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Going Back To McDonough's Original Plan In The Suns' Lost Season

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jan 4, 2016 12:13 PM

This is the perfect time for the Suns to play Alex Len, Devin Booker and T.J. Warren as much as possible in roles that emphasize their strengths in order to figure out exactly what they have. Read more »

Tags: Devin Booker, Alex Len, T.J. Warren, Phoenix Suns, NBA

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2015 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

Dec 29, 2015 8:16 PM

The only considerations are talent, age, cap flexibility and future draft picks with the goal being to eventually compete for and win the NBA Finals. Read more »

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The Ongoing Evolution Of Eric Bledsoe

by Michael Pina

Dec 24, 2015 5:03 PM

It's more of a mind game now for Eric Bledsoe, with pick-and-roll ingenuity, crafty passing and smart reactions to the defense's scheme. By almost any measure, he's been a top-5 point guard. Read more »

Tags: Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns, NBA

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Mike D'Antoni And The Delay Double Quick's Prominence In Today's NBA

by Brett Koremenos

The real testament to Mike D'Antoni's influence can be seen in how teams around the league implement not just his overarching style, but his actual plays. Read more »
Sorting Out The Suns

by Jonathan Tjarks

Talent isn't the issue for the Suns. It's whether Jeff Hornacek can find the right combinations of players to field line-ups that spread the floor and play defense. Read more »
NBA Season Preview: Phoenix Suns

by Brett Koremenos

With few changes after a disappointing season, the Suns will be banking on some internal improvement and continuity to get back into playoff contention. Read more »
Finding Minutes For The Unorthodox Game Of T.J. Warren

by Jonathan Tjarks

The Suns are going to have to depend on internal improvement to take the next step, but a lot of their young core is blocked in terms of potential playing time in the near future. T.J. Warren is their one young guy with the chance to take a step forward and vault them into the Top 8 out West. Read more »
Leroux's 2015 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Great drafts for the Nuggets, Wolves, Heat, 76ers and Raptors; good drafts for the Bulls, Magic, Pacers, Thunder, Warriors, Rockets and Celtics, along with teams having enh and bad drafts. Read more »
Strengths, Weaknesses Of All 30 NBA Teams Entering Draft, Free Agency

by Christopher Reina

These infographics show the percentile rankings for all 30 teams in the critical categories of offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, rebound percentage, assist percentage, three-point percentage and foul rate during the 14-15 regular season. Read more »
Reviewing The Lottery Teams In Infographics

by Christopher Reina

The Thunder, Suns, Jazz, Pacers, Heat, Hornets, Pistons, Nuggets, Kings, Magic, Lakers, 76ers, Knicks and Wolves missed the playoffs. Here's where they struggled and where there's hope. Read more »
Coach's Corner: Steve Nash And The Amar'e Cut

by Brett Koremenos

While any word association game between Nash and Amar'e likely invokes the response "pick-and-roll", one of the most clever creations from those D'Antoni Suns teams was how those two interacted outside that staple action. Read more »
Scouting Report: Seth Curry

by Cameron Schott

Seth Curry is a lethal shooter who has shown improvement when running the pick-and-roll. His size and athleticism may not be ideal, but Curry's shooting ability, basketball IQ, and instincts help compensate. Read more »
Suns' One Step Back To Take Three Steps Forward

by Jonathan Tjarks

If the Suns kept Goran Dragic and Channing Frye, they would be a win-now team with a much lower ceiling than their competitors. Instead, they spun the whole thing forward, confident in their ability to project talent into the future. Read more »
Scouting Report: Earl Barron

by Cameron Schott

With the lack of centers in Phoenix, Earl Barron’s experience will help him make an immediate impact. He’s an effective pick-and-pop center that can hit mid-range jumpers. If he can add rebounding and energy off the bench, Barron could find a role for the remainder of the season. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Bucks, Suns, 76ers Swap Point Guards

by Andrew Perna

In the most surprising deal completed before Thursday afternoon’s trade deadline, the Bucks, Suns and 76ers agreed to swap five players and a first round draft pick. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Celtics Trade For Isaiah Thomas

by Andrew Perna

The Isaiah Thomas trade is significant as it makes good basketball sense and signals that Danny Ainge is finally ready to begin flipping some of his assets. Read more »
Hurry Up And Wait

by Jonathan Tjarks

Archie Goodwin is such a phenomenal athlete that he will eventually get a chance in the NBA, even if it isn’t with the Suns. The question is whether the two years he is spending on the bench were really the ideal place for him to grow as a player. Read more »
Coach's Corner: Suns Time To Shine?

by Brett Koremenos

The Celtics participated in the Western Conference arms race by dealing away Brandan Wright and Jeff Green. Here's how those trades will impact the Suns and Grizzlies. Read more »
The NBA's Last High School Class

by Jonathan Tjarks

Gerald Green, Monta Ellis, Lou Williams and Amir Johnson were part of the final high school class to go straight to the NBA. Talent was never the issue for any of these guys, but it took them awhile to find their place as they were caught between two eras. Read more »
Coach's Corner: Stagnant Suns; Let 'Em Shoot

by Brett Koremenos

How the Suns replaced floor spacing and passing with more scoring by letting Channing Frye and Ish Smith leave and adjusting to that, while the Celtics tried to stop the Mavs by letting Monta Ellis shoot. Read more »
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