Mar 17, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson (7) drives against Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker (17) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Mornīng Sunshine: Phoenix Suns News (March 18)


This is our daily feature here at SunNGun where we scavenge the internet for recent stories related to the Phoenix 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 in the title, 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.

Sports Illustrated: (VIDEO)- Suns Gerald Green finishes double-clutch dunk over Nets’ Mason Plumlee

“Gerald Green threw down a scintillating double-clutch dunk over Mason Plumlee during Phoenix’s 108-95 road loss to Brooklyn on Monday. Achieving the spectacular is a regular occurrence for Green — who boasts a ridiculous vertical leap and plenty of Slam Dunk Contest experience — but this was special even by his high standards.”

NBC Sports: Suns struggling to stay in postseason picture after recent, disappointing slide

“No matter how the Phoenix Suns finish the 2013-14 season, the year will be considered an overachievement by every metric possible. But after spending so much of the season as one of the league’s feel-good stories, firmly entrenched in the Western Conference playoff picture for most of it, falling out of postseason contention and finishing in the lottery as many predicted would be supremely disappointing.”

 Hardwood Paroxysm: Sunny Days Ahead in Phoenix, Playoffs or No Playoffs

“There’s a conceit, when it comes to the NBA, that the worst place to fall in the standings is right around the 8th seed. The best-case scenario, so the thinking goes, is either a first round exit or a 5-in-1000 shot at the number one pick in the draft lottery, depending on how you look at it, and neither is terribly attractive.”

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