Entries from August 2013

Making the case for youth development

August 24th, 2013 · 12 Comments

Editor’s Note: The following column is the first in a two-part series in which the VotS staff will debate the ideal course of action for the Suns’ upcoming season. Today, Ryan Weisert argues that the Suns must make the development of their young players their top priority right from the outset. Tomorrow, Dave Dulberg will […]

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Tags: Alex Len · Archie Goodwin · Caron Butler · Eric Bledsoe · Marcin Gortat · Phoenix Suns

Supernova Series: Chapman delivers ‘The Shot’ Part II

August 22nd, 2013 · 2 Comments

It’s fitting really that the two greatest shots in Phoenix Suns’ history came in playoff losses — not to mention playoff series losses, as well. The first was Gar Heard’s ‘Shot Heard ‘Round the World,’ a 20-foot turnaround jumper to beat the double-overtime buzzer in Game 5 of the 1976 NBA Finals at the Boston […]

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Supernova Series: Dragic goes big, Spurs go home

August 19th, 2013 · 8 Comments

Most Suns fans, especially those who have followed the team closely at any time since the mid-nineties, have a special hatred for the San Antonio Spurs. This hatred is not unwarranted. In the 15 seasons from 1996 to 2010, the Spurs eliminated the Suns from the playoffs six different times. In that span, San Antonio […]

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Tags: Goran Dragic · Phoenix Suns · San Antonio Spurs

Supernova Series: The single game of the ages

August 17th, 2013 · 6 Comments

With the unveiling of new Phoenix Suns uniforms came memories of the past. There have been big names involving franchise cornerstones Steve Nash and Charles Barkley, but role players like Bo Outlaw – remember that triple-double – have had their moments as well. In a mini-series we’ll call the Supernova Series, the Valley of the […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · San Antonio Spurs

New Suns jerseys: Who likes them and who doesn’t

August 16th, 2013 · 29 Comments

Forget any amateur design tips. The biggest sign of progress for the Phoenix Suns as they moved into a new era during Thursday night’s uniform unveiling was the presence of four newcomers and the most marketable player in the league signed as a 12th-man — P.J. Tucker. But of all the old and interesting enough […]

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Photo gallery: Phoenix Suns unveil new jerseys

August 15th, 2013 · 42 Comments

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — After months of anticipation, the Phoenix Suns unveiled their new uniforms tonight in Scottsdale’s Fashion Square Mall. As you can see from the accompanying photos, the Suns will wear a white home jersey with orange lettering, a purple road jersey and a sleeved all-orange alternative jersey. Oddly enough, of the five current […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News