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  • Suns Strokes: Phoenix rolls to smooth victory over Jazz

    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’ 99-84 win over the Jazz on December 14. The Good: The […]
  • Shannon Brown’s performance a bright spot for the Phoenix Suns

    The Phoenix Suns have certainly had their fair share of struggles this season, mainly they’ve had trouble getting consistent, productive performances out of their players. One Sun who could be deemed an exception is Shannon Brown. The 27-year-old has continually provided impressive efforts, and exemplary shot selection, even during the team’s lowly seven-game losing streak. […]
  • Kempton: Gentry handling Michael Beasley the right way

    The Phoenix Suns may have to realize their prominent free agent acquisition was a bust, but they haven’t done so yet. The Suns signed Michael Beasley to a three-year, $18 million contract and was viewed as a reclamation project for team management and head coach Alvin Gentry. Thus far, Beasley has proven to be just […]
  • P.J. Tucker: It wasn’t a story but a journey back to the NBA

    After being taken in the second round of 2006 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors, there was no guarantee P.J.Tucker would make the regular season roster, let alone a noticeable impact on his new team. But after 17 games in Toronto, a demotion to the developmental league and his eventual release, Tucker wandered the globe […]
  • Suns Strokes: Suns snap seven-game losing streak with win over Grizzlies

    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’ 82-80 win over the Grizzlies on December 12. The Good: The […]
  • Suns release dates for retro jersey night

    Over the summer, it was learned the 2012-13 Phoenix Suns would incorporate a retro look into their wardrobe. The team would wear the alternate uniform it used from 1994-2000, which was black with the sunburst across the chest. Now we know when the team will play in the old look. According to Suns.com, the Suns […]
  • Gentry: Suns lineup could change frequently

    With nine new players on the roster this season, the Phoenix Suns have had a hard time coming up with a consistent starting lineup. And for that reason, head coach Alvin Gentry is making another shift to the Suns’ starting five. Veteran power forward Luis Scola will move back into the starting lineup, replacing second-year […]
  • Suns hope to ‘seize the moment’ on home stand

    December 11, 2012: Dragic, Tucker expected to return vs. Memphis The place the Suns call home—US Airways Center, has hardly provided the home court advantage many teams, or at least many of the good teams, have in the NBA. There was the one possession loss on opening night versus Golden State, the overtime defeat at […]
  • Suns’ Alvin Gentry focused on his team, not his future

    December 11, 2012: Gentry’s job is safe through the end of the season Even before this new collection of players gathered for the first time back in September, the head coach made it clear this season was not going to be about him. Yes, Alvin Gentry is in the final year of his contract. But […]
  • NBA trading season opens in full Saturday; Suns to make moves?

    The Phoenix Suns are 7-15 and near the bottom of the Western Conference standings. Pretty much every player on the roster is struggling to some extent, so it stands to reason trades could be on the horizon. And with December 15 marking the date on which teams can trade the majority of free agents signed […]
  • Majerle on Beasley: ‘He knows he is good’

    When the Phoenix Suns signed Michael Beasley this offseason, they hoped that he could be the “go-to-guy.” Unfortunately, things just haven’t worked out yet. Through 22 games, Beasley is averaging 11.4 points and 3.8 rebounds per game, both career lows. However despite the lack of production early in the season, Suns assistant coach Dan Majerle […]
  • Suns’ off day becomes a work day

    Gentry again hints at lineup, rotation changes Typically, the Suns do not practice after back-to-back games. However, there the team was Monday on the practice floor at US Airways Center for more than two hours, including a film session. “We just needed to work,” said head coach Alvin Gentry, who the night prior following the […]
  • Suns’ Beasley labeled ‘toxic’ by anonymous source

    Things aren’t going well for the Phoenix Suns. Sunday’s loss to the mediocre Orlando Magic at US Airways Center pushed their current losing streak to seven games — their longest since February of 2004. And now, this. Shaun Powell, a writer for SportsonEarth.com who has more than 25 years experience covering the league, has put […]
  • Did former Sun Cedric Ceballos take a shot at Lance Blanks?

    Losing streaks seem to be the norm these days in the Valley, and the Phoenix Suns are not immune. The Suns dropped their seventh straight game Sunday night 98-90 to the Orlando Magic and now have the third-worst record in the Western Conference at 7-15. With nine new faces on the roster and no star […]
  • Suns Strokes: Phoenix falters late against Orlando

    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’ 98-90 loss to the Magic on December 9. The Good: Shannon […]
  • Suns Strokes: Suns drop sixth straight, fall to Clippers in LA

    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’ 117-99 loss to the Clippers on December 8. The Good: Beleaguered […]
  • Rowley: Only a handful of Suns fans have asked for refund

    So much for a guaranteed refund? While the Phoenix Suns dropped their fifth straight game Thursday night to the Dallas Mavericks, team president Jason Rowley said the organization’s “Satisfaction Guaranteed Night” turned out to be a pretty successful promotion. The one-night offer gave every fan who entered US Airways Center Thursday night the opportunity to […]
  • Gentry: Moving Beasley to bench ‘might give him more freedom’

    Coming off a disappointing six-game road trip in which his team finished 1-5, Phoenix Suns head coach Alvin Gentry was rather certain before Thursday night’s game that yet another change would be made to the starting lineup in the coming days. While Gentry wouldn’t divulge who would be the odd man out among the Suns […]
  • Suns Strokes: Third quarter struggles lead to fifth straight loss

    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’ 97-94 loss to the Mavericks on December 6. The Good: Suns […]
  • Lon Babby: Gentry has Suns ‘playing very hard’

    It wasn’t quite an on-air vote of confidence and there’s probably not much to read into, but despite the Phoenix Suns’ underwhelming 7-12 record, President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby was rather complimentary of head coach Alvin Gentry Wednesday. “Alvin has us playing really hard,” Babby told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf. “And that’s […]

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