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NBA news: Markieff Morris, Marcus Morris court date set for Aug. 28

Markieff Morris, Marcus Morris

Prior to the start of the 2017-18 season, NBA veteran big men Markieff and Marcus Morris currently find themselves in a sticky legal situation involving aggravated assault charges that could potentially impact their respective careers.

According to A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com, the Morris twins are set to appear in court next week in regards to the pair of charges against them.

NBA players Markieff and Marcus Morris, each facing a pair of aggravated assault charges stemming from an incident in 2015, will have their day in court on August 28.

This stems from their alleged involvement in an incident in Phoenix back in January 2015 where it left Erik Hood with a broken nose, abrasions along with a large bump on his head. Hood had reportedly told police that he was assaulted by four men outside of a high school basketball game.

They are facing two felony charges for aggravated assault-temporary disfigurement. Arizona law currently allows for a conviction to carry up to a maximum prison sentence of 3.75 years and a presumptive sentence of 2.5 years.Additionally, if convicted the two could face a minimum of a 10-game suspension under the league’s Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Given that neither Morris brother don’t have a previous criminal record, the two could likely not receive close to the maximum sentence if convicted. What may come of this is receiving probation and required community service. Marcus had been traded to the Boston Celtics this offseason from the Detriot Pistons while Markieff currently plays for the Washington Wizards.