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  • Jared Dudley looks to take another step forward

    The Phoenix Suns don’t have what one would call a “go-to” scorer. But they do have six players who averaged double figures last season, meaning they are not exactly without scoring options. One such option is Jared Dudley, who has raised his scoring average every year since joining the Suns and appears poised to take […]
  • Uncertainty, thy name is Phoenix Suns

    As the Phoenix Suns prepare for the regular season they do so under a shroud of uncertainty. No longer led by veterans Steve Nash and Grant Hill, few know what to make of the group of players the team has assembled. So, according to Zach Lowe of Grantland.com, in a piece that divides the NBA’s […]
  • Suns offense set up to highlight Scola

    October 8, 2012: Luis Scola brings ‘very good’ passing ability to offense The Suns have four point guards on the roster, as it currently stands. None of them had more assists in the intrasquad scrimmage Saturday than 6-foot-9 power forward Luis Scola. Now, it was only one game and Goran Dragic, remember, was held out […]
  • Suns’ Gortat wants new uniform number

    October 7, 2012: Gortat wants to change uniform number from 4 to 13 LA JOLLA, Calif. — The NBA still had not officially approved the sign-and-trade agreement sending Steve Nash to the L.A. Lakers, when Marcin Gortat made a request: Would he be able to wear No. 13 this season? He could not. Only three […]
  • Suns: Channing Frye visits teammates

    October 7, 2012: Frye makes appearance on final day of training camp LA JOLLA, Calif. — Among those in attendance at the intrasquad scrimmage Saturday was Channing Frye. It marked the first time he had been around the team since the club arrived in town for training camp. Two weeks prior, the Suns announced Frye […]
  • Suns: Team Kokoskov vs. Team Majerle

    October 6, 2012: Suns rosters set for scrimmage Saturday LA JOLLA, Calif. — The Suns end their six-day training camp in Southern California with a scrimmage at the RIMAC Arena on the campus of UC San Diego. The roster has been split into two teams. Assistants Igor Kokoskov and Noel Gillespie will coach the black […]
  • Suns camp biggest question answered

    October 5, 2012: Dudley sets the season dunk meter LA JOLLA, Calif. — There was no hesitation in his answer. “Seventeen,” Jared Dudley said. So, the longest-tenured Suns player is predicting 17 dunks this season. That’s quite a goal, especially when one considers Dudley threw it down only five times last year. “I took a […]
  • Suns: Dragic practices, Saturday scrimmage details

    October 5, 2012: Day 4 of training camp at UC San Diego LA JOLLA, Calif. — For the first time since the team arrived here, point guard Goran Dragic practiced. He had missed the first three days of camp getting treatment for a sprained ankle he suffered in a pick-up game last week at US […]
  • Beasley making most of second chance so far

    Since entering the league in 2008, Michael Beasley has faced his fair share of problems. “It is no secret that he has had a rough time (at times) on and off the court, both in the NBA and leaving college,” Phoenix Suns general manager Lance Blanks told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo. The former […]
  • Suns’ Dudley, Brown compete for starting job

    LA JOLLA, Calif. — There is, as coaches are fond of saying, competition at every position. However, when looking at the 2012-13 Suns, there would appear to be only one starting position up for grabs: shooting guard. The candidates: Jared Dudley and Shannon Brown. “If you talk about probably the two guys that have played […]
  • Suns add Hall of Famer plus ex-UA star

    October 4, 2012: Suns’ player development staff finalized LA JOLLA, Calif. — The Suns got bigger Thursday. They added two centers: one 7-foot-4, the other 6-foot-10. Now while the two will see time on the court, neither will suit up in uniform. The Suns announced officially the additions of Ralph Sampson and Sean Rooks to […]
  • Suns: Call me ‘Wes’, Goran Dragic to miss scrimmage

    October 4, 2012: Day 3 of training camp at UC San Diego LA JOLLA, Calif. — Wesley Johnson would prefer you call him “Wes”. He’s earned that request after the team’s last two scrimmage sessions. The third-year forward out of Syracuse, whom the Suns aquired from Minnesota in the three-team deal involving Robin Lopez and […]
  • Suns’ Sebastian Telfair welcomes point guard battle

    LA JOLLA, Calif. — Phoenix Suns Head Coach Alvin Gentry said he “would be shocked” if Goran Dragic is not the team’s starting point guard when the regular season opens October 31. The Suns did, after all, sign Dragic to a 4-year, $30 million free agent contract this summer. However, Dragic has not yet stepped […]
  • Markieff Morris’ confidence high in year two

    LA JOLLA, Calif. — He’s one of the few familiar faces in training camp. Yet even Markieff Morris is looking like a new player. The Suns second-year power forward said he added 13 pounds of muscle to his frame this offseason. “The better shape I’m in,” Morris said, “the more I can play, the more […]
  • NBA to penalize flopping; Suns react

    The National Basketball Association is finally cracking down on flopping — or at least they’ll attempt to. Executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson announced Wednesday that financial penalties will be levied against any player who is determined to have committed a flop. The penalties are as such: Violation 1: Warning Violation 2: $5,000 […]