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  • Suns need a focused Michael Beasley to win games

    November 1, 2012: Gentry: He’s got to be a star player for us Regardless of the name on the back of the uniform and how many zeros appear on the player’s paycheck, Phoenix Suns head coach Alvin Gentry has proven he will play the hot hand. Ask Amare Stoudemire. Ask Jason Richardson. And now, ask […]
  • Suns’ Gentry will ride the hot hand this season

    If a player isn’t playing well, or at the very least, playing to the liking of head coach Alvin Gentry, he will find himself on the bench. It doesn’t matter who it is. It’s only been one game, but already Gentry has displayed the way he is going to coach the Phoenix Suns this season. […]
  • Phoenix Suns open season with poor shooting and good effort

    PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns’ first real game without Steve Nash in the lineup looked like most games without Number 13 over the prior eight seasons. The team labored through 48 minutes of basketball, shooting just 40 percent from the field while committing 18 turnovers. The Suns looked decent some of the time, but a […]
  • Suns Strokes: Suns’ rally falls short, drop season opener

    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’ 87-85 loss to the Golden State Warriors on October 31. Final […]
  • Suns coach Gentry expects Michael Beasley to be ‘the man’

    New Phoenix Sun Michael Beasley averaged more than 15 points per game just once in his four-year career, scoring 19.2 per night for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2010-11. Seemingly poised to finally make good on the potential that convinced the Miami Heat to select him with the second overall pick in the 2008 Draft, the […]
  • Goran Dragic now on point for Suns

    October 31, 2012: Suns tip off regular season vs. Golden State For the first time in nine years, someone other than Steve Nash will be the Phoenix Suns’ starting point guard on Opening Night. Goran Dragic, after serving as Nash’s apprentice for two-and-a-half seasons, will replace the two-time MVP as the Suns usher in a […]
  • Alvin Gentry not concerned with Nash’s Laker debut

    After spending the last eight years with the Phoenix Suns, the world finally got their first look at two-time MVP Steve Nash wearing the home gold uniform of the Los Angeles Lakers. Nash’s new squad dropped their season opener to the Dallas Mavericks 99-91 Tuesday night. Asked about his former point guard’s performance at shootaround […]
  • Intriguing ‘new era’ begins for Phoenix Suns

    For the first time since 2009, the Phoenix Suns are interesting. No longer are they a veteran-led team just spinning its wheels hoping to squeeze one last playoff push out of an era that had run its course. Gone are the likes of Steve Nash and Grant Hill, the final remnants of a Suns squad […]
  • Dudley: Practice altercation between Markeiff Morris, Luis Scola not a bad thing

    It’s been a long, long offseason for the Phoenix Suns. After failing to make the postseason in April, the franchise made quite a splash over the summer with a number of intriguing acquisitions and bittersweet departures. But after a grueling month of October — which featured media day, training camp in San Diego, eight preseason […]
  • Suns, Wes Johnson hope to continue relationship

    October 30, 2012: Johnson to become free agent after ’13-’14 option declined It has been a three-month love affair between Wes Johnson, the Suns and the city of Phoenix since he was acquired this summer. “I got a good vibe when I came here, especially the style of play,” he said. “The staff and everybody […]
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  • Suns practice gets chippy day before season opener

    October 30, 2012: Morris, Scola exchange pleasantries After more than two months together, including a week-long training camp in San Diego and eight preseason games, the Suns are ready to move on to the real thing. They’re ready for games to matter. They’re ready for games to count. They’re ready for the regular season, which […]
  • Suns near bottom of ESPN Power Rankings

    We’re just two days away from the Phoenix Suns tipping off their 45th season in the National Basketball Association. While Phoenix has a completely different look than years past with veterans Steve Nash and Grant Hill playing in L.A. and nine new players on their roster, there’s not a whole lot of optimism about the […]
  • Michael Beasley adjusting to shoot-first mentality

    For a guy who has often been labeled as a “me-first guy” during his first four years in the NBA, you’d think Michael Beasley would fully embrace a system which welcomes the volume shooter’s range and versatility. But even after his 29-point performance in Friday’s preseason finale against Denver, Beasley — who has played in […]
  • New-look Suns getting ready for season opener

    With the NBA preseason now behind them, the Phoenix Suns are now making final preparations for the regular season opener against the Golden State Warriors on Halloween night. The 2012-2013 roster, for the time being, consists of 15 players, nine of which are new acquisitions this season. “I think they’re ready to play, and play […]
  • James Harden, Oklahoma City Thunder continue contract extension talks

    According to Yahoo Sports, James Harden and Oklahoma City Thunder brass have met the past two days trying to hammer out a contract extension. The 23-year-old shooting guard most recently turned down a four-year, $52 million deal and has been clamoring for the maximum extension of four years, $60 million, according to league sources. The […]
  • Suns spots: Beasley, Suns end preseason with winning record

    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’ 88-72 win over the Denver Nuggets on October 26. Final Score: […]
  • Suns to go with a 15-man roster

    October 25, 2012: Suns add training camp invitees Garrett, Zeller to final roster The Suns are planning on opening the season with the league maximum of 15 players for the first time since 2005. When the roster is formally submitted to the NBA next week, it will include the names of Diante Garrett and Luke […]
  • Phoenix Suns exercise option on Markieff Morris

    The Phoenix Suns announced Thursday they have exercised the team’s 2013-14 option on forward Markieff Morris. Morris, originally selected by the Suns with the 13th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, averaged 7.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in just under 20 minutes per night as a rookie. He was one of just six […]
  • Phoenix Suns’ Lon Babby: Michael Beasley at a crossroads

    Michael Beasley is at a defining moment in his career, but the Phoenix Suns are betting they can mentor the 6-foot-10 forward into becoming a successful scorer in the NBA. “He’s at a crossroads and hopefully he’s going to grow and we are going to pour every ounce of energy in helping him and supporting […]

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