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Rebounding likely determines Suns' ceiling

The Suns' commitment to playing faster -- which includes the companion subset of utilizing, on occasion, even smaller players -- seems to just beg for trouble. That could be one notion for those disturbed by the team's inability to collect a rebound and finish a defensive possession last season. With the Suns 22nd among teams in defensive-rebounding percentage, their rank...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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Popovich has great response for Suns owner

Jason Whitney There are a few people in the NBA that you will never win a beef with and San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is one of them. Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver made a statement to his fans in regards to Popovich sitting several players including Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili during a preseason game […] Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports bloggers that...
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Dan Majerle channels his best John Travolta

Dan Majerle is currently the coach at Grand Canyon. The school's nickname is the Antelopes. An Antelope itself is swift and light on its feet. So, that has to explain how the former Phoenix Suns star decided to show some of his fancy footwork as the school opened its practice Friday. Check out these moves: Not quite as smooth as the original.
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

FAIL: How many championships do the Phoenix Suns have?

Thursday’s preseason game between the Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs went off without head coach Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard, Patty Mills and Tiago Splitter. Suns owner Bob Sarver took to the PA system to apologize to Suns fans.Sarver said he understood that fans were unsatisfied and disappointed by the Spurs’ roster. “It was just a gesture...
Via Bob's Blitz
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Suns owner apologizes to fans for starless Spurs

Fans who attended Thursday’s preseason game between the Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs didn’t exactly witness the best basketball, and Suns owner Robert Sarver wasn’t happy about that fact. During a timeout late in the fourth quarter at the US Airways Center, Sarver suddenly commandeered the PA announcer’s microphone and apologized to the fans for paying to see a poor...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns Consider Keeping Earl Barron For Season

The Phoenix Suns have 15 guaranteed contracts and a non-guaranteed deal in Earl Barron remains on the roster. Barron is still a candidate to stay with the Suns into the regular season. Barron could be competing with Shavlik Randolph for the 15th spot; Randolph has guaranteed salary for $1.23 million. "The one guy that sticks out and is really fighting for the team is Earl Barron...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns offense fueled by defense

PHOENIX -- Despite their fast-break prowess and reliance on point guards (when healthy), the Suns last season generated enough assists to register 29th among NBA teams. Coach Jeff Hornacek regularly explained this type of statistical corruption can happen when your primary ball handlers are your top scoring options. But now entering his second season back in Phoenix, Hornacek didn...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns owner apologizes to fans in middle of game for Spurs resting players

The Phoenix Suns cruised to an easy 121-90 win over the San Antonio Spurs in preseason action Thursday night, in part because the defending champs barely brought half their team. Suns owner Robert Sarver was not happy about that, and he took the microphone during a TV timeout to apologize to the fans. “Hey everybody,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns owner calls out Spurs, Gregg Popovich for not showing up for preseason game (vid)

Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver was mad as hell and he wasn’t going to take it anymore. Okay, that may be a bit of a stretch, but Sarver did feel compelled to apologize to fans who showed up US Airways on Thursday night for the team’s preseason game against the San Antonio Spurs expecting to […] The post Suns owner calls out Spurs, Gregg Popovich for not showing up for preseason...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Sarver takes mic, apologizes to Suns fans in game

Sarver says over the PA that this isn't the team (Spurs) that fans paid to see. He said he'd send a gift to fans who mail him a ticket stub. — Paul Coro (@paulcoro) October 17, 2014
Via Crossover Chronicles
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2014-15 NBA Preview: Phoenix Suns

Quietly one of history’s best franchises, the Suns rose from the ashes again and found success in the post-Nash era for the first time with a quick-hitting attack flanked by three-point shooting and a international dynamo of a point guard. The unfairness of the league is apparent because there’s a real chance they could miss the playoffs even though they’d almost be a lock...
Via Analytics Game
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Suns' weakness in rebounding could be a concern

There are no statistical alarms going off after the Suns finished in the middle of the NBA last season for rebounding percentage and outrebounded their first two NBA opponents this preseason. The eye test says something else. The Suns' roster is lean on big men, who often face bigger men. On Monday night, Houston grabbed five offensive rebounds against the Suns starters in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns Release Joe Jackson, Casey Prather, Jamil Wilson

The Phoenix Suns have waived Joe Jackson, Casey Prather and Jamil Wilson. Jackson recorded two points in seven minutes in one appearance this preseason, while Prather played five minutes in one appearance and Wilson totaled nine minutes in two appearances. The Suns’ roster now stands at 16 players.
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

5 underrated NBA teams that can make it to the playoffs

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Ron, the lead editor of FantasyBasketballMoneyLeagues.Com – great source of NBA news and rumors. You can follow @NBAFantasyInfo via Twitter or via Facebook page for more updates. The NBA is a tale of two conferences. Last season, the 48-win Phoenix Suns didn’t make the Western Conference Playoffs after a very successful season. In the...
Via Low Brow Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns, Bledsoe agree to $70M deal

(Valleyofthesuns.com) The Phoenix Suns have agreed to a five-year, $70 million contract with restricted free agent guard Eric Bledsoe per reports. The deal follows months of speculation, talks and stalemates between the two sides but thankfully in the end the patience paid off, literally. Bledsoe is receiving the largest deal of any restricted free agent this offseason. It is certainly...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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