Markieff and Marcus Morris smiled Saturday while they signed autographs at the Hunting Park Recreation Center in North Philadelphia. The twin forwards for the Phoenix Suns were sponsoring a back-to-school charity event, giving away 200 backpacks to students ages 5 to 15.

The twins are happier when they're together. The Philadelphia natives played on the same teams growing up, in high school at Prep Charter and in college at Kansas. But they were separated early in their NBA careers when they were selected one pick apart in the 2011 NBA draft, until Marcus joined Markieff in Phoenix via a trade from the Houston Rockets in February 2013.

They've been living a dream ever since. On the court, the twins' synergy is evident. The 24-year-olds both showed improvement in the 2013-14 season, setting career highs in scoring in their third season in the league.

Markieff scored 13.8 points and collected 6.0 rebounds per game, leading to a fourth-place finish in the voting for the league's sixth-man-of-the-year award. Marcus scored 9.7 points per game and averaged 3.9 rebounds. The Suns, predicted by many to end up in the Western Conference cellar, finished just one game out of a playoff spot.