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  • Fear is driving Suns’ reluctance to trade Steve Nash

    “Unless something dramatic has changed, from everything that I know, Steve is not planning to be back with Phoenix next season” – Ric Bucher, ESPN NBA insider on Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf. So you’re saying Steve Nash is not going to re-sign with the Suns when his contract expires? Why wouldn’t a 38-year-old […]
  • Elston Turner, Rick Adelman now on opposite sides

    For six seasons, Elston Turner was Rick Adelman’s right hand man, sitting in the lead assistant’s chair on the bench. While he’s still a lead assistant, Turner is now a part of Alvin Gentry’s staff. The two friends went their separate ways when the Houston Rockets decided to make a coaching change at the end […]
  • Suns defense: a first half assessment

    The Suns are a top ten defensive team, when compared to all teams in its franchise history. Compared to all teams this season in the NBA, the Suns through the first half rank 20th in field goal percentage (.451) and 22nd in points allowed (97.1). While not great, it’s an improvement over last season when […]
  • Suns’ Dudley poised for second half turnaround

    Suns forward Jared Dudley is poised to rectify his team’s poor play on home court as well as in some critical facets of the game. As he and his teammates approach the second half of the season, they’re focused on working tirelessly in practices to improve the areas of play in which they’ve lagged. “It’s […]
  • Gentry ‘optimistic’ about Suns playoff chances

    Five teams. Four games. That’s what separates the Suns from returning to the playoffs after a one year absence. “I’m going to be optimistic,” head coach Alvin Gentry said Tuesday after the team’s first practice since the All-Star break. “I’m going to think we’ve got a chance all the way up until the time where […]
  • Shaquille O’Neal believes he deserved MVP awards, not Steve Nash

    Shaq Vs. was a television show that pitted former NBA great Shaquille O’Neal against various athletes in their own sports. Though the show’s final episode aired on August 31, 2010, the big fella is apparently not done competing, or at least, “taking on” others. According to The Ball Don’t Lie blog at Yahoo.com, O’Neal took […]
  • Rumor: Orlando Magic set to pursue Steve Nash trade

    Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby has said there are no plans to trade Steve Nash unless the point guard asks to be moved. Steve Nash has said he has no interest in being traded, but understands the Suns may want to move in a different direction. With the Suns at 14-20 and the […]
  • Suns look to make playoffs in condensed second half

    The Phoenix Suns have struggled to this point and will have to improve dramatically if they have hopes of playing in May. A team in the competitive Western Conference usually has to get a couple of games above .500 in order to sneak in to the playoffs. In fact, at least one team that finished […]
  • Former coach John MacLeod to be inducted into Suns Ring of Honor

    From 1973 to 1987, John MacLeod patrolled the Phoenix Suns’ sidelines as their head coach. In 2012, MacLeod will be immortalized in Suns history. MacLeod will become the 13th member of the Suns Ring of Honor when he is inducted during a ceremony on Wednesday, April 18 as Phoenix plays host to the Oklahoma City […]
  • Alvin Gentry still can’t put identity on Suns

    As a team who has struggled with injuries, a tight schedule and has 20 losses, coach Alvin Gentry still doesn’t know how to label the Suns. “We’re half way through, and I don’t know if I know exactly what we are,” Gentry told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo. “We’ve got very smart players, and […]
  • Suns coach Alvin Gentry is understandably frustrated

    Alvin Gentry had his Denny Green moment after Wednesday’s loss to Golden State. There was no “The Warriors are who we thought they were,” but Gentry’s anger and frustration were not unlike that of the former Cardinals coach that fateful October eve. “I’m disgusted,” Gentry said. “I’m disgusted with the way we played, I’m disgusted […]
  • Gentry: ‘I’m disgusted’

    Wednesday night, the Phoenix Suns offered up a template of how not to ride off into the NBA All-Star break. Looking for their third straight win, the Suns instead came out flat, fell behind by 21 points and ultimately lost 106-104 to the Golden State Warriors at U.S. Airways Center. With the loss, the Suns […]
  • Babby: Suns aren’t actively looking to trade

    The Phoenix Suns are halfway through their season — entering the All-Star break on a sour note. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Suns, 106-104 Wednesday on a last second shot by Monta Ellis. It was a heart-wrenching and excruciating way to end a rocky first half. The Suns had hoped to build some momentum […]
  • Suns look to head into All-Star break with a win over Warriors

    The Phoenix Suns look to match their season-best three- game winning streak Wednesday as they host the Golden State Warriors (12-17) in the final game before the All- Star break. Phoenix (14-19) has won its past two games partly in thanks to the All-Star-like numbers of center Marcin Gortat, who averaged 20.5 points and 11 […]
  • Nash, by his standards, struggling at the foul line

    Jaws drop. Eyebrows raise. Fans gasp. Yes, it’s been happening more this season after Steve Nash steps away from the foul line. “Just haven’t had a great rhythm at the line,” he said. “Just misssed more than I usually would.” Now let’s be clear, Nash is an excellent free throw shooter. The best. Ever. Or […]
  • ESPN: No trade talk for Steve Nash

    Welcome to the Steve Nash no-trade train, ESPN. While numerous Phoenix-based media organizations have been saying Nash is refusing a trade for weeks, ESPN has now jumped on the bandwagon. J.A. Adande sat down with Nash to talk about his trade value, his desire to stay in Phoenix and the question of a title, which […]
  • Suns committed to growing fan base

    The Phoenix Suns are making a commitment to get more involved with the community and their fans, in an effort to grow the fan base, boost business and bring in a younger demographic. The newly-appointed Suns President of Business Operations Brad Casper joined Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf for the final day of Newsmakers […]
  • Newsmakers Week: Babby asks for patience

    This has been a difficult season for the Phoenix Suns. It’s been tough on the players, the fans and management. Most expected better. Everyone wants better. And the plan to get better, Babby told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf as part of Newsmakers Week, is in place. “The first step in any plan is […]
  • Gentry says Suns bench can’t produce, ‘opportunities slip away’

    The Phoenix Suns finished playing three games in three days, and losing all three gave a bleak outlook for the rest of the season. Suns coach Alvin Gentry sat out Steve Nash and Grant Hill against the Denver Nuggets on Feb. 14 to allow them to rest and recuperate, which became the golden opportunity for […]
  • Newsmakers Week: Gentry talks challenges, Lin, Morris

    Alvin Gentry knew this would be a difficult season, but the lockout made things even more challenging. The Suns coach, a guest on Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Wednesday as part of Newsmakers Week, said the game seems to be coming quickly. “I’ve gone through a lockout before, but not really like this,” Gentry […]

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