Intriguing Summer Awaits Suns

The Suns' Aaron Brooks and Jared Dudley.

As a longtime NBA fan, it’s off-seasons like the one facing the Suns that I’ve always found fascinating.

Honest. [Read more...]

HOOP Catches Up With Rodney Rogers

His stay in Phoenix was a relatively short one, but that doesn’t mean it was any less memorable.

Rodney Rogers, who was named the 1999-2000 NBA Sixth Man of the Year in his first of three seasons with the Suns, was recently featured in the March/April issue of HOOP Magazine. The forward talked about the strength of his family, his basketball career and how his outlook on life has changed since his 2008 all-terrain vehicle accident that left him a quadriplegic. [Read more...]

Coming Soon: Steve Nash Documentary

No stranger to appearing in front of the camera, look for the upcoming Steve Nash documentary.

When he’s not producing documentaries, he’s starring in them…

Steve Nash moves back in front of the camera as the subject of an upcoming documentary aptly titled, “Nash.” Produced by Crunchtime Films in association with Donnelly Films, CLICK HERE to check out the film’s teaser. [Read more...]

NBA Draft Lottery: May 17

NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver will strike a familiar lottery pose on May 17.

Let’s assume the Suns stay right where they are expected in the May 17 lottery, and end up with the No. 13 pick in the draft.

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Energy Win D-League Title

League MVP Curtis Stinson hoists the Energy's championship trophy.

With all due respect to those who usually can’t get behind watching tape-delayed sporting events, this one ended up being one worth staying up late for… if you’re an Iowa Energy fan, that is. [Read more...]

Count Grant Hill In

Grant Hill is the Suns' first two-time Dan Majerle Hustle Award winner.

One day after winding down his 16th NBA season (not to mention accepting his second-career Dan Majerle Hustle Award) in Wednesday’s season-finale win over the Spurs, Grant Hill was a welcome topic of discussion at the respective postseason press conferences of Suns Head Coach Alvin Gentry and Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby. [Read more...]

Barring April rally, Suns can focus on off-season with optimism

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Eight games left. Five-and-half games out of the final playoff spot. One loss away from elimination.

For the Suns, it’s going to take a miracle. And there is only one solution.

“We have to play it through and compete,” said center Marcin Gortat.

That’s all the Suns can do. See it through. Compete. Keep an eye on the big picture. That picture may seem a little muddled right now, with many of the key players well into the final stages of their careers. [Read more...]

Next Year

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“Next Year”, alas, came early for the Suns this year. And it is my sad duty to report that the beginning of “Next Year” got off to an even more dismal start than the tag end of this year.

Although mathematically still alive in the playoff hunt, even the players themselves acknowledge the rest of the season is all about looking ahead to the future. And the preview we got last night was not a pretty sight.

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Back On the Right Road

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It was good to see all the repaired parts back in place, and even better to note the engine seems to be running at pretty much the same 12-4 speed it was before the carburetor and one of the pistons broke down.

This wasn’t necessarily a GREAT win, but it was an absolutely not only a MUST win, but a MUST pump-some-mojo-back-in-the-tank-for-the-closing-weeks-of-the-playoffs win.

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Old Habits Die Hard

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No excuses. No explanation either. At least I don’t have one.

The Nuggets, a team with no names but lots of game, did unto the Suns as even the most star-studded rosters have been unable to do since the All-Star break. And give Coach George Karl credit for putting his post-Melo trade pieces together in such impressive fashion that the team has gone 7-2 since losing Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups.

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