Preview: Phoenix Suns (20-13) at Minnesota Timberwolves (17-17)

January 8th, 2014 · 14 Comments

Time: 7:30 p.m. MST TV: ESPN The Phoenix Suns have more than earned the chance for some primetime TV billing, however, Wednesday’s season debut on ESPN, at least on paper, couldn’t come at a more inopportune time. Phoenix comes into its second game of a back-to-back and second game of a five-game road trip against […]

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Tags: Leandro Barbosa · Minnesota Timberwolves · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

Phoenix Suns 117, Los Angeles Lakers 90 — Beat(down) LA

December 23rd, 2013 · 43 Comments

PHOENIX — Things have changed since Mike D’Antoni left Phoenix after the 2007-08 season, but the former Suns coach knew that offense still reigned supreme inside US Airways Center. Asked whether Monday night’s contest between Pacific Division foes would be a shootout, D’Antoni, now in his first full season with the Lakers, didn’t hesitate to […]

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Tags: Los Angeles Lakers · Mike D'Antoni · Miles Plumlee · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

Suns unexpectedly find their center of the future in Miles Plumlee

December 23rd, 2013 · 25 Comments

PHOENIX — In his first summer as the general manager of the Phoenix Suns, Ryan McDonough set his sights on finding the franchise’s center of the future. But for all his wheeling and dealing and a top draft pick to boot, the answer as it turns out came in a secondary move not the one […]

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Tags: Gerald Green · Goran Dragic · Jeff Hornacek · Miles Plumlee · Phoenix Suns

Preview: Sacramento Kings (6-14) at Phoenix Suns (12-9)

December 13th, 2013 · 10 Comments

Time: 7 p.m. MST TV: FSA The Phoenix Suns put an end to their five-game road losing streak against the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday night with a 114-106 victory at the Staples Center, and they’ll look to continue their skid-snapping ways Friday night when the Sacramento Kings come to town. Oddly enough, the Kings have […]

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Tags: Eric Bledsoe · Marcus Morris · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview · Sacramento Kings

Con: Why the Suns shouldn’t trade Channing Frye

December 9th, 2013 · 25 Comments

Since the moment he stepped foot in Phoenix, Suns general manager Ryan McDonough has focused on two areas when it comes to personnel: asset acquisition and cap flexibility. As Michael Schwartz thoughtfully pointed out in his article on Sunday that focus shouldn’t change. The Suns are off to a surprising 11-9 start but the goal […]

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Tags: Channing Frye · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Ryan McDonough

Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker proving he’s no longer a one-trick pony

December 6th, 2013 · 25 Comments

PHOENIX — The question made him cringe almost as soon as it was asked. Minutes after scoring 18 points for a second consecutive contest in the Phoenix Suns’ 106-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors Friday night, small forward P.J. Tucker was forced to talk about of all things: his offense. “I’m still an all-defensive player,” […]

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Tags: Jeff Hornacek · P.J. Tucker · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis