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Suns need to clean up sloppy effort, with or without Bledsoe

The Phoenix Suns turned in arguably their worst performance of the season on Monday night without their top player. Even though Eric Bledsoe could be sidelined again on Wednesday night, they hope they'll be better prepared for their second matchup in a span of four days with the New Orleans Pelicans. Phoenix (7-7) has dropped three of four, capping a three-game trip with Monday's...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Knight ‘On the Come Up’ Portrait

Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight is quietly on the come up with season averages of 21.4 points, 5.4 assists and 4.5 assists. If he keeps it up, expect him to get consideration for the Most Improved Player Award. Until then, he’ll have to settle for this dope tribute portrait created by Dustin Watson. The post Brandon Knight ‘On the Come Up’ Portrait appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eric Bledsoe misses game against Spurs with sore knee

Eric Bledsoe missed the Suns' loss in San Antonio with a sore knee, and it's unclear at this point just how long he'll be out of action. Paul Coro of the Arizona republic has the details:Bledsoe injured the knee on a collision with New Orleans' Alonzo Gee in the first half Sunday and quickly came out of the game after a few seconds of play to start the second half. He returned to...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Suns try to overcome Spurs' home-court mastery

The Phoenix Suns haven't had a whole lot of success in the city where they'll make the final stop on their three-game road trip. The Spurs will try to extend the NBA's second-longest active home winning streak Monday night with another victory at the AT&T Center over the Suns. San Antonio (10-3) has opened the season with six home victories, extending its regular-season streak...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eric Bledsoe is a Legitimate Candidate for Most Improved Player

It is not very common to see an already proven player in the discussion for the NBA's Most Improved Player award, but then again, not many athletes are able to elevate their game the way Eric Bledsoe has this season. The Kentucky product has made great strides since entering the NBA in 2010, but none have been as significant as his improvement between last season and this one. The...
Via The Sports Quotient
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Knight best highlights from triple-double against Lakers

One of the early surprise teams in the Western Conference has to be the Phoenix Suns and last night, guard Brandon Knight had an incredible performance. During Phoenix’s victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, Knight collected his first career triple-double which included thirty points, fifteen assists, and ten rebounds. Check out some of his best moments in the below video compilation...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Brandon Knight made Marcelo Huertas look silly after a killer crossover

There were a lot of highlight reel plays during Monday’s game between the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers. One of those highlights from this game came from point guard Brandon Knight, who has been having a pretty good season so far. During the second quarter, point guard Marcelo Huertas found himself in no man’s and at the top of the key with Knight. That led to Knight...
Via No Guts, No Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers take on Suns in Phoenix Thursday night

The Los Angeles Clippers' 4-0 start culminated with a home win over the Phoenix Suns, but what's followed has been a little dicier. The DeAndre Jordan-to-Dallas saga is behind them, but it didn't end well and the Clippers are sitting on three losses in four games heading into Thursday night's visit to Phoenix. The Suns haven't put up much of a fight in the series lately, but the...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Morris on Phoenix tenure: ‘I felt disrespected the entire time’

The war between the Phoenix Suns and the Morris family bloodline continues. After a summer in which twin brother Markieff aired out his discontent with the organization, both in private and in public, Marcus Morris took a shot at the Suns in advance of Friday night’s Detroit-Phoenix game. It was the surprise trade of Marcus...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Morris returns to face Markieff, Suns

Marcus Morris had some choice words for the Suns after being traded from the team that gave him a contract extension, and his fuming twin brother sent a tweet that said "my future will not be in Phoenix." Although Markieff Morris remains with the Suns, Marcus could have some extra motivation to continue his solid start Friday night when he returns to Phoenix for the first time since...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns first 5 games show positive trends

The Suns are 3-2 through five games. Just as they were each of the past two seasons. Every season, obviously, is its own and has little to no bearing on the next. But still, it's worth looking at a couple numbers for comparison -- even with such a small sample size. The Suns averaged 97.4 points in the first five games in 2013, coach Jeff Hornacek's first season at the helm, and...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Balanced Suns shoot way past Cousins-less Kings

PHOENIX -- The Suns didn't always take care of business against the teams they were supposed to beat the past two seasons. That hasn't been the case early on this season and it continued Wednesday night against a struggling Kings team without its best player. The Suns responded to a third-quarter pep talk and ran away from the DeMarcus Cousins-less Kings for a 118-97 victory at Talking...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Bright spots from the opener

The Phoenix Suns lost their season opener against the Dallas Mavericks 111-95. The leading scorer for Phoenix was Brandon Knight with 15 points, and the Mavericks were led by Raymond Felton with 18 points. The Suns were down 9 in the first half, but a depleted Dallas team, without starting forward Chandler Parsons, outscored the Suns 34-21 in the third quarter to put the game away...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns will honor Steve Nash with custom socks

