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  • New look New Orleans Hornets are tough to gauge for Suns

    The name across the front of the jerseys and the colors will be the same, but everything else about the Phoenix Suns opening night opponent, the New Orleans Hornets will be different. The two teams split their four meetings last year, but that has become an irrelevant barometer with the Hornets featuring eight new players […]
  • Suns set to begin shortened season

    The Phoenix Suns open their 2011-2012 campaign Monday night at U.S. Airways Center against the New Orleans Hornets. The lockout-shortened season features a grueling 66 games in 121 days which could prove to be especially difficult for a veteran Suns bunch. The average age of Phoenix’s roster is 28. Could this be something the Suns […]
  • Suns look to move on from rough preseason

    PHOENIX — Suns head coach Alvin Gentry said no one gives out trophies for preseason victories. It’s a good thing he’s right, because the Suns would have nothing to show for the work they’ve put in so far this season. Phoenix lost its only two preseason games — both to the Denver Nuggets — by […]
  • Suns part with Mickael Pietrus

    Even though a trade that would have sent Mickael Pietrus to Toronto from Phoenix was voided after he failed a physical, one could reasonably assume the swingman’s days in the Valley were numbered. They were. The Suns announced Thursday that they have waived the veteran, trimming the roster to 14 players. Acquired along with Marcin […]
  • Marcin Gortat plans on playing opening night

    Marcin Gortat insists the only game he will miss is Thursday’s preseason finale. “You’ve got to cut my arm, cut my head off to make sure I’m not going to play. As long as I can walk, as long as I can see everything, I’m going to be playing.” Gortat suffered a non-displaced fracture on […]
  • Gentry ‘disappointed’ with team’s play at Denver

    Preseason or not, head coach Alvin Gentry expects his team to be ready to play. They were not Tuesday night. The Suns lost their preseason opener at Denver, 127-110. “We didn’t play very good,” Gentry said after a two-hour- plus practice Wednesday. “I was really disappointed. For us, the energy level wasn’t where I thought […]
  • Suns Gortat to try and play with broken thumb

    He played with a broken nose last season. It looks as though he’ll play the start of this season with a broken thumb. Suns center Marcin Gortat suffered a “slight non-displaced fracture on the top of his right thumb” in [Tuesday] night’s preseason game at Denver according to team president of basketball operations Lon Babby. […]
  • Marcin Gortat suffers broken thumb vs. Denver

    Not only did the Phoenix Suns lose their preseason opener to the Denver Nuggets 127-110 on Tuesday night. Starting center Marcin Gortat also suffered an injury in the loss. The fifth-year pro tweeted following the game that he suffered a broken thumb in the game against Denver. Great start!!! Lost game and broken thumb!!! Awsome….last […]
  • Suns are second-worst out West? ESPN writer thinks so

    Optimistic Suns fans may want to avoid for a little while. Monday, Chad Ford wrote that the future is bleak for the team, and Tuesday saw John Hollinger write the same thing about the team’s present. According to Hollinger, the Suns will finish the season 14th out of 15 Western Conference teams with a […]
  • ESPN writer: Suns had a rough offseason

    The Phoenix Suns didn’t do much to overhaul their roster in the shortened offseason, with their key moves being the re-signing of Grant Hill, drafting of Markieff Morris and signings of Shannon Brown, Ronnie Price and Sebastian Telfair. It is those moves — and the lack of any other — that led ESPN’s Chad Ford […]
  • Marcin Gortat: ‘I would like to make another step forward’

    In just over half a season in Phoenix, Marcin Gortat surpassed a lot of what he had accomplished in a little over three seasons with Orlando. The list includes more points, more points per game, more rebounds per game and more blocks per game. He also set several Suns single-season marks with the number of […]
  • Steve Nash: ‘That’s my team forever’

    Steve Nash knows his career may not finish in Phoenix, but that doesn’t mean he won’t always be a Sun. A guest on Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Friday, Nash said he thinks of the Suns in the same way he does his high school and college team. “That’s my team forever,” he said. […]
  • How many dunks for Dudley?

    It’s the biggest question of Suns training camp. No, not who is going to be the back-up point guard or starting shooting guard. It’s, how many dunks will Jared Dudley have in 2011-2012? “Eighteen!” he stated during the team’s one-week stay at Grand Canyon University. “Eighteen?” said a wide-eyed Steve Nash as he walked by. […]
  • Amare Stoudemire: New York a better situation than Phoenix

    When Amare Stoudemire signed with the New York Knicks last summer he left a team that had just gone to the Western Conference Finals for one that hadn’t made the postseason since 2004. So, maybe it’s just a little interesting that Stoudemire’s new team was in the playoffs last season while his old one, unfortunately, […]
  • Suns singer debate: Tamia vs. Monica

    In one corner, a four-time Grammy-nominated singer. In the other corner, the 1999 Grammy Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group award winner. Tamia or Monica. The wife of Grant Hill or the wife of Shannon Brown. “That’s a good question,” said Josh Childress. A question that could cause dissension in the Suns […]
  • Starting is ‘a big deal’ for Jared Dudley

    Jared Dudley has never been a consistent starter in the NBA. He would like that to change this season. “It’s a big deal for me,” the Suns fifth-year player said after a recent training camp practice at Grand Canyon University. Dudley made a career-high 15 starts, including the last eleven games last season. This season, […]
  • Suns’ Lopez is healthy, ready to ‘contribute what I failed to contribute last year’

    By his own admission, last season was not a good one for Robin Lopez. Sure, he started a career-high 56 games, but he averaged less points and less rebounds than the previous year. Of course there may be a good reason for that: his health. A back injury limited the Suns fourth-year center to 51 […]
  • He’s the Suns best recruiter of free agents

    If it’s not the first thing a new player says upon his arrival in Phoenix, then it’s most certainly the second thing out of their mouth. It was for Shannon Brown. “Get the chance to play with Steve Nash, one of the best guys to ever do it as far as giving the ball up.” […]
  • Nash doesn’t anticipate changing addresses

    There are certain stories in Phoenix that just won’t go away. Immigration controversy, the plight of the Phoenix Coyotes and rumors surrounding the future of Suns’ point guard Steve Nash have been prevalent for years. With the Suns heading into the 2011-12 season without lofty expectations, the rumors about trading Nash aren’t going anywhere, especially […]
  • Phoenix Suns get defensive

    It sounds simple. “You definitely want to keep the opposition’s score under yours.” The execution is not. “This stuff is not easy. Scoring is fun. Playing defense is hard.” New Suns assistant Elston Turner is here to try to make it a little easier with concepts proven to be successful over his 14 years as […]

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