Entries from October 2013

Eric Bledsoe, Suns see NBA extension deadline pass

October 31st, 2013 · 60 Comments

The Suns and Eric Bledsoe failed to agree on a contract extension by midnight Eastern Time on Halloween, meaning the Phoenix guard will become a restricted free agent after the 2013-14 season. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Suns and Bledsoe were far apart in their negotiations in the final hours leading into the deadline. […]

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Miles Plumlee makes a statement with smart play

October 31st, 2013 · 19 Comments

PHOENIX — It’s not hard to link the Marcin Gortat trade with Washington to the premise that Miles Plumlee was more than a throw-in to the trade that involved the Suns shipping Luis Scola out to Indiana. Forgive the comparisons, but here they are. On Wednesday, Gortat came off the bench in his Wizards’ debut […]

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Goran Dragic finds ease with help from teammates

October 30th, 2013 · 12 Comments

PHOENIX — The prettiest box score in the Phoenix Suns’ 104-91 win against the Portland Trail Blazers on opening night belonged to Goran Dragic. To no fault of his own, the storylines on Wednesday made it feel as if Eric Bledsoe, Miles Plumlee and maybe even P.J. Tucker had the best three individual performances. Yet […]

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Phoenix Suns 104, Portland Trail Blazers 91 – The right-wrong way

October 30th, 2013 · 35 Comments

PHOENIX — Jeff Hornacek, Ryan McDonough and Suns owner Robert Sarver met with their team following the Marcin Gortat trade to deliver one message. No matter the rumblings coming out of media outlets everywhere, Phoenix isn’t tanking – so they say. The product on the court in the season opener against the Portland Trail Blazers […]

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Preview: Portland Trail Blazers (0-0) at Phoenix Suns (0-0)

October 30th, 2013 · 21 Comments

Time: 7:00 pm MST TV: FSAZ After an offseason of wheeling and dealing the new look Phoenix Suns are ready to start their season. Many of last year’s biggest contributors are gone, but in the wake of those departures, the Suns have filled the roster with high-upside youth. These young players are as excited for […]

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Phoenix Suns 2013-14 preview: The building begins

October 29th, 2013 · 34 Comments

Toeing the line between contending in the playoffs and making them is a questionable enough position to be in. The space between a lower-seeded playoff squad and a team, as it’s been known around here, “treading the wheel of mediocrity” is likewise thin. The next-lowest spectrum is where the Phoenix Suns were last season. Phoenix […]

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