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Suns already practicing hard: 'It's just been really competitive'

If the Phoenix Suns are going to make the playoffs this season, they'll need to overcome some chemistry question marks and outwork their opponents from day one. Fortunately for the Suns, such a plan of attack is already in action, as most of the team is back in Phoenix and participating in offseason workouts. According to Dave King of Bright Side of the Sun, everyone but Tyson Chandler...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chris Jent Named Head Coach Of Baskersfield Jam

The Phoenix Suns and Bakersfield Jam have named Chris Jent head coach of the Jam. "It's an honor to be named Head Coach of the Bakersfield Jam and to be a part of an organization like the Phoenix Suns," said Jent. "Personally, it's a great opportunity to once again be a Head Coach and there couldn't be a better setting in the NBA D-League to help players develop and reach their basketball...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns Sign Henry Sims, Cory Jefferson To Camp Deals

The Phoenix Suns have agreements for Henry Sims and Cory Jefferson to compete for roster spots. Sims, 25, played 73 games last season for Philadelphia and started 32 games after starting 25 of his 26 appearances for the 76ers in the prior season. Jefferson, 24, is a 6-foot-9, 218-pound power forward who played 50 games as a rookie last season for Brooklyn
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

One study rates Tyson Chandler among most impactful newcomers

Until the dust settles, it's hard to judge properly the Phoenix Suns' 2015 offseason. But one thing is for sure -- in adding Tyson Chandler, the Suns got the impact center on both ends of the floor that the team has been sorely lacking.In fact, Chandler's potential impact might have been understated to this point, as his advanced age and recent health problems give NBA observers...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Terrico White To Sign Deal With Suns

Guard Terrico White has reached agreement on a free-agent contract with the Phoenix Suns, league sources told RealGM. White’s agent, Daniel Hazan of Hazan Sports Management, confirmed the deal via text message Thursday. White, the No. 36 overall pick to the Pistons in the 2010 NBA Draft, has spent time on the roster of Detroit and New Orleans. The 25-year-old has played the past...
Via RealGM
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fellow NBA rookies deem Suns' Devin Booker the best rookie shooter

The Phoenix Suns got a 3-point specialist who can do a little bit of everything else, too, when they selected Devin Booker in this year's draft. It was an inspired pick, one that should end up working out well for the Suns as teams emphasize the 3-pointer more and more.And if Booker's fellow rookies are to be believed, no one in this year's class can come close to touching Booker...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns Most Expensive Games For 2015-16 Season Against NBA Champion Golden State Warriors

The Phoenix Suns took a step back last season, going from 48 wins in 2013-14 under first-year coach Jeff Hornacek to four games under .500 last season, extending the franchise’s playoff drought to five years. But the Suns were beneficiaries of the DeAndre Jordan and Dallas Mavericks saga, as Phoenix was able to sign Tyson Chandler during free agency as everyone involved in the...
Via A Dry Heat
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Road to the Playoffs for the Phoenix Suns will be Exceedingly Difficult

Eric Bledsoe #2 of the Phoenix Suns takes the basketball upcourt as James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets looks on during their game at the Toyota Center on March 21, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) The Phoenix Suns have been ever so close to making the playoffs the last two seasons. Unfortunately for Phoenix, they’ve found themselves looking from...
Via The Sports Journal
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns 2015 Offseason Grade

The Phoenix Suns had a busy offseason, looking to acquire talent they hope will help turn up the heat in the Western Conference and help move them back into the playoffs. In Mirza Teletovic – one year, $5.5 million Ronnie Price – one year, $1.5 million Sonny Weems – two years, $5.8 million Tyson Chandler – four years, $52 million Jon Leuer – trade with Grizzlies Out Earl...
Via The Lottery Mafia
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics could make bid for Markieff Morris

Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris wants out of the desert, and the Boston Celtics could be one of the teams in hot pursuit of the veteran forward. Morris, 26, signed a 4-year, $32 million contract extension — a total bargain for the talented forward’s services — last September. The contract matched the length of his twin brother Marcus’. The two took discounts to stay...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris wants out of Phoenix, should Celtics try and buy low?

Markieff Morris doesn't want to play for the Phoenix Suns anymore. The Suns unloaded his twin brother Marcus to clear salary during their pursuit of Lamarcus Aldridge. Marcus was not happy. Markieff wasn't thrilled with how the trade went down either, and now wants to punch his ticket out of town. The Philly Inquirer reports the issue is one of disrespect, as the Morris twins both...
Via Celtics Life
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris Doesn’t Intend to Play for Suns in 2015

Markieff Morris has made it very clear that he doesn’t want to play with the Phoenix Suns in the 2015-16 season. It all started with the trade of his brother, Marcus, and he has been upset with the franchise leadership since then. It isn’t likely that the Suns will keep him around with how vocal he has been about being upset with the team. That type of locker room distraction...
Via Hoops-Nation
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Who Should Be Their Starting Five?

