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  • Suns: Gentry reviews preseason loss, Brown stitched up

    October 11, 2012: Suns drop preseason opener at Sacramento The issues are not new. Defensively, the Suns must improve their rebounding and stopping dribble penetration. “At the end of the day, (the Kings) shot 40 percent,” head coach Alvin Gentry said the day after his team lost its preseason opener at Sacramento, 102-96. “We did […]
  • Phoenix Suns’ Brown, Telfair held out of preseason opener

    The Phoenix Suns were without guards Shannon Brown and Sebastian Telfair for the team’s loss to the Sacramento Kings in their preseason opener Wednesday. Brown bumped heads with P.J. Tucker in practice on Tuesday and needed seven stitches above his eye. Head coach Alvin Gentry said during his pregame interview with Al McCoy that the […]
  • Alvin Gentry: ‘It’s practically brand new’

    After a busy offseason that saw the Phoenix Suns revamp their roster, the rebuilding process is nearly complete. With so many new additions to his team, Suns head Coach Alvin Gentry said he just needs to figure out his starting five and what role each player will have in the upcoming season. “We’re just going […]
  • Jermaine O’Neal: ‘I feel really good’

    Once upon a time, Jermaine O’Neal was one of the NBA’s premier big men. A six-time All-Star who averaged 20.4 points and 9.9 rebounds per game from 2001-2007, the 17th-overall selection in the 1996 draft has had a very productive career. It’s a career many felt was near its end due to wear and tear […]
  • Suns’ Marcin Gortat out to prove himself without Steve Nash

    He is the one player many feel will be most affected by the departure of Steve Nash. Perhaps that is why Marcin Gortat, during Suns Media Day, said he was looking forward to playing without the point guard who helped him average a team-high and career-high 15.4 points last season. “I’m going to try to […]
  • 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 […]