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Alex Len, Not Tyson Chandler, Protects The Phoenix Suns’ Rim

The Phoenix Suns, featuring Alex Len and Tyson Chandler, should protect the rim well. With the two big fella’s last season? The Phoenix Suns gave up the 9th highest field goal percentage within 5 feet last year (.603% against), according to NBA.com, and the 6th highest FG percentage within the restricted area (.625% against). The year before, the […] Alex Len, Not Tyson Chandler...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Rise and Fall of Jason Kidd: Phoenix Suns’ Legend, Troubled Man

In a franchise with a long history of great point guards, Jason Kidd was one of the best to ever don the Phoenix Suns’ purple and orange. And although his tenure with the Phoenix Suns was cut short, leaving some wondering “What If?”, fans can still look back on his fast-paced, run-and-gun style fondly as he played […] The Rise and Fall of Jason Kidd: Phoenix Suns’ Legend...
Via Valley of the Suns
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Playoffs? Playoffs! That’s the Phoenix Suns goal

Coming off a 23-win season and rebuild-oriented roster shakeup, the Phoenix Suns players are nonetheless gearing up for a playoff run. The Phoenix Suns had an awful year last year, finishing with only 23 wins against 59 losses and “earning” the 4th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft for their misery. In the middle, as they lost 28 of 31 games, they also lost their spirit, their...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
14 hours ago

7 Superstars The Phoenix Suns Should Buy Low On

Doing research for a few other recent pieces here on Valley of the Suns, I was struck by something I hadn’t fully contemplated until now: the Phoenix Suns have a history of fleecing other teams in trades. Throughout the Phoenix Suns‘ history, management has made some really big trades where they received star talent and gave […] 7 Superstars The Phoenix Suns Should Buy Low...
Via Valley of the Suns
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will this be the last season in Phoenix for Alex Len and Archie Goodwin?

We’ll know a lot more in a month. With Phoenix Suns training camp underway at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, the future of two players remains uncertain. The Suns have until Halloween to extend the contracts of Archie Goodwin and Alex Len. If they do not, both will become restricted free agents next summer. So will the 22 year-old Goodwin and 23 year-old Len be in Phoenix...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
1 day ago

P.J. Tucker’s absence gives Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss chance to prove themselves for Phoenix Suns

Extra minutes available will provide rookies the chance to earn larger roles upon Tucker’s return When the Phoenix Suns announced Sept. 15 that small forward P.J. Tucker would undergo back surgery and be sidelined until sometime in November, Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss better have perked up. While no one wants to see a teammate go down, the two rookie big men will be the...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
1 day ago

Brandon Knight open to idea of coming off bench for Suns

Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight wants to see the team get back into playoff contention, and it looks like he’s willing to shift into a sixth man role in order to make that happen. At Suns training camp on Tuesday, Knight was asked about the possibility of coming off the bench for the Suns in 2016-17. “I’m here to work hard, be a great teammate, do what I’ve always been...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Booker growing into leadership role with Suns

PHOENIX -- A month ago, LeBron James was asked on a podcast to name an under-the-radar "promising young gun" in the NBA.He named Devin Booker, predicting the 19-year-old Phoenix Suns guard will be "a really, really, really All-Star player in this league.""It just means I'm on the right path," Booker said Monday at the Suns' media day. "I know I still have a long way to go, but to...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns forward P.J. Tucker has surgery on lower back

PHOENIX (AP) Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker had surgery on his lower back Thursday and is expected to be out six to eight weeks. Dr. Dennis Crandall performed the microdiscectomy procedure. Tucker averaged 8.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals in 82 games last season.
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Drake wears Devin Booker jersey during concert in Phoenix

Performing in front of a packed crowd in Phoenix on Tuesday night, hip-hop deity Drake decided to throw the local fans a bone. The Champagne Papi played the Talking Stick Resort Arena as the latest stop on his “Summer Sixteen Tour” with Future and did so while sporting a jersey of the Suns’ own Devin Booker. Needless to say, Booker appreciated the love. My brotha. @Drake...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Does A Smart Offseason Mean The Playoffs?

After being aggressive in recent years and seeing it fail to pay off, the Phoenix Suns’ front office went the more subtle route, drafting players and adding locker-room vets via free agency. What grades did they earn with their moves this offseason? No team wants to go through a rebuild, but for every team that doesn’t wear “Spurs” emblazoned on their chest, rebuilds are...
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August 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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