What better way to honor the greatest player in the history of your franchise than by putting an image of him on all your socks. Wait, what?When the Phoenix Suns induct former NBA point guard savant Steve Nash into their Ring of Honor Friday night, they will also be debuting custom socks that have Nash's image on them. In fact, the whole Suns team will don the socks for Fridays game...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: three key factors to watch this season

The Phoenix Suns finished off their preseason 4-2, with big wins over playoff teams that include the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks. Yes it was only preseason so it doesn’t matter if they win or lose, but the way the Suns played left fans excited for what is to come. Phoenix needs the excitement, as the last five seasons the Suns have failed to make the playoffs. Although...
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

The NBA’s 30 Men of Intrigue: Tyson Chandler

Tyson Chandler 2014-15 Phoenix Suns: 39-43 Take a look at the roster of this season’s Phoenix Suns. Three things should leap out at you: Born in 1996, Devin Booker turns 19 next Friday. My God, we’re getting closer to having the first player born in the 2000s making a NBA roster. Color me frightened. The Suns must looooooooove Kentucky. Tyson Chandler has been in the league...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Sorting Out The Suns

The Phoenix Suns came into Dallas on Wednesday for their final game of the preseason on the second night of a back-to-back. They were playing a Mavericks team that has been rolling out skeleton units without four of their five projected starters and haven't not won a game in the preseason. Needless to say, it was not exactly a thrilling display of professional basketball. I'm not...
Via RealGM - NBA
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Destined to fall just short: Phoenix Suns 2015-16 Season Preview

The Phoenix Suns got better this offseason, but concerns about depth and roster fit may cause them to come just short in the brutal Western Conference playoff race. Key Additions Tyson Chandler Devin Booker Mirza Teletovic Key Departures Gerald Green Marcus Thorton Marcus Morris 2015-16 Season Outlook Two seasons ago, the Phoenix Suns unexpectedly won 48 games and came just short...
Via The Lottery Mafia
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Season Preview: Phoenix Suns

Here's the next installment of our team-by-team season preview series on the Phoenix Suns. 2014-15 Record: 39-43 Notable Acquisitions: Tyson Chandler (FA), Mirza Teletovic (FA), Devin Booker (Draft), Sonny Weems (FA) Notable Departures: Marcus Morris, Gerald Green Temperature check: After the 13-14 season in which the team far exceeded expectations, Phoenix spent the 14-15 season...
Via RealGM - NBA
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Western Conference 8th Seed is the Phoenix Suns’ To Lose

As the long-awaited return of the NBA dawns upon us, little is left to do besides speculate and chew our fingernails. With seemingly 7 of the 8 playoff spots out West locked up, the following rationale explains why the Phoenix Suns will claim the eight and final spot. Leaving the Eastern Conference entirely out of the discussion, let’s briefly run through the top 7 seeds. The...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns Face NBA Finals Participants In Most Expensive Home and Road Games On Secondary Market

The Phoenix Suns will be able to showcase their newly constructed roster tomorrow on October 7 when they participate in their first preseason game. The Suns host the Sacramento Kings at the US Airways Center in the first of their six-game slate. The Suns are trying to find their way with third-year head coach Jeff Hornacek, whose team took a big step back last season after an injury...
Via A Dry Heat
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Phoenix Suns Won Media Day

NBA Media Day is a highlight of the basketball calendar for many reasons. Beyond marking the return of basketball to our lives, the event is usually the first chance for fans to see free agent signings or trade acquisitions in their new uniforms. There’s a buzz of optimism in the air that can even make Sacramento Kings fans excited about their team’s prospects. While there...
Via The Sports Daily
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns Media Day Reminder That NBA Schedule Close To Starting

Around the National Basketball Association, teams are beginning to have their opening media days for the 2015-16 season. One such team, of course, is the Western Conference’s Phoenix Suns, who will be one of the clubs to hold their first three-hour media session in the very beginning of the week. The event is set to feature head coach Jeff Hornacek, general manager Ryan McDonough...
Via A Dry Heat
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris fined $10K for public trade demand

    Suns forward Markieff Morris wants out of Phoenix, and the childish way that he has carried himself throughout the entire affair has cost him fans, reputation, and now a solid chunk of cash. Morris was handed a $10,000 fine by the National Basketball Association on Tuesday for publicly demanding a trade, according to ESPN NBA insider Marc Stein. The 26-year-old has made...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris on Twitter: ‘My future will not be in Phoenix’

    Markieff Morris is letting it be known: he really does not want to play for the Phoenix Suns next season. Weeks after reports leaked out that Morris wanted out of Phoenix in the wake of the trade of his twin brother Marcus to the Detroit Pistons, he took matters into his own hands and confirmed the rumors firsthand on his Twitter account Thursday. In a 140-character manifesto...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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