The Suns traded for Marcus partly due to the hopes that playing the twins together would elevate both of their games. The pair played together for three years at Kansas and that worked out well enough considering both were late lottery picks. Can pairing the two together work for the Suns as well? The first step to answering that question is to identify Marcus' position. The twins may have the same face, and even the same tattoos, but they aren't completely identical.

Markieff has the body of a power forward at 6-foot-9 and 245 pounds, and that likely played a big part in the Suns choosing to draft him ahead of Marcus, despite Marcus being the better college player; Markieff had a definite position. Marcus is about an inch shorter and 10 pounds lighter, making him a classic tweener.