The Suns continued their busy summer with the announcement they have signed Markieff and Marcus Morris to four year contract extensions.

The Suns have forgone a restricted free agency scenario next summer by inking twin brothers Markieff and Marcus Morris to four year contract extensions.

Paul Coro with the Arizona Republic tweeted the years and money, but specific structure has not been released and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Markieff Morris signed a four-year, $32M extension and Marcus Morris signed a four-year, $20M extension with the #Suns. More to come.

— Paul Coro (@paulcoro) September 29, 2014

Markieff Morris averaged 13.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game last season, which helped him finish fourth in Sixth Man of the Year voting. He won Western Conference Player of the Week for the week of November 11, 2013 and was also a candidate for Most Improved Player.

Marcus Morris averaged career highs of 9.7 points and 3.9 rebounds per game while shooting .381 from three point range.

Lon Babby commented on the signings in a statement released by the team.

"We are particularly pleased to have reached extension agreements with Marcus and Markieff before the start of training camp," said President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby. "There is an extraordinary bond between these twin brothers; they make each other better players and better men. We take pride in their growth and look forward to their bright futures."

The Suns have now locked up a core with five new deals this summer.

Eric Bledsoe - five years, $70 million

Markieff Morris - four years, $32 million

Isaiah Thomas - four years, $27 million

Marcus Morris - four years, $20 million

P.J. Tucker - three years, $16.5 million

That's 20 years and $165.5 million dollars worth of signings, not even including rookie deals and other small contracts.

It looks like the future of the Phoenix Suns may be taking shape.

Finally, we get to hear some NEW info from the front office, coaches and players as they prepare to kick off the 2014-15 season with everyone under contract and then some.

The Phoenix Suns officially open the club's 47th NBA season on Monday, September 29, when the club hosts its annual Media Day on the Annexus Practice Court at US Airways Center with interview and photo availability from 10 a.m. to noon.

Media Day will begin with a press conference featuring President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby, General Manager Ryan McDonough, Head Coach Jeff Hornacek and guard Eric Bledsoe at 10 a.m.

I assume Bledsoe's press conference will be followed by a Zoran Dragic presser, but maybe the Suns don't want to make the relatively small signing a big deal. The did only sign for $3.5 million over two years, plus a payoff of his buyout clause. We shall see.

The Bright Side staff will have 4 staffers there (Dave King, Kris Habbas, Sean Sullivan and Jim Coughenour) at the 2-hour event plus a videographer (Suns fan, Evan Wendt). We'll be all over that practice court like solar flares. Hopefully we'll get some great video, audio and photo coverage of the event.

With so many of us, we'll have an opportunity to talk to most of the players.

Suns.com will also be live-streaming the event as it unfolds, using their new digital network called RISE.

The Phoenix Suns, recipients of the NBA's Digital Innovator Award earlier this year, are introducing RISE, a new digital network featuring exclusive video content available on Suns.com and through the team's official mobile app. RISE will launch on Monday, September 29 with a livestream of Suns Media Day, beginning at 10 a.m., including multiple camera angles and a first-person view via Google Glass.

The RISE digital network will feature a new talk show, "Four Quarters," as well as Annexus Practice Reports, roundtable discussions with Suns broadcasters and alumni, an interactive postgame show with Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, exclusive behind-the-scenes content, player profiles and more.

In addition, RISE will offer daily coverage from Suns Training Camp on the live show "Training Camp Today, powered by Verizon." Training camp coverage will culminate with a livestream of the Suns Scrimmage on Saturday, October 4 at the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff. Coverage will begin at noon.

Bright Side won't be up in Flagstaff throughout the week, but we've got Media Day and the scrimmage covered!

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Whoa. According to Marc Stein of ESPN the Suns are closing in on an extension with both Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris. Stern had three tweets loaded with information. Here they are..

Hearing: Twin brothers Markieff & Marcus Morris closing in on contract extensions with Phoenix that could be announced as early as Monday

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) September 29, 2014

Suns' Morris Twins are both eligible for extensions until Halloween deadline and early word is both on course to score four-year contracts

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) September 29, 2014

Early word in circulation is that the two Morris contracts likely to total in $52 million range. Precise split between the two brothers TBA

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) September 29, 2014

We will have much more on this and it looks like that could be as early as tomorrow.

Before the new media season starts tomorrow (which we're all probably SUPER EXCITED FOR!!!) I wanted to recap Goran's summer off court and show why he is loved for more than just his basketball artistry.

Upon returning to Slovenia after the NBA season the main question on everyone's mind was whether Goran Dragic would participate in the World Cup; he answered question upon question regarding the subject - polite and patient as always. His good manners are a pleasant afterthought to his altruistic ways.

After the Dragon left for Phoenix last year a documentary on Eurobasket2013 came out in which Matej Avanzo tells an anecdote that is just so Gogi: During the tournament team Slovenia had their own branded bus that drove them everywhere. After one warm-up game in Koper, all the players decided to take advantage of the opportunity to go home with their families leaving the driver all alone. When Gogi heard this, he told his family he'd take the bus instead so he could keep Janez company on the almost two hour drive home. This story is still just the tip of the kindheartedness that is Goran Dragi?.

In the middle of May, when Serbia and Bosnia were being severely flooded and in dire need of help, Goran teamed up with Rašo Nesterovi?, organising a humanitarian action aimed to provide as much supplies as possible to the affected areas. Together they urged the nation to help as much as they can. Goran also arranged several packages of needed supplies to be sent by his sponsors. The project probably somewhat contributed to the (golden) Apple of Inspiration honor he received from the Slovenian president, but what he has achieved with commitment and hard work, while remaining humble, grounded and kind is in itself inspiring.

The most exciting thing for every aspiring basketball youth during the summer was surely Goran Dragi?'s basketball camp, where Gogi got to mentor a bunch of kids and cool stuff like this happened. The camp looked so fun and well thought out it made me wish I was about 13 years younger. I read how sad the kids were when it was time to go home (at least I didn't have to go through that).

During the preparation games that took place in Slovenia Dragon go a chance to catch up with his mentor; Steve Nash who gave an all praise interview of his apprentice (at 2:11 Gogi who is not playing, jabs Omi? to get in the game - this might only be funny to our kin). He also managed to meet up with Leandro Barbosa and crew in Ljubljana. And while in Lithuania he visited a sports university in Kaunas.

At some point Gogi and Zoki did a promotion video for Telemach together in which they compete in 3 challenges (none of which include a ball): speed clicking, b-ball version of pictionary and finally; blindly finding the right button on a remote control device. It's in Slovene, but still fun to watch. They also did this mellow commercial for a speedy Internet pack.

The National team did some acting together as well when shooting a commercial for one of the team sponsors - it was a kind of disappointing continuation of last year's supermarket theme. The behind the scenes makes up for it though. I'm nominating this moment as the funniest: big bro pranking little bro. Being named team Captain was amusing as well.

Somewhere in between this busy summer Gogi (and his gorgeous wife) had time to pull off what was probably the wedding of the year (the video of which has curiously and sadly been made private). They had a church wedding with a big party that included some awesome dance moves and a magnificent view of white balloons with lit strings released simultaneously by guests to sparkle in the night. Seriously, dream wedding.

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