Phoenix Suns: Is Markieff Morris the Team’s Future Star Power Forward?

October 5th, 2012 by Sam Cooper Leave a reply »
The Phoenix Suns will enter the coming season having made numerous offseason moves, including the signings of Goran Dragic, Michael Beasley and Luis Scola, all of whom will be inserted into the starting lineup. 

Though the Suns took a great first step towards rebuilding for the post-Nash era, they are far from contending. For Phoenix, looking to the future may be more important right now than focusing on the current season. 

When the team first signed power forward Luis Scola this summer after Scola was cut via the amnesty clause, many were surprised. The team already had Channing Frye and Markieff Morris clogging up minutes at the power forward position. But now with Frye out for the season, it looks as if signing the versatile veteran was a smart move by the team's front office. 

Coming off a season in which he averaged 15.5 points and 6.5 rebounds a game, Scola will definitely start the season in a starting role. But the question is, just how long can he hold onto it? With Frye out of the way, sophomore Markieff Morris has the perfect opportunity to work his way up and steal the starting spot. 

In his rookie year, M ...

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