It appears that if Marcus Morris signs a lucrative deal, twin brother Markieff Morris also gets a taste of the money.
There’s a belief that twins do everything together and share the same things. Well, the latter certainly holds true with the NBA‘s powerful sibling duo of Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris. The two were previously teammates on the Phoenix Suns but have since gone their separate ways, with both most recently ending up on different Los Angeles teams this past season. One thing we found out is that the Morris twins share one thing for sure: a bank account.
At the start of NBA free agency, Marcus signed a massive four-year, $64 million contract with the LA Clippers. Immediately after the deal became official, Marcus sent out a tweet to his older brother, informing him of a large deposit in their account. Of course, Markieff was thrilled with the news.
The Morris twins will remain in Hollywood
That wasn’t the only good news for the Morris family. Days after the Clippers re-signed Marcus, Markieff signed a one-year deal, $2.6 million veteran minimum contract to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom he won an NBA title with this past season.
Last year, Marcus signed a one-year, $15 million contract with the New York Knicks and became the team’s best player. Of course, with the Knicks not in playoff contention, they opted to ship him to the Clippers in exchange for a 2020 first-round pick and a 2021 second-rounder in a three-team trade that also included the Washington Wizards. The Clippers liked what they saw in Marcus during their run to the Western Conference semifinals, and chose to lock him in for the next four years. It certainly helped Marcus that the Clippers acted in desperation, as they saw Montrezl Harrell jump ship to the Lakers hours earlier.
Markieff initially started off this past season with the Detroit Pistons, but after 44 games, the two parties opted to go through with a buyout. The Lakers, looking to bolster the roster ahead of the NBA Playoffs, signed Markieff to a contact for the remainder of the season. He played in all 21 of Los Angeles’ playoff games, averaging 5.9 points and 3.0 rebounds per game off the bench. Los Angeles, looking to run it back, retained Markieff, who was all in.
Marcus may have the most money of the two, but Markieff has the championship ring. Either way, the youngest Morris twin seems happy to share his wealth with his older brother.