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The Phoenix Suns’ Lon Babby Era: Never Had a Chance Under Sarver

The Lon Babby Era in Phoenix Suns history has ended. In all, his tenure appears to be a failure. Lon Babby was President of Basketball Operations from 2010-2015, and spent the 2015-16 season as a part-time senior advisor. If you watched the on court product over the past 6 seasons, you probably are questioning why I say ‘appears’ to […] The Phoenix Suns’ Lon Babby Era...
Via Valley of the Suns
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Big Devil King Zhou Qi: Draft and Stash or Bust For Phoenix Suns in 2016 NBA Draft?

Zhou Qi not only has the best wingspan of any player in the 2016 NBA Draft, he also has the best nickname. Qi is nicknamed “The Big Devil King” (occasionally cited as just “The Big Devil”), and his 7′ 1.25″ frame (without shoes) with a 7′ 7.75″ wingspan help explain the nickname. Draft Express currently has […] Big Devil King Zhou Qi: Draft and Stash or Bust For...
Via Valley of the Suns
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns coach Earl Watson reportedly lowest paid new coach

The Phoenix Suns may seem like a whirling dervish when it comes to roster handling, but the way the franchise handles front office and coaching personnel is as predictable as sunshine in the desert. Under managing partner Robert Sarver's guidance, the Suns have repeatedly hired inexperienced or under-experienced staff, which just happens to make it easy to pay them among the lowest...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
1 day ago

Six NBA Draft prospects in Phoenix for workouts on Friday

Whose name will get called in June? Here's some names for you to evaluate and inevitably compare against Archie Goodwin. The next crop of @NBADraft prospects is in PHX for workouts today: pic.twitter.com/SemmAmiuta — Phoenix Suns (@Suns) May 20, 2016 Who do you like?
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
2 days ago

Phoenix Suns Devin Booker can look at history to see that All-Rookie doesn't mean All-Time Great

Does being named to the All-Rookie team in the NBA mean you are a great player? Or that you got lots of minutes on a bad team? Yes and yes. Let's look at the past several years of rookies. When the Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker - the youngest player in the NBA for the past 11 months - was named a First-Team All-Rookie, garnering the 3rd-most votes, he was the first Suns player named...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
2 days ago

Report: Knicks finalizing deal to make Jeff Hornacek next coach

Phil Jackson has found his man. Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck is reporting that the New York Knicks have hired Jeff Hornacek to be their next head coach. Breaking: Knicks will hire Jeff Hornacek as head coach, per NBA source. — Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) May 18, 2016 Hornacek previously coached the Phoenix Suns for just short of three seasons, amassing a 101-112 record...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Booker Took Huge Suns Fan Jenna to NYC

Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns brought a good luck charm to last night’s  NBA Lottery in the form of 16-year-old super fan Jenna Warren. Who travelled with the Suns rookie guard to NYC and took in the sights and sounds before Phoenix bagged the 4th and 12th pick. Watch their awesome adventure below. The post Devin Booker Took Huge Suns Fan Jenna to NYC appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Devin and Jenna in New York City

Suns guard Devin Booker brought a guest with him to New York City for the 2016 NBA Draft Lottery.
Via YouTube
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Quiet Night For Bogdan Bogdanovic In Championship Defeat

Bogdan Bogdanovic has started to earn a reputation as a clutch player, but his performance in the Euroleague Championship did not reflect that status. Bogdan had a very limited impact on the game, as his Fenerbahce Istanbul club lost 101-96 in overtime to CSKA Moscow. Fenerbahce almost pulled off an amazing comeback, as they trailed […] Quiet Night For Bogdan Bogdanovic In Championship...
Via Valley of the Suns
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Joerger to Sacramento: The Phoenix Suns can’t be happy

Dave Joerger is now the head coach of the Sacramento Kings, which leaves Phoenix Suns fans in a state of clinical depression on Monday afternoon. Joerger essentially fired himself from the head coaching spot in Memphis, and as soon as he left the Grizzlies, he and the Kings rushed to the altar to get married. We discussed the fit in Sacramento on Sunday, but regardless of whether...
Via Crossover Chronicles
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Videos: Kentucky Great Devin Booker Invites Young Fan With Down Syndrome To Represent Suns At Draft Lottery

Former Kentucky wing Devin Booker had a very nice rookie season for the Phoenix Suns, averaging 13.8 points per game. During his first pro year, he developed a bond with diehard Suns fan Jenna Warren, a 16-year old girl with down syndrome. Now, the two will be representing the Suns in New York on May 17 at the NBA Draft Lottery. Booker was chosen to represent the franchise, so he...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns C Alex Len's height helped save his friend from drowning

