Reggie Jackson could return this week when Suns host Pistons

Both Phoenix and Detroit may go home happy. You can unquestionably draw a straight line from creating a losing culture and dropping games in historic fashion to a return to the NBA postseason. That being basketball reality in 2018, the Phoenix Suns might get a little bit of good news as they prepare to host the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday. Reggie Jackson could return to the Pistons...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
20 hours ago

Solar Panel, ep. 62: What exactly IS a good point guard in today’s NBA?

The guys talk about point guard prospects for the 2018-19 season for the Phoenix Suns, and how few NBA PGs actually fit the description of a quality point guard Tim, Dave and Greg are back! This week’s edition of the Solar Panel covers a wide range of current, relevant topics around this poo-poo platter season of the Phoenix Suns, including: Fallout from yet another embarrassing...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
23 hours ago

Ten prospects the Suns could select mid-round Part 1

Even though Phoenix Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough will certainly attempt to wheel and deal with some of his draft picks to land stars, there is a chance that he is unable to move them all. Therefore we should start looking at who Phoenix might select in the middle of the first...
Via Valley of the Suns
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz GM ‘disappointed’ over lack of protection from refs

Utah Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey was none too pleased about the lack of calls by the referees on Jared Dudley and Marquese Chriss on Thursday.Tempers flared during third quarter of the game between the Jazz and Phoenix Suns. After Utah inbounded the ball following a missed dunk by Chriss, Ricky Rubio was shoved by Dudley. He was then pushed to the floor by Chriss. Here’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marquese Chriss flattens Ricky Rubio, skirmish erupts

The Suns are continuing to lose games by large margins, and it appears to be taking a toll on the team’s players.Thursday’s game against the Jazz was no different, as the Suns lost the game, 116-88. Not only that, things got chippy in the third quarter, which resulted in a few players getting ejected.The incident in question took place after Ricky Rubio ruffled some feathers by stepping...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacific Notes: Teodosic, Harrison, Tanking, Coaching Search, Warriors

Milos Teodosic granted reporters, including Elliot Teaford of the Orange County Register, a rare interview to discuss his decision to leave Europe and join the Clippers this past offseason. Prior to this season, Teodosic was regarded by many as the best basketball talent not signed to an NBA deal.Injuries have slowed Teodosic, 30, this year but he has shown more than a few glimpses...
Via Hoops Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns Second Round small forward prospects

The Phoenix Suns are armed with multiple second round picks. It is time to evaluate draft prospects at small forward the Suns should look at with those picks. This is the third piece looking at underdogs worth using one of their second round picks on. Again, to qualify, these guys...
Via Valley of the Suns
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns in great position ahead of draft night

It’s not often that we mention the Phoenix Suns being in a good position. Especially while sitting on a 19-50 overall record. But, their mediocrity might work out come draft day. Since they have a very bad record, they are currently in position to have the No, 2 pick. And as it stands, DeAndre Ayton looks like the surefire No. 1 pick. The Grizzlies currently hold that spot, but only...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron likens himself to ‘fine wine’ after 14th triple-double

LeBron James on Tuesday night led the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 129-107 victory over the Phoenix Suns in spectacular manner by notching his 14th triple-double of the season, a career-high for the 33-year-old. And the still-dominant veteran superstar made it a point to mention he’s still as good as ever despite his advancing age. “You can just say I’m like fine wine; I get better with...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns second round power forward prospects

The Phoenix Suns are armed with multiple second round picks. Let us evaluate draft prospects at power forward the Suns should look at with those picks. This is the second piece looking at underdogs worth using one of their second round picks on. Again, to qualify, these guys must have...
Via Valley of the Suns
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns notes: Josh Jackson showing potential; T.J. Warren to move to sixth man?

