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Average NBA Team Now Attempting More 3's Than 04-05 Suns

With more than 90 games of preseason complete, the average team is taking 25.1 three-pointers per game, up from 21.8 last preseason, which represents a 15 percent surge. During the 14-15 regular season, teams shot 22.4 three-pointers per game. Preseason rates have mirrored regular season rates dating back to 10-11 when RealGM began preseason tracking. The 04-05 Phoenix Suns attempted...
Via RealGM
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris on three-pointers: 'I'll shoot them better this year'

Markieff Morris plays power forward for the Suns, but just like many around the league at his position, he's expected to make three-pointers at a reasonable percentage.His best season from beyond the arc was his rookie year when he shot 34.7 percent from three-point distance, but that was four long seasons ago, and last year he finished with a mark of just 31.8 percent.It was a point...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Could Cory Jefferson land one of Suns' final roster spots?

Cory Jefferson was selected with the 60th (and final) pick of the 2014 NBA draft, and players who go that late are usually bound for the D-League or a career overseas.But Jefferson made the most of his opportunity, and appeared in 50 games for the Nets last season, while averaging 10.6 minutes per contest.Brooklyn waived him this summer, and he's now in training camp with the Suns...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eric Bledsoe takes Suns owner's parking spot

Eric Bledsoe is probably the biggest star in place on the Suns roster at the moment, but does that mean he can just roll up and take the team owner's parking spot?Evidently, it does. Just how did @Ebled2 wind up with the owner Robert Sarver's parking spot? #SolarFlares #WeArePHX— #WeArePHX (@Suns) October 12, 2015 MORE NEWS: Want stories delivered to you...
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Suns look to build on positive first impressions

PHOENIX -- The final preseason opportunity for home fans to get a sneak peek at the 2015-16 Phoenix Suns comes Tuesday night when the team hosts the Houston Rockets at 7 p.m. The Suns have three more preseason games to play after Tuesday, but all are on the road. Their first two games -- a pair of wins over Sacramento and Utah -- have yielded a number of positive impressions. >...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch Suns forward Jon Leuer thrown down on DeMarcus Cousins

Ladies and gentlemen, the NBA is officially back. And although the regular season isn't upon us quite yet, the preseason is still serving up its fair share of highlights. For the latest example, we turn to Phoenix on Wednesday night, where Suns big man Jon Leuer eyed Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins all the way to the basket on a transition opportunity -- then flushed a big...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Len spent time learning from Tim Duncan this summer

When the Suns selected Alex Len with the fifth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, it was known within the franchise that he would need time to develop.Len showed signs of that last year, averaging 6.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots in 22 minutes per contest, while starting in 44 of his 69 appearances.In an effort to more quickly move the process along, Len spent time...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons reportedly 'monitoring' Markieff Morris situation

In what should be considered an unsurprising development, Vincent Ellis of the Detroit Free Press tweeted Monday that the Pistons are "monitoring" the Markieff Morris situation in Phoenix. Markieff's twin, Marcus, was traded to Detroit in the off-season, and Markieff went public in the aftermath of the trade with his wishes to play elsewhere. But he has walked back from those statements...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornacek to experiment during Suns preseason

In an effort to promote rest and decrease wear on tear on players, the NBA cut down on the number of preseason games this year. The Suns will play just six, -- starting tonight against the Kings at Talking Stick Resort Arena -- compared to the eight they played before the 2014-15 season. Coach Jeff Hornacek said it is more than enough of an opportunity to mix and match lineups, especially...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Western Conference 8th Seed is the Phoenix Suns’ To Lose

As the long-awaited return of the NBA dawns upon us, little is left to do besides speculate and chew our fingernails. With seemingly 7 of the 8 playoff spots out West locked up, the following rationale explains why the Phoenix Suns will claim the eight and final spot. Leaving the Eastern Conference entirely out of the discussion, let’s briefly run through the top 7 seeds. The...
Via The Sports Quotient
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns Face NBA Finals Participants In Most Expensive Home and Road Games On Secondary Market

The Phoenix Suns will be able to showcase their newly constructed roster tomorrow on October 7 when they participate in their first preseason game. The Suns host the Sacramento Kings at the US Airways Center in the first of their six-game slate. The Suns are trying to find their way with third-year head coach Jeff Hornacek, whose team took a big step back last season after an injury...
Via A Dry Heat
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Phoenix Suns Won Media Day

NBA Media Day is a highlight of the basketball calendar for many reasons. Beyond marking the return of basketball to our lives, the event is usually the first chance for fans to see free agent signings or trade acquisitions in their new uniforms. There’s a buzz of optimism in the air that can even make Sacramento Kings fans excited about their team’s prospects. While there...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns Media Day Reminder That NBA Schedule Close To Starting

Around the National Basketball Association, teams are beginning to have their opening media days for the 2015-16 season. One such team, of course, is the Western Conference’s Phoenix Suns, who will be one of the clubs to hold their first three-hour media session in the very beginning of the week. The event is set to feature head coach Jeff Hornacek, general manager Ryan McDonough...
Via A Dry Heat
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris fined $10K for public trade demand

    Suns forward Markieff Morris wants out of Phoenix, and the childish way that he has carried himself throughout the entire affair has cost him fans, reputation, and now a solid chunk of cash. Morris was handed a $10,000 fine by the National Basketball Association on Tuesday for publicly demanding a trade, according to ESPN NBA insider Marc Stein. The 26-year-old has made...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris on Twitter: ‘My future will not be in Phoenix’

    Markieff Morris is letting it be known: he really does not want to play for the Phoenix Suns next season. Weeks after reports leaked out that Morris wanted out of Phoenix in the wake of the trade of his twin brother Marcus to the Detroit Pistons, he took matters into his own hands and confirmed the rumors firsthand on his Twitter account Thursday. In a 140-character manifesto...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Fan accuses Suns ticket rep of hitting on wife, gets free tickets

The Phoenix Suns have some very interesting ways of trying to sell tickets. In a recent email to a female fan, a Suns sales coordinator came off like he was trying to set up a date. At least, that’s how the fan’s husband felt about it. TMZ has a copy of the email, which reads...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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