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  • Jared Dudley believes Phoenix Suns are a playoff team

    The last time the Phoenix Suns were in the playoffs, they reached the Western Conference Finals. That was two seasons and a completely different roster ago. The Suns enter the 2012-13 campaign with lower expectations than they’ve had in recent memory, though swingman Jared Dudley says the team’s goals have not changed. “I definitely think […]
  • Suns Spots: Big second half paces Suns to 103-88 victory

    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 Spots providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the Suns 103-88 victory over the Sacramento Kings. Final Score: Suns 103, Kings […]
  • Suns’ ‘really, really true fans’ attend open practice

    October 20, 2012: Beasley, Brown impress during scrimmage There has been very little opportunity for Valley fans to catch a glimpse in-person of the new-look Phoenix Suns. Yes, the team has played four preseason games but only one of those has been at home. Saturday, another opportunity was presented. The Suns opened up US Airways […]
  • Phoenix Suns’ Gentry pleased with physical play

    The Suns hit the road for two preseason games Wednesday and Friday against the Mavericks and the Thunder, it’s their third and fourth games respectively. They split the first two, losing to Sacramento and beating Portland. Games are valuable for the players and the coaching staff, especially when you have as many new guys on […]
  • Phoenix Suns’ Dudley: ‘Gentry trying to form an identity’

    There’s no question the Phoenix Suns are still trying to define and reinvent themselves in the post-Steve Nash era. “It starts with [head coach Alvin Gentry],” Jared Dudley told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf Tuesday. “He’s trying to form an identity and what we’ve been trying to do as players is for us we […]
  • Suns want Michael Beasley to be aggressive

    Michael Beasley joined the Suns with a reputation for, among other things, being a dynamic scorer. Though he averaged just 11.5 points per game on fewer than 11 shooting attempts last season, the 23-year-old put up 19.2 points per night on 17.1 attempts the previous year. Through two preseason games with Phoenix, Beasley is averaging […]
  • Suns’ first cut: Othyus Jeffers waived

    October 16, 2012: Suns active roster stands at 16 More moves are expected but for right now, Othyus Jeffers is the first to go. The Suns waived the 6-foot-5 shooting guard Monday. A training camp invitee, Jeffers appeared in one game. He had two points, two rebounds and an assist in five minutes of playing […]
  • Suns: roster decision(s) coming, rebounding concern

    October 15, 2012: Telfair playing with confidence, Dragic starting to get his wind back The Suns’ active roster — not counting Channing Frye, stands at 17. Not all 17 players, however, are expected to make the upcoming two-game, three-day preseason road trip to Dallas and Tulsa, Oklahoma. “We just haven’t made any decisions because we […]
  • O’Neal healthy entering 17th NBA season

    October 13, 2012: Jermaine O’Neal has spent half his life in the NBA Jermaine O’Neal celebrated a birthday Saturday. “I’m 23 today. Yeah, again,” he said with a smile. Perhaps the Suns big man feels like he’s 23. “The biggest thing that I’m very excited about—knock on wood, is that my knee is not bothering […]
  • Planet Orange (cones)?!

    If you’ve found it difficult to see around that football feedbag strapped to your face (been there, done that), Paulie Roundball is here with a public service shout out: effective this month, the Phoenix Suns are tipping off more than a new season. Los Suns are launching a nuevo era el grande (all apologies el […]
  • Suns: Gentry reviews preseason loss, Brown stitched up

    October 11, 2012: Suns drop preseason opener at Sacramento The issues are not new. Defensively, the Suns must improve their rebounding and stopping dribble penetration. “At the end of the day, (the Kings) shot 40 percent,” head coach Alvin Gentry said the day after his team lost its preseason opener at Sacramento, 102-96. “We did […]
  • Phoenix Suns’ Brown, Telfair held out of preseason opener

    The Phoenix Suns were without guards Shannon Brown and Sebastian Telfair for the team’s loss to the Sacramento Kings in their preseason opener Wednesday. Brown bumped heads with P.J. Tucker in practice on Tuesday and needed seven stitches above his eye. Head coach Alvin Gentry said during his pregame interview with Al McCoy that the […]
  • Alvin Gentry: ‘It’s practically brand new’

    After a busy offseason that saw the Phoenix Suns revamp their roster, the rebuilding process is nearly complete. With so many new additions to his team, Suns head Coach Alvin Gentry said he just needs to figure out his starting five and what role each player will have in the upcoming season. “We’re just going […]
  • Jermaine O’Neal: ‘I feel really good’

    Once upon a time, Jermaine O’Neal was one of the NBA’s premier big men. A six-time All-Star who averaged 20.4 points and 9.9 rebounds per game from 2001-2007, the 17th-overall selection in the 1996 draft has had a very productive career. It’s a career many felt was near its end due to wear and tear […]
  • Suns’ Marcin Gortat out to prove himself without Steve Nash

    He is the one player many feel will be most affected by the departure of Steve Nash. Perhaps that is why Marcin Gortat, during Suns Media Day, said he was looking forward to playing without the point guard who helped him average a team-high and career-high 15.4 points last season. “I’m going to try to […]
  • Jared Dudley looks to take another step forward

    The Phoenix Suns don’t have what one would call a “go-to” scorer. But they do have six players who averaged double figures last season, meaning they are not exactly without scoring options. One such option is Jared Dudley, who has raised his scoring average every year since joining the Suns and appears poised to take […]
  • Uncertainty, thy name is Phoenix Suns

    As the Phoenix Suns prepare for the regular season they do so under a shroud of uncertainty. No longer led by veterans Steve Nash and Grant Hill, few know what to make of the group of players the team has assembled. So, according to Zach Lowe of Grantland.com, in a piece that divides the NBA’s […]
  • Suns offense set up to highlight Scola

    October 8, 2012: Luis Scola brings ‘very good’ passing ability to offense The Suns have four point guards on the roster, as it currently stands. None of them had more assists in the intrasquad scrimmage Saturday than 6-foot-9 power forward Luis Scola. Now, it was only one game and Goran Dragic, remember, was held out […]
  • Suns’ Gortat wants new uniform number

    October 7, 2012: Gortat wants to change uniform number from 4 to 13 LA JOLLA, Calif. — The NBA still had not officially approved the sign-and-trade agreement sending Steve Nash to the L.A. Lakers, when Marcin Gortat made a request: Would he be able to wear No. 13 this season? He could not. Only three […]
  • Suns: Channing Frye visits teammates

    October 7, 2012: Frye makes appearance on final day of training camp LA JOLLA, Calif. — Among those in attendance at the intrasquad scrimmage Saturday was Channing Frye. It marked the first time he had been around the team since the club arrived in town for training camp. Two weeks prior, the Suns announced Frye […]

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