2013-14 Player Preview: Marcus Morris

Marcus Morris

At a glance: 6-9, 235 pounds, 24 years old

2012-13 stats: 19.8 minutes, 7.7 points, 3.6 rebounds per game

How he got here: Acquired in a trade with the Houston Rockets on Feb. 21, 2013

What he brings to the table: Versatility. The (slightly) younger Morris twin has vacillated between the two forward spots throughout his career, though Suns Head Coach Jeff Hornacek intends to spotlight him mostly at small forward this season. Morris' ability score in isolation face-ups, use his quickness on dribble-drives and spot up from distance will help make that transition happen.

Goal: Improve offensive efficiency (career 41.0 percent field goal shooting)

Best game as a pro: Jan. 21, 2013 at Charlotte. Exactly one month before being traded to Phoenix, Morris upped his value by pouring in 21 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and a steal in Houston's 100-94 win over Charlotte. The stat-stuffing performance was even more impressive given its efficiency: 7-for-12 from the field and a trio of three-pointers on seven attempts.

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SUNS PLAYER PREVIEWS

Sept. 16: Ish Smith

Sept. 16: Viacheslav Kravtsov

Sept. 17: Malcolm Lee

Sept. 18: Miles Plumlee

Sept. 19: Dionte Christmas

Sept. 20: Gerald Green

Sept. 21: Kendall Marshall

Sept. 22: Shannon Brown

Sept. 24: P.J. Tucker

Sept. 25: Archie Goodwin

Sept. 26: Alex Len

Sept. 27: Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris

Sept. 28: Marcin Gortat

Sept. 29: Eric Bledsoe

Sept. 30: Goran Dragic