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  • Suns look to solve their road woes

    The Suns will spend the remainder of their 2012 away from the more familiar surroundings of US Airways Center. A three-game, four-day road trip begins Friday in Indiana before stopping in Minnesota and then arriving in Oklahoma City on New Year’s Eve. “It’s a test of: Are we going to stand in and compete,” head […]
  • Suns’ Dragic: (The foul) was not intentional

    Suns guard Goran Dragic did not practice Thursday before the team left on its three-game, four-day road trip. “I’m sore, especially my butt, my wrist,” he said. “But it’s normal.” Normal only after factoring in how hard he hit the floor after being undercut by the Knicks J.R. Smith on a drive to the basket […]
  • Suns have interest in Chicago’s Rip Hamilton?

    We’re still almost two full months away from the NBA trade deadline, but that doesn’t mean the rumors can’t churn until then. One rumor out there originates in Chicago and involves the Phoenix Suns. CSN Chicago Bulls Insider Aggrey Sam answered a question in mailbag column about the Bulls’ trade possibilities, and mentioned Phoenix could […]
  • Suns Strokes: J.R. Smith spoils Jared Dudley’s career night

    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’ 99-97 loss to the Knicks on December 26. The Good: Jared […]
  • Suns’ Dragic leaves game vs. Knicks with injury

    Goran Dragic was injured with 22.1 seconds left in the second quarter of the Phoenix Suns game against the New York Knicks Wednesday on a dangerous play. Dragic was attempting a transition lay-up when J.R. Smith undercut him on a breakaway causing him to take a bad fall. Smith was charged with a flagrant foul […]
  • Suns’ Lon Babby: Rebuilding never moves as quickly as you’d like

    As the Suns continue to rebuild during the post-Steve Nash Era in Phoenix, they are finding the process to be a long and arduous one. With an 11-17 record, the Suns’ focus isn’t so much on contending for a title as it is getting back to the playoffs after a two-year absence. “Our job is […]
  • Suns’ Alvin Gentry: Kendall Marshall will make it in this league

    When the Phoenix Suns drafted Kendall Marshall with the 13th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft they had high hopes he would become an integral part of the team’s future. Critics of Marshall have said he is a gifted passer with a poor shot and over a small sample size of games, the North […]
  • Season’s Greetings from the Valley sports teams

    It hasn’t been the easiest of years as far as many of the Valley’s pro teams are concerned. But for a few days, the players, coaches and members of the front office from each of the four respective teams (Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Coyotes and Phoenix Suns) have a chance to sit back, relax […]
  • Technical fouls piling up for Suns’ Alvin Gentry, Jermaine O’Neal

    Through 28 games, the 11-17 Phoenix Suns don’t have too many players leading the league in any statistical category. Well, except for one. In Sunday night’s 102-77 loss to the red-hot Los Angeles Clippers, Jermaine O’Neal picked up his league-leading eighth technical foul. For most coaches, this would be a cause for concern, after all […]
  • Suns Strokes: ‘Lob City’ handles Suns for 13th straight win

    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’ 103-77 loss to the Clippers on December 23. The Good: Jared […]
  • Suns Strokes: Win streak snapped with loss to Trail Blazers

    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’ 96-93 loss to the Trail Blazers on December 22. The Good: […]
  • McCoy: Gentry feels he’s set with lineup for rest of season

    Alvin Gentry may have found a permanent solution to his team’s offensive woes. The Suns’ head coach has experimented with five different starting lineups this season, with the most recent shake-up coming Dec. 12. Since then, the Suns have won four straight games. “I think coach Gentry likes the starting unit and certainly you’d have […]
  • Suns gaining trust, familiarity with one another

    The Phoenix Suns are far from a finished product. But the product is starting to take shape. “(We’re) now starting to see the evidence of hard work and what we put into it,” PJ Tucker said. “It’s really starting to pay off.” The Suns have followed up a season-worst seven-game losing streak with a season-best […]
  • Kendall Marshall wraps up D-League assignment

    Kendall Marshall, the first round draft pick of the Phoenix Suns, wrapped up his nine-game NBA Developmental League stint Thursday night. The former North Carolina Tar Heel started, played 30 minutes and scored 7 points while handing out 9 assists in the Bakersfield Jam’s 107-87 win over the Idaho Stampede. In his nine games in […]
  • Shannon Brown not feeling pressure to be Suns’ spark plug

    The Phoenix Suns have now won a season-best four straight games and appear to be showing signs of righting the ship. Shannon Brown has anchored the Suns’ turnaround of late, providing a consistent force offensively. The former Charlotte Bobcat posted a season-high 26 points with five three-pointers against his former employer Wednesday night, with 18 […]
  • Suns’ Channing Frye promises a return, next season

    Channing Frye has good news: His golf game is improved. “(It’s) a lot better,” he said. “Fixed my swing; fixed my hands. That’s all I had to do is just fix the hands a little bit.” Frye though would much prefer his hands around a basketball; and while he does occasionally shoot jumpers on the […]
  • Suns Strokes: Offense powers Phoenix to fourth straight win

    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’ 121-104 win over the Bobcats on December 19. The Good: The […]
  • Lon Babby: We took Michael Beasley on as ‘long-term project’

    Michael Beasley has gone through quite a transition during his first two months in a Phoenix Suns uniform. From the projected go-to guy to a work in a progress to a reserve, Beasley hasn’t adjusted quite so easily to his latest change of scenery. With the Suns, Beasley is averaging career lows in points per […]
  • Gentry: Marcin Gortat’s play has improved based on energy

    When the Phoenix Suns have struggled this season, no one has been more vocal about their role — or lack there of — in the team’s ever-evolving offense than center Marcin Gortat. Heading into the year, Gortat — one of only two returning starters from a season ago — had envisioned more opportunities in Alvin […]
  • Jared Dudley’s done right during Suns’ win streak

    The Phoenix Suns have trotted out five different starting lineups during the first 25 games of the 2012-13 season. And it’s no coincidence that their latest starting five — one that has five-year veteran Jared Dudley back in his natural small forward position — has generated instant returns. Over his last four games, the former […]

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