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After missing the postseason despite winning 48 games, the Phoenix Suns know building on last season's drastic improvement may be necessary to push into the top eight in the Western Conference. Beating more playoff teams would seem to be a good next step. After showing promising signs in their opener against a lesser opponent, they'll face a tougher test Friday night as they...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas wanted to play for Lakers

The Phoenix Suns were very happy to agree to a deal with free agent point guard Isaiah Thomas, and he is already looking like a great addition to their rotation. He will fit into the Suns’ plans very well, but he didn’t originally want to sign with the Suns and actually had a team that he wanted to play for picked out. According to an interview that Thomas did with Grantland...
Via Sports-Glory
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Everything Wrong With This Awful Phoenix Suns Infographic

Ummm, nope. pic.twitter.com/knSPEREmUA — Seth Pollack (@sethpo) October 30, 2014 I don’t even know where to begin with this. As you can see, the point of the above infographic is to show players who have averaged 30 points per game, 5 assists, 50% field goal shooting and 40% 3-point shooting. Unfortunately, none of the players Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Suns Mix Up Larry Bird, Rajon Rondo In Hilariously Incorrect Graphic (Photo)

The people who find the statistics for television graphics during sporting events have to work quickly, so they understandably make mistakes every once in a while. But we have no idea what the Phoenix Suns were trying to tell their viewers with this graphic. Ummm, nope. http://t.co/knSPEREmUA— Seth Pollack (@sethpo) October 30, 2014 First of all, Larry Bird is definitely not Rajon...
Via NESN.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas’ NBA.com Profile Only Features Video Clips Of Hall Of Famer Isiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas is a point guard who is most-known for being the NBA’s version of Mr. Irrelevant, but also as someone who defied all expectations in becoming a 20-points-per-game scorer with the Sacramento Kings. Thomas, or “IT”, as he is called, signed a 4-year, $27 million contract with the Phoenix Suns this off season, and Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Eric Bledsoe's Juke Sends Defender Flailing into the Next Time Zone

During the third quarter of the Suns' pre-season game against the Clippers, Phoenix guard Eric Bledsoe pulled off a sweet crossover while being guarded by L.A.'s Jared Cunningham. What happened next
Via Stack
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Strong preseason buoys Suns

PHOENIX -- Coach Jeff Hornacek called an early end to the Suns' final preseason practice Tuesday, sensing his team already was in regular-season mode. Players agreed. "You could tell in practice everybody's vibe ... everybody is ready and focused," point guard Eric Bledsoe said.  The Suns open Hornacek's second season against the Los Angeles Lakers at US Airways...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Suns preview: Roster breakdown

PHOENIX -- On the cusp of season two in this Suns renaissance, we're getting comfortable with the team's position on positions. They don't really worry about 'em. So, with this commitment to thinking of basketball players as basketball players and refusing to place positional limits on anybody, judging the roster can be tricky. But that didn't prevent us from...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns exercise options on Goodwin, Len, Plumlee

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns on Monday exercised their 2015-16 options on guard Archie Goodwin, center Alex Len and center Miles Plumlee. As a rookie with the Suns last season, Goodwin played in 52 games and averaged 3.7 points and 10.2 minutes. The 29th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Goodwin scored a career-high 29 points on 11-of-13 shooting in the Suns' 2013-14 season...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns Exercise Third-Year Options On Alex Len, Archie Goodwin

The Phoenix Suns have exercised their third-year options on Alex Len and Archie Goodwin, according to league sources. Len was the No. 5 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, while Goodwin was drafted at No. 29.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Preview: Suns worth watching for several reasons

As the Suns look to transition from plucky upstarts to legitimate Western Conference threats, a push toward the postseason -- beginning with Wednesday's season opener against the Lakers -- depends on several issues. Here are five: HEALTHY OUTLOOK OK, we could recommend you pay close attention to coach Jeff Hornacek's commitment to keeping two point guards on the floor at...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Earl Barron Waived By Suns

The Phoenix Suns have waived center Earl Barron. A seven-year NBA veteran, Barron signed with the Suns on Sept. 26. In six preseason appearances, Barron averaged 3.7 points and 4.3 rebounds in 13.7 minutes. The Suns' roster now stands at 15 players.
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns’ TJ Warren out with broken thumb

Phoenix Suns’ rookie forward TJ Warren, the 14th overall pick in the NBA draft, has a cracked bone in his left thumb. Team officials say there is no timetable for his return, and he is being treated with a splint and rest. He fractured the bone during Tuesday night’s preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers, jamming it into a Lakers player. The post Suns’ TJ Warren out...
Via Basketball Bicker
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Eric Bledsoe sends Clipper flying with sick move

Suns guard Eric Bledsoe delivered one of the best plays of the preseason thus far with a vicious crossover on Wednesday night. In the third quarter of the Clippers-Suns preseason game, Bledsoe noticed that Clippers guard Jared Cunningham was caught flat-footed while trying to guard him. Bledsoe took advantage of it, and suddenly went right at Cunningham at full speed—making...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2014/15 Phoenix Suns: Rising Down

  It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that the upcoming season will be their best ever. While some teams will surely be rising up, the same amount will be rising down, with the rest floating along treading water (rising sideways). Since we at The Hoops Manifesto are always 100% accurate with our predictions, we’ve taken the...
Via Hoops Manifesto
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Isaiah Thomas forces OT, stares down Mayweather

Phoenix Suns point guard Isaiah Thomas hit a jump shot at the buzzer to force overtime, then stared down boxer Floyd Mayweather in the front row, during Tuesday night's preseason game against the L.A. Lakers.Thomas was in the perfect spot to grab the rebound of Gerald Green's missed three-pointer, and he sank the jumper to tie the game at 94-94 and force OT. After making...
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sports-Kings
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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
13 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Season Preview: Phoenix Suns

Guards Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe led the Phoenix Suns to a 48-34 record last season, surpassing expectations and taking the NBA by storm. Last year, the Phoenix Suns and first-year head coach Jeff Hornacek shocked the nation after finishing ninth place in the Western Conference when many NBA analysts predicted they would tank. What does this year’s squad have in store for...
Via The Lottery Mafia
17 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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Goran Dragic says Australia fixed FIBA game against Angola

Jason Whitney Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic was upset today after finding out Australia rested their key guys against Angola during a FIBA Group D game. Dragic expressed his anger on Twitter and was very blunt. Goran tweeted that there is no room in the game of basketball to fix games and that FIBA should do something […] Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports bloggers...
Via Sports-Kings
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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