There are times when it comes in handy to have a friend who is a 7-foot-1 basketball player. Phoenix Suns center Alex Len used his height and his strength as a swimmer to rescue his friend, Jay Johnson, when Johnson nearly drowned on a trip to the Dominican Republic last month.According to a story from The Arizona Republic, Len, Johnson and a few friends hit the beach in the Dominican...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns G Devin Booker delights a huge fan with a surprise trip

Devin Booker will represent the Phoenix Suns at the NBA Draft lottery on May 17, and he will bring a very special guest with him to the event in New York City.Booker reached out to one of his biggest fans, Jenna, and asked via an Instagram video if she would like to accompany him to New York.Less than an hour later, Jenna posted her own video to Instagram to accept Booker's invitation...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Ex-Kentucky G Devin Booker Back In Lexington Working Out Monday

Fresh off an impressive rookie campaign with the Phoenix Suns, Devin Booker was back in familiar territory on Monday. The sharpshooting guard returned to Lexington, and even got a workout in while he was in town with Kentucky associate head coach Kenny Payne. Just got that REAL work in with the man himself… KENNY PAYNE pic.twitter.com/NKK6m4WQwY — Devin Booker (@DevinBook) May...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Elementary? Not quite, but Watson could work out well for the Suns

Earl Watson isn’t a splashy hire for the Phoenix Suns. He will coach his first NBA game at the age of 37. He’s been an assistant coach for only two years since his playing career ended, and only one of those was spent in the NBA Jason Kidd showed that a relatively quick transition from playing to coaching can work, but for every Kidd, there’s a Derek Fisher (and then some)...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Suns to name Earl Watson permanent head coach

Bless the Phoenix Suns for allowing Earl Watson to shed his interim cocoon and blossom into the majestic full-time coaching butterfly he is inside. According to a report by Jude LaCava of FOX10Phoenix.com on Tuesday, the Suns are set to remove the interim tag from Watson and name him their permanent head coach. Sources inside the Suns inform me that the interim tag will be removed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

REPORT: Earl Watson named full-time Phoenix Suns head coach

Normally going 9-24 in a 33-game tryout as a head coach doesn’t bode well for one’s future. However, according to a report from Jude LaCava of Fox 10 (Phoenix), former Phoenix Suns interim head coach Earl Watson is going to get the full-time gig. Sources inside the Suns inform me that the interim tag will be removed and Earl Watson will be the next head coach of the Suns #nba...
Via The Comeback
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Seth Curry reminds us he can ball too

There was a time a while ago when Seth Curry was the more famous of the two Curry brothers, at least in Durham, N.C. That time surely has passed as the older Curry has taken over the mantle as the most popular member of this ultra-talented family. Though, it now appears that Seth is prepared to make Stephen work to retain this belt. Seeing increased playing time for the Sacramento...
Via Sportsnaut
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

April Autopsy: Phoenix Suns

What’s the most productive thing the Phoenix Suns did this past season? One could make a strong case that shipping Markieff Morris to Washington and getting so much in return — including what will become a lottery pick to stack on top of a likely top-five selection — is the best answer. General manager Ryan McDonough pulled off that deal. He brought in Devin Booker, arguably...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Suns reportedly targeting Jay Wright for head coaching job

The Phoenix Suns apparently want to tip into the college ranks for their next head coach and are reportedly eyeing the newly minted national champion. Villanova head coach Jay Wright is reportedly the Suns’ No. 1 choice to fill their head coaching vacancy. It makes sense for the Suns to go after a big-name coach like Wright, but it’s really difficult to see him leaving. He’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Brandon Knight done for the year with sports hernia

Good Knight, sweet prince. As the cherry on top of the injury bloodbath that has been the 2015-16 Phoenix Suns season, guard Brandon Knight is out for the remainder of the year with a sports hernia, according to a report by Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic on Sunday. Knight is said to be going in for a second opinion later this week, after which a determination on possible surgery...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wizards' Markieff Morris gets pranked hard

The spirit of April Fools’ day was in full swing Friday, especially when the date just so happened to include Markieff Morris’ first showdown against his former team, the Phoenix Suns. For those out of the loop, Morris spent the first four years and change of his career with the Suns, only to go through a very public, nasty split with the team. He demanded a trade, wasn’t...
Via The Sports Daily
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss
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