So far this week, we’ve relayed comments from Suns general manager Ryan McDonough and owner Robert Sarver about the state of the franchise, the upcoming search for a new head coach and potential roster moves. We’ve got a few more Suns-related notes to pass along this afternoon, so let’s dive right in and round them up… With Josh Jackson showing the potential to emerge as the Suns...
Via Hoops Rumors
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns owner discusses head coach, offseason, roster

Early in the 2017-18 season, the Suns made a coaching change, installing Jay Triano as the interim head coach in place of Earl Watson. Speaking to Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic, team owner Robert Sarver praised the job that Triano has done with the club this season, suggesting that his interim role has been “a tough job that wasn’t what he signed up for.”Despite his appreciation...
Via Hoops Rumors
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars’ Robinson touts Victor Oladipo for Most Improved Player, takes shot at Magic

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson gave his support to Victor Oladipo for the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award and took a shot at Oladipo’s former team.Oladipo was one of the players the Pacers received in the trade that sent Paul George to the Thunder. Since arriving in Indianapolis, Oladipo has played the best basketball of his professional career. He’s averaging...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook saves OKC from Suns

The Oklahoma City Thunder are struggling. But reigning MVP Russell Westbrook is doing all he can to keep them in it. Last night against the Phoenix Suns would be no exception.“Russell Westbrook had 43 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 56 seconds to play, and the Oklahoma City Thunder scored the final 10 points of the game to escape with a 124-116 victory over the Phoenix...
Via The Sports Post
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook impressed Mike Trout with game-sealing three-pointer

Real recognizes real, especially when it comes to a fellow league MVP.Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook went nuts in a 124-116 win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday, finishing with 43 points, 14 rebounds, and eight assists. Included in that was a clutch triple in the final minute that put the Thunder up for good. Westbrook’s shot also impressed Mike Trout, who is in town...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dudley on Warriors’ self-coaching: ‘We don’t deserve respect’

On Monday, head coach Steve Kerr would let the Golden State Warriors would coach themselves. Of course, it would be at the expense of the Phoenix Suns. Currently, the Suns stand with the Hawks and Mavericks (18-40) for the worst record in the league. But that’s not all. Jared Dudley thinks what the Warriors did was disrespectful.But there’s one more thing.“It shows a lack of respect...
Via The Sports Post
February 14, 2018  |  Discuss

Jared Dudley: Steve Kerr showed 'a lack of respect'

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr allowed his players to run huddles during Monday night’s 129-83 throttling of the Phoenix Suns. One person who did not take kindly to the unconventional coaching decision — arguably not surprisingly — is a member of the team who just got blown out, Suns forward Jared Dudley. Evidence of the unique move of course made the rounds on social...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 13, 2018  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr allows Warriors players to coach themselves during timeouts

Steve Kerr was on the sideline for Monday’s game against the Suns, but he elected to delegate some of his in-game coaching duties to the players.Kerr, who is known as a players’ coach, let the Warriors do exactly that during the game. He decided to allow his players to handle the coaching of the plays during timeouts in the Western Conference matchup, according to the Warriors broadcast...
Via The Sports Daily
February 12, 2018  |  Discuss

Grading the deal: Elfrid Payton gets fresh start with Suns

In a deal that came late on deadline day, the Phoenix Suns acquired Elfrid Payton from the Orlando Magic for a second round pick.Phoenix has developing young players up and down their roster at every position except for point guard. Tyler Ulis is a nice enough player, but this season has proven he’s best utilized as a backup. With Payton, the Suns now have a worthy flyer for the...
Via RealGM - NBA
February 08, 2018  |  Discuss

Report: Suns acquire Elfrid Payton from the Magic

The Phoenix Suns may be struggling on the court itself, but the team pulled off what has to be described as a tremendous trade on Thursday. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Phoenix has acquired young guard Elfrid Payton for a mere second-round pick. Despite issues with consistency and on defense, Payton boasts a tremendous amount of upside. He’s averaging a carer-high 13 points...
Via Sportsnaut
February 08, 2018  |  Discuss

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