Rick Carlisle thinks Seth Curry can take ‘quantum leap’

If there’s one person who thinks that Seth Curry can make a name for himself beyond just the Splash Stepbrother, it’s Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle. In an interview with Leo Sepkowitz of SLAM Online, Carlisle expressed his excitement to see what Curry, Dallas’ new free agent acquisition, has to offer. “We have to get younger,” Carlisle said. “And he’s the right...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Phoenix Suns Finish Preseason with Victory Over Los Angeles Lakers

The Phoenix Suns defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 98-94 on Friday night, concluding the preseason for both teams. The entire NBA is off through Monday, with the Phoenix Suns first regular season game Wednesday, October 26 against the Sacramento Kings. Before the long-awaited regular season begins, there was a final serving of preseason basketball. Winning […] Phoenix Suns Finish...
Via Valley of the Suns
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Enthusiastic, young Suns seem headed in right direction

PHOENIX (AP) After one of the worst seasons in the franchise's 48-year history, the Phoenix Suns believe they finally are headed in the right direction. A team plagued by injury and internal problems mostly traced to the presence of disgruntled Markieff Morris went 23-59 last season, the second-worst record in franchise history. Only the inaugural season of 1968-69 (16-66) was...
Via Associated Press
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Phoenix Suns Franchise, Owner Robert Sarver Voted Worst in NBA

ESPN’s Annual Ultimate Standings rank all 122 major North American sports franchises on a variety of standards. The Phoenix Suns finished last in the NBA, and 120th overall. The rankings rip on the Phoenix Suns for everything – their best ranking is 98th overall in affordability. 98th out of 122 is only good compared to […] Phoenix Suns Franchise, Owner Robert Sarver Voted...
Via Valley of the Suns
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Locked On Suns Thursday: Warren or Tucker at SF?

Hello there, Suns fans! No Eddie House today or tomorrow. That means the bossman Dave King makes a special cameo appearance. Today we talked about something that could become an issue for the season: the lack of offense in the starting lineup. The easiest solution appears to be T.J. Warren starting over P.J. Tucker, so Dave and I discussed the idea of that and weighed the pros...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
2 days ago

Is the 'high five' metric the only weird stat the NBA should track?

A "high five" metric? It exists and the Phoenix Suns are using it to track interaction on the court as a way to judge how "selfless" players are during a game. Hello and welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable where we invite our experts to sit back, relax and sound off on the serious (and not so serious) parts of sports. We're a week away from the NBA regular season so it's time...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

What's next? The Suns embark on a comeback season

In terms of raw, young talent, the Phoenix Suns have one of the most interesting rosters in the Association. Loaded with lottery picks and players under 25, Phoenix has the pieces to mold a contending team for a long time — or at least trade some of those assets for veteran stability. I hope the Suns allow Archie Goodwin and T.J. Warren prosper a little more or find other places...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Largest Comebacks in Phoenix Suns History

On October 12, 2016 the Suns won another meaningless, although exciting, preseason game, this time against an intentionally short-handed Utah Jazz. And yet, even though the statistics didn’t count, the storyline surrounding the events of the game were as interesting and fascinating as it can get for a regular season warmup. Down by 30 points four […] Largest Comebacks in Phoenix...
Via Valley of the Suns
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Preseason notes

Being in the Pacific Division has been unkind to the Phoenix Suns in the 2010s decade. As of now, the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers are dominating the division, while the Suns took a nosedive toward the bottom of the Western Conference Standings. Despite finishing 23-59, they fared better than the Los Angeles Lakers, which finished 17-65 and had their chemistry blown...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns rally from 30-point deficit, beat Jazz on Goodwin's dunk

SALT LAKE CITY -- Archie Goodwin's dunk with 3.3 seconds left gave Phoenix its only lead of the night, and capped the Suns' rally from a 30-point first-half deficit. The teams shot a combined 106 free throws -- 53 apiece. The Suns were called for 40 fouls, the Jazz for 39. Utah started the game on a 46-16 run, but lost when Shelvin Mack's jumper bounced off the rim as time expired...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns will track high fives, taking analytics to new level

Deep analytics has become the norm around sports these days. Advanced stats are all the rage in baseball and are starting to take over sports like basketball, football and soccer as well. But there’s a difference between tracking, say, the shooting prowess of Steph Curry from 15 feet vs. 17 feet out from the hoop, and what the Phoenix Suns are about to do this season. That’s...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Pacific Division Preview: Phoenix Suns

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Moving to the West, we begin in the Pacific. Projected Conference Finish: 15th Best Move of Offseason: Hoodwinking the Kings into thinking the 8th pick was worth a cadre of lesser picks was a stroke of genius. Especially in an eight-player draft. Phoenix somehow walked away with two of the eight players that mattered...
Via The Sports Post
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns keeping stats on high-fives

The Suns may not be viewed as one of the upper-echelon teams in the NBA like the Warriors and Cavaliers. However, there is one specific area they are hoping to be among the best at -- team chemistry. Phoenix had just 23 wins a season ago. They obviously want to improve on that this season, and research done by UC Berkeley professor Dacher Keltner showed that teams which displayed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's Why the Phoenix Suns Are Tracking High-Fives This Season

With more sports-related technology coming out each year, teams are now tracking everything they can to help improve their athletes' success. This goes as far as tracking the analytics of how far, how much or even how fast athletes run during a game. But the Phoenix Suns are taking analytics to the next level for the 2016-2017 season by tracking high-fives. RELATED: Phoenix Suns...
Via Stack
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Booker leads Suns past Spurs in preseason opener

PHOENIX -- Devin Booker, coming off his All-Rookie season, scored 19 points Monday as the Suns beat the Spurs 91-86 at Talking Stick Resport Arena.No. 4 pick Dragan Bender missed all four shots and was scoreless in 24 minutes. Marquese Chriss, the eighth pick whose rights were acquired from Sacramento, scored 10 points.Kawhi Leonard started and scored 17 points in 20 minutes for...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Phoenix Suns Guard Devin Booker Drain 19 Straight 3-Pointers in 60 Seconds

In his one year at the University of Kentucky, Devin Booker was a 3-point marksman, knocking down 41 percent of his shots from behind the arc as he helped the Wildcats advance to the Final Four in 2015. As a rookie with the Phoenix Suns last season, Booker saw his 3-point accuracy drop severely, bottoming out at 34 percent as the Suns struggled through a year of inexperience and...
Via Stack
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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