Devin Booker's rise to Suns stardom is becoming national story

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker is still just 19 years old, but his rise to stardom is already clearly laid out in front of him. Because we can't get enough of Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker, I've decided to share a non-local media's really good article on the development of Booker into a star. There’s some really good writing in here from Rob Mahoney for, including lots...
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3 hours ago

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...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

What We Know About Bender and Chriss

The Suns had one of the most successful drafts of 2016. They then turned that successful draft into a promising Summer League lead by their three rookies, Dragan Bender, Marquese Chriss, and Tyler Ulis. Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss surprised many people by their high level of play. Two players who were drafted entirely on […] What We Know About Bender and Chriss - Valley of...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ryan McDonough's quiet summer reflects growth, evolution for the Phoenix Suns' GM

Quiet signings of Jared Dudley and Leandro Barbosa a dramatic shift from past summers. The last two seasons for general manager Ryan McDonough's Phoenix Suns have seen a staggering fall from grace. Once perceived as the upstart darlings of the NBA as they clawed their way to a 48-34 record and nearly an improbable playoff berth, they have since fallen back to earth, landing harder...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
1 day ago

Is Dragan Bender really a three for the Phoenix Suns?

What did we learn about Bender's game after Summer League? Anticipation for seeing what Dragan Bender could do live at Summer League against NBA "professional" competition was high to say the least. For weeks after the draft, members of the Suns front office and coaching staff were lauding Bender's ability to handle the ball, slide his feet, and play-make despite his gargantuan...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
1 day ago

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 ...
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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...
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2 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...
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3 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...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jones, Valentine set up T-Wolves-Bulls Summer League final

A look at the two semifinal games Sunday in the Las Vegas Summer League: TIMBERWOLVES 93, SUNS 83 Tyus Jones fought through an injured left wrist and thumb to lead Minnesota to the final of the tournament with 29 points, six assists and three rebounds. Jones had 18 points in the first half, but was injured when he landed hard on the court before halftime. The 2015 No. 24 pick...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Summer League: Phoenix Suns Beat Denver Nuggets in OT on Game Winner by Ulis

In the quarterfinals of the Las Vegas Summer League, the Phoenix Suns beat the Denver Nuggets 82-81 in overtime. After all the back and forth drama of the game, there is one lasting image: Tyler Ulis, from deep, deep, deep behind the three-point line, draining a game winning three as time expires. With the Suns down 79-81 […] Summer League: Phoenix Suns Beat Denver Nuggets in...
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6 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...
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6 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...
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11 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...
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20 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...
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24 days ago  |  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...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns draft Marquese Chriss via Sacramento

Phoenix trades up to #8 and gets their man Marquese Chriss; how does he fit with the Suns?   The Player: Marquese Chriss has a limitless ceiling…and a bottomless floor. He could be the next Amare Stoudemire, or the next Tyrus Thomas. He can hit shots from outside, defend on the perimeter, and offers elite athleticism. But his rebounding was worse than many point guards in this...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns select Dragan Bender

With Dragan Bender heading to the desert, how does he fit in Phoenix? The Player: Dragan Bender seems to be a perfect stretch-4. He is tall and long, able to rebound and provide rim protection. He can switch out on the perimeter when necessary, and he has quick hands. On offense he can shoot from all around the court, and even showed some passing skill for Macabbi Tel Aviv. While...
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29 days ago  |  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...
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29 days ago  |  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...
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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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