Morning Sunshine: Phoenix Suns news from around the web (January 25)
This is our daily feature here at SunNGun where we scavenge the internet for recent stories related to the Suns organization and relay them to you, so we are the one-stop-shopping for all things Phoenix Suns. We’ll have it for you everyday, hopefully in the morning. The links to these full articles are below, take a look at the entire stories, the writers at all the other blogs are good and have some interesting information and perspective, but come back here for our take and full coverage of the team.
The Arizona Republic: Gortat remembers stint in Phoenix fondly-
“When it came time to return to Phoenix for training camp last fall, Marcin Gortat rented a home in the Valley. Gortat figured he would not be with the Suns much longer and even sounded like a trading block advocate. Five days before the season opener, he was sent to Washington with Shannon Brown, Kendall Marshall and Malcolm Lee (all of whom were subsequently waived) for a top-12 first-round pick in this year’s draft and Emeka Okafor, who likely will not join the Suns this season due to a neck injury.”
Rant Sports: Suns have done all they can to justify Gortat trade-
For the first time since they made a five-player trade on Oct. 25, 2013, the Washington Wizards and Phoenix Suns met Friday night, and the Suns did all they could to prove that the deal has fallen in their favor. While Phoenix ultimately fell 101-95 to the Wizards, they were able to sufficiently show that first-year general manager Ryan McDonough made a good move by clearing up roster space and moving center Marcin Gortat.
Bright Side of the Sun: who should be the player of the week-
“This was a good week overall for the Suns, going 2-1 and beating the team with the best record in the league in a blowout on national TV. Although the week ended on a disappointing loss to a team they should have beaten, there were still plenty of positives, and a lot of players who stood out. Who deserves to be named the player of the week?”