Phoenix Suns Player of the Week: The Devin Booker experiment is bearing fruit

The young superstar has absorbed everything that’s come his way, and it’s paying off. After two-plus months of puzzling and inconsistent play, Devin Booker is finding his stride, combining his innate skillset with the lessons he’s learned over two NBA seasons. With nightly scoring explosions and a healthy dose of swagger, the month of January has become a reaffirming display...
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4 hours ago

Sun’s Watson: “Tyson’s not going anywhere.”

Suns head coach Earl Watson emphatically quenched trade rumors around Tyson Chandler to @16WinsaRing on Thursday in Cleveland. Forgive Suns coach Earl Watson if he has no time for fake trade scenarios and rumors of his favorite players. His Suns might be a paltry 13-29 on the season, third worst in the entire league, but Watson gives no credence to the thought of Tyson Chandler...
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8 hours ago

Locked On Suns Thursday: Failing to communicate

Well, there’s that team again. If you’re reading this before listening, we have a segment on the show called In Eddie’s House, where Eddie breaks down a clip from the game that we will post here. We’ve got two from today that highlight what’s wrong on defense. This was NASTY from LeBron, full vid coming up— Dawkins (@DawkinsMTA...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
18 hours ago

Valley of the Suns First DEBATE Podcast! KJ or Kidd?

We here at Valley of the Suns are just like you: We have opinions and sometimes when we disagree we debate them. It is part of the fun of sports. Today we would like to unvail to you our first in a monthly series of Podcast debates, all centered around the Phoenix Suns. These will […] Valley of the Suns First DEBATE Podcast! KJ or Kidd? - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns...
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Earl Watson: Tyson Chandler is ‘not going anywhere’

Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson is throwing cold water on the idea that Tyson Chandler will be traded to facilitate a second-half youth movement.Watson said on Thursday that the veteran seven-footer is “not going anywhere,” per Spencer Davies of 16 Wins A Ring. The 34-year-old Chandler, who is in Year 2 of a four-year, $52 million contract, has fared quite well this season...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns Face Re-Loaded Cavaliers

Phoenix Suns (12-27) v Cleveland Cavaliers (29-11) Thursday 1/19/2017 5:00pm Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH Fox Sports Arizona/Arizona Sports 98.7FM Season Series – Cavaliers lead 1-0 All-Time Series – Phoenix Leads 64-44 Last Matchup – Cleveland won 120-116 Suns’ Last Game – Loss to Utah Jazz 106-101 Cavaliers’ Last Game – Loss to Golden State 126-91 Suns...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Only tacos keep Suns' Chandler from doing what he does best

PHOENIX -- Tyson Chandler has learned a lot of valuable lessons during his 16-year NBA careerHe learned another one the hard way during the Phoenix Suns' recent two-game trip to Mexico."Mexico City got the best of me," said Chandler, the Suns veteran center. "Should have stayed away from the street tacos."Chandler was scratched from Monday's game against the Utah Jazz because of...
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1 day ago

What are the Chances the Phoenix Suns do Not make a trade?

We all love a good trade. We all love to fantasize about ripping off another team’s goods for our leftovers. And we all know that this Suns team as currently built still needs some tweaking before it is a regular playoff participant. The whole of the Valley of the Suns has speculated, dreamed, and wished […] What are the Chances the Phoenix Suns do Not make a trade? - Valley...
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Phoenix Suns: Booker’s Mexican Fiesta

Guess who got “caliente” in Mexico City this past week? There were only three NBA teams playing in the Mexican capital city, and one of them, the Phoenix Suns, played twice. That means Devin Booker had two chances to spike his jersey sales in Mexico, if that is in any way important. Regardless, he accomplished that mission quite easily. Let us start off with Phoenix’s loss...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz score final seven points to upend Suns

PHOENIX -- Joe Johnson scored 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 49.8 seconds to play, and the Utah Jazz made it seven in a row over Phoenix with a 106-101 victory against the Suns on Monday night.The Jazz scored the final seven points after T.J. Warren's steal and breakaway dunk put Phoenix ahead 101-99 with 1:13 left.Rudy Gobert had...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Booker blows up in 4th but Suns fall to Mavs in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY -- Deron Williams had 23 points and 15 assists, and the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Phoenix Suns 113-108 on Thursday night in the fourth NBA regular-season game played in Mexico.Williams shot 9 for 15 from the field in a matchup of struggling teams. Harrison Barnes added 22 points and Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 for the Mavericks, who broke a three-game losing streak.Devin...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns' Mexican roots add extra significance to trip

MEXICO CITY -- Devin Booker is very proud of his Mexican heritage. But eating grasshopper tacos, a local delicacy? That's where the Phoenix Suns star apparently draws the line."No, I did not try them, but I guess I will have to before I leave", Booker said Wednesday after practice at Arena Ciudad de Mexico.Mexican roots run deep in the Suns, whose coach Earl Watson and Booker both...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers reportedly considering trade for Tyson Chandler

The Portland Trail Blazers have an interior defense problem, and the Phoenix Suns have an expendable veteran who might be able to help them out. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN over the weekend, the Blazers have been tracking Suns big man Tyson Chandler as a possible trade target. Chandler, 34, has enjoyed a productive 2016-17 campaign that has seen him post averages...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Phoenix Suns trade Brandon Knight or Eric Bledsoe?

Last season, Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight shared the same backcourt in Phoenix, as management believed that the two point guards could work cohesively. The Phoenix Suns were pleased that the two guards could both score in the system that was given to them, but the Suns could never get any momentum going as both Knight and Bledsoe were met with injuries. Bledsoe went on to average...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers reportedly targeting Tyson Chandler for trade

The Portland Trail Blazers allow the third-most points per game (111.2) in the league, and word is they are looking for a player to help them with their defensive issues. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that the Trail Blazers are targeting Phoenix Suns center and former Defensive Player of the Year Tyson Chandler for a possible trade. The 16-year veteran is averaging 7.5 points, 11...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

George Hill unable to eat solid food after taking elbow to mouth

Injury luck certainly has not been on George Hill’s side this season. After missing eight games in November with a sprained thumb and 13 games in December with a toe injury, the Utah Jazz point guard took an elbow to the mouth from Alex Len in Saturday’s victory over the Phoenix Suns that rendered him unable to eat solid food, per Jazz broadcaster David Locke. George Hill...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

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