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  • Playoffs? Suns will have to really earn spot

    Suns coach Alvin Gentry, in a late-March interview with our own Burns and Gambo, said the team needed to approach its final 15 games as if they were playoff contests. “We’ve got to treat every game as a playoff game,” Suns coach Alvin Gentry told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo. “It has to be […]
  • Suns battle Grizzlies in crucial late-season game

    The Phoenix Suns are peaking at the right time. The Suns (30-27) have been on fire, streaking to the fourth-best mark in the NBA since the All-Star Break at 16-7, a mark bettered by only San Antonio, Chicago and Boston. However, Memphis (33-23) has also been playing well, notching a 14-8 record since the break. […]
  • Dudley willing to assume any role to help Suns win

    The Phoenix Suns have seemingly hit their stride, winning five of their last six games. They find themselves just one game out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, despite an infuriatingly slow start to the lockout shortened season. The Suns have seen some unlikely heroes step it up in recent weeks to […]
  • Suns to get Grant Hill back this week

    The Phoenix Suns, winners of five of their last six games, are currently just one game back of 8th-place Denver for the Western Conference’s final playoff spot with nine remaining. Things are getting even better. Grant Hill has been cleared to play Friday. Had no swelling in knee. Has been working out twice a day. […]
  • Shannon Brown starting to prove the naysayers (like me) wrong

    Face it – when news broke March 30 that Suns forward Grant Hill was having surgery on his right knee, you figured the season was over. For a second straight season, a slow-starting Suns team would rally furiously following the All-Star break, only to fall short of their goal of reaching the NBA Playoffs. I […]
  • Suns should include Redd in future plans

    His days of being a team’s leading-scorer are behind him, but that doesn’t mean he still can’t score on a whim. Over the past three months, Michael Redd has gone from washed up veteran just trying to get some reps on a team going nowhere in a hurry, to the best player off the bench […]
  • Suns head coach Alvin Gentry doing a ‘phenomenal’ job

    PHOENIX — Steve Nash has said he would like to play three more years. Grant Hill believes he could play two more years. If either free-agent-to-be returns next season, they’ll be playing for a head coach who is signed for only one more year. “I mean Alvin [Gentry] is an amazing coach,” answered Nash when […]
  • A rejuvenated Redd is coming up big for Suns

    It appears yet another star has been reborn in the desert. Michael Redd, who missed giant chunks of the last few seasons due to knee issues, has come alive of late for the Suns in a pair of big road wins. “You can see that now he’s kind of rounded into form,” Suns coach Alvin […]
  • NBA players say pair of Suns would make good coaches

    It’s as if the Suns have one head coach on the bench, and two more on the floor. As if. Both Steve Nash and Grant Hill would make good coaches, according to a Sports Illustrated poll of 130 NBA players, with the point guard ranking third and the veteran forward ninth. This shouldn’t really be […]
  • Steve Nash is not Dwight Howard: Suns lucky to have point guard

    The Dwight Howard saga took another turn in Orlando Thursday, with Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy telling media members his star center has asked he be fired. Of course, Howard denies the claim, but when the coach is saying it… At any rate, it’s just another episode in a long line of awkward moments […]
  • Wooing Steve Nash? Trail Blazers giving it a shot

    Steve Nash is a wanted man. The free agent-to-be figures to have his share of suitors when his contract expires this summer, and it appears the Portland Trail Blazers are already getting in line to acquire the point guard’s services. According to The Oregonian, team president Larry Miller said the plan is to add some […]
  • Report: Steve Nash wants a three-year contract

    If the Suns are to re-sign Steve Nash for next season, they’ll also be adding him for the following campaign. And the one after that, too. According to’s Marc Stein, Nash wants to “sign for three more years this summer.” Even though he’s 38-years-old, Nash feels like he can keep playing at a high […]
  • Suns’ playoff push is underway

    If you are to believe head coach Alvin Gentry, then the Suns are 1-0 in what is a 15-game sprint to the finish line — otherwise referred to as the NBA Playoffs. “For us, this is our first playoff game,” he said following his team’s win against New Orleans Sunday night. “[Now] we get on […]
  • Grant Hill: I’ll be back this year

    Two days after knee surgery, Suns forward Grant Hill expressed an optimistic tone about a possible return before the end of the regular season. “I mean I think I can,” Hill said Sunday. “[Doctor Thomas Carter] is pleased with the surgery and what he saw in the there. I’ll be back this year.” Dr. Carter […]
  • Markieff Morris: I am taking all bets

    Markieff Morris doesn’t say much; and when he does he’s very soft-spoken. These days, however, he’s speaking loud and clear. “I’m taking all bets,” Morris stated Sunday. Morris’ Kansas Jayhawks will play for the National Championship Monday night. “I was happy for those guys,” Morris said. “They fought hard.” Had he not declared for the […]
  • Markieff Morris hampered by flu

    Markieff Morris suited up Sunday night but did not play, missing his second straight game as he recovers from a bout with the flu. “I definitely don’t feel myself,” Morris said following the Suns’ shoot-around Sunday morning. “I’m feeling better. Definitely a lot better than what I was feeling but I’m not 100% yet. Until […]
  • Steve Nash is paving the way for his exit out of Phoenix

    It appears Steve Nash is preparing for an exit. A free agent at the end of this season, the Suns have, publicly, expressed hope a desire to keep the former league MVP on Planet Orange after this season. Still playing at a high level, Nash is the quintessential Phoenix Sun, the face of the franchise […]
  • ESPN’s Barry: Despite comments, Nash won’t leave

    Steve Nash opined on national radio Thursday that he wants to be on a team in the hunt for a championship, and the Suns, quite frankly, have been going backwards in attempting to get to that point. But ESPN analyst Jon Barry told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Friday that Nash will not leave […]
  • Suns’ Nash refutes Vecsey report

    Another NBA trade deadline has come and gone, and Steve Nash is still a member of the Phoenix Suns. Despite the Suns’ unwillingness to trade the two-time league MVP, speculation still runs rampant about Nash’s future in the Valley. Nash made the national media rounds Thursday, and while promoting Dove Men Care, the subject of […]
  • Suns forward Grant Hill undergoes knee surgery

    Suns forward Grant Hill underwent surgery Friday to repair a torn meniscus, and is expected to miss at least two weeks, and possibly the rest of the regular season. Hill missed the Suns’ last two games — both of which were losses — with what was described as “right knee inflammation.” Hill underwent an MRI […]

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