Mar 30, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) reacts in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. The Lakers defeated the Suns 115-99. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Sunshine: Phoenix Suns News (March 31)


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 posted for you 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.

“Remember when you were a kid and the worst possible thing your mother could say to you was “I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed.” Well for me personally that doubles as my emotion from last night.  Our plucky band of underdogs have been so impressive, so fun, and so engaged all season that seeing them collapse against a terrible team at the most inopportune time was just one enormous disappointment.”
“The Phoenix Suns have been on an improbable mission to silence doubters by earning a Western Conference postseason berth. The upstart Suns have been able to compete with anyone and everyone throughout the regular season, but their efforts will fall by the wayside if they’re forced to watch playoff games from home.”
“There have also been teams that got a head start on their tanking competitors, like this season’s Phoenix Suns…For good reason, they were projected by pretty well every person who follows basketball to replicate last year’s dumpster fire…But somehow, they’ve not only managed to exceed everyone’s expectations, but also work their way into the crowded Western Conference playoff race with a few high draft picks stashed away in their pockets. It’s not that the Suns weren’t tanking, because they were, but the way they did it is what separated themselves from others. They sold off assets for draft picks, brought in young, talented players and put themselves in a position where they could jump the gun on the rebuilding process sometime in the near future. Nobody expected their future to look this rosy this soon, though.”

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