Should Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender be D-League Bound in 2016-2017?

Over the years, the Phoenix Suns have been known to be a team reliant of their D-League team, the Bakersfield Jam (now the Northern Arizona Suns). Players like T.J. Warren and Tyler Ennis have all been first-round draft picks who spent most of their rookie season playing in the NBA Developmental League (D-League). But these […] Should Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender be D-League...
Via Valley of the Suns
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Three Signs the Suns have gone “Full Tank”

Disclaimer: I don’t think “tanking” is bad. I am pro-tanking. Teams who recognize their championship potential is still far away should be maximizing every asset they have, specifically draft picks. By doing worse, the Phoenix Suns will get higher draft picks, and increase the likelihood they end up with a superstar, a key championship ingredient. […] Phoenix Suns: Three...
Via Valley of the Suns
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Get The Calendar Suns Fans: Northern Arizona Suns Release Schedule

The Northern Arizona Suns inaugural season will tip-off Saturday, November 12 at the Prescott Valley Event Center. The entire schedule for the Phoenix Suns’ D-League representative is here. Formerly the Bakersfield Jam, the NAZ Suns now give the Phoenix Suns a nearby D-League team. The NAZ Suns will play host to the Iowa Energy (Memphis Grizzlies affiliate) […] Get The Calendar...
Via Valley of the Suns
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns forward P.J. Tucker has a sneaker collection that is unmatched

"Relationships matter in sneaker culture." In a league full of sneakerheads, Slam Magazine says that Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker is the "undisputed king." The @Suns' PJ Tucker is the NBA's No. 1 sneakerhead. He told us his secret to staying fresh: — SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) August 22, 2016 In fact, his collection...
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2 days ago

Is AAU culture ruining basketball? Suns coach Earl Watson would argue the opposite

While many big-named coaches and players lament how the AAU mentality is impeding today’s athletes, Phoenix Suns coach Earl Watson offers a strong counter argument. Most NBA fans know that Earl Watson played 13 years in the NBA and became the head coach of the Phoenix Suns less than two years after retiring. What most fans don’t know about him is that he’s spent more than...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
3 days ago

Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver says rookie Marquese Chriss wrecked his home basketball hoop

Throwing it down in the driveway. Thursday afternoon, Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver introduced Ty Ellis as the first head coach in Northern Arizona Suns history. The introductory press conference, held at the Prescott Valley Event Center, featured Sarver discussing his experiences in the banking industry and how those experiences helped prepare him for a career in professional...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
6 days ago

Washington Basketball: Can Marquese Chriss make the Phoenix Suns a playoff contender?

Rookie Marquese Chriss might be one of the biggest question marks in this year’s draft class. Despite not playing competitive basketball until he was in ninth grade, he earned a Division One scholarship to play for the Washington Huskies. After showing steady improvement throughout his freshman year he made the decision to pursue the NBA, where the Phoenix Suns selected him...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Does A Smart Offseason Mean The Playoffs?

After being aggressive in recent years and seeing it fail to pay off, the Phoenix Suns’ front office went the more subtle route, drafting players and adding locker-room vets via free agency. What grades did they earn with their moves this offseason? No team wants to go through a rebuild, but for every team that doesn’t wear “Spurs” emblazoned on their chest, rebuilds are...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns add Jay Triano, Tyrone Corbin to coaching staff

PHOENIX (AP) Phoenix Suns coach Earl Watson completed his staff Wednesday, naming Jay Triano associate head coach and Tyrone Corbin and Nate Bjorkgren assistant coaches. Triano spent the last four seasons as assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers, including Watson's final season as a player in 2013-14. The first Canadian-born head coach in NBA history when he directed...
Via Associated Press
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Amar’e Stoudemire wanted to reunite with Suns before retiring with Knicks

Amar’e Stoudemire just retired as a member of the New York Knicks, but a new report suggests he had wanted to end his career with the Phoenix Suns. Stoudemire, remember, came off the board ninth in the 2002 NBA draft to the Suns, a team he spent eight years with before taking his talents to the Big Apple. There, Stoudemire received praise for signing with the Knicks at a time few...
Via The Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns to play 2 regular-season games in Mexico

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns will play two regular-season "home" games in Mexico City this season. The team announced games there against the Dallas Mavericks on Jan. 12 and the San Antonio Spurs on Jan. 14. It's the first time the NBA will have two games played in Mexico in the same season. With the two contests, the NBA will have held 24 games in Mexico since the first was held...
Via Associated Press
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Mexico to host two regular season NBA games

The NBA is once again headed to Mexico. The league announced on Wednesday the Phoenix Suns will host two home games in Mexico against the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs on Jan. 12 and Jan. 14, 2017. It’s the first time in league history that two regular season games will be hosted in Mexico in the same season. Mexico has hosted 22 preseason and regular season NBA games...
Via The Comeback
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tyler Ulis nails buzzer beater in Summer League closer

Former Kentucky star Tyler Ulis, one of the smallest players in this past year’s NBA Draft class, is having a pretty big summer for his new team – the Phoenix Suns. Saturday, Ulis hit a pretty memorable buzzer-beater for the Suns in their Summer League contest against the Denver Nuggets. Ulis, who finished with 19 points and four assists, hit a ridiculous three-pointer as time...
Via College Spun
July 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Kentucky Fans Will Love This Video Of Tyler Ulis Finding Devin Booker For A 3-Pointer

Incredibly, the Phoenix Suns have a whopping five former Kentucky guards on their roster: Eric Bledsoe, Devin Booker, Archie Goodwin, Brandon Knight and Tyler Ulis. Two of them, Booker and Ulis, are playing on the franchise’s summer league roster.  The pair played together at Kentucky in 2014-15, and it looks like they still have a good connection. The Suns shared a video on Instagram...
Via College Spun
July 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Leuer signs 4-year, $42 million deal with Pistons

With the surge in the NBA salary cap this year, a number of mid-level players are being paid like stars. The latest: former Wisconsin star forward, who has reportedly inked a four year deal with the Detroit Pistons worth $42 million. Priority Sports, the sports management company representing Leuer, announced the deal on Twitter. We are so happy to congratulate our guy @JonLeuer30...
Via College Spun
July 02, 2016  |  Discuss

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