Suns Get a Jump on the Season

The leadership provided by Nash and Hill is already paying dividends.
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This weekend, most people will be enjoying the last few moments of summer. Whether they sail off to their favorite get-away destination, or decide to remain in town for a “staycation,” one constant exists, the offseason is finally over. [Read more...]

Offseason Update



Clark is currently in New York for the rookie transition program.
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For Phoenix Suns fans that are embroiled in the dog days of summer and are looking for a little basketball fix, you’re in luck. Suns.com caught up with Suns President of Basketball Operations and GM Steve Kerr to find out what the players have been doing with their summer. Let’s take you through the roster player-by-player: [Read more...]

Prodigal Sun Returns Home

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When Channing Frye was a senior at Phoenix’s St. Mary’s High School in 2001, he won a state championship on the Suns’ home floor. As he returns to Phoenix in 2009, he’s hoping to be a part of movement towards bringing a world championship to that same floor. [Read more...]

Suns to Begin Search for Free Agents

The Suns front office will hit the phones at midnight on July 1. (McPeek/Suns.com)

The Suns front office will hit the phones at midnight on July 1. (McPeek/Suns.com)

At 12 p.m. ET tonight, the free agent-market floodgates will burst open and the Suns front office plans on being among the teams who plan to have a raft as the waters spill forth. [Read more...]

Shaq Takes On Krispy Kreme

The offseason can be a long time to keep up healthy habits. No one knows this better than 17-year veteran Shaquille O’Neal. [Read more...]

10 Notable Notes From the End of the Season


Nash accomplished a feat no one has ever done in the NBA.
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For any Suns fans that need to be talked off the ledge after watching their club miss the playoffs for the first time since 2003-04, here are some notes that will ease your pain. Remember, the team went 12-5 to finish the season (unfortunately, Dallas went 11-6) and only missed the eighth seed in the Western Conference by two games. Playing without their leading scorer Amar’e Stoudemire for the last 29 games of the season and sixth man Leandro Barbosa for seven games during a crucial playoff push, the Suns missed being the sixth seed in the West by just four games. Although some cloudiness may have rolled into the Valley, here are 10 pieces of plenty of silver lining that foster optimism: [Read more...]

Hill Likens Dallas Game to World Cup Final

This is the guy I would want on my team for a World Cup Final. (Jeff Vinnick/NBAE/Getty Images)

This is the guy I would want on my team for a World Cup Final.
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After calling the Suns matchup against the Mavs in Phoenix on March 10 the “Super Bowl,” Grant Hill upped the ante by referring to this Sunday’s showdown against the Mavs as the “World Cup.” [Read more...]

Dragic Steals Show From Tamia?

Dragic sang a song he never heard in his life. (Barry Gossage/NBAE/Getty)

Dragic sang a song he never heard in his life. (Barry Gossage/NBAE/Getty)

Where would a Suns fan head to watch forward Lou Amundson recite “Ice, Ice, Baby?” Well, the annual Suns & Stars Gala of course. [Read more...]

Tuesday's Practice Notes

Gentry said Hill has to leave loyalty at the door when picking for the Final Four (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)

Gentry said Hill has to leave loyalty at the door when picking for the Final Four.
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The Suns ran through a full practice for the first time in almost two weeks. It’s only the second full practice since the acquisition of Stromile Swift on March 4. [Read more...]

The Suns-Rocky II Comparison

Nash is the classic underdog story on an underdog team. (Barry Gossage/NBAE/Getty Images)

Nash is the classic underdog story on an underdog team. (Barry Gossage/NBAE/Getty Images)

Despite a 128-108 lost at the defending World Champion Celtics on Sunday, the sun seems to be slowly rising on Planet Orange lately. With more emphasis on running under new coach Alvin Gentry, the Suns seem to playing with a renewed sense of vitality and energy. Although they’ve lost Amar’e Stoudemire for the rest of the regular season and struggled as a team at times throughout the year, one gets the feeling that this team has a run left in them. So it got me to thinking, where have I seen this all before? [Read more...]