Suns set to reveal defined backcourt vs. Kings

PHOENIX -- After a season of injuries and indecision, the Phoenix Suns hope they have tweaked their young roster correctly as they open the 2016-17 season against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. Two years ago, the Suns' best three guards (Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas) all played the same position. But the logjam at point guard quickly went from unworkable...
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8 hours ago

Enthusiastic, young Suns seem headed in right direction

PHOENIX -- After one of the worst seasons in the franchise's 48-year history, the Phoenix Suns believe they finally are headed in the right direction.A team plagued by injury and internal problems mostly traced to the presence of disgruntled Markieff Morris went 23-59 last season, the second-worst record in franchise history. Only the inaugural season of 1968-69 (16-66) was worse...
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Suns waive former first-round pick Goodwin

PHOENIX (AP) The Suns have waived former first-round draft pick Archie Goodwin. The explosive 6-foot-5 guard played three seasons with Phoenix, averaging 6.2 points per game. The Suns announced the move Monday. Goodwin was drafted 29th overall by Oklahoma City out of Kentucky in 2013 and came to the Suns in a draft night trade. He appeared in 150 games, 57 last season, but was...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Locked On Suns Monday: Suns surprisingly release Archie Goodwin

Hello there. For the first time, we have news for the podcast! Archie Goodwin was surprisingly released by the Suns. Eddie House (@EHouse_Mr61) and I discussed what it means for the Suns and Archie going forward. A lot of great stuff here from Eddie on how he can relate to being in a similar situation at one point in his career. As I said, apologies for the audio issues. We are...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
1 day ago

Suns prepared for growing pains with youthful roster

The Phoenix Suns morning practice at Northern Arizona University during the early days of training camp had drawn to a close and the players were going through their cool down routine before talking with reporters.But, before the breakout, the Suns' veterans had a gift to welcome their rookies to the league: Disney backpacks. The pink and blue book bags usually worn by elementary...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Phoenix Suns Unexpectedly Release Archie Goodwin

Part of the massive Kentucky Wildcat contingency on the Phoenix Suns roster, Archie Goodwin, has been released from the Suns and will become a free agent. As first reported by Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports’ The Vertical, while still only 22 years old, Archie had made very little headway in climbing up the Phoenix Suns‘ depth chart. […] Phoenix Suns Unexpectedly Release Archie...
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Suns release guard Archie Goodwin

Unexpected move readies roster for 2016-17 season. Monday we knew with the 2016-17 season just two days away, the Phoenix Suns would need to trim their roster to 15. How that was done however, was very unexpected. While possible moves centered around releasing Derrick Jones Jr. or John Jenkins, the Suns have instead elected to part ways with 22 year old guard Archie Goodwin. Surprising...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
1 day ago

Archie Goodwin cut by Phoenix Suns

In an unexpected move, the Phoenix Suns are waiving shooting guard Archie Goodwin, according to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania. Vertical Sources: Phoenix guard Archie Goodwin has been released and will become a free agent. Explosive, young guard unexpectedly waived.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 24, 2016 Goodwin was not thought to be on the roster bubble...
Via A Sea of Blue
1 day ago

Breaking Down the Chances of Each Phoenix Suns Player Being Traded

It is a common assumption that Phoenix Suns’ General Manager Ryan McDonough will have to trade for the next superstar in Phoenix. As a rebuilding team, the Phoenix Suns are unlikely to lure in big names via free agency, so those players must be developed through the draft, or found via trade. In the Suns’ case, […] Breaking Down the Chances of Each Phoenix Suns Player Being...
Via Valley of the Suns
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2016-2017 predictions for the Phoenix Suns

It has been six years since the Phoenix Suns last made the postseason, and after falling in the middle of the pack for four of the previous five seasons, the bottom finally fell out for the Suns in 2015-2016. The days of Steve Nash, Amare Stoudemire, and Goran Dragic are well behind Phoenix, but there is hope that having Earl Watson for at least the next three years will bring success...
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Rick Carlisle thinks Seth Curry can take ‘quantum leap’

If there’s one person who thinks that Seth Curry can make a name for himself beyond just the Splash Stepbrother, it’s Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle. In an interview with Leo Sepkowitz of SLAM Online, Carlisle expressed his excitement to see what Curry, Dallas’ new free agent acquisition, has to offer. “We have to get younger,” Carlisle said. “And he’s the right...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the 'high five' metric the only weird stat the NBA should track?

