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Suns Draft Memory Lane: 1986 – Made Your Bedford, Now Lie In It

PHOENIX – 1989: Jeff Hornacek #14 of the Phoenix Suns looks on during a 1989 season NBA game at Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)   They say you can’t know the future if you don’t know the past.  Or something.  And who exactly “they” are I can’t tell you.  But I needed an intro to this feature, and that’s...
Via A Dry Heat
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alvin Gentry must worry about backcourt, not Anthony Davis

Some coaching hires are met with waves of acclaim and very little opposition. Some hires involve relative unknowns, or if not that, people who lived so far under the radar that it’s hard to even form an opinion. Such was the case with Erik Spoelstra in Miami after the high-profile Pat Riley years (interrupted by Stan Van Gundy’s tenure). Many hires in this or any other professional...
Via Crossover Chronicles
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Alvin Gentry hired as new Pelicans head coach

Alvin Gentry has been hired by the New Orleans Pelicans as their new head coach, according to a report. ESPN’s Marc Stein says the two sides agreed to terms on a contract Saturday. Gentry is currently serving as an associate head coach of the Golden State Warriors and will not join the Pelicans until after...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

More Second Round talk for Hanlan

With the NBA Draft approaching, it appears Olivier Hanlan will be a second round pick. Even the Phoenix Suns -- who love combo guards and have a GM who has known Hanlan for years -- seem to view him as a second round talent.  Hanlan fits into Washington's needs, but they look like they will wait until the second round to move on him. Chad Ford also slots Hanlan in the second round.
Via Eagle in Atlanta
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Grading Their Season

Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Season summary After a 48 win campaign that shocked everyone who followed the NBA, the Phoenix Suns came into this season with high expectations. The results were unfortunately disappointing. Phoenix finished at 39-43, a distant 10th place in the Western Conference.  Bad luck, chemistry...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns Draft Memory Lane: 1985 – Pinckney’s the Pick

  They say you can’t know the future if you don’t know the past.  Or something.  And who exactly “they” are I can’t tell you.  But I needed an intro to this feature, and that’s the best I’m going to do. With the 2015 edition of the NBA Draft fast approaching, let’s take a look back at the Phoenix Suns draft history (lottery era only).  Maybe it’ll give us...
Via A Dry Heat
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Every Gerald Green slam dunk from the 2014-15 regular season

Although the Phoenix Suns didn’t make the playoffs this season, they were one of the more entertaining teams in the association. One of their notable players is high-flying dunk artist Gerald Green and for those of you who might have missed some of his regular season dunks, check out the below video: Gerald Green can fly, folks! *** Every Gerald Green Dunk [Dawkins] Green image...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns open to trading 2015 first-round pick

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports The Phoenix Suns have been stockpiling draft picks over the past few seasons, and currently hold the 13th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. According to a report from the Arizona Republic, the Suns are considering trading their 2015 first-round draft pick. It will be very interesting to see what ends up happening with the Suns this offseason...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

This summer could bring big changes for the Suns' front office

Two of the three main figureheads of the Phoenix Suns' front office/coaching staff are facing uncertain futures. President Lon Babby's contract expires at the end of June, while coach Jeff Hornacek has just one guaranteed remaining year on his. Will both be extended? Should they be? Dave King of Bright Side of the Sun has some thoughts. "Babby, now 64 years old, may be ready to...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Knight stays mum on his future with the Phoenix Suns

Brandon Knight went on XM radio last Thursday and talked about his upcoming free agency and playing with Eric Bledsoe (transcript from Bright Side Of The Sun). "'I enjoy playing with Eric because he's such a great talent, and he's not a selfish player,' he said. 'He's very, very unselfish. He's just trying to make the right play, trying to win.'"But just because Knight likes playing...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Post-Lottery Mock Draft: Who Should the Suns Select?

SUNS LOTTERY SPOT NUMBER THIRTEEN Now that the lottery has concluded, analysts and NBA executives have a better idea of which prospect will be selected where.  With that in mind, TopSportsReport decided to run an NBA Mock Draft today. Find out who Gavin Felix projects will join Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight as the newest member of the Phoenix Suns. NBA Mock Draft Link: http...
Via TopSportsReport
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: The Perfect Suns Offseason

(Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America) By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… The Phoenix Suns 2014-2015 season as, in a word, disappointing. That’s not to say it was bad. After utterly shocking the world by winning 48 games, dropping back to 39 wins was a sizable step back. The Suns were damaged by inconsistency and chemistry issue, culminating in a wild...
Via HoopStuff
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns 'put a premium' on player interviews at Draft Combine

The Phoenix Suns face a lot of uncertainty this offseason with their roster, but the scouting plan for the NBA Draft Combine is simple: talk to the prospects.The Suns seem to be concerned with character, and for good reason. Phoenix was near the top of the league in technical fouls last season, and the off-court issues with Marcus and Markieff Morris combined with another failure...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Keep Still or Make a Move?

(Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America) By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Suns are in some degree of trouble, and they need to make some changes. A big move, if it’s the right move, may be the answer for them. Their 2014-2015 season was as disappointing as their previous one was encouraging. That said they do have some assets. Eric Bledsoe may...
Via HoopStuff
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns Prospect Bogdanovic Wins Euro Award

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 26: Bogdan Bogdanovic of Serbia (R) shakes hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted with the #27 overall pick by the Phoenix Suns during the 2014 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 26, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) WIth the 27th pick in last June’s NBA Draft, the Suns selected Serbian...
Via A Dry Heat
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Shaq destroys Charles Barkley's custom-made dog bed (Video)

On Monday night's episode of Inside the NBA, Ernie Johnson presented two custom-made dog beds as a gift for co-host Charles Barkley and his two dogs, Mango and YooHoo. The beds were made by JG Interieurs and personalized with Chuck's Sixers and Suns colors. For some reason, Shaquille O'Neal didn't think the beds were real and felt the need to try out one of the beds himself, despite...
Via Holdout Sports
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Suns’ Markieff, Marcus Morris Indicted On Felony Aggravated Assault Charges

PHOENIX — A Maricopa County grand jury has indicted the Phoenix Suns’ Marcus and Markieff Morris on felony aggravated assault charges. Court documents released Tuesday show the twins are accused of joining three other men in beating a man on Jan. 24 at a Phoenix recreation center. The names of the other men are redacted in the documents. According to a Phoenix police report,...
Via NESN.com
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Morris twins charged with felony aggravated assault

The Morris twins have been charged with felony aggravated assault stemming from a Jan. 24 incident at a recreation center in Phoenix, Ariz. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports that Marcus and Markieff were formally charged on Tuesday. The Phoenix Suns forwards have been accused of assaulting a 36-year-old man after they left a basketball game with...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Police: NBA’s Morris Twins Assaulted Man For ‘Inappropriate’ Texts To Mom

Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris, both of the Phoenix Suns, are under investigation by police for their role in an alleged assault on an acquaintance, AZcentral reports. The Morris twins allegedly took part in committing felony aggravated assault on Erik Hood, a former mentor of the twins from Philadelphia, for sending “inappropriate” text messages...
Via NESN.com
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Suns' Morris twins accused of assaulting man who texted mom

Twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris have been accused of assaulting a man over a series of text messages that were allegedly sent to their mother. We first heard about the incident in January, but details have just now emerged. The Morris brothers, both 25, have denied the allegations. According to Matthew Casey of The...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Clippers’ Eric Bledsoe Ejected After Getting Call In His Favor (Video)

A weird thing happened Tuesday night in Atlanta. Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe was ejected midway through the third quarter against the Hawks after arguing with a referee. That’s nothing unusual, really, but it’s the nature of the play that was a bit bizarre. Bledsoe’s’ tantrum actually came after the Hawks were whistled for a foul as he attempted to carry the ball up the...
Via NESN.com
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

What's next for the Phoenix Suns?

The Phoenix Suns are, for all intents and purposes, out of the Western Conference playoff race. A four-game losing streak has them 4.5 games behind Oklahoma City for the eighth seed, and two games behind ninth-place New Orleans. While the season has been more good than bad for the Suns, it’s still a disappointing result for a team that felt cheated out of a playoff spot last year...
Via Sportsnaut
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Suns built for the present as well as the future?

Even for the NBA’s most successful teams of today, it’s hard to also be well positioned for success in years down the line. The Dallas Mavericks and the San Antonio Spurs are facing the impending retirements of Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan. Things could change pretty quickly with the storybook Atlanta Hawks, as two-fifths of their unstoppable starting lineup—Paul Millsap...
Via The Sports Post
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Whiteside, Len ejected after getting into wrestling match

It’s always entertaining when two NBA big men battle it out on the court. Monday night’s game between the Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns featured exactly that, when Hassan Whiteside and Alex Len got into a scuffle. It all started when Whiteside dunked all over Len in the third quarter of the game. The Suns center wasn’t happy about it, so he shoved his counterpart. Whiteside...
Via The Sports Daily
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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