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Phoenix Suns' Markieff Morris, left, drives past Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love during the third q...
John Gambadoro

Markieff Morris situation is going to get real ugly for Phoenix Suns

Markieff is not calling back teammates and plans to be very standoffish when he reports to camp.
8 years ago
Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt, left, greets David Peralta as the two score on a sing...
John Gambadoro

D-backs should stand pat at the trade deadline

With the MLB trade deadline coming up on Friday to me it’s not so much about what the Diamondbacks need to do, but it’s about what not to do.
8 years ago
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John Gambadoro

Get rid of Markieff Morris? Phoenix Suns shouldn’t go there yet

Look, I get it. You don't like Markieff Morris. You want him gone ASAP. I understand where you are coming from. I do.
8 years ago
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John Gambadoro

Can Arizona State do better than Herb Sendek?

I do not blame Arizona State for wanting to do better. I question whether they can.
8 years ago
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John Gambadoro

If you love something, set it free

It will be hard to watch, but Shane Doan needs to finish his career elsewhere, with a chance to win the Stanley Cup.
8 years ago
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Bagging on the fans is a no-win situation

Bagging on the fans is a no-win situation. It's a fight you can't win.
8 years ago
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John Gambadoro

Phoenix Suns turned a bad situation into something good

On Wednesday night I didn't think there was a snowball's chance in Hell the Suns could make a good trade with Goran Dragic.
8 years ago
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John Gambadoro

Phoenix Suns should call Goran Dragic’s bluff

Call his bluff. Don't trade him. The Phoenix Suns can offer Goran Dragic about $26 million more than any other team can in free agency.
8 years ago
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Larry Fitzgerald should be appreciated even if Saturday is his last game with the Arizona Cardinals

No one, not even Larry Fitzgerald himself knows for sure if Saturday's game against the Carolina Panthers will be his final game in an Arizona Cardinals uniform.
8 years ago
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John Gambadoro

Arizona Cardinals the latest team to have fans pondering ‘what if?’

The term “what if” is a classic sports phrase. It is used far too often when discussing games, seasons, careers. etc. Sometimes it fits and sometimes it doesn’t. In all of my years covering sports here in Arizona, there were two legitimate “what ifs” — two that haunted sports fans the moment they happened and […]
8 years ago
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Commissioner Gambadoro: NFL should lean on players’ wives and girlfriends to fix domestic abuse issues

OK, time for me to play NFL commissioner. Might as well since the real commissioner is missing in action, probably holed up in a bunker somewhere waiting for the Russians to arrive. Look, anyone who has listened to the show for any extended period of times knows this: I think Roger Goodell is a dope. […]
9 years ago
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Week 1 was a sign of the future for Larry Fitzgerald’s days with the Arizona Cardinals

Larry Fitzgerald is arguably the greatest player to ever wear an Arizona Cardinals uniform. He is a sure-fire Hall of Famer and for a time held the title as the game's best wide receiver.
9 years ago
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John Gambadoro

An open letter to Eric Bledsoe

OK, enough is enough. Time to get real here. Memo to Eric Bledsoe — you need new representation. This Rich Paul is a joke and he is steering you down a slippery slope. I’m sure he told you everything you wanted to hear at the end of the season. I’m sure he told you that […]
9 years ago
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John Gambadoro

Locking up Patrick Peterson was a great move by the Cardinals

I’m not sure who is the best cornerback in the NFL. I just know the Arizona Cardinals have one of the best in Patrick Peterson. And there are about five or six teams that have a guy of that caliber, someone in the conversation of best in the league. Locking up Peterson to a five-year […]
9 years ago
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Forget wins and losses, the rest of 2014 season is about toughness for D-backs

It’s not about wins and losses right now for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Memo to the national media who are criticizing Arizona for their actions Tuesday night at Chase Field: The Diamondbacks are out of it. They are not contending for the National League West crown or a Wild Card. They won’t even make it to […]
9 years ago
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John Gambadoro

Miami Heat don’t have what it takes to hang with the San Antonio Spurs

Look, I am not surprised the Spurs are up 3-1 in this series. I picked them three months ago and said that this was the best Spurs team I had ever seen. I had them winning this series in five games because I believe they are that much better than Miami. But no one could […]
9 years ago
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John Gambadoro

Arizona Cardinals need to cut Daryl Washington now

Enough is enough with this clown. It’s time for the Arizona Cardinals to cut Daryl Washington and move on. He has proven to be untrustworthy, extremely selfish and totally incapable of supporting his team or this community. He just screwed his teammates and the Cardinals fans. A team coming off a 10-win season and poised […]
9 years ago
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John Gambadoro

Addison Reed is the D-backs’ closer, and that’s how it should be

Addison Reed has two blown saves, an ERA of 5.03 and has given up a mind-boggling six home runs in 19.2 innings. But despite calls to the contrary, he needs to remain the closer for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Despite converting 11 saves in 13 opportunities, Reed hasn’t been great. Almost every appearance is an adventure. […]
9 years ago
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Taking a look at the Arizona Cardinals’ 2014 draft class

There is nothing that pops out of the Cardinals’ draft that wows me, and that’s perfectly fine as long as they ended up with quality football players that can help this team take the next step. Arizona addressed some needs — defensive back, tight end and wide receiver — and they passed on some such […]
9 years ago
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John Gambadoro

Pau Gasol to the Phoenix Suns makes a lot of sense

He wasn’t worth a first-round pick back at the trade deadline, although in hindsight he may have very well been able to push Phoenix into the playoffs. But now that he is set to be a free agent in July, Pau Gasol is well worth a long hard look by the Suns. One of the […]
9 years ago
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John Gambadoro

Diamondbacks are no easy fix, but who should get the chance?

The problem with the Arizona Diamondbacks is that there is no easy fix. In many ways they are stuck with what they have: the team general manager Kevin Towers put together. Outside of top prospect Archie Bradley, there is not a lot of help coming from the minor leagues. Towers has traded away six of […]
9 years ago
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Postseason or higher draft pick? That is the question for the Phoenix Suns

We had quite a spirited debate about the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday’s edition of Burns and Gambo. It centered around the circumstances Phoenix would be facing if they make the playoffs and if they don’t. I think it’s safe to say the vast majority of us want to see the Suns rewarded for a very […]
9 years ago
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Losing Patrick Corbin doesn’t spell doom for the Arizona Diamondbacks

OK, let’s get one thing straight here — it’s March 18. The baseball season hasn’t even started. There are still 162 games left to be played. So no, likely losing Patrick Corbin for the season does not mean the season is over for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Yes, it sucks. We all get that. Corbin was […]
9 years ago
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Herb Sendek is doing his best coaching job since arriving in Tempe

What I’m about to say has very little to do with the Arizona game. Sure, beating your rival whom happened to be the No. 2 team in the country 69-66 in double overtime helps. But it’s not like Arizona State coach Herb Sendek has never done that before. In fact, he has beaten Arizona a […]
9 years ago