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McDonough, Suns ready to "embrace the underdog role", unlikely to strike big in free agency

While the Suns very well could go all in next week in free agency, their current thinking is leaning toward a low-key approach like summer of 2013. When asked in several forums last week after the Suns drafted two more teenagers to add to All-Rookie teenager Devin Booker, General Manager Ryan McDonough hedged away from clear statements on the Suns' expectations regarding the playoffs...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
1 day ago

Suns Hire Ty Corbin As Assistant Coach

The Phoenix Suns have hired Ty Corbin as an assistant coach on the staff of Earl Watson. Corbin was an assistant coach of the Utah Jazz for several seasons before becoming head coach until 2014. Corbin then became an assistant coach and interim head coach with the Sacramento Kings. Watson was hired by the Suns on a permanent basis after replacing Jeff Hornacek midseason. Corbin was...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns Draft Grades According to the Internet

It feels good to be loved. Perhaps the best thing about the hangover from the NBA Draft is scouring through thousands of words about how teams are "graded" with their selections. (Yeah, like we should be able to tell how a team fares a few hours after one of the most random events in sports. A team's grade is basically the microcosm of how they accrued value in correspondence to...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
1 day ago

Phoenix Suns rookies Bender, Chriss, Ulis plan to play in Vegas Summer League

The Phoenix Suns will have more rookie talent on their Summer League roster than they've ever had, and will be joined at least partly by one of last year's best rookies in Devin Booker. Generally, there's no question the best rookies get their first NBA action for their new team in Summer League. We don't even have to ask whether Marquese Chriss or Tyler Ulis will don the Phoenix...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
1 day ago

Phoenix Suns accelerate rebuilding process with 2016 draft

PHOENIX (AP) Marquese Chriss wanted to play in Phoenix but figured his chance had passed when the Suns used the No. 4 overall pick of the NBA draft on Dragan Bender. Chriss' agent told him the next few teams would likely be taking guards, so the athletic forward turned his focus toward Sacramento. He grew up just north of the California capitol in Pleasant Grove, so his sister...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cousins: draft night tweet about ‘a hot sculpting class’

If only DeMarcus Cousins was as good at lying as he is in the low post. After creating a small stir by seemingly express displeasure with the Kings’ moves on draft night with a conveniently-timed subtweet, Cousins tried his best to set the record straight on Friday, albeit jestingly so. The All-Star center told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated that the tweet had nothing to do...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fantastic Fours

During the 2016 NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns grabbed a pair of power forwards capable of delivering from downtown.
Via YouTube
4 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins seems frustrated by Kings’ draft pick

The Sacramento Kings had a busy first round of the 2016 NBA Draft, but did they have a good one? DeMarcus Cousins does not seem to think so. Lord give me the strength — DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) June 24, 2016 This is a real problem. The Kings’ 2015-16 season wasn’t exactly harmonious. Getting rid of George Karl seemed to be a step towards appeasing the superstar...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns draft Marquese Chriss via Sacramento

Phoenix trades up to #8 and gets their man Marquese Chriss; how does he fit with the Suns?   The Player: Marquese Chriss has a limitless ceiling…and a bottomless floor. He could be the next Amare Stoudemire, or the next Tyrus Thomas. He can hit shots from outside, defend on the perimeter, and offers elite athleticism. But his rebounding was worse than many point guards in this...
Via The Lottery Mafia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns address their front court, take Dragan Bender with fourth pick

The Phoenix Suns addressed their frontcourt Thursday, taking center Dragan Bender with the fourth-overall pick in the NBA Draft.Bender, who played for Maccabi Tel Aviv last season, reminds some of Knicks' budding star Kristaps Porzingis, as both big men can stretch the floor and are explosive in space. But there are questions about whether Bender has the desire to be great, which...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns get young Croatian forward Dragan Bender with 1st pick

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns went international with their first pick in the draft, choosing Croatian forward Dragan Bender with the No. 4 selection overall. The 7-foot-1 ''stretch'' forward is just 18 years old, weighs 220 pounds and is expected to need some time to mature and beef up. But he is an athletic, agile sharpshooter who would fill a position of need for Phoenix....
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns select Dragan Bender with the fourth pick of the 2016 NBA Draft

Ben Simmons went first overall to the 76ers, Brandon Ingram went second to the LA Lakers and Jaylen Brown was chosen third by the Boston Celtics. With the fourth pick of the 2016 NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns then selected…… Dragan Bender. Bender is an 18 year old from Croatia. Bender is a 6’11” forward who will need to be molded. He has agility and can shoot the ball but will...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Phoenix Go Fishing at No. 13?

