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Utah and Phoenix didn't appear so different heading into their first meeting a month and a half ago, but that winter solstice contest foreshadowed the Suns' dark days ahead. There's no sign of improvement heading into Saturday night's home game against the Jazz, who will try to extend their season-best win streak with more stingy defense. Prior to their Dec. 21 meeting, Utah was...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Barkley goes overboard in epic rant on struggling Suns

Charles Barkley is one of the best players in Phoenix Suns history, but that doesn't mean he's willing to sugarcoat his opinion on all that's wrong with the organization today.Thursday night, on Inside the NBA, Barkley went in. From stale popcorn to flat beer to how they mistreated former head coach Jeff Hornacek (who, ironically, was one of three players involved in the trade that...
Via Fox Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Johnson To Sign 10-Day Deal With Suns

The Phoenix Suns will sign Orlando Johnson to a 10-day contract. Johnson was most recently with the Austin Spurs of the D-League.
Via RealGM
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Figuring It Out in Phoenix

On Sunday, as January was winding to a close, so was the tenure of Jeff Hornacek as head coach of the Phoenix Suns. The handwriting was already on the wall long before the decision was made, however, the situation that Hornacek was in may not have been entirely his fault. The Suns, an interesting experiment under owner Robert Sarver and general manager Ryan McDonough, still have...
Via The Lottery Mafia
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockets make plays late to hand Suns 6th straight loss

PHOENIX -- Corey Brewer scored 24 points and Trevor Ariza 22 to lead the Houston Rockets to a 111-105 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.The Rockets won despite a 4-for-19 shooting night by James Harden, who finished with 17 points, more than 10 under his average. Dwight Howard grabbed 16 rebounds in the 200th meeting between the teams.Archie Goodwin led the Suns with...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brewer, Ariza lead Rockets past Suns 111-105

PHOENIX (AP) Corey Brewer scored 24 points and Trevor Ariza 22 to lead the Houston Rockets to a 111-105 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night. The Rockets won despite a 4-for-19 shooting night by James Harden, who finished with 17 points, more than 10 under his average. Dwight Howard grabbed 16 rebounds in the 200th meeting between the teams. Archie Goodwin led the Suns...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fall of the Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns were once the symbol of the desert oasis. They were one of the most consistent teams in the NBA and by far the most popular draw in Phoenix. Oh, times have changed drastically. Whether it was the Charles Barkley era, where they had one of the biggest parades ever for a team finishing second, or the Steve Nash era, the Suns have always captured people’s hearts....
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

RazzWired: The Man With 3 Names

Wazzup Razzball nation!  Nope, I'm not going to lead off the article with the title, so you're just going to have to keep reading!  Before I get to my favorite dude with 3 names, I'd like to address the situation in the desert.  Archie Goodwin, Devin Booker, P.J. Tucker, Markieff Morris, and Alex Len all need to be owned.  Odds are, many of them aren't on the wire in your league...
Via Razzball Basketball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Does it make sense for Raptors to pursue P.J. Tucker, Markieff Morris?

Toronto (33-16) has the second-best record in the Eastern Conference, just three games back of Cleveland. Is a trade needed, however, to maintain similar success moving forward?ESPN.com's Marc Stein reports Toronto is one of the teams interested in trading for Phoenix's P.J. Tucker before the February 18th trade deadline. Stein adds the Raptors are also interested in trading for...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors reportedly interested in Markieff Morris, P.J. Tucker

Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri appears to be circling the dire basketball situation in Phoenix like a hungry vulture. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Wednesday, Toronto is expressing trade interest in a pair of Suns ahead of the mid-February deadline: forwards Markieff Morris and P.J. Tucker. ESPN sources say Toronto is among the teams expressing trade interest...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raptors target Suns' Morris; Phoenix a 'lock' to make trade

Markieff Morris and the Phoenix Suns have had a rocky relationship ever since the organization shipped the 26-year-old's twin brother, Marcus, out of town. With their season in serious turmoil and the trade deadline right around the corner, it's only a matter of time before both parties part ways.Here's some good news, Phoenix! The Toronto Raptors may have interest in taking Morris—and...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors show trade interest in Suns’ P.J. Tucker

The Phoenix Suns remain one of the hottest items in NBA trade deadline rumblings these days after a coaching change and with names such as Markieff Morris and Tyson Chandler floating around. One name that hasn’t come up until now, though, is small forward P.J. Tucker, who would have some obvious value if the right team came calling. By the sounds of it, the right team might be...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Interested In Trading For P.J. Tucker

The Toronto Raptors are interested in P.J. Tucker of the Phoenix Suns. Tucker will be a free agent in 2017. The Suns are likely to see a quality draft pick for Tucker.
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris To Be 'Main Focus' Of Suns' Offense, Devin Booker Second Option

