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It’s on Devin Booker to shift Suns’ course, compete with NBA’s next generation

Devin Booker needs to change course and focus. He needs to play at an MVP level to help the Suns compete with the NBA's next generation.
3 minutes ago
Mike Budenholzer and James Jones pose for a picture...
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Suns’ Mike Budenholzer has a chance to reach new heights in Phoenix

Mike Budenholzer has already notched his first victory as Suns head coach. He dominated a must-win introductory press conference Friday.
4 days ago
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Video: Bickley Blast: Why the Arizona Cardinals’ schedule favors a potential run to the NFL playoffs

After the NFL schedule release Wednesday night, Dan Bickley breaks down why the Arizona Cardinals could be set up to make a potential playoff run.
5 days ago
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Arizona Cardinals’ schedule favors potential run to playoffs

The Cardinals are feeling the excitement. Their newly minted schedule will only help them make the playoffs in the months ahead.
6 days ago
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Video: Bickley Blast: Phoenix Suns’ Big Three need ‘a purpose, passion and a fighting chance’

With no one really knowing what the future holds for Suns stars Devin Booker, Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal, Dan Bickley implores Suns general manager James Jones to make the right moves that will light a fire under the Big Three.
6 days ago
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Video: Should the Suns consider trading Kevin Durant? #kevindurant #suns #nba #shorts

Should the Suns consider trading Kevin Durant?
8 days ago
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Video: Bickley Blast: Should the Suns consider trading Kevin Durant?

On Monday's Bickley Blast, Dan Bickley talks about what the Suns should do this offseason.
8 days ago
Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer looks on during the game against the Utah Jazz at Fiser...
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Suns do right by firing Frank Vogel, bringing in Mike Budenholzer

If Mike Budenholzer somehow steers this pricey, finicky team to a championship, he will become a fairy tale, a legitimate hometown hero. 
11 days ago
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Video: Bickley Blast: Mike Budenholzer has a chance to be a hometown hero

Dan Bickley does his daily Bickley Blast on the Suns expecting to hire Mike Budenholzer.
11 days ago
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Video: Is now the last best time for the Phoenix Suns to trade Kevin Durant? #KevinDurant #NBA #Shorts

The Phoenix Suns' future with Kevin Durant remains a topic of conversation amid trade rumors involving the Miami Heat. Dan Bickley ponders if the star does want out, is now the last time it will be the best time to trade him?
12 days ago
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Video: Bickley Blast: Is now the last best time for the Phoenix Suns to trade Kevin Durant?

The Phoenix Suns' future with Kevin Durant remains a topic of conversation amid trade rumors involving the Miami Heat. Dan Bickley ponders if the star does want out, is now the last time it will be the best time to trade him?
12 days ago
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The Kevin Durant-to-Heat rumor leads to worry about Devin Booker’s Suns future

The latest and hottest rumor from ex-NFL receiver Chad Johnson is that Suns star Kevin Durant would consider a trade to the Miami Heat.
13 days ago
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Video: Are the Timberwolves the best thing to happen to the Suns?

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13 days ago
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Video: Bickley Blast: Why Phoenix Suns need to make a change in the roster, not at head coach

As the Phoenix Suns consider to mull whether they will replace Frank Vogel as head coach, Dan Bickley breaks down why the organization should be taking a closer look at the roster instead.
14 days ago
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Video: Bickley Blast: Devin Booker has some decisions to make this offseason

In Monday morning's Bickley Blast, Dan Bickley talks about what Devin Booker has to do during his longest offseason since 2020.
15 days ago
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Video: Bickley Blast: Suns stars Devin Booker and Kevin Durant need to show their ‘passion and fury’

With Suns owner Mat Ishbia and general manager James Jones sharing their thoughts on the season, Dan Bickley wants guard Devin Booker and Kevin Durant to voice their opinions as well.
18 days ago
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Video: Bickley Blast: Why are the Phoenix Suns being so elusive?

The Phoenix Suns held a press conference Wednesday for owner Mat Ishbia and general manager James Jones, and Dan Bickley can't help but ponder why the organization is being so elusive about tabout the future of head coach Frank Vogel.
19 days ago
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Video: Bickley Blast: Is change necessary for the Phoenix Suns?

Dan Bickley says change is necessary for the Phoenix Suns during his Bickley Blast.
20 days ago
Mat Ishbia faces critical offseason after the Suns disappointing finish to the 2023-24 NBA season....
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Mat Ishbia needs to decide if the coach or roster should be changed

Phoenix Suns owner Mat Ishbia must make a decision on what need to be changed to the team after the Suns 2023-24 NBA season.
21 days ago
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Video: Bickley Blast: Suns owner Mat Ishbia needs to take a ‘long look in the mirror’

With the Phoenix Suns bowing out in the first round of the 2024 NBA Playoffs, Dan Bickley implores Suns owner Mat Ishbia to find a way to fix his basketball team.
21 days ago
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Video: Bickley Blast: The Phoenix Suns are the worst kind of failure

After the Phoenix Suns were swept in the first round of the NBA playoffs by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Dan Bickley explains why this run was the worst kind of failure after paying up in the offseason to get a Big 3 in Devin Booker, Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal.
22 days ago
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Suns find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place after getting swept

Devin Booker's 49-point game offered little consolation for one of the most unsatisfying seasons and unlikeable teams in franchise history.
23 days ago
Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns reacts on the bench during the second half of game three of the...
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Suns’ shortcomings are a cautionary tale of modern superteams

The Suns' loss to the Timberwolves on Friday was yet another tribute to one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history.
25 days ago
Marvin Harrison Jr. arrives to the 2024 NFL Draft...
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Marvin Harrison Jr. gets the Larry Fitzgerald seal of approval

The entire state of Arizona was cheering loudly when the Cardinals selected Marvin Harrison Jr., including the great Larry Fitzgerald.
26 days ago
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Video: Bickley Blast: Suns’ superteam is failing ‘spectacularly’

With the Phoenix Suns in a 2-0 hole to the Minnesota Timberwolves in their first round playoff series, Dan Bickley wonders if the team can even the series up and take it back to Minnesota.
26 days ago
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Video: Bickley Blast: Has the Phoenix Suns’ super team turned out to be a super dud?

With the Phoenix Suns down 0-2 in the opening series of the NBA playoffs, Dan Bickley ponders whether all the excitement and hope for the organization's first super team has turned out to be a super letdown.
27 days ago
Mike Conley plays to the T-Wolves crowd in a Game 2 win against the Suns...
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Suns look more ready for offseason than playoff run after Game 2 loss to T-Wolves

The best three players in the Suns' Game 2 loss were all Timberwolves. Phoenix seems ready for a long offseason more than a playoff run.
28 days ago
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Video: Bickley Blast: Devin Booker, Kevin Durant need to come for a victory & vengeance in Game 2

Tuesday's Bickley Blast calls for Devin Booker and Kevin Durant to show some emotion ahead of Game 2 against the Timberwolves.
28 days ago
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Video: Bickley Blast: Who is this Phoenix Suns team and where are they going?

While Phoenix Suns fans are looking for silver linings following their playoff opening loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Dan Bickley questions this team and its motives ahead of Game 2 on Tuesday.
29 days ago
Devin Booker drives against Karl-Anthony Towns...
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Suns’ psychological edge vanished with Game 1 Timberwolves win

The Suns lost more than a basketball game on Saturday. They lost their edge and their psychological advantage.
1 month ago
Dan Bickley bio
Dan Bickley is the most influential sports media member in Arizona sports history, having spent over 20 years as the award-winning lead sports columnist for The Arizona Republic and AZCentral.com and almost two decades as a Valley sports radio talk show host. In spring 2018, Bickley made the decision to leave the newspaper to join the Arizona Sports team as host of the entertaining and informative midday show Bickley and Marotta, as well as bring his opinionated and provocative column exclusively to ArizonaSports.com.
Bickley’s journalism career began in his hometown of Chicago, where he was part of a star-studded staff at the Chicago Sun-Times. He chronicled Michael Jordan’s six NBA championships; covered the Olympics in eight different countries and attended 14 Super Bowls; spent three weeks in an Indianapolis courthouse writing about Mike Tyson’s rape trial; and once left his laptop in an Edmonton bar after the Blackhawks reached the Stanley Cup Finals.
He has won multiple awards, written two books, formed a rock band, fathered three children, and once turned down an offer to work at the New York Times.  His passions include sports, music, the alphabet, good beer and great radio. After joining Arizona Sports, he couldn’t be happier