A "high five" metric? It exists and the Phoenix Suns are using it to track interaction on the court as a way to judge how "selfless" players are during a game. Hello and welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable where we invite our experts to sit back, relax and sound off on the serious (and not so serious) parts of sports. We're a week away from the NBA regular season so it's time...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

What's next? The Suns embark on a comeback season

In terms of raw, young talent, the Phoenix Suns have one of the most interesting rosters in the Association. Loaded with lottery picks and players under 25, Phoenix has the pieces to mold a contending team for a long time — or at least trade some of those assets for veteran stability. I hope the Suns allow Archie Goodwin and T.J. Warren prosper a little more or find other places...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Largest Comebacks in Phoenix Suns History

On October 12, 2016 the Suns won another meaningless, although exciting, preseason game, this time against an intentionally short-handed Utah Jazz. And yet, even though the statistics didn’t count, the storyline surrounding the events of the game were as interesting and fascinating as it can get for a regular season warmup. Down by 30 points four […] Largest Comebacks in Phoenix...
Via Valley of the Suns
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns will track high fives, taking analytics to new level

Deep analytics has become the norm around sports these days. Advanced stats are all the rage in baseball and are starting to take over sports like basketball, football and soccer as well. But there’s a difference between tracking, say, the shooting prowess of Steph Curry from 15 feet vs. 17 feet out from the hoop, and what the Phoenix Suns are about to do this season. That’s...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Pacific Division Preview: Phoenix Suns

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Moving to the West, we begin in the Pacific. Projected Conference Finish: 15th Best Move of Offseason: Hoodwinking the Kings into thinking the 8th pick was worth a cadre of lesser picks was a stroke of genius. Especially in an eight-player draft. Phoenix somehow walked away with two of the eight players that mattered...
Via The Sports Post
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns keeping stats on high-fives

The Suns may not be viewed as one of the upper-echelon teams in the NBA like the Warriors and Cavaliers. However, there is one specific area they are hoping to be among the best at -- team chemistry. Phoenix had just 23 wins a season ago. They obviously want to improve on that this season, and research done by UC Berkeley professor Dacher Keltner showed that teams which displayed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's Why the Phoenix Suns Are Tracking High-Fives This Season

With more sports-related technology coming out each year, teams are now tracking everything they can to help improve their athletes' success. This goes as far as tracking the analytics of how far, how much or even how fast athletes run during a game. But the Phoenix Suns are taking analytics to the next level for the 2016-2017 season by tracking high-fives. RELATED: Phoenix Suns...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Phoenix Suns Guard Devin Booker Drain 19 Straight 3-Pointers in 60 Seconds

In his one year at the University of Kentucky, Devin Booker was a 3-point marksman, knocking down 41 percent of his shots from behind the arc as he helped the Wildcats advance to the Final Four in 2015. As a rookie with the Phoenix Suns last season, Booker saw his 3-point accuracy drop severely, bottoming out at 34 percent as the Suns struggled through a year of inexperience and...
Via Stack
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Knight open to idea of coming off bench for Suns

Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight wants to see the team get back into playoff contention, and it looks like he’s willing to shift into a sixth man role in order to make that happen. At Suns training camp on Tuesday, Knight was asked about the possibility of coming off the bench for the Suns in 2016-17. “I’m here to work hard, be a great teammate, do what I’ve always been...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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