Morning Sunshine: Phoenix Suns news from around the web (January 30)
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: Plumlee left of the Sophomores “Rising Stars” roster-
“Even though Suns guard Goran Dragic needed to wait until Thursday to find out whether he was picked as an All-Star reserve, the Suns figured they already had one player bound for All-Star weekend. To his teammates’ and coaches’ surprise, Suns center Miles Plumlee was not chosen as one of nine “sophomores” for the Rising Stars Challenge. “Worst snub,” teammate Gerald Green said. “There’s no way he’s not supposed to be there. That’s crazy.”
Rant Sports: Dragic hurts his elbow as Suns down Bucks-
“However, Dragic only played 24 minutes due to a hard fall where he injured his elbow. The guard was sidelined as time expired with his elbow wrapped and even left the floor before the game’s conclusion. X-rays on Dragic’s elbow came back negative, but reports from the locker room said that it was quite swollen and the Suns guard was noticeably in pain.”
Valley of the Suns: Throwback Thursday, Frye’s buzzer-beater beats Pacers-
“Hanging on for their postseason lives, the Phoenix Suns began the day a game-and-a-half back of the Memphis Grizzlies for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference. Overall, February was a rather kind month to Steve Nash, Grant Hill and the rest of the Suns’ squad. Heading into its non-conference clash with the Indiana Pacers, Phoenix had won two in a row and seven of its first 10 games to begin the month.”