Markieff Morris has been the subject of trade rumors due to his displeasure with the Phoenix Suns' organization but he's set to play a key role in Earl Watson's offense. Morris had a season-high 30 points, 11 rebounds and six assists in Tuesday's game. "He is the main focus of our offense moving forward, we know that," Watson said of Morris, who'd spent more time on the bench than...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns' T.J. Warren out for season with broken foot

PHOENIX (AP) The fading Phoenix Suns got more bad news Tuesday. T.J. Warren is out for the season with a broken right foot. The 6-foot-8, 22-year-old smooth-scoring forward, the 14th overall pick out of North Carolina State in the 2014 draft, appeared in 47 games, averaging 11 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. He was shooting 50 percent from the field and was part of the team's...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns’ T.J. Warren to miss remainder of season with broken foot

I truly admire any Phoenix Suns fan that hasn’t made the plunge into the cesspool of all-out pessimism by now. Because this season is certainly giving them more than enough reasons to do so. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Tuesday, Suns forward T.J. Warren will miss the remainder of the 2015-16 season with a broken right foot. Phoenix Suns forward...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns GM McDonough says players stopped responding to Hornacek

PHOENIX -- Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough says coach Jeff Hornacek was fired because the players weren't responding to him. Now the job has gone on an interim basis to Earl Watson, who at 36 becomes the youngest coach in the NBA. McDonough says the team has not played with maximum effort the past few weeks. He says he and Watson spoke to the players before Tuesday morning...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns GM McDonough says team wasn't responding to Hornacek

PHOENIX (AP) Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough says coach Jeff Hornacek was fired because the players weren't responding to him. Now the job has gone on an interim basis to Earl Watson, who at 36 becomes the youngest coach in the NBA. McDonough says the team has not played with maximum effort the past few weeks. He says he and Watson spoke to the players before Tuesday...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

While the Suns burn into ashes, the Bucks remain stuck in the muck

It’s one thing when a trade works handsomely for one party but leaves the other party in shambles. It’s quite another matter when a trade really doesn’t work for anyone. As we enter the month of February, the 2016 trade deadline isn’t that far away — barely more than two weeks. As teams prepare to shake up their rosters — either with an eye toward the future or in an...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

While the Suns burn into ashes, the Bucks remain stuck in the muck

It’s one thing when a trade works handsomely for one party but leaves the other party in shambles. It’s quite another matter when a trade really doesn’t work for anyone. As we enter the month of February, the 2016 trade deadline isn’t that far away — barely more than two weeks. As teams prepare to shake up their rosters — either with an eye toward the future or in an...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyson Chandler trade interest low ahead of deadline

The Phoenix Suns might be one of the NBA’s oddest situations right now, but the most obvious trade asset at the NBA trade deadline, center Tyson Chandler, doesn’t sound like he’ll be leaving town. Chandler, 33, is in the middle of quite the odd season, posting a 5.7/8.4/0.6 slash line on an average of 23.5 minutes per game. This, paired with coaching changes, his massive contract...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Earl Watson faces big challenge in trying to turn around Suns

Jeff Hornacek wasn't responsible for the multiple injuries or the combative personality of Markieff Morris. What ultimately concerned Phoenix Suns management was the fact his message no longer resonated with players.The team's rapid decline cost Hornacek his job, leaving interim coach Earl Watson to lead a battered group hoping to make the most of a lost season.One of the Suns' rare...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Suns want Steve Nash as head coach, but he isn’t interested

The Phoenix Suns are looking for a new head coach after kicking Jeff Hornacek to the curb on Monday, and a familiar name briefly emerged for consideration. Suns owner Robert Sarver reportedly has Steve Nash high on his list of coaching candidates. Unfortunately for Sarver and the Suns, the feeling is not mutual. Nash is already a consultant for Golden State, and content to focus...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Earl Watson Named Interim Head Coach Of Suns

Earl Watson has been promoted by the Phoenix Suns to interim head coach. Watson replaces Jeff Hornacek after his dismissal. Watson will make his debut as head coach on Tuesday at home against the Toronto Raptors. Watson, who is still just 36, was hired as an assistant by the Suns on June 4th. Watson began coaching professionally last season with the San Antonio Spurs’ NBA Development...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Hornacek fired as Phoenix Suns head coach

Yahoo! Sports reported on Monday that the Phoenix Suns have fired head coach Jeff Hornacek and will name an interim coach for the team going forward on Tuesday. The move was made shortly after the team lost in Dallas 91-78, making it losses in 19 of the last 21 games. Suns assistant coaches Corey Gaines […]
Via Full Scale Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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