Phoenix Suns ArticlesPhoenix Suns Articles

Grading The Deal: Raptors Improve Again With Trade For P.J. Tucker

by Keith P Smith

Feb 23, 2017 5:03 PM

With P.J. Tucker, the Raptors acquired a very good and versatile defender who will also help their spacing while also improving their ability to play small to finish games. Read more »

Tags: P.J. Tucker, Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors, NBA

Discuss
Western Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

Feb 19, 2017 3:23 PM

There are a number of teams on the fringes of the playoff picture such as the Kings, Nuggets, Blazers and Mavericks, which makes predicting their deadline goals difficult. Read more »

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

Discuss
2016 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

Dec 31, 2016 12:36 PM

The Warriors and Cavaliers remain atop our year-end rankings but there's considerable change behind them, most notably the Raptors, Bucks and 76ers. Read more »

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Sixers, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards, Oklahoma City Thunder, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

Discuss
Why The Suns Need To Remain Committed To Rebuilding Timetable

by Keith P Smith

The Suns have a confusing mix of very young players, older veterans and the guys in the middle have all missed considerable time with injuries. Phoenix needs to be clear and committed to their rebuilding efforts to avoid short-term 'all-in' moves. Read more »
Five Question Season Preview: Pacific Division

by Brett Koremenos

Bringing out the best in Julius Randle, Marquese Chriss' dark horse ROY case, Golden State's young depth, Sacramento's improved ball movement and the Clippers' giant hole at small forward. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Phoenix Suns

by Colin McGowan

It's rare for two players to inform each other in the way Marcus Camby and Tyson Chandler have, playing so similarly, slightly below the radar, following only slightly divergent paths. They're peculiar to this era. After Chandler is gone, he'll have no heir. Read more »
Can The Suns Leapfrog Minnesota And Utah In The Race For 'Next Up?'

by Jonny Auping

Unlike the foundational pieces of the Wolves and Jazz, Devin Booker and Dragan Bender just have to knock down shots and develop in other areas at a reasonable pace. The talent surrounding them allows Phoenix to be relatively competitive if they manage to do that. Read more »
2016 NBA Offseason Review: Pacific Division

by Keith P Smith

While the Warriors improved a 73-win team by signing Kevin Durant and the Clippers largely preserved the status quo, the Lakers, Suns and Kings are trying to accelerate their rebuilds. Read more »
Leroux's 2016 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Headlined by the great drafts from the 76ers and Nuggets, we go team-by-team to breakdown how every GM did based on the opportunities available to them. Read more »
2016 Offseason Preview: Phoenix Suns

by Keith P Smith

The Suns' offseason began at the trade deadline when they dealt away Markieff Morris to Washington. For a franchise not sure if they want to contend or rebuild, this is yet another pivotal offseason. Read more »
The Production, Aesthetics & Intelligence Of Devin Booker's Rookie Season

by Michael Pina

Devin Booker's advanced offensive skill-set, physical makeup and sophisticated mentality are perfect for a Suns' franchise desperate for a young building block with All-Star potential. Read more »
What Ryan McDonough And The Suns Face With Their Second Rebuild

by Brett Koremenos

Phoenix has some intriguing young talent, assets to burn and even though their veterans under contract have issues, they still can provide (or be turned into) at least something of value. Read more »
The Suns' Constant State Of Identity Crisis

by Michael Cohen

The Suns have played aesthetically pleasing basketball while winning a lot of regular season games during Robert Sarver's ownership. But they have also been encumbered by an ongoing crisis of identity that leaves the franchise pulling in multiple directions. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2016 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

Several teams will start the summer assured of having cap space. They'll be joined by several more as roster decisions are made leading up to the summer with more max contract slots available than ever before. Read more »
Ten Questions Following The NBA Trade Deadline

by Jonathan Tjarks

What to expect from Channing Frye, Donatas Motiejunas, Markieff Morris, Jeff Green, Randy Foye, Courtney Lee, Jarnell Stokes, plus the future of Mike Conley and whether Orlando kept the right players. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Wizards Trade For Markieff Morris

by Keith P Smith

Markieff Morris is an excellent fit at power forward for the Wizards if his personal issues of the past few months with the Suns are behind him. Read more »
Too Much Talent At The End Of The 2015 Lottery

by Jonathan Tjarks

In terms of the strength of the 2015 NBA Draft, maybe the most impressive part comes from the end of the lottery, where Myles Turner, Devin Booker and Trey Lyles look like future stars. Read more »
Western Conference: Buyers & Sellers

by Keith P Smith

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

by Jonathan Tjarks

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 »
2015 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

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 »