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Phoenix Suns 2015-16 Report Cards: Tyson Chandler needs to improve as defender, leader next season

Chandler's 2015-16 season included a franchise-record-tying 27 rebounds on Jan. 23, 2016. Tyson Chandler was the Phoenix Suns' major free agent signing during the 2015 offseason, and it was a surprising acquisition at that, considering his presence presented a roadblock to Alex Len's move into the starting lineup. However, the move was sold as an attempt to shore up a shaky back...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
11 hours ago

Phoenix Suns franchise in a pile of muddy rubble, with no sunshine in sight

The Phoenix Suns franchise - fourth winningest franchise in NBA history - has become one of the league's worst with little to no light at the end of the tunnel. And, from the top down, they've got no one to blame but themselves. A team that continually strips itself of all its purple-and-orange loyalists can't expect anything better. Robert Sarver, the managing partner of the ownership...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
15 hours ago

Suns dropped the ball by retaining Earl Watson

Earlier this week, the Phoenix Suns removed the interim tag from Earl Watson’s job title, naming him Head Coach.   Watson was a short sighted choice by the Suns. Relying on simple numbers, Watson performed worse than his predecessor Jeff Hornacek. Watson finished the season 9-24, .273 winning percentage, and before his dismissal, Hornacek was […] Suns dropped the ball by retaining...
Via Valley of the Suns
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The Best of 15 Seconds of Fame

Take a look at some of the best shots of Suns fans from this past season, for more clips download the 15 SOF app
Via YouTube
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns Analytics: Fastest Teams of the Last 25 Years

Looking back on the 2015-16 Phoenix Suns, there are few noteworthy achievements. Devin Booker’s scoring as a teenager was a great achievement. Mirza Teletovic set the NBA record for the most 3 pointers off the bench in a single season. There is one additional achievement that made me take a second look: this was the fastest […] Phoenix Suns Analytics: Fastest Teams of the Last...
Via Valley of the Suns
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Seth Curry to decline player option, test restricted free agency

Sound all alarms! Curry to hit free agency! Well, the other Curry…but still. According to a report by Shams Charania of The Vertical on Friday, Kings guard Seth Curry will decline his $1 million player option for 2016-17 and test the waters of restricted free agency. After years of floating around the D-League and 10-day contract limbo, Curry, 25, proved himself to be an Association...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns 2016-17 Team Options: Who should they keep?

While the 2016 NBA Lottery and Draft remain the most important events of the Phoenix Suns offseason, there are still other personnel decisions to be made. The free agent signing period promises to be an interesting one. The NBA salary cap is now projected to jump up to $92 million for the 2016-17 season. Not […] Phoenix Suns 2016-17 Team Options: Who should they keep? - Valley...
Via Valley of the Suns
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Elementary? Not quite, but Watson could work out well for the Suns

Earl Watson isn’t a splashy hire for the Phoenix Suns. He will coach his first NBA game at the age of 37. He’s been an assistant coach for only two years since his playing career ended, and only one of those was spent in the NBA Jason Kidd showed that a relatively quick transition from playing to coaching can work, but for every Kidd, there’s a Derek Fisher (and then some)...
Via Crossover Chronicles
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Suns Basketball Camps: 6/19-6/23 and 6/26-6/30

Suns Basketball Camps: Day Camp at Thunderbird High School June 19 - June 23. Overnight Camp at Pine Summit Camp in Prescott June 26 - June 30
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns remove 'interim' tag, retain Watson as coach

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns are retaining Earl Watson as head coach for next season. Watson was named interim coach after Jeff Hornacek was fired on Feb. 1. The team went 9-24 under Watson, finishing the season with the second-worst record in franchise history. But Watson has said he was told he would not be judged on wins and losses because of the injury-depleted roster he...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Suns to name Earl Watson permanent head coach

Bless the Phoenix Suns for allowing Earl Watson to shed his interim cocoon and blossom into the majestic full-time coaching butterfly he is inside. According to a report by Jude LaCava of FOX10Phoenix.com on Tuesday, the Suns are set to remove the interim tag from Watson and name him their permanent head coach. Sources inside the Suns inform me that the interim tag will be removed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Earl Watson named full-time Phoenix Suns head coach

Normally going 9-24 in a 33-game tryout as a head coach doesn’t bode well for one’s future. However, according to a report from Jude LaCava of Fox 10 (Phoenix), former Phoenix Suns interim head coach Earl Watson is going to get the full-time gig. Sources inside the Suns inform me that the interim tag will be removed and Earl Watson will be the next head coach of the Suns #nba...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Earl Watson agrees to 3-year deal as Suns head coach, loses interim tag