When the draft goes live in just a few hours, some teams will have no picks and others will have more than they know what to do with. The Phoenix Suns are more likely to fall into the latter category as owners of three first-round picks and too many options. The current roster situation for Phoenix isn’t too bad, but it isn’t too good either. The Suns are stuck in the hyper...
Via The Lottery Mafia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenneth Faried vs Gordon Hayward: Phoenix Suns Pursuing the Wrong One

Between the upcoming NBA Draft and the start of free agency, the Phoenix Suns must address their forward position. Currently they have T.J. Warren and P.J. Tucker coming back at small forward and Alan Williams at power forward. There is talent there, but not nearly enough. The sharp shooting duo of power forwards, Jon Leuer […] Kenneth Faried vs Gordon Hayward: Phoenix Suns Pursuing...
Via Valley of the Suns
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan McDonough’s Moment of Truth

Suns GM Ryan McDonough is at work. I’m confident, no matter how late it is, he is awake, plotting, and planning. This is the time of year where an NBA GM earns their paycheck… or loses their job. Between the NBA Draft Thursday night, and the start of Free Agency July 1st, the NBA landscape […] Ryan McDonough’s Moment of Truth - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A...
Via Valley of the Suns
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phoenix Suns shopping Eric Bledsoe

The Phoenix Suns could be poised to make significant changes in the coming weeks. According to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News, Eric Bledsoe is “firmly on the trading block,” with the Suns in search of frontcourt help. They may replace Bledsoe with Providence’s Kris Dunn, whom they are reportedly eyeing with the No. 4 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Bledsoe signed a big...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sydel Curry calls out Skip Bayless for disrespecting brother Seth

Sydel Curry did not appreciate Skip Bayless disrespecting her brother, Seth, on Twitter during Game 7 Sunday, so she let him hear about it. Bayless, the eternal troll, said the referees were not treating Steph Curry like an MVP, but instead a reserve player like Seth. Sydel did not like hearing Skip prop up one of her brothers by disrespecting the other, and she responded perfectly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What Would It Cost Phoenix Suns to Keep All 3 First Round Picks?

The Phoenix Suns enter the NBA draft with three first round picks, as well as the 34th overall pick (4th pick of the second round). There are the obvious concerns over roster spots when you potentially add four draft picks. Given the depth in this draft, the Suns will need to consider it anyways. One […] What Would It Cost Phoenix Suns to Keep All 3 First Round Picks? - Valley...
Via Valley of the Suns
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Team Draft Needs: The Phoenix Suns

Welcome to SQ’s exclusive NBA Draft coverage of team needs leading up to the draft. Over the next three weeks we will be publishing thorough articles for every team drafting in the first round. Here are our first articles on the Sixers, Lakers, Celtics, and Timberwolves. In every article we will highlight team needs and what they should be looking to do with every pick they have...
Via The Sports Quotient
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks finalizing deal to make Jeff Hornacek next coach

Phil Jackson has found his man. Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck is reporting that the New York Knicks have hired Jeff Hornacek to be their next head coach. Breaking: Knicks will hire Jeff Hornacek as head coach, per NBA source. — Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) May 18, 2016 Hornacek previously coached the Phoenix Suns for just short of three seasons, amassing a 101-112 record...
Via Sportsnaut
May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Videos: Kentucky Great Devin Booker Invites Young Fan With Down Syndrome To Represent Suns At Draft Lottery

Former Kentucky wing Devin Booker had a very nice rookie season for the Phoenix Suns, averaging 13.8 points per game. During his first pro year, he developed a bond with diehard Suns fan Jenna Warren, a 16-year old girl with down syndrome. Now, the two will be representing the Suns in New York on May 17 at the NBA Draft Lottery. Booker was chosen to represent the franchise, so he...
Via College Spun
May 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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