(March 6, 2015 – Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America) By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… *The following is an analysis of what I believe should be the Suns starting 5, not a prediction of what it will be. PG: Eric Bledsoe For the time being, the Phoenix Suns are Eric Bledsoe’s team. That plus his eight figure salary make him the obvious choice for starting...
Via HoopStuff
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris reportedly wants out of Phoenix

    After the Suns traded away twin brother Marcus to the Detroit Pistons last month, now Markieff could be the latest Morris punching his ticket out of Phoenix. According to a report on Thursday by John Gambadaro of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, Markieff Morris wants out of Phoenix and is not even speaking with anyone in the organization right now. He is said to want nothing more...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns Offseason Moves Not Done Yet

HOUSTON, TX – APRIL 18: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets chats with Tyson Chandler #6 of the Dallas Mavericks during Game One in the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 18, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)   The Phoenix Suns’ summer signings and trades are not over yet Having brought in...
Via A Dry Heat
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns announce additions to coaching staff

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns announced several changes to their coaching staff, promoting Corey Gaines to assistant coach and adding Nate Bjorkgren as assistant coach/player development coordinator, Earl Watson as assistant coach and Jason Fraser as player development assistant. Mark West will return to the front office as vice president of player relations. The team also promoted...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Knight says decision to re-sign with Suns was 'no-brainer'

PHOENIX -- Brandon Knight was the last piece of the off-season puzzle to sign a contract with the Phoenix Suns, but the first piece to fall into place. The restricted free agent guard, who re-upped with the Suns for five years and $70 million, met with the media Monday to talk about his new deal with the team and his decision to remain in Phoenix rather than wait and see what the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Fan accuses Suns ticket rep of hitting on wife, gets free tickets

The Phoenix Suns have some very interesting ways of trying to sell tickets. In a recent email to a female fan, a Suns sales coordinator came off like he was trying to set up a date. At least, that’s how the fan’s husband felt about it. TMZ has a copy of the email, which reads...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin Booker Set to See First Pro Action in Las Vegas Summer League

PHOENIX, AZ – JUNE 26: The Phoenix Suns 2015 first road draft pick Devin Booker poses for a portrait on June 26, 2015 at US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright...
Via The Sports Journal
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans coach wants Anthony Davis to shoot more threes

Superstar power forward Anthony Davis made a single three-pointer during the 2014-15 season, but it effectively sent the New Orleans Pelicans into the playoffs. However, Alvin Gentry—the franchise’s new head coach—wants to see “The Brow” hoist more triples next year. According to John Reid of NOLA.com, Gentry said: “That’s got to become a consistent shot for...
Via Sportsnaut
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns Re-Sign PG Brandon Knight to Five-Year Deal

Brandon Knight was the Phoenix Suns’ number one priority heading into free agency this offseason, and it didn’t take too long for them to get things done. According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Suns have finalized a five-year, $70 million contract with Knight. Phoenix has agreed to a five-year, $70 million extension with guard Brandon Knight, league...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Suns may shop Eric Bledsoe in trade talks

Eric Bledsoe’s name has been coming up in trade talks, and it sounds like the Suns may be willing to deal him. Prior to the NBA Draft, a report by Sporting News’ Sean Deveney said the Suns discussed trading Bledsoe to the Knicks for the No. 4 overall pick, which New York kept and used...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Suns Expected to Re-sign Brandon Knight

It appears that the Phoenix Suns are on the verge of taking care of their top offseason priority by re-signing guard Brandon Knight. Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times is reporting that the two sides are on the verge of agreeing to a five-year, $70 million contract. And while teams can’t necessarily negotiate with impending free agents until Wednesday, we know full well that...
Via Sportsnaut
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the New York Knicks should trade for Eric Bledsoe

Should Phil Jackson try to trade the fourth overall pick for Eric Bledsoe and the Suns 13th pick? This past week in a mailbag conversation with fans, ESPN’s Chad Ford said that a trade for Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns’ 13th overall draft choice is, “the sort of deal the Knicks would look at,” and definitely could be an option for New York. Rumors have been surfacing...
Via isportsweb.com
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Alvin Gentry should make the Pelicans the NBA's fastest team

Even though Anthony Davis just put together the 11th-best PER of all-time in the 2014–15 season—only Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, and LeBron James have ever done better—there’s a lot about the New Orleans Pelicans that feels boring, forced, an obligation. Underneath the astronomically developing Davis, the Pelicans simply have not put together a winning rotation. It’s...
Via The Sports Post
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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