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  • Ex-Laker Shannon Brown returns to L.A.

    Shannon Brown has just one request. “I just hope they don’t boo me.” Brown makes his first trip back to L.A. Tuesday when the Suns play the Lakers, Brown’s former team. He signed with the Suns as a free agent when the lockout was lifted. “It’s the first place I went to where I really […]
  • Gortat thriving without splint

    It turns out playing with a splint on a broken right thumb really is a hindrance. Marcin Gortat is living proof. In Sunday’s win over Milwaukee, the Suns center led all scorers with 18 points on 9-of-10 shooting. In the two games since having his splint removed, Gortat is shooting a blistering 83% from the […]
  • Hakim Warrick “Tebows” in pre-game huddle

    It’s sweeping the nation and on Sunday it was on display at US Airways Center. Hakim Warrick, in the Suns pre-game huddle, “Tebow’d”. “The crazy thing is,” he said afterwords, “as I was doing it I think that’s when he threw his 80-yard bomb.” Warrick, before dropping to one knee and placing his right hand […]
  • Frye on the mark in Suns win over Milwaukee

    In his first four full seasons in the NBA, Channing Frye made a total of 20 three-point shots. So it came as a bit of a surprise when Frye landed in Phoenix, and immediately became one of the league’s premier long-distance shooters. Frye made 374 three- pointers from 2009 to 2011, the 2nd-highest total in […]
  • Michael ‘almost’ Redd(y) to make Suns debut

    Before Sunday night’s game against Milwaukee, Suns head coach Alvin Gentry said Michael Redd is “almost” ready to make his debut. Gentry mentionned “stick(ing) him out there” for a couple of minutes when the Suns host Cleveland Thursday, which would be two weeks to the day after Redd signed. “That’s encouraging,” Redd responded when told […]
  • Suns’ Gortat promises better rebounding

    As a Suns starter last season Marcin Gortat grabbed almost 11 rebounds (10.8) a game. Through the first six games this season, he’s averaging 6.5 rebounds — unacceptable by his standards. Gortat, however, is coming off his best rebounding performance of the season. Against Dallas Wednesday night, he grabbed 10 boards — one more than […]
  • Suns may change starting lineup

    Teams can’t win games in the first quarter but they can certainly lose games in the first quarter. The Suns have lost the first quarter four times in their first six games, getting outscored 148-132. They are the only team in the league yet to hold a lead after the first twelve minutes of action. […]
  • Suns refuse to abandon run-and-gun offense

    The Phoenix Suns have notoriously been known around the league as a team that thrives off the run-and-gun offense. While the Suns haven’t resembled the high-octane offense of years past in the early going this season, it doesn’t appear they are abandoning their token trademark style of play anytime soon. “We want to stay up […]
  • Markieff Morris surprising everyone but the Suns

    Suns rookie Markieff Morris is playing 20 minutes a game for the team, averaging 9.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per contest. Numbers like that have put Morris in the company of some of the league’s best rookies, as he ranks eighth in scoring and is tied for second in rebounding. And, really, Morris has been […]
  • Nash, Hill, Gortat on NBA All-Star ballot

    The NBA season has only been underway for a little more than a week, but because of the lockout, it’s already time to start thinking about the league’s annual All-Star Game. February 26th, the NBA’s best will descend upon Orlando’s Amway Center for the 61st NBA All-Star Game. On Wednesday, the ballots for fan voting […]
  • Suns look to burn limping Mavs

    The Phoenix Suns head to American Airlines Center Wednesday to take on the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks with a 2-3 record in tow. But Dallas’ equally inauspicious start to the shortened NBA season has taken the focus off of the Suns’ struggles. Instead, the buzz around the league has centered on the Mavs’ surprisingly […]
  • Westbrook, Thunder coast past Suns

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook scored 18 points, Daequan Cook hit four 3-pointers in quick succession to help Oklahoma City pull away in the first half and the Thunder led wire to wire in a 107-97 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. The Thunder improved to 5-0 and remained perfect in four New […]
  • Top 25 AZ Sports Stories of 2011: #6 The NBA lockout

    The staff of ArizonaSports.com has compiled their list of the top 25 Arizona sports stories of the year 2011. We’ll be unveiling them over the next couple of weeks all leading up to the top story of 2011. When the NBA Finals ended last June with the Dallas Mavericks upsetting the Miami Heat to win […]
  • Former Suns GM: Suns have to be bad to get better

    Former Phoenix Suns General Manager Steve Kerr knows this franchise, and his assessment of the team is quite telling. “The reality is you have to accept that to get good again, you have to be bad. It’s just the way it works in the NBA. And it’s a painful process,” Kerr said Thursday on Arizona […]
  • ESPN NBA analyst: Not a playoff team, Suns should trade Nash

    The Phoenix Suns have started the season with two losses, and if it’s possible, looking even worse than their 0-2 record would indicate. The offense has been abysmal and the defense not nearly good enough to compensate, and early indications are the Suns could be in for a long season. Though, if ESPN’s Jon Barry […]
  • Michael Redd hoping to revive career in Phoenix

    There was a time when Michael Redd was considered to be one of the best players in the NBA, a great scorer who could shoot from pretty much anywhere on the floor. That, however, was more than four years ago, and since then the former All-Star has battled multiple knee injuries, ailments that essentially robbed […]
  • Suns coach Gentry not ready to panic

    The Phoenix Suns are off to a nightmarish start to the season. After getting manhandled by the Philadelphia 76ers at home last night, 103-83 — their second home loss in as many games — one has to wonder if it’s time for the Suns to press the panic button. The warning signs go far beyond […]
  • Suns sign Michael Redd

    The Phoenix Suns made it official on Thursday, inking former All-Star guard Michael Redd to a contract. Redd, 32, is an 11-year NBA veteran who has spent his entire career with the Milwaukee Bucks. Redd’s career scoring average is 20.0, and averaged a career-high 26.7 points per game in 2006-07. “Michael Redd has a proven […]
  • A historic performance from Steve Nash

    Steve Nash summed up Wednesday night’s 103-83 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers pretty succinctly. “That was about as bad a game as I’ve had personally, and team-wise it obviously was as well,” Nash said. Unfortunately, the two-time league MVP is right. Since returning to the Suns via free agency in 2004, Nash has played in […]
  • Suns could get help in Redd

    Nobody will deny that through two games, the Phoenix Suns are struggling mightily with their offense. But help could be on the way. Arizona Sports 620’s John Gambadoro tweeted on Wednesday night after Phoenix’s 103-83 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers that the Suns are expected to sign free agent guard Michael Redd to a contract […]

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