We will have tons of coverage of Phoenix Suns Media Day throughout the week, but I thought I'd start with a few snippets of info for those of you who didn't lock the door of their office and stream Media Day all afternoon.

Eric Bledsoe

  • Eric Bledsoe smiled more in a ten minute presser today than he'd smiled all last season. #coaching
  • Bledsoe said he heard Hornacek in his ear all summer to get in shape, be ready to run hard this year in Phoenix. #listensmorethanspeaks
  • Bledsoe said he just doesn't say much, so it wasn't hard to stay quiet all summer #silenttreatment
  • Suns say they wanted the 5 years all along #retrospect
  • Babby told me and Jim that there really wasn't much actual negotiation involved between him and the Bledsoe camp. Just a lot of space in between the real talks. Once resumed, the final number was agreed upon quickly.

Morris brothers

  • Marcus Morris said the extension talks came out of nowhere
  • Babby said some negotiations are long, some are really short. So this summer he averages out just right.
  • Later, Babby said he made a composite offer (4 years, $52 million) and asked them how they wanted to split it
  • Babby says the Morrii came back almost immediately with the 32-to-20 split, so they must have already hashed that out before Suns ever made an offer
  • Markieff Morris in answer to whether they ever considered splitting up next summer: "No."
  • Babby joked he's looking to sign Asst. GM Trevor Buckstein's brother to the front office to keep up the family affair
  • Isaiah Thomas said he's going to find someone, a cousin, distant relative, whatever to join him on the team
  • When I asked Marcus how proud he was that the Morrises joined forces on the Suns before the Dragics, Marcus answered something very close to: "They're just brothers. We're twins. We win."
  • Marcus mentioned that before the Suns traded for him last year, Babby would mention after every Suns/Rockets game he was coming to get him. Babby laughed it off. It's not clear whether this was a joke or not.

Zoran Dragic

  • Says no promises on playing time were given
  • Says everyone starts at 0 in training camp, so they all have a shot to play
  • McD said he's been watching Zoran since 2007, but really saw he was ready this summer in the World Cup
  • Goran was neutral through the whole negotiations, did not push the Suns to sign his brother

Archie Goodwin

  • Says he's gained 10 pounds of muscle since July #musclewatch2015
  • Other players - Dragic and Tolliver - say Archie really impressed them in pickup games this month

Alex Len and Miles Plumlee

  • GM McDonough says Len and Plumlee look totally different than last year - says Len is stronger and quicker and ready to be the draft pick they envisioned
  • Says Len has been playing pickup games for weeks now, no restrictions
  • Goran Dragic said that Alex Len looks like a totally different player - so much better than last year when he was battling injuries
  • our own pure 7-footer - Sean Sullivan - says Plumlee is slightly shorter but Len has a good couple inches on him. Then Sean admitted that he once was 7-foot, but hasn't measured himself in ages. #shrinkage #aging

Isaiah Thomas

  • on how the three guard system will work: "Who knows?" #herestohonesty
  • Says the guys who put the team together know what they are doing, so he will trust it and compete. Genuinely seemed excited but not 100% sure just how it would work. "No team has three guards like we do."
  • Dragic said, of Thomas addition, that people were skeptical of how it would work with Eric and him, but the coaches and front office were right along. And that we need to trust them again with the three headed dragon.

That's just to get you started. We have SO MUCH more to come!

The font office’s faith is in the Suns’ core. Markieff Morris and brother Marcus Morris have signed four-year contract extensions to play with Eric Bledsoe in Phoenix through the 2018-19...

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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!

Help us out. Leave us some questions to ask the players!

It has has been long discussed how the Suns would approach resigning Marcus and Markieff Morris. Both have stated their desire to remain together, though it seems that Markieff would be more in the...

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