:43 pm

Phoenix Suns general manager Lance Blanks feels good about the state of his team after the trade deadline.

The Suns acquired forward Marcus Morris from Houston and sent point guard Sebastian Telfair to Toronto for Hamed Haddadi and a second round draft pick.

Blanks, a guest on Arizona Sports 620’s Suns Midseason Report Thursday, said he believes reuniting Marcus with his twin brother, Markieff, will bring out the best in both players.

“They’ll challenge each other and he’ll be a lot of help for us so I think we made a step forward as an organization with these two moves,” Blanks said.

The Suns’ GM said there is a certain chemistry the brothers share that could have a positive ripple effect on the rest of the roster.

“There is just a special relationship that these two have both on and off the court and our feeling was then and is now that a lot of magic can happen on the floor with those two because they have this special, esoteric, cryptic communication between one another that helps the team quite frankly and helps one another.

“So we believe that as they mature as people and as ballplayers that’ll be a big time positive for the entire organization and most importantly on the floor for one another and their teammates,” Blanks said.

Blanks explained some of the differences between the Morris brothers.

“[Marcus] can put the ball on the floor a little better than his brother can and he’s pretty efficient getting in the scoring areas,” Blanks stated. “He’s not a traditional three so I don’t want to miscast him.”

Instead, Blanks summed up what he believes is the ideal description of Marcus.

“He is a perimeter version of his brother Markieff,” Blanks said.

The Suns’ GM is itching to get his team back on the winning track and he believes with the additions they’ve made, fortunes may be looking up.

“We’re ready to and want to win as soon as possible so we were very aggressive,” Blanks said. “The fruits of our labor show we were able to get what believe to be a very good young player in Marcus, Haddadi of course the big coming over as well and the cost wasn’t extremely high so it was a low risk play for a potential great reward to the organization.”


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