Empire of the Suns

Phoenix Suns head coach Mike Budenholzer is introducted on Friday, May 17, 2024....
Kevin Zimmerman

Why Suns coach Mike Budenholzer might do what Frank Vogel couldn’t

Phoenix Suns head coach Mike Budenholzer played to a frustrated fan base. He gave reason to believe why he can do what Frank Vogel didn't.
3 days ago
Jamal Shead, Houston Cougars...
Kevin Zimmerman

NBA Draft Combine: What might pop so far to the Suns

Point guards and 3-and-D wings stood out in the first day of 2024 NBA Draft Combine scrimmages on Tuesday.
6 days ago
Owner Mat Ishbia, Kevin Durant and general manager James Jones of the Phoenix Suns pose for a photo...
Kellan Olson

Suns have lengthy offseason checklist with limited maneuverability

It doesn't appear the Phoenix Suns can blow up their Big 3. So they must improve around the margins with limited trade and draft assets.
8 days ago
Head coach Mike Budenholzer (R) speaks with Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 in a game against the Philade...
Kellan Olson

Mike Budenholzer’s pedigree a match for Suns. Is his accountability?

The Phoenix Suns got the right guy for the job in Mike Budenholzer, as long as he can get through to the locker room.
11 days ago
Head coach Frank Vogel of the Phoenix Suns talks with Devin Booker #1 during the second half of gam...
Kellan Olson

Suns have to hope Frank Vogel’s exit fixes broken team dynamic

If Devin Booker, Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal aren't fully bought in with the coach, then what were the Suns doing here?
11 days ago
Jalen Bridges of Baylor is defended by Kansas' Kevin McCullar Jr....
Kevin Zimmerman

The Suns’ best bet in the 2024 NBA Draft could be at wing

Kevin McCullar Jr. of Kansas and Colorado's Tristan da Silva could be options for the Phoenix Suns in the 2024 NBA Draft.
13 days ago
Marquette's Oso Ighodaro...
Kevin Zimmerman

2024 NBA Draft includes bigs who could complement Suns’ core

Zach Edey and Kyle Filipowski are among the centers who could still be on the board when the Phoenix Suns pick in the 2024 NBA Draft.
14 days ago
Tyler Kolek, Marquette...
Kevin Zimmerman

Seven point guards for Suns fans to know in the 2024 NBA Draft

Point guard is a pressing need for the Phoenix Suns. Who could potentially be a fit with the 22nd pick in the 2024 NBA Draft?
15 days ago
Ty Lue, Suns, head coach, candidate, Clippers...
Kevin Zimmerman

Report: Clippers want to retain coach Ty Lue as Lakers, and potentially Suns, have opening

The Los Angeles Lakers and, potentially, the Phoenix Suns would likely be interested in Clippers coach Ty Lue if he were to depart.
18 days ago
Royce O'Neal chases a loose ball...
Kevin Zimmerman

Phoenix Suns offseason primer: Royce O’Neale’s contract, Bol Bol’s market among roster questions

The Phoenix Suns can bring back Royce O'Neale and Bol Bol, but it might not be easy for different contractual reasons.
18 days ago
Phoenix Suns owner Mat Ishbia (Jeremy Schnell/Arizona Sports)...
Kellan Olson

Suns remain confident, paint picture beyond bleak end to season

The Phoenix Suns officially concluded the 2023-24 season with a strange end-of-season availability for Mat Ishbia and James Jones.
19 days ago
Bradley Beal...
Kevin Zimmerman

Bradley Beal, Grayson Allen speak for Suns as Frank Vogel’s job remains in question

Bradley Beal and Grayson Allen spoke to reporters on Monday following a playoff exit that puts head coach Frank Vogel's job in question.
22 days ago
Devin Booker...
Kevin Zimmerman

Where do the Suns go from here? 3 offseason questions after the T-Wolves’ sweep

After getting swept in the first round of the NBA playoffs, the Suns have a wide assortment of questions to answer during the offseason.
22 days ago
Anthony Edwards #5 of the Minnesota Timberwolves slam dunks the ball ahead of Bradley Beal #3 of th...
Kellan Olson

Suns’ teeth-pulling season ends in sweep via Anthony Edwards, T-Wolves

The Phoenix Suns couldn't escape a sweep despite a much better effort in Game 4 against the Minnesota Timberwolves thanks to Anthony Edwards.
22 days ago
Kevin Durant #35 of the Phoenix Suns handles the ball under pressure from Jaden McDaniels #3 of the...
Kellan Olson

What do Phoenix Suns have left facing sweep vs. Timberwolves?

There aren't many solutions left for the Phoenix Suns to find while facing elimination against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
23 days ago
Anthony Edwards...
Kevin Zimmerman

Anthony Edwards, T-Wolves have flipped every script on the Suns

Minnesota Timberwolves Anthony Edwards and Rudy Gobert have stepped up to every change in attack coming from the Phoenix Suns.
24 days ago
Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant (Jeremy Schnell/Arizona Sports)...
Kellan Olson

Slow burn of Suns’ splintering nears end, T-Wolves take 3-0 lead

It's the same old story for the Phoenix Suns and their season is coming to an end shortly after another loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
24 days ago
Kevin Durant #35 of the Phoenix Suns drives to the basket against Jaden McDaniels #3 of the Minneso...
Kellan Olson

What Suns have to replicate, fix to avoid 3-0 hole vs. T-Wolves

The formula for the Phoenix Suns to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves is there. The doubt is in their ability to achieve that.
25 days ago
Kevin Durant #35 of the Phoenix Suns warms up before the start of game one of the Western Conferenc...
Kellan Olson

Kevin Durant preaches execution over ‘rah-rah speeches’ for Suns

Kevin Durant did not choose to emphasize communication much as a key for the Suns to stay consistent and instead focused on execution.
25 days ago
Kevin Durant #35 of the Phoenix Suns shoots against Jaden McDaniels #3 of the Minnesota Timberwolve...
Kellan Olson

Suns unravel in usual fashion, T-Wolves take commanding 2-0 lead

The Phoenix Suns have made a habit this year of spiraling through self-inflicted mistakes and that continued in a Game 2 loss.
27 days ago
Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns dribbles the ball against Nickeil Alexander-Walker #9 of the Mi...
Kellan Olson

Suns must find more space on offense in Game 2 vs. Timberwolves

The Phoenix Suns have a handful of correctable issues from Game 1 to get right against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
29 days ago
Timberwolves handily defeat Suns 120-95 in game 1 of the first round of the 2024 NBA Playoffs....
Kellan Olson

Suns walloped by haymaker 1st punch from Timberwolves in Game 1

The Phoenix Suns tried to fight through a hardened style of play from the Minnesota Timberwolves but got smacked in the face.
30 days ago
Rudy Gobert #27 of the Minnesota Timberwolves dunks the ball against Kevin Durant #35 of the Phoeni...
Kellan Olson

Who will win trade-off of Timberwolves’ size vs. Suns’ space?

The Minnesota Timberwolves' size and the Phoenix Suns' spacing will make for a fun stylistic clash in the NBA Playoffs.
1 month ago
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 10: Jusuf Nurkic #20 of the Phoenix Suns talks with Bradley Beal #3...
Kellan Olson

Bradley Beal, Jusuf Nurkic must maintain footing for Suns playoffs series vs. T-Wolves

Bradley Beal and Jusuf Nurkic must step up to help the Phoenix Suns' first-round playoff series against the Timberwolves.
1 month ago