Gortat Receives VIP Treatment From Shaq

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Perception is an interesting phenomenon. Many average fans think that an NBA player can roam wherever he wants and do whatever he pleases. [Read more...]

Morris Dunks Over Griffin

The Clippers’ Blake Griffin has made his name uncorking some ridiculous dunks over his fellow NBA brethren. But on Thursday night, Suns rookie Markieff Morris turned the tables on the Clippers star. [Read more...]

Nash Talks About "Linsanity"

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Although “Linsanity” has briefly calmed down a little, that didn’t stop the media from mobbing Suns point guard Steve Nash at All-Star about Knicks playmaker Jeremy Lin. [Read more...]

Suns Inspired By Red Tails

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It’s not uncommon for Suns players to get together on the road and catch a movie. What is uncommon is that one of them may be personally connected to the film that they’re watching. [Read more...]

Morris Looking Forward to Role on Team Shaq

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Team Shaq’s Minister of Information has gotten to Suns power forward Markieff Morris. [Read more...]

Morris Lobbies Sir Charles to Draft Him

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Markieff Morris understands the way a draft works. After all, he was the Suns’ lottery pick this past season.

He is fully aware that the GM drafts him. But Morris is looking to flip that concept on its ear by partaking in a little politicking. [Read more...]

Suns-Bulls Notes From the Road

While the forecast calls for snowfall in Chicago tonight, the Suns’ offense will attempt to rise against a Bulls club that has not lost at home thus far this season. [Read more...]

First Impressions of the 2011-12 Suns

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After four days of training camp, the Suns gave a sneak preview of their progress to the media and select season-ticket holders Wednesday in the cozy confines of the Grand Canyon University Arena. It was an intra-squad scrimmage, pitting one half of the team against the other half. [Read more...]

Dudley Changing Offseason Workout

Dudley came back in 2010-11 (left) lighter and leaner than in 2009-10 (right).
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After chasing around Kobe Bryant during the entire Western Conference Finals last season, Suns swingman Jared Dudley made a pact with himself. He was going to return for the 2010-11 season a new man with a new body.

When Dudley showed up at US Airways Center this past September, the work that he put in over the offseason was visibly apparent the second you saw him. The former Boston College standout was a cardio animal last summer, running and participating in intense basketball drills in order to become quicker, more agile and better prepared to guard freaky athletic perimeter players.

He dropped over 15 pounds and worked on his mid-range game. Dudley spent hour upon hour working on his pull-up jumper off the dribble, which enabled him to help Steve Nash put pressure on the defense this season.

The effort paid off for the 6-7 swingman. Dudley posted a career-high in points (10.6), rebounds, steals and blocks, while starting a career-high 15 games.

He even set a career high in dunks. You can see those beauties by clicking here.

However, the four-year veteran is vowing not to become complacent. After all the work he did to trim down last season, Dudley said he’s going to switch things up and hit the weight room… hard.

“I didn’t lift one time last summer,” he said. “This summer, I’ll probably will lift four times a week.”

The reasoning behind hitting the weight room?

“Muscle is always better than fat,” he said semi-seriously, semi-jokingly.

Maybe Dudley will come back looking more like this next season?

Dudley is here to “pump you up.”

West to Represent Suns at Lottery

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Although the Suns have a low-percentage chance of landing the No. 1 pick in the 2011 NBA Lottery, they are sending someone who is known for succeeding at a high percentage. [Read more...]