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Can The Suns Leapfrog Minnesota And Utah In The Race For 'Next Up?'

by Jonny Auping

Sep 15, 2016 8:09 PM

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 »

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2016 NBA Offseason Review: Pacific Division

by Keith P Smith

Sep 14, 2016 7:56 PM

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 »

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Leroux's 2016 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Jun 24, 2016 1:26 AM

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 »

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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

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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 »
The Ongoing Evolution Of Eric Bledsoe

by Michael Pina

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 »
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 »