10 Best Young Cores in the NBA Part 1 (Boston Celtics 10)

(Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America) Nekias Duncan: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… Not only is the NBA continuing to transition into a smaller, pace-and-space era, the faces of the NBA are changing. Guys like Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, and Dirk Nowitzki are on the way out. LeBron James, currently the best player in the NBA, is an “older” 30, and has...
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What do the Suns need in the draft?

Although the NBA Draft lottery hasn't taken place quite yet, the overwhelming odds are that the Phoenix Suns will have the 13th selection in the draft. With another potential roster shakeup on the way with Brandon Knight a restricted free agent and Marcus and Markieff Morris facing possible legal trouble, what are the positions of need for the Suns to address?Here's Gavin Schall...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Should They Re-sign Brandon Knight?

  (Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America) Phoenix Suns: Should They Re-sign Brandon Knight? By Myles Stedman: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… After what would be described by most Phoenix Suns fans as a disappointing year, the position of plenty of the players will come under scrutiny. The Suns were left disappointed when star point guard Goran Dragic told Phoenix officials...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandan Wright on Alex Len: "He's going to be a great player"

As the Phoenix Suns head into the offseason, General Manager Ryan McDonough will have to assess the areas of need for his young team. The Suns are expected to be a major player in both free agency and the draft after narrowly missing the postseason again.Internal development will also be a key to Phoenix's success going forward, and there's optimism within the organization that there...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

2014/15 Suns Recap: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Alex Len

PHOENIX, AZ – JANUARY 23: Alex Len #21 of the Phoenix Suns during the NBA game against the Houston Rockets at US Airways Center on January 23, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Rockets defeated the Suns 113-111. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Another Phoenix Suns season has come to a close, prematurely once more.  Time to debrief and recap how all 14 players currently...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns positioned to get stronger over offseason

PHOENIX (AP) A playoff just-miss last season under a new coach and general manager had the Phoenix Suns looking ready to end their postseason drought this year. The Suns had the core of their team returning, point guard Isaiah Thomas added to the roster and leading scorer Eric Bledsoe healthy again - plenty of reason to think they could be even better than last season's 23-game...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns-Hawks Preview

The Phoenix Suns have made their playoff pursuit plenty difficult on themselves by dropping five of six. Their competition figures to continue to make things challenging for them from here to the end of the season. The Suns open a four-game road trip Tuesday night in Atlanta, though the Eastern Conference regular-season champion Hawks could be without top scorer and rebounder Paul...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Short-handed Suns dispatch woeful Knicks

PHOENIX -- Eric Bledsoe fell a rebound shy of a triple-double and the Phoenix Suns overcame a sluggish first half to beat the New York Knicks 102-89 on Sunday night. Bledsoe finished with 21 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds. Marcus Morris added 20 points for the Suns, who were without starters Brandon Knight and Alex Len because of sprained ankles. Brandan Wright, starting in...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade rips Hassan Whiteside for immaturity

Sometimes young talented players just can’t seem to put it all together, and such is the case for rising talent Hassan Whiteside of the Miami Heat. Last week Whiteside was dominating Suns center Alex Len, but then took his aggression to far when he tackled Len following a dunk, causing a scuffle to breakout and […]
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Enduring the Rally of the Suns: Phoenix vs. Cavs Behind the Box Score

Phoenix Suns 79Cleveland Cavaliers 89Box Score An evening after being beaten up inside in a loss to the Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Hawks, the Cavs hosted a Phoenix Suns team on the wrong side of the Western Conference playoff bubble. The Suns’ trade deadline day moves appeared to make them worse in the short-term, but they won two straight on the road before coming to...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside, Alex Len fined for altercation in Heat-Suns game

  Phoenix Suns center Alex Len has been fined $20,000 for initiating an altercation with Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside and attempting to take him to the floor. Whiteside has been fined $15,000 for escalating the incident by wrestling Len to the floor during Monday's game at Miami. Suns forward Markieff Morris has been fined $15,000 for his flagrant-2 foul for making excessive...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Hassan Whiteside Gets Ejected After Tackling Alex Len

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside and Phoenix Suns center Alex Len have both been ejected from tonight’s matchup. After Len pushes down Whiteside, the Heat center responds by tackling Len in what turns into a heated exchange. The post Video: Hassan Whiteside Gets Ejected After Tackling Alex Len appeared first on Heat Nation.
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside And Phoenix Suns’ Alex Len Get Into Fight

