The twins are accused of helping three others beat a man, 36-year-old Eric Hood, outside a Phoenix recreation center on Jan. 24. Markieff Morris has denied being part the group that attacked Hood, but acknowledged he was at the sports complex.
The next step for the twins is an initial pretrial conference set for June 30.
The twins and three other men are charged with assaulting Erik Hood at a sports facility in Phoenix. Hood told police he was accosted and assaulted by the five men. Hood sustained a broken nose, bruises and abrasions during the incident.
Markieff Morris has denied being part the group that attacked Hood, but acknowledged he was at the sports complex.
The first court date for the twins is May 7.
"Markieff and Marcus are good men and I am confident that when all the facts come out, their names will be cleared," their agent Leon Rose said in a statememt, according to ESPN.com.
Morris is suffering from an illness. Forward Markieff Morris could see more minutes as a result of the absence.
The Suns are 10-point underdogs.
The incident occurred in January when the alleged victim, Erik Hood, told police he was accosted and assaulted at a sports complex in Phoenix by a group of five people, which included the Morris twins.
Hood had known the twins since high school and told police he supported them financially for a period of time.
Markieff Morris has denied being part the group that attacked Hood, but acknowledged he was at the sports complex. There have been no arrests in the investigation and no charges have been filed, but the district attorney is reviewing the case.
Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby issued a statement acknowledging that the team is aware of the investigation and that they will monitor the situation as it develops.
Morris also pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds, leading to his third double-double in the last four games and fourth on the season. He added three assists and one steal to his totals.
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