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When will the Suns have another Team USA player?

The Suns have not had a Team USA player since Stoudemire and Marion. Will Devin Booker rise to that level by 2020? As Team USA blazes through the Rio Olympics next month, Suns fans can only watch with frustration. There’s no one for Suns fans to cheer on, and there hasn’t been since Amare Stoudemire and Shawn Marion donned the red, white and blue more than a decade ago. Team...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
5 hours ago

Jared Dudley has surprise for fans at jersey giveaway

Fans who showed up to the Jared Dudley jersey giveaway on Friday scored another bonus freebie. More free Phoenix Suns stuff while you're waiting to get your free Phoenix Suns stuff is a good way to spend a Friday morning. The 1st fans in line got a surprise from @JaredDudley619 himself! Can't wait to see you guys opening night. pic.twitter.com/BGGg1bw1xL — Phoenix Suns (@Suns...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
20 hours ago

Suns’ fans: Don’t be mad at Amar’e Stoudemire

Two days ago, former Phoenix Suns All-Star forward Amar’e Stoudemire announced his retirement from the NBA after 14 seasons. But Stoudemire’s retirement drew the ire of some Suns fans as he decided to sign a one-day contract with New York and retire as a member of the Knicks. When I was made aware of Stoudemire’s […] Suns’ fans: Don’t be mad at Amar’e Stoudemire - Valley...
Via Valley of the Suns
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Suns hope Booker takes much from crash course in leadership

PHOENIX -- Devin Booker was a few weeks past his 19th birthday when he joined the Phoenix Suns starting lineup. A season-ending injury to fellow guard Eric Bledsoe in December pushed Booker into a larger role.Now, three months away from his 20th birthday, he is more vocal and a leader this offseason."I had to mature really quick," Booker said. "I'm in a grown man's world and I am...
Via FOX Sports
22 hours ago

Amar’e Stoudemire’s Top 5 Plays as a Phoenix Sun

Even if he retired as a New York Knick, there is no debate where Amar’e Stoudemire’s best playing years were. In his 16 year career, Amar’e averaged 18.9 PPG and 7.8 RPG, but averaged 21.4 PPG and 8.9 RPG. A staple to the Run-and-Gun Mike Dantoni offense the Suns ran so excitingly for the majority […] Amar’e Stoudemire’s Top 5 Plays as a Phoenix Sun - Valley of the Suns...
Via Valley of the Suns
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns assistants talk about working for the second-youngest head coach in the NBA

Tyrone Corbin and Jay Triano will have new roles to adjust to in Phoenix. Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson is a young leader, directing a young team, but he has plenty of veteran leadership on the bench. Suns assistant Tyrone Corbin, speaking with Suns.com, talked about working under the 37 year-old Watson. "It's fun to coach for a guy you used to coach," Corbin said. "Earl...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
1 day ago

Karl Towns, Devin Booker poised for breakout seasons

Considering that Karl Towns has a ton of room to get even better, we are looking at a potentially all-time great player. Debatably, the top two rookies in the NBA in the 2015-2016 season were Minnesota's Karl Anthony-Towns and Phoenix's Devin Booker. Obvious Kentucky fan favorites, the two absolutely exploded onto the scene, furthering Kentucky's current dominance of the NBA....
Via A Sea of Blue
2 days ago

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
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns – Is Something Happening Here?

The Phoenix Suns last competed in the NBA Playoffs six years ago.  Can a promising draft class and a newly established culture of family get one of the most successful franchises in NBA regular season history back into the post season?  Maybe. The last time the Suns made the playoffs was 2010.  It was the […] Phoenix Suns – Is Something Happening Here? - Valley of the Suns...
Via Valley of the Suns
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 NBA Team Previews: Phoenix Suns

As we prepare for the 2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Season, I’ll be taking a look at each NBA team with their major adds and drops to see if we can pan for any surprise rotational gold.  This open is especially witty for the Nuggets.  We’ll be counting down from worst NBA regular season to the best, mainly because I’m still figuring out how to rank the Warriors… Phoenix Suns ...
Via Razzball Basketball
9 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
9 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Phoenix Suns May Have a Second Round Steal in Tyler Ulis

Heading into the 2016 NBA Draft there were question mark as to whether former Kentucky Wildcat guard Tyler Ulis would be able to translate his game to the NBA level with his small 5-foot-10 and 149 pound body frame. Ulis never believed his size would be an issue and his performance in the NBA Summer League is an early indication that his game will translate just fine to the professional...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Bledsoe Paid for Some of His Phoenix Suns Teammates to Fly to San Diego and Work Out With Him

The Phoenix Suns have posted a winning record in only one of their past six seasons, but an injection of young talent over the last few years has fans' spirits soaring high over the desert. Last season, Devin Booker flashed moments of brilliance as a rookie; and the addition of Dragan Bender, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, plus subsequent selections Marquese Chriss...
Via Stack
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins seems frustrated by Kings’ draft pick

The Sacramento Kings had a busy first round of the 2016 NBA Draft, but did they have a good one? DeMarcus Cousins does not seem to think so. Lord give me the strength — DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) June 24, 2016 This is a real problem. The Kings’ 2015-16 season wasn’t exactly harmonious. Getting rid of George Karl seemed to be a step towards appeasing the superstar...
Via Sportsnaut
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns select Dragan Bender with the fourth pick of the 2016 NBA Draft

Ben Simmons went first overall to the 76ers, Brandon Ingram went second to the LA Lakers and Jaylen Brown was chosen third by the Boston Celtics. With the fourth pick of the 2016 NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns then selected…… Dragan Bender. Bender is an 18 year old from Croatia. Bender is a 6’11” forward who will need to be molded. He has agility and can shoot the ball but will...
Via Crossover Chronicles
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Phoenix Suns shopping Eric Bledsoe

The Phoenix Suns could be poised to make significant changes in the coming weeks. According to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News, Eric Bledsoe is “firmly on the trading block,” with the Suns in search of frontcourt help. They may replace Bledsoe with Providence’s Kris Dunn, whom they are reportedly eyeing with the No. 4 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Bledsoe signed a big...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Sydel Curry calls out Skip Bayless for disrespecting brother Seth

Sydel Curry did not appreciate Skip Bayless disrespecting her brother, Seth, on Twitter during Game 7 Sunday, so she let him hear about it. Bayless, the eternal troll, said the referees were not treating Steph Curry like an MVP, but instead a reserve player like Seth. Sydel did not like hearing Skip prop up one of her brothers by disrespecting the other, and she responded perfectly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 19, 2016  |  Discuss
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