The Phoenix Suns have agreed to a three-year deal with Earl Watson to become their head coach, Yahoo Sports reports.Watson took over on an interim bases in early February for Jeff Hornacek, who was fired after leading the team to a 14-35 start.In 33 games as the Suns' head coach, Watson was 9-24. It was the first head coaching experience for Watson, who joined Hornacek's staff prior...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns close disappointing season with victory

PHOENIX -- The second-worst Phoenix Suns season in franchise history ended with a victory, even if it was against a Los Angeles Clippers team almost entirely made up of bench players.Mirza Teletovic scored 22 points to lead seven Phoenix players in double figures and the Suns beat the Clippers 114-105 on Wednesday night.The loss snapped the Clippers' six-game winning streak. Still...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Seth Curry reminds us he can ball too

There was a time a while ago when Seth Curry was the more famous of the two Curry brothers, at least in Durham, N.C. That time surely has passed as the older Curry has taken over the mantle as the most popular member of this ultra-talented family. Though, it now appears that Seth is prepared to make Stephen work to retain this belt. Seeing increased playing time for the Sacramento...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

April Autopsy: Phoenix Suns

What’s the most productive thing the Phoenix Suns did this past season? One could make a strong case that shipping Markieff Morris to Washington and getting so much in return — including what will become a lottery pick to stack on top of a likely top-five selection — is the best answer. General manager Ryan McDonough pulled off that deal. He brought in Devin Booker, arguably...
Via Crossover Chronicles
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phoenix Suns set sights on Villanova’s Jay Wright as next coach

Villanova head coach Jay Wright is reportedly the Phoenix Suns top choice to become their new head coach according to Mitch Lawrence of the Sporting News. Fresh off NCAA title, Villanova’s Jay Wright has emerged as the top choice of the Phoenix Suns to become their head coach, per NBA sources. — Mitch Lawrence (@Mitch_Lawrence) April 7, 2016 It’s not surprising Wright is...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns reportedly targeting Jay Wright for head coaching job

The Phoenix Suns apparently want to tip into the college ranks for their next head coach and are reportedly eyeing the newly minted national champion. Villanova head coach Jay Wright is reportedly the Suns’ No. 1 choice to fill their head coaching vacancy. It makes sense for the Suns to go after a big-name coach like Wright, but it’s really difficult to see him leaving. He’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wizards' Markieff Morris gets pranked hard

The spirit of April Fools’ day was in full swing Friday, especially when the date just so happened to include Markieff Morris’ first showdown against his former team, the Phoenix Suns. For those out of the loop, Morris spent the first four years and change of his career with the Suns, only to go through a very public, nasty split with the team. He demanded a trade, wasn’t...
Via The Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every Phoenix Suns first round pick since 1986

The Phoenix Suns have had 32 first round picks since 1986. How many can you name?
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Karl Anthony-Towns posterizes Suns player

Karl Anthony-Towns is fearless, and the Phoenix Suns are awful at defending. So when the Wolves faced off against the Suns on Monday night, you probably know what happened. As you might expect, when Towns received a pass near the elbow, in the third quarter of the game, he would not be denied. Towns drove by a defender and then posterized Mirza Teletovic with a one-handed hammer.
Via The Sports Daily
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Offseason Preview: Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns, two years removed from one of the more surprising playoff pushes in recent history, now posses one of the worst records in the NBA. Last season was ruined by a combination of injuries and the ill-fitting backcourt of Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas. This year has fallen apart due to injuries again, infighting between players, coaches and management...
Via RealGM - NBA
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

What the Suns face with their second rebuild

It was just two years ago that the Phoenix Suns were the darlings of league. Slated for a rebuild amid a lost season, the Suns morphed into the NBA's version of Springtime for Hitler, blazing their way to a 48-win season that left them outside of one of the deepest Western Conference playoff fields in the history of the league. To continue with the sun-related imagery, the future...
Via RealGM - NBA
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns troll Ben Affleck over his awful phoenix back tattoo

Memo to Ben Affleck — tattoos are permanent. Despite this knowledge, the actor went ahead and got a giant phoenix on his back in December. Ben Affleck Got A Giant Phoenix Tattoo On His Back, On Purpose https://t.co/YN8b3WpMRx pic.twitter.com/G2Gk2tPTm2 — The Superficial (@thesuperficial) December 11, 2015 Apparently the Phoenix Suns just discovered it and have taken umbrage with...
Via The Comeback
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Suns owner Robert Sarver takes blame for team's woes

The Phoenix Suns are 15-44 and about to miss the playoffs for a sixth straight season, much to the disappointment of majority owner Robert Sarver, who reached out to fans with an open letter Monday and accepted more blame than anyone for the franchise’s longest playoff drought. Here are a couple of lines from Sarver’s letter posted on the Suns’ team website: I can assure...
Via The Sports Daily
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss
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