Phoenix Suns

Suns open to playing Deandre Ayton at power forward

Deandre Ayton could be returning to a role that he got acquainted with back in college. In an interview this week with Lindsey Smith of “The Outlet,” Phoenix Suns general manager James Jones said that the team is open to playing the star big man at the power forward spot next season. “This year we have...

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2 hours ago, Yardbarker, Phoenix Suns

Did James Jones drop a bomb by mentioning Deandre Ayton as a power forward?

Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images James Jones went on the Suns ‘The Outlet’ with Lindsey Smith to talk all things off season and what to expect in training camp. For the most part, the interview that James Jones gave to Lindsey Smith for the Suns podcast called ‘The Outlet’ was benign. Not many...

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7 hours ago, Bright Side Of The Sun, Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns signed a guy you’ve never heard of

Not all offseason moves make major splashes. The Phoenix Suns scoured the waiver wire and found little-known player, Haywood Highland, who has spent his entire basketball career in small towns, a trend that is likely to continue. The Phoenix Suns recently signed Haywood Highsmith, who was waived by the...

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16 hours ago, Valley of the Suns, Phoenix Suns

Locked On Suns Wednesday: The best and worst-case scenarios for the Suns this season

It’s time to run through all of these scenarios across the roster. How will it go for Phoenix? The 2019-20 season is setting up to be one filled with improvement for the Phoenix Suns. However, what do these possible scenarios look like? It’s time to analyze them all from opposite spectrums. Will the...

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23 hours ago, Bright Side Of The Sun, Phoenix Suns

Suns have difficult decision with Dario Saric, but easy calls on other rookie deals

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images The Phoenix Suns have through the month of October to make some calls on 2020-21 contracts for Ayton, Bridges and Saric. This week, NBA teams began releasing their decisions on whether to guarantee their rookie-contract team options for next season, the 2020-21...

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1 day ago, Bright Side Of The Sun, Phoenix Suns

Solar Panel special! A deep dive on rookie Ty Jerome with Streaking The Lawn

Dave, Greg and Tim interview Caroline Darney from SB Nation site StreakingTheLawn.com about new Suns rookie Ty Jerome Tim, Dave and Greg have a special interview with our SB Nation sister blog, StreakingTheLawn.com, on Phoenix Suns rookie Ty Jerome. Ty Jerome — known as Milk (or Milky or G.O.A.T. Milk...

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1 day ago, Bright Side Of The Sun, Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns’ perpetual roster turnover must end

For nearly a decade, the Phoenix Suns have been in a perpetual cycle of being in “draft mode.” Now that they have a young (drafted) core, this cycle must end. Now. Outside of the Apple variety, turnover  is usually something you want to avoid. This is especially true in sports because...

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1 day ago, Valley of the Suns, Phoenix Suns

Translating Aron Baynes’ World Cup performance to the Phoenix Suns’ upcoming season

There’s only so much one can glean from a handful of games against mediocre competition, but Aron Baynes played extremely well for Australia in their fourth place showing at the FIBA World Cup. Can he keep up this momentum as a member of the Phoenix Suns this season? Here is the answer to a random...

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1 day ago, Valley of the Suns, Phoenix Suns

Phoenix Suns: 3 key players that will make or break 2019-20

Here are three players to watch on the Phoenix Suns as we inch closer to the 2019-20 NBA season The Phoenix Suns finished last season with the second-worst record in the NBA at 19-63, leaving them last in the Western Conference. It’s hard to be optimistic about the future of the Suns as a possible...

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1 day ago, Sir Charles In Charge, Phoenix Suns

A rejuvenated Ricky Rubio is just what the Suns wanted to see this summer

Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images What Rubio’s MVP performance in the FIBA World Cup tells us about how the Suns can improve in 2019-20. The FIBA World Cup was weakened this summer by most American NBA superstars sitting out and the Greek National Team head coach turning Giannis Antetokounmpo into...

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2 days ago, Bright Side Of The Sun, Phoenix Suns

Charlotte Hornets Alumni: Can Frank Kaminsky put struggles behind him with Suns?

