Even with the core’s chemistry, stagnation won’t stall Suns

April 19th, 2014 · 12 Comments

PHOENIX — From Day 1, Suns general manager Ryan McDonough has been open about his plan. Draft picks will help promote growth from within, yet he’ll pull the trigger on bringing in a veteran star if the pieces fit. While the Suns’ chemistry this year made it hard to imagine the front office reshuffling the […]

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NBA free agency: Eric Bledsoe’s lips are sealed

April 17th, 2014 · 23 Comments

PHOENIX — As the Suns trickled out of the U.S. Airways Center on Thursday with bags full of whatever was left in their lockers, the same themes popped up. Jeff Hornacek should be coach of the year. The season was a success in one way and disappointing in another. Individually, nearly every player on Phoenix’s […]

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Phoenix Suns 104, Sacramento Kings 99 — A good win to close

April 16th, 2014 · 48 Comments

Disappointment lingered heading into the Phoenix Suns’ last game of the season, but Archie Goodwin made the smiles from the bench reappear one last time. Jeff Hornacek’s team beat the Sacramento Kings 104-99 to finish the year with a 48-34 record, locking this Phoenix team in as one of the best non-playoff teams in NBA […]

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Goran Dragic joins Hornacek, Petrovic on exclusive list

April 16th, 2014 · 26 Comments

PHOENIX — Goran Dragic has received quite a bit of attention this season. The battered point guard will sit out the Suns’ final game on Wednesday against the Sacramento Kings, according to Paul Coro, meaning his 2013-14 season ends with averages of 20.3 points, 5.9 assists and 1.4 steals per game on 50.5 percent field […]

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Suns gain league-wide respect

April 15th, 2014 · 6 Comments

PHOENIX — Part of the growing up process for the Phoenix Suns was winning over fans after three lottery-bound seasons prior, the last of which was a historically bad year. Another part was learning something about themselves. “That we can play with anybody,” point guard Goran Dragic said without hesitation when asked what he learned […]

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Memphis Grizzlies 97, Phoenix Suns 91 — Solar eclipse

April 14th, 2014 · 47 Comments

PHOENIX – Jeff Hornacek answered his pregame questions as if the Suns would become one of the best teams in NBA history without a postseason berth. Contextually, he was answering a specific question, but the admission of his team not being in control of its own destiny made one thing clear. It already stung. “If […]

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