How the NBA Forced Teams to Shoot More Three Point Shots

The Phoenix Suns and the Golden State Warriors owe their three-point fueled successes to the brief and often overlooked three season stretch that shortened the NBA three-point line. For the 1994-95 NBA season, the three-point line was shortened by 21 inches. ESPN has a great story about the effect of the shorter line on Michael […] How the NBA Forced Teams to Shoot More Three Point...
Via Valley of the Suns
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eric Bledsoe Headlines Basketball Without Boarders Expansion

Eric Bledsoe will be taking time away from training with his Phoenix Suns teammates for the upcoming NBA season to headline a new expansion of the Basketball Without Boards program. This will be the 14th edition of the Basketball Without Boards – Africa program, and the first to be held in Angola. In a joint […] Eric Bledsoe Headlines Basketball Without Boarders Expansion - Valley...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Devin Booker: Top 10 Plays From His Rookie Season

Devin Booker was the one bright spot in what was a long and loss-filled 2015-2016 season for the Phoenix Suns. The rookie sensation Booker left us wanting more at the end of the season. With two months still in between now and the start of the NBA regular season, the wait is not much longer for more […] Devin Booker: Top 10 Plays From His Rookie Season - Valley of the Suns -...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch Phoenix Suns rookie Marquese Chriss throw a football stupid far

Jordin Sparks was there too. Plagued by team turmoil in recent seasons, the 2016 offseason bonding has continued for the Phoenix Suns. This week the team paid a visit to the Arizona Cardinals during NFL Training Camp. Thank you to the @AZCardinals for having the squad out today for #CardsCamp. Can't wait for the season to kick off. — Devin Booker...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
17 hours ago

P.J. Tucker: A likely trade candidate for the Phoenix Suns?

Should the Suns front office should seek out a trade for the P.J. Tucker when the time is right? P.J. Tucker is the epitome of rock solid in the context of the typical NBA player. Not only does his frame resemble -- you guessed it -- a rock, but his all-around play serves a litany of roles for whatever the team needs on a given night. You need someone to get into the teeth of James...
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22 hours ago

Bright Side of the Sun Podcast: NAZ Suns w/ Chris Reichert

Hello there! Welcome to another offseason podcast, and this time, we brought in a heavy hitter to discuss one of the bigger moves involved with the Phoenix Suns franchise this summer. NBA D-League aficionado Chris Reichert (@Chris_Reichert) joins the podcast to discuss the growth of the D-League, the impact of the NAZ Suns in Prescott Valley and new head coach Ty Ellis. Make sure...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
22 hours 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...
10 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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15 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
July 27, 2016  |  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
July 27, 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...
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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...
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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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