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Suns are among the NBA’s most improved teams

Across the last week. By at least one metric. Allow yourselves to get excited, Phoenix Suns fans. GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING. The Suns scored an impressive 115-103 victory against the Toronto Raptors last night, their second win in as many days. Phoenix is 5-5 in January, and improved to 15-29 with the win in Toronto. Last season, the Suns were 13-31 through 44 games and went a frigid...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
9 hours ago

Records Fall as Suns Rip Raptors with Late Rush

As has been an issue for the past few years, it is unfortunate that the Suns aren’t in the Eastern Conference. If they could feast on the second-class Conference all year instead of the Western powers – they’d be a playoff team, no doubt.   The Phoenix Suns social media department have been trying valiantly to […] Records Fall as Suns Rip Raptors with Late Rush - Valley...
Via Valley of the Suns
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Center of the Sun: Phoenix Suns go 2-1 for the week!

The Suns are now 5-5 for the month of January Welcome to the weekly news roundup of your Phoenix Suns. Game Recaps @ Cleveland Cavaliers L (118-103) Full Recap @ New York Knicks W (107-105) Full Recap @ Toronto Raptors W (115-103) Full Recap The Suns are playing .500 ball for the month of January and are 6-6 over their last 12 games stretching back to the last days of December...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
18 hours ago

Bledsoe posts very rare 40/13 game for franchise

Eric Bledsoe scored a career high 40 points tonight for the Phoenix Suns, while dishing 13 assists and grabbing 6 rebounds. One of the best performances in franchise history. When Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe quietly posted career-high 40 points with 13 assists tonight in Toronto, nary a word passed among Suns fans on social media about it. Ho hum. That just happens to...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
20 hours ago

January 22, 2017 Podcast – Rookie Watch

The Suns lost to the Cavs, played the Jazz close and beat the Knicks this week. How did the rookies do?   Kory Miller is back with another rookie watch podcast for the week of January 15th-21st. He examines Marquese Chriss, Dragan Bender and Tyler Ulis to see how they fared this week for the […] January 22, 2017 Podcast – Rookie Watch - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns...
Via Valley of the Suns
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Suns Squared: Tyson Chandler Crashing the Glass

Tyson Chandler has always rebounded well, with a career 9.4 rebounds per game, but he is cleaning the glass especially well of late and this season in general. Chandler is currently averaging 12.2 rebounds per game, which if he continues would be the second best number of his career behind his 6th season (06-07) where […] Suns Squared: Tyson Chandler Crashing the Glass - Valley...
Via Valley of the Suns
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Earl Watson: Tyson Chandler is ‘not going anywhere’

Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson is throwing cold water on the idea that Tyson Chandler will be traded to facilitate a second-half youth movement.Watson said on Thursday that the veteran seven-footer is “not going anywhere,” per Spencer Davies of 16 Wins A Ring. The 34-year-old Chandler, who is in Year 2 of a four-year, $52 million contract, has fared quite well this season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz score final seven points to upend Suns

PHOENIX -- Joe Johnson scored 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 49.8 seconds to play, and the Utah Jazz made it seven in a row over Phoenix with a 106-101 victory against the Suns on Monday night.The Jazz scored the final seven points after T.J. Warren's steal and breakaway dunk put Phoenix ahead 101-99 with 1:13 left.Rudy Gobert had...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Booker blows up in 4th but Suns fall to Mavs in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY -- Deron Williams had 23 points and 15 assists, and the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Phoenix Suns 113-108 on Thursday night in the fourth NBA regular-season game played in Mexico.Williams shot 9 for 15 from the field in a matchup of struggling teams. Harrison Barnes added 22 points and Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 for the Mavericks, who broke a three-game losing streak.Devin...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns' Mexican roots add extra significance to trip

MEXICO CITY -- Devin Booker is very proud of his Mexican heritage. But eating grasshopper tacos, a local delicacy? That's where the Phoenix Suns star apparently draws the line."No, I did not try them, but I guess I will have to before I leave", Booker said Wednesday after practice at Arena Ciudad de Mexico.Mexican roots run deep in the Suns, whose coach Earl Watson and Booker both...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers reportedly considering trade for Tyson Chandler

The Portland Trail Blazers have an interior defense problem, and the Phoenix Suns have an expendable veteran who might be able to help them out. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN over the weekend, the Blazers have been tracking Suns big man Tyson Chandler as a possible trade target. Chandler, 34, has enjoyed a productive 2016-17 campaign that has seen him post averages...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Phoenix Suns trade Brandon Knight or Eric Bledsoe?

Last season, Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight shared the same backcourt in Phoenix, as management believed that the two point guards could work cohesively. The Phoenix Suns were pleased that the two guards could both score in the system that was given to them, but the Suns could never get any momentum going as both Knight and Bledsoe were met with injuries. Bledsoe went on to average...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers reportedly targeting Tyson Chandler for trade

The Portland Trail Blazers allow the third-most points per game (111.2) in the league, and word is they are looking for a player to help them with their defensive issues. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that the Trail Blazers are targeting Phoenix Suns center and former Defensive Player of the Year Tyson Chandler for a possible trade. The 16-year veteran is averaging 7.5 points, 11...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

George Hill unable to eat solid food after taking elbow to mouth

Injury luck certainly has not been on George Hill’s side this season. After missing eight games in November with a sprained thumb and 13 games in December with a toe injury, the Utah Jazz point guard took an elbow to the mouth from Alex Len in Saturday’s victory over the Phoenix Suns that rendered him unable to eat solid food, per Jazz broadcaster David Locke. George Hill...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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