Channing Frye’s Character Shines Through

“Character is more important than talent.”

Those words by Edwin Louis Cole describe Suns forward Channing Frye perfectly.

Frye has been known for his on-the-court talents since his years at Saint Mary’s High School in Phoenix. While fans have spent years cheering for his dead on three-point shooting and his ability to score in bunches, it is his character that has shown through most recently. [Read more...]

Channing Frye's Character Shines Through

“Character is more important than talent.”

Those words by Edwin Louis Cole describe Suns forward Channing Frye perfectly.

Frye has been known for his on-the-court talents since his years at Saint Mary’s High School in Phoenix. While fans have spent years cheering for his dead on three-point shooting and his ability to score in bunches, it is his character that has shown through most recently. [Read more...]

Suns a Top Five Team on the Rise

Another day, another superlative from the NBA.com Hang Time Blog regarding the upcoming edition of the Phoenix Suns.

Just a day after blogger Sekou Smith proclaimed Goran Dragic one of the Five Guys to Watch entering the 2012-13 season, the author came back Wednesday to declare the entire team one of the league’s Five Teams on the Rise.
Smith explained that he likes the group of players the Suns collected this offseason – including Dragic, Michael Beasley and Luis Scola – because they will all be playing with “huge chips on their shoulder this season.” [Read more...]

Dragic No Longer Under the Radar

After two and a half seasons as a backup in Phoenix and another half season as a backup in Houston, the limelight is beginning to shine on Goran Dragic.

The opportunity given to Dragic after re-signing with the Phoenix Suns this offseason and his performance while starting at point guard for the Houston Rockets, has allowed for his name to be mentioned with more frequency going into the 2012-13 season. [Read more...]

For Dragic, Life’s a Beach

For most of us, a summer trip to the beach involves fun in the sun, a little swimming and maybe a good book. For the Phoenix Suns’ Goran Dragic it involves weights, sweat and a whole lot of running. Needless to say it gives the phrase “a day at the beach” a whole new meaning. [Read more...]

For Dragic, Life's a Beach

For most of us, a summer trip to the beach involves fun in the sun, a little swimming and maybe a good book. For the Phoenix Suns’ Goran Dragic it involves weights, sweat and a whole lot of running. Needless to say it gives the phrase “a day at the beach” a whole new meaning. [Read more...]

Jared Dudley Talks Twitter

In what turned out to be a lot more than 140 characters, Suns forward Jared Dudley told Sports Illustrated’s Sam Amick all about his fascination with Twitter.

There are few currently on the Suns who rival Dudley’s proficiency on the social media outlet. It has become a vehicle for him to show fans everywhere a sneak peek into his personality. [Read more...]

Suns Earn Assist Off The Court

It was once said that the measure of a man’s character is what he does when no one is looking. The same can be said for a sports organization.

While the main purpose of a franchise is to put an exciting product on the court, it’s what it can do to lift up the city it calls home that may leave the longest lasting impact. Wins and losses come and go each year but being able to affect the lives of those in need without bringing much attention to it can last a lifetime. [Read more...]

Jared Dudley to Host Youth Camp

Ryan Read believes that Jared Dudley has a story to share with young basketball hopefuls.

And a chance for Valley basketball players of all ages to learn from the Suns guard as well as Read – who serves as Dudley’s full-time trainer and the owner of the specialized training company Thrive – will come up on September 22 at Scottsdale Community College.

The two friends from high school will be putting on a free basketball clinic, which will be broken up between two sessions that Saturday. If interested, people are encouraged to sign up at Thrivestrength.com.

The camp won’t just focus on basketball skills and fundamentals, but on the overall message that Dudley can convey to kids interested in the game of basketball.

“Jared has an amazing story to share with people who are interested not only in basketball but in athletic competition,” Read said. “Some people thought Jared wouldn’t make it; instead they just said he needed to be more athletic or more talented.

“But the guy just puts his nose down and works.”

Over the course of his career in the NBA, Dudley believes the work he has put in has paid off in more minutes on the court and more production while he plays. That was most evident a year ago when he averaged a career-best 12.7 points per game.

But he also wants his work ethic to show in the community as well.

“Ever since I’ve been here, we’ve always had a lot of people who were involved in the community,” Dudley said. “I’m trying to put my twist on it, and my twist is just to have a free basketball clinic.

“I wish I could’ve had that growing up as a kid.”

He has also promised to bring other Suns players into the fold for the one-day clinic. Dudley said that teammates like Goran Dragic, Kendall Marshall and Channing Frye will be there to sign autographs.

A Look at the 2012-13 Suns Schedule

Much of a team’s record during any given NBA season can be attributed to the players, coaches and trainers.  But because the difference between a lottery pick and a great playoff seed has been just a few games over the past few seasons, some of the credit (or blame) for where a team ends up in the standings could probably go to a team’s schedule as well.  If a team gets a long stint at home toward the end of a season when the players are tired, or has an especially long road trip at the very beginning of the season, it could help or hurt them. [Read more...]