Charlotte Hornets alum Frank Kaminsky will have a fresh start with the Phoenix Suns, and the opportunity to put his career back on track. The 2019-20 season is right around the corner, and it’s going to be a year of change for the Charlotte Hornets. Many familiar faces, like Frank Kaminsky, will...

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2 days ago, Swarm and Sting, Charlotte Hornets, Brooklyn Nets, Phoenix Suns

The best- and worst-case scenarios for the Suns’ offense in 2019-20

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Devin Booker won’t be struggling, but how about his new teammates? The Phoenix Suns haven’t had an offensive rating at or above league average since the 2013-14 season. For six years, Phoenix has toiled in porous offensive attacks. And over the last four years, under...

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2 days ago, Bright Side Of The Sun, Phoenix Suns

In case of emergency: the Phoenix Suns need a veteran backup PG

After several years without one, the Phoenix Suns finally have a legitimate NBA starting point guard on the roster in Ricky Rubio. However, if he goes down, then what? They need a veteran reserve. While no one expects the Phoenix Suns to make a playoff push this coming season, the expectation that this...

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2 days ago, Valley of the Suns, Phoenix Suns

2019 Offseason In Review: Phoenix Suns

Hoops Rumors is breaking down the 2019 offseason for all 30 NBA teams, revisiting the summer’s free agent signings, trades, draft picks, departures, and more. We’ll evaluate each team’s moves from the last several months and look ahead to what the 2019-20 season holds for all 30 franchises. Today, we’re...

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2 days ago, Yardbarker, Phoenix Suns

Locked On Suns Monday: Looking back on the Suns’ summer of change with Espo

Espo makes his first appearance on the show to break down James Jones’ first summer at the helm and what success looks like for the 2019-20 Suns. We are joined by the one and only Espo to break down the Suns’ summer and discuss what we should expect from the 2019-20 season. James Jones had a ton of leeway...

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2 days ago, Bright Side Of The Sun, Phoenix Suns

Solar Panel, ep. 152: Comparing Suns forwards to the rest of the West, Part 2

Dave, Greg and Tim finish their deep dive on West starting lineups Tim, Dave and Greg compare the Suns projected starting forwards, Dario Saric and Kelly Oubre Jr., the rest of the Western Conference starting forwards. Last time, you might remember that we ranked the Suns starting forwards better than...

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3 days ago, Bright Side Of The Sun, Phoenix Suns

Center of the Sun: Ricky Rubio’s FIBA World Cup performance leaves the Suns looking smart to sign him

Photo by Fred Lee/Getty Images So much for the ESPN poll calling it one of the worst moves of the summer. Welcome to the weekly news roundup of your Phoenix Suns. The FIBA World Cup games are over. One of the newest Suns, Ricky Rubio, will soon be joining the team in the Valley with a Gold Medal,...

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3 days ago, Bright Side Of The Sun, Phoenix Suns

Ricky Rubio’s FIBA stats should not be expected with the Phoenix Suns

Ricky Rubio had the most successful international campaign of his career. But while his personal statistics were extremely impressive, they should not be expected of him with the Phoenix Suns: some will be even Better. ESPN called him the worst singing of the offseason, yet for the Phoenix Suns, he was...

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3 days ago, Valley of the Suns, Phoenix Suns

Devin Booker should represent the Phoenix Suns for Team USA in the 2020 Olympics

Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker garnered much criticism for not joining Team USA in the FIBA World Cup. Next year he should definitely play for the US national team in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Team USA lost to Serbia in a consolation game in the FIBA World Cup, arguably the worst loss in American international...

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3 days ago, Valley of the Suns, Phoenix Suns

Suns guard Ricky Rubio named World Cup MVP

Suns guard Ricky Rubio was named World Cup MVP as Spain captured the gold medal this morning by rolling past Argentina, 95-75. France claimed the bronze by defeating Australia. The All-World Cup team had a strong NBA flavor as Rubio was joined by Spanish teammate Marc Gasol, Serbia’s Bogdan Bogdanovic,...

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4 days ago, Yardbarker, Phoenix Suns

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