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The Phoenix Suns Should Pursue Terrence Jones

In the middle of a youth movement, what better opportunity to more fully dedicate themselves to such a plan than signing a 25-year old power forward with the potential to be a solid role player for the foreseeable future? Following the acquisition of DeMarcus Cousins, the New Orleans Pelicans had to make a decision regarding […] The Phoenix Suns Should Pursue Terrence Jones - Valley...
Via Valley of the Suns
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Not Meek, Greek Freak Beats Young Suns

For the second consecutive game the Phoenix Suns had an opportunity to take the lead late by way of free throws – and could not convert. With 30.0 seconds remaining in the fourth and down one, Marquese Chriss was fouled by Tony Snell sending him to the line with a chance to take the lead. […] Not Meek, Greek Freak Beats Young Suns - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A...
Via Valley of the Suns
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Suns Squared: Defensive Lineups

After covering the best offensive lineups last week. This week I’m going to break down the Phoenix Suns’ best and worst defensive lineups. As as I did with the offensive lineups, to break down the defensive units, I looked at lineups that have played in a minimum of 10 games and at least 5 minutes […] Suns Squared: Defensive Lineups - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns...
Via Valley of the Suns
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Debut episode of the Solar Panel: A Suns Podcast

Greg Esposito, Tim Tompkins and Dave King bring you a podcast dedicated to the Phoenix Suns! Hey there Suns fans! Greg Esposito (@Espo), Tim Tompkins (@RadioTimNBA) & Dave King (@DaveKingNBA) break down the Phoenix Suns trade deadline. The loss of P.J. Tucker The role of Ronnie Price The Suns MVP of the week Tankathon
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
1 day ago

Miss last night’s Suns game? Watch some highlights: Book, Sauce, Quese, others

Watch full game highlights, plus individual packages of Devin Booker, Marquese Chriss and Alan Williams For those of you who missed the Suns game on Friday night, you missed all the kids playing well at the same time. The Suns had a late 11-point lead but then Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler stepped up to lead the Bulls to victory. Here are some highlights. Devin Booker’s 27 points...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
1 day ago

Suns waive Scott, Sullinger; sign Price for rest of '17

CHICAGO -- The Phoenix Suns waived forward Mike Scott and center/forward Jared Sullinger on Friday, a day after acquiring them in trades. The Suns also signed guard Ronnie Price for the rest of the season. In his third tenure with the team, the 33-year-old Price has made two appearances since signing the first of two 10-day contracts Jan. 27. On Thursday at the trade deadline, Phoenix...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns waive Mike Scott, Jared Sullinger; sign Ronnie Price

CHICAGO (AP) The Phoenix Suns waived forward Mike Scott and center/forward Jared Sullinger on Friday, a day after acquiring them in trades. The Suns also signed guard Ronnie Price for the rest of the season. In his third tenure with the team, the 33-year-old Price has made two appearances since signing the first of two 10-day contracts Jan. 27. On Thursday at the trade deadline...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns send Tucker to Toronto, get Scott from Hawks

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns pulled off a pair of trades just before the NBA deadline Thursday. The Suns traded forward P.J. Tucker to Toronto for forward Jared Sullinger and a pair of second-round draft picks (2017 and '18) and acquired power forward Mike Scott, the rights to Turkish guard Cenk Akyol and cash considerations from Atlanta for the top-55 protected 2017 second-round...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

P.J. Tucker was reportedly acquired by Raptors with LeBron James in mind

Did the Toronto Raptors make a trade deadline deal to get a player who will ultimately be tasked with agitating LeBron James? It sounds like the answer is yes.ESPN’s Marc Stein said Thursday that the Raptors’ addition of forward P.J. Tucker from Phoenix had to do with James, who may end up facing Toronto again in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Tucker is a tough, strong, defensive...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raptors trade Jared Sullinger, two future picks to Suns for P.J. Tucker

The Toronto Raptors have reportedly dealt Jared Sullinger and two future second-round picks to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for P.J. Tucker. Trading for Tucker is a smart move to upgrade Toronto’s bench. He’s averaging seven points and six rebounds per game, playing 28.5 minutes per contest. The 31-year-old small forward is also a free agent next year, so this could be a one...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Grading the Derrick Jones Jr. dunks

Welcome to the spotlight, Derrick Jones Jr. The undrafted rookie from UNLV had played in just seven games and 20 minutes of NBA action for the Phoenix Suns heading into the All-Star break, but he still got the nod to show off his skills in the NBA Dunk Contest on Saturday. The NBA broadcasters constantly labeled him as a dark horse in what was supposed to be a redemption show for...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Booker throws near-full-court alley-oop to Karl-Anthony Towns (VIDEO)

NBA fans got a taste of what Devin Booker and Karl-Anthony Towns playing on the same team would look like in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night, and after watching it, I really want the Wolves to trade for the Suns guard. Booker casually threw this sick alley-oop which traveled 3/4 of the length of the court, hitting KAT perfectly in stride. And Towns, of course, finished...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Phoenix Suns better than the Los Angeles Lakers?

At the beginning of the season, there was little doubt that the Los Angeles Lakers seemed farther in their rebuilding process than the Phoenix Suns. LA had the second pick of the last two drafts and used them on D’Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram. With Kobe Bryant retired, the Lakers were ready to create a new identity. Phoenix, meanwhile, had more questions with their roster...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Second-year NBA stars who can salvage the season

Anyone who follows sports knows all about the sophomore slump, but not all second-year players take a step fact. In fact, year two is often a stepping stone toward NBA stardom.Welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable, where we look at some of last season's rookies to see how they're doing in their sophomore campaigns. So:Which second-year players will stand out in the second half...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

After 2nd ACL tear, how does Jabari Parker come back?

Jabari Parker is 21 years old.Wednesday night was supposed to be a special night for the Milwaukee Bucks. Unfortunately, that’s all we’re going to say about it. This isn’t going to be about their playoff chances. Or even about their future, immediate or otherwise.No, we’re just here to talk about Jabari Parker. We’re here to talk about the fact that he’s now torn the...
Via The Sports Post
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Seth Curry, Yogi Ferrell has the Mavericks thinking playoffs

This season started off rough for the Dallas Mavericks. They had a record of 4-17 through the first 21 games and were without their superstar forward Dirk Nowitzki, who was battling a strained Achilles. Without Nowitzki, free agent acquisition Harrison Barnes had to step up in his place. Barnes admirably held his own, averaging 20.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 36.5...
Via Crossover Chronicles
20 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan and Aaron Gordon highlight 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest field

With two-time defending NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion Zach LaVine sitting out this year’s edition, many are wondering who will fill the void in his absence? The field this year does have the Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon — who was the runner up last-year with his amazing dunk over the Magic’s mascot — and the Los Angeles Clippers DeAndre Jordan, who offers the event a little...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

What are the best expansion markets for the NBA?

Recent reports suggest that the NBA is ready to expand to the 32-team model used by the NFL. One slot is a given: Seattle is, at some point or another, going to get a team. They have an ownership group and stadium financing plan in place. They have the 14th biggest television market in the country and an established fan base. There is simply not a good reason to exclude Seattle beyond...
Via The Sports Post
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings, Suns discussed DeMarcus Cousins trade

We can surely expect rumors surrounding a potentail DeMarcus Cousins trade to heat up between now and the trade deadline in late February.While Cousins has reportedly shown an interest in signing a long-term deal with the Sacramento Kings, the relationship between the two sides have been strained for some time. It’s led to multiple rumors about potential trades in the past.Now...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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