During Monday’s Suns-Heat game, Hassan Whiteside and Alex Len got into a wrestling match. After a dunk during the third quarter, the two got tangled and resulted in Whiteside going for Len’s knees. Both were ejected for fighting. This guy’s reaction makes the fight: [Anthony Slater] The post Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside And Phoenix Suns’ Alex Len Get Into Fight appeared...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Alex Len; A Franchise 5

(January 22, 2015 – Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America) By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Having overcome a collectively atrocious rookie season, some members of the 2013 draft class have spent this season overcoming busy labels and showing off impressive talent. Players like Cody Zeller, Shabazz Muhammad, and Rudy Gobert among others, have become...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Len likely out through All-Star break with ankle injury

PHOENIX -- Center Alex Len likely will miss the Phoenix Suns' final three games leading into the NBA All-Star break after suffering a sprained right ankle on Thursday. Suns coach Jeff Hornacek on Friday said the team is looking at the injury on a day-by-day basis, but the timing makes it probable they play it safe to allow Len to heal. Len was walking around US Airways Center without...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Best Potential NBA Trade Deadline Deals

While there has been a lot of business done during this year’s NBA trade window, there are still plenty of basketball fans looking forward to a flurry of activity in the run-up to the February 19 deadline. It might be unlikely that any deals done before the deadline will go on and have a massive impact during this postseason, but there are some very interesting options out there...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Suns' championship quest made tougher by lack of superstar

PHOENIX -- The last time the Suns submitted proof that a 'T' certainly exists in the word 'Team,' a reactionary diatribe, of sorts, was unleashed by Jeff Hornacek. Near its end, the Suns coach underscored his commitment to the franchise's big picture by including the words, " . . . or we get new guys in here that want to win a championship." Between the ears of many local followers...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Bledsoe finds Alex Len with over-the-shoulder pass against Clippers

As the Phoenix Suns continue their playoff push in the Western Conference, Eric Bledsoe will be a huge reason if they get into the association’s second season. During the first quarter of yesterday’s Suns-Clippers game, Bledsoe drove into the lane and while being guarded by two Clippers threw a nice over-the-shoulder pass to teammate Alex Len: That was some fancy passing from...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Defensive slip-ups follow Suns' focus to a 'T'

PHOENIX -- A Suns team that starts well-regarded defenders Eric Bledsoe, P.J. Tucker and rim-protection apprentice Alex Len now checks in 20th among NBA teams for defensive efficiency. Phoenix is giving up 107.3 points per 100 possessions, which is higher than in three of the franchise's four full seasons under offensive mastermind Mike D'Antoni. With D'Antoni presiding over a team...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Len developing into a big part of Suns' rising fortunes

PHOENIX -- In a league defined by maneuvers that synthesize skill, grace and explosive power, it didn't exactly register on the mind-blowing scale. But in terms of measuring the development of a certain 7-foot-1 center and his potential for impacting the long-term fortunes of the Phoenix Suns, you can bet Jeff Hornacek and Ryan McDonough noticed. This moment of significance was authored...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: LeBron James posterizes Alex Len

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James missed the last eight games with back and knee ailments. Comparing Tuesday night’s contest to the first game of his rookie season, James was active early, apparently attempting to make up for lost time (where his teammates happened to suffer mightily without him). Just minutes after receiving an ovation from the road fans and brining back...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Len skies for monster slam dunk against Spurs

As the Phoenix Suns continue to stay alive in the Western Conference playoff push, second year center Alex Len has had a pretty good start to his season. During last night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, Len decided to show off his aerial ability in the third quarter of play with this soaring dunk: Clearly, the most impressive part of the dunk was where he took off from...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Air Len’ throws it down on the Spurs

You remember the iconic Michael Jordan dunk in the All-Star game where he takes off from past the free throw line and hangs in mid-air for the dunk? Well maybe it isn’t quite the same but the Suns’ Alex Len did something similar versus the Spurs as he took off from past the free-throw line and slammed it down on the Spurs. Seriously, did the Spurs forget their interior defense...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Air Len’ throws it down on the Spurs

You remember the iconic Michael Jordan dunk in the All-Star game where he takes off from past the free throw line and hangs in mid-air for the dunk? Well maybe it isn’t quite the same but the Suns’ Alex Len did something similar versus the Spurs as he took off from past the free-throw line and slammed it down on the Spurs. Seriously, did the Spurs forget their interior defense...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Starting the New Year off Right

The Phoenix Suns are so far undefeated in the year of 2015. They have notched wins against the 76ers, Raptors, Bucks, and Timberwolves, while scoring 110+ in all but one of those games. Although the Suns haven’t played strong teams so far (only the Raptors being more than one game over .500) they are about to hit a tough stretch of games against the Spurs and Grizzles on the road...
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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