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Markieff Morris didn't think jokes about him switching with his twin brother Marcus were funny

Markieff Morris didn't think jokes about him switching with his twin brother Marcus were funny

It turns out Marcus Morris thought the jokes about him switching with his twin brother Markeff for Game 2 were funnier than Markieff did.

Markieff badly sprained his ankle in Game 1 in Boston in a Wizards loss. In Game 2, he returned to drop 16 points with six rebounds, three assists and two steals. That prompted conspiracy theories from all over suggesting that Marcus, who plays for the Detroit Pistons, tagged in to replace him. Marcus has sat courtside for several Wizards playoff games this year, including once in Markieff's Wizards jersey.

The Morris twins have always dealt with those jokes, but this time the story got bigger than ever. BBC News and CNN even did stories on it.

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Marcus thought it was hilarious and tweeted several times about it. Markieff, though, took those jokes a bit more personal.

"It wasn't funny to me," he said. "It's not one of those things that I play about in this type of situation, especially with an injury. With how serious I am about the team and winning, but I guess people got a laugh from it."

Markieff went on to have some fun with the story, saying that people should know the differences between them. Not only are they identical twins, they have the exact same tattoos and both trim their hair and beard similarly.

"We would never do anything like that," Markieff said. "Plus, we are different. We are different players. How could you not tell? He's 10 pounds lighter than me, way faster than me, he's more agile. We have different games. It was funny, but I took it seriously."

There you go. It's settled.

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Carmelo Anthony traded to Hawks, who will buy him out, in three-team deal involving Dennis Schroder

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Carmelo Anthony traded to Hawks, who will buy him out, in three-team deal involving Dennis Schroder

The stage has been set for Carmelo Anthony to hit free agency, as the 10-time All-Star was traded to the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday in a three-team deal, one that will lead to a subsequent buyout of his contract. ESPN first reported the news and noted that the Rockets are the favorites to sign him.

The full deal sends Dennis Schroder from the Hawks to the Thunder in exchange for Anthony and a protected first round pick, and sends Mike Muscala from Atlanta to Philly. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot will go to the Thunder from Phily and Justin Anderson will go from the Sixers to the Hawks.

That's a complicated deal, but it ultimately frees Anthony up to choose a new team. He was set to make $27.9 million from the Thunder next season, but the Hawks are footing the bill to let him walk.

Anthony's skills have declined now that he's 34 years old. Last season, he averaged 16.2 points on 40.4 percent shooting, way down from the 22.4 points he averaged the season before with the Knicks.

Still, Anthony could help a team looking for a scoring punch and the Rockets would like some more help in their quest to take down the Warriors. If he signs there, he will join friend Chris Paul and the 2017-18 MVP, James Harden. 

Houston has been the logical landing spot for Anthony ever since news broke that the Thunder were looking for a way out of his contract. If he doesn't go there, perhaps the Lakers would make sense. LeBron James is going to need a lot more help than the roster he currently has around him to make some noise in the crowded Western Conference.

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Fallout from the Kawhi/DeRozan trade; Kevin Love questions

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Fallout from the Kawhi/DeRozan trade; Kevin Love questions

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman, Chase Hugheswas joined by Nick Ashooh to break down the fallout from the trade involving Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan.

They looked at what it means for the Wizards and the East, as well as the Lakers and LeBron. Plus, they took fan questions, many of which centered on Kevin Love and the possibility of a trade to Washington.

You can listen to the episode right here: