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    If the Phoenix Suns are trying to emulate other NBA franchises, the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder would not be bad examples. The Spurs, as we all know, have been one of the league’s elite franchise for a decade and a half, while the Thunder appear poised to carry the torch for the […]
  • Suns coach: Have to hold players accountable on defense

    Interim Phoenix Suns head coach Lindsey Hunter’s job is to win games, but his goal is to “establish a new culture.” That means a defense-first mentality, the likes of which has not been seen in the Valley for a long, long time. If ever. There will be some bumps along the way, with one of […]
  • Jared Dudley: Youth can’t be an excuse for Michael Beasley, team

    Jared Dudley knows that at 24, teammate Michael Beasley is still relatively young. Which means, naturally, he still has much to learn. “With (Michael) Beasley, if Beasley has it going early you know he’s going to play well,” Dudley told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Tuesday. “I think he has to work on his […]
  • Jermaine O’Neal had no interest in leaving Phoenix Suns

    It would have made sense for Phoenix Suns center Jermaine O’Neal to ask for a trade. In his 17th NBA season, the 34-year-old has yet to win a championship and, well, the Suns are not exactly contenders to do so this season. However, O’Neal did not ask to be traded, even though there surely was […]
  • Tim Kempton: Suns’ young players ‘need to be held accountable’

    When the Phoenix Suns brought Lindsey Hunter on board as interim head coach, the perception was the team would work to bring along the likes of Michael Beasley, Kendall Marshall and Wesley Johnson. Suns’ color analyst Tim Kempton told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf Show Monday while the hope was to see how these […]
  • Shannon Brown only able to sit, watch as Suns struggle

    A shower after the game Sunday was unnecessary for Shannon Brown. “I did it earlier,” he said with a grin. Brown, like the 14,923 fans in attendance at US Airways Center, watched the Suns lose to the Spurs, 97-87. He never checked into the game. It was his fourth straight DNP-Coach’s Decision, the only four […]
  • Suns struggling to find their offense

    When Lindsey Hunter took over as interim head coach, he preached defense first and foremost. The offense, he said, would take care of itself. And it did, initially. In the eight games after the coaching change, the Suns scored 90 or more points in a season-high eight straight games. In the last eight games, however, […]
  • Suns Strokes: Tony Parker-less Spurs hand Phoenix third straight defeat

    Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened in a basketball game. So, we will give you Suns Strokes, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the Suns’ 97-87 loss to the Spurs on February 24. The Good: Marcin […]
  • Suns’ Al McCoy: It’s ‘difficult to judge’ Kendall Marshall’s potential

    With the trade of Sebastian Telfair to the Toronto Raptors, Suns’ rookie Kendall Marshall will see an increase in playing time, which could prove fruitful for the young point guard’s maturation process. Suns’ play-by-play announcer Al McCoy told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf Show Friday that Marshall’s growing pains could be attributed to his […]
  • Suns Strokes: Suns embarrassed by Celtics

    Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened in a basketball game. So, we will give you Suns Strokes, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the Suns’ 113-88 loss to the Celtics on February 22. The Good: Markieff […]
  • Morris twins reunited — and it feels so good

    Out of every 1,000 births in the United States in 2009, 33.3 were twin births. So the chances of being a twin are rare. The chances of twins both reaching the National Basketball Association are beyond minute. The odds that those twins both reach the NBA and play on the same team are astronomical, yet […]
  • Suns coach Lindsey Hunter likes dual-threat brothers

    The Phoenix Suns didn’t make any big deals prior to the NBA’s trade deadline, but they’re hoping one of the moves they did will reignite some old chemistry. Phoenix acquired Houston Rockets forward Marcus Morris for a 2013 second-round pick Wednesday evening. Morris, it just so happens, is the twin brother of Suns forward Markieff. […]
  • Hunter on rookie Marshall: ‘He’s going to be a great floor leader’

    The Phoenix Suns traded Sebastian Telfair to the Toronto Raptors because there wasn’t much playing time for the veteran point guard. And there wasn’t much playing time for the veteran point guard because of the emergence of rookie Kendall Marshall. Taken with the 15th pick in the 2012 draft, Marshall has played double-digit minutes in […]
  • Phoenix Suns’ GM: ‘A lot of magic can happen’ with Morris brothers

    Phoenix Suns general manager Lance Blanks feels good about the state of his team after the trade deadline. The Suns acquired forward Marcus Morris from Houston and sent point guard Sebastian Telfair to Toronto for Hamed Haddadi and a second round draft pick. Blanks, a guest on Arizona Sports 620’s Suns Midseason Report Thursday, said […]
  • Suns’ Lon Babby discusses team’s trade deadline

    The Phoenix Suns made a pair of trades before the deadline to do so passed. The first sent a future second round pick to Houston in exchange for forward Marcus Morris. The second moved point guard Sebastian Telfair to Toronto in exchange for a center Hamed Haddadi and second round pick. A guest on the […]
  • Phoenix Suns trade deadline chatter

    The NBA’s trade deadline was Thursday, Feb. 21 at 1:00 p.m. Arizona time. The Phoenix Suns made a pair of trades, but neither would be considered a “big move”. But the rumors were flying all over the place, and we collected all we could find here. February 21, 2013 (DEADLINE DAY) Trade deadline over the […]
  • Phoenix Suns deal Sebastian Telfair to Toronto

    The wheeling and dealing continued for the Phoenix Suns Thursday, as they traded point guard Sebastian Telfair to the Toronto Raptors for center Hamed Haddadi and a 2nd round pick. Telfair signed with the Suns prior to the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season. In two seasons in Phoenix, the former high school phenom played in 106 games, […]
  • ESPN: Suns get an ‘A’ for Morris trade

    The Phoenix Suns swung a deal Wednesday, and while it is not exactly a “blockbuster” trade, it seems to be a pretty good one. The trade which sent a future 2nd round pick to Houston in exchange for Marcus Morris, received an ‘A’ from ESPN.com’s Kevin Pelton in an ESPN Insider (subscription only) piece. Of […]
  • Suns release rookie Luke Zeller

    After trading a second round draft pick to the Houston Rockets for forward Marcus Morris Wednesday night, the Phoenix Suns needed to make a roster move to clear a spot for the new player. According to Arizona Sports 620’s John Gambadoro, the team has made that move. Luke Zeller has been released by the Suns […]
  • Suns Strokes: Good effort not enough for Phoenix by the Bay

    Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened in a basketball game. So, we will give you Suns Strokes, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the Suns’ 108-98 loss to the Warriors on February 20. The Good: The […]

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