Phoenix Suns: 5 Signs Markieff Morris Can Be a Franchise Cornerstone

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Phoenix Suns: 5 Signs Markieff Morris Can Be a Franchise Cornerstone
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Phoenix Suns rookie Markieff Morris has made major waves early in his professional career, providing a well-rounded spark off the bench for the struggling ball club.

As the No. 13 overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, high expectations were placed on Morris from the moment the lockout ended and training camp began. 

Fast forward nearly a quarter through the shortened 2011-12 NBA season. 

Not surprisingly, the 22-year-old power forward has not only turned heads with his stifling defense but with his better-than-advertised offensive game. 

Join Bleacher Report as we look at five signs that the youngest Sun can become the franchise's next cornerstone.

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