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2014/15 Phoenix Suns: Rising Down

  It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that the upcoming season will be their best ever. While some teams will surely be rising up, the same amount will be rising down, with the rest floating along treading water (rising sideways). Since we at The Hoops Manifesto are always 100% accurate with our predictions, we’ve taken the...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas Hits Buzzer Beater; Stares Down Mayweather (Video)

Isaiah Thomas‘ stock is fast rising as he’s looking to have a break-through season for the Phoenix Suns, after leaving the Sacramento Kings this summer. If his preseason play is any indication of what he’ll do in the regular season, then expect for that break-through to happen sooner than later. Check out this clutch, game-tying jumper vs the Los Angeles Lakers last night....
Via BlackSportsOnline
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Isaiah Thomas forces OT, stares down Mayweather

Phoenix Suns point guard Isaiah Thomas hit a jump shot at the buzzer to force overtime, then stared down boxer Floyd Mayweather in the front row, during Tuesday night's preseason game against the L.A. Lakers.Thomas was in the perfect spot to grab the rebound of Gerald Green's missed three-pointer, and he sank the jumper to tie the game at 94-94 and force OT. After making...
Via Holdout Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thomas leads the way as Suns beat L.A.

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Isaiah Thomas scored 26 points -- including a buzzer-beating jumper at the end of regulation -- and Gerald Green tallied 10 of his 21 points in overtime as the Suns topped the Lakers 114-108 in Tuesday's preseason game. Kobe Bryant led Los Angeles with 23 points, scoring eight in the final 2:05 of regulation. Jeremy Lin, who missed the past three games with...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Suns looking for speed to push them into playoffs

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns burst out of the nether reaches of the NBA to put together the most surprising season in the league a year ago. With a fast, fun-to-watch style replete with fast-break baskets and rainbow 3-pointers, the Suns compiled 48 victories in coach Jeff Hornacek's first season, a 23-win turnaround from the miserable 25-47 mark of 2012-13. A double-point...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rebounding likely determines Suns' ceiling

The Suns' commitment to playing faster -- which includes the companion subset of utilizing, on occasion, even smaller players -- seems to just beg for trouble. That could be one notion for those disturbed by the team's inability to collect a rebound and finish a defensive possession last season. With the Suns 22nd among teams in defensive-rebounding percentage, their rank...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovich has great response for Suns owner

Jason Whitney There are a few people in the NBA that you will never win a beef with and San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is one of them. Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver made a statement to his fans in regards to Popovich sitting several players including Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili during a preseason game […] Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports bloggers that...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Majerle channels his best John Travolta

Dan Majerle is currently the coach at Grand Canyon. The school's nickname is the Antelopes. An Antelope itself is swift and light on its feet. So, that has to explain how the former Phoenix Suns star decided to show some of his fancy footwork as the school opened its practice Friday. Check out these moves: Not quite as smooth as the original.
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns owner apologizes to fans for starless Spurs

Fans who attended Thursday’s preseason game between the Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs didn’t exactly witness the best basketball, and Suns owner Robert Sarver wasn’t happy about that fact. During a timeout late in the fourth quarter at the US Airways Center, Sarver suddenly commandeered the PA announcer’s microphone and apologized to the fans for paying to see a poor...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns Consider Keeping Earl Barron For Season

The Phoenix Suns have 15 guaranteed contracts and a non-guaranteed deal in Earl Barron remains on the roster. Barron is still a candidate to stay with the Suns into the regular season. Barron could be competing with Shavlik Randolph for the 15th spot; Randolph has guaranteed salary for $1.23 million. "The one guy that sticks out and is really fighting for the team is Earl Barron...
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns owner apologizes to fans in middle of game for Spurs resting players

The Phoenix Suns cruised to an easy 121-90 win over the San Antonio Spurs in preseason action Thursday night, in part because the defending champs barely brought half their team. Suns owner Robert Sarver was not happy about that, and he took the microphone during a TV timeout to apologize to the fans. “Hey everybody,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns owner calls out Spurs, Gregg Popovich for not showing up for preseason game (vid)

Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver was mad as hell and he wasn’t going to take it anymore. Okay, that may be a bit of a stretch, but Sarver did feel compelled to apologize to fans who showed up US Airways on Thursday night for the team’s preseason game against the San Antonio Spurs expecting to […] The post Suns owner calls out Spurs, Gregg Popovich for not showing up for preseason...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Sarver takes mic, apologizes to Suns fans in game

Sarver says over the PA that this isn't the team (Spurs) that fans paid to see. He said he'd send a gift to fans who mail him a ticket stub. — Paul Coro (@paulcoro) October 17, 2014
Via Crossover Chronicles
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Phoenix Suns

Quietly one of history’s best franchises, the Suns rose from the ashes again and found success in the post-Nash era for the first time with a quick-hitting attack flanked by three-point shooting and a international dynamo of a point guard. The unfairness of the league is apparent because there’s a real chance they could miss the playoffs even though they’d almost be a lock...
Via Analytics Game
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns Release Joe Jackson, Casey Prather, Jamil Wilson

The Phoenix Suns have waived Joe Jackson, Casey Prather and Jamil Wilson. Jackson recorded two points in seven minutes in one appearance this preseason, while Prather played five minutes in one appearance and Wilson totaled nine minutes in two appearances. The Suns’ roster now stands at 16 players.
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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