June 26th, 2014 at 12:22 AM
By Earl Burnett
The NBA draft has come upon us and the Phoenix Suns still hold all three first round picks. That means the closer to draft day without trade movement the farther away the idea of packaging a deal to get Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves.
So if Love is off the table who will the Suns take at number 14, with many mock drafts come and gone the best move they can make now is to get a shooter. This draft class has a few good prospects known for knock down shooting in college. The hopes of one being there at number 14 are not that far off depending on who the player is.
Look for the Suns to go after either Doug McDermott, who of all their choices may not be there at number 14 as he has been projected to go as high a number eight to Sacramento. Then there is Zach LaVine, James Young, and Gary Harris, all consensus shooters and in this case if they can put the three in the bucket this pick is a lock for being a good one.Read more... Join the Conversation...
November 12th, 2013 at 11:22 AM
By Sports Media 101
Although anxious to get back on the court, Phoenix Suns draftee Alex Len will sit out of practice and games for another week in order to rest his sore ankle. The young center underwent surgery on a partial fracture in his right ankle in May, and became the Suns' no. 5 draft pick, then rehabbed all summer before being cleared to play. Len played backup for the first two regular season games, but after experiencing soreness in his newly-healed ankle, the team has decided to let him rest up until the soreness is gone.
The 7-foot-1 center from Maryland played at least 10 minutes in every game during the preseason, which was his projection a popular sportsbook review, and made his NBA debut in the regular season with eight minutes against the Portland Trailblazers, scoring two points. He also saw a little more playing time against the Utah Jazz, but after 13 minutes of playing time and three more points added to the board, his ankle decided for him that it was time to sit. The 20-year-old has a metal plate in his ankle from the surgery, and is experiencing soreness when he's on his toes.Read more... Join the Conversation...
September 28th, 2013 at 7:20 AM
By Sports Media 101
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February 20th, 2013 at 6:31 PM
By Jeffrey Sanders
The Phoenix Suns have acquired Marcus Morris from the Houston Rockets in exchange for a second round draft pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
Morris is the twin brother of current Suns forward Markieff Morris as the brothers will team up again for the first time since their college days at Kansas. The brothers were taken with consecutive picks in the 2011 draft with Markieff going 13th overall to the Suns and Marcus going 14th overall to the Rockets.
Marcus is averagin 8.6 points per game and 4.1 rebounds in 21 minutes per game for the Rockets. He has also started 17 of the 54 games he has played in this year.Read more... Join the Conversation...
February 10th, 2013 at 9:28 PM
By Jeffrey Sanders
The Phoenix Suns looked like they had more interest being at a Sunday opera then they had on the court Sunday night against the defending Western Conference Champions. The Thunder defeated the Suns 97-69 in a game that was not even that close. This game came on the end of a back to back between the teams which saw the Thunder beat the Suns 127-96 on Friday night. For those keeping score at home, the Thunder have beat the Suns by a combined 59 points in the last two games.
The starting five for the Suns scored a combined 26 points as Jared Dudley went scoreless and no one scored in double digits. The only Suns player to score in double digits was Markieff Morris who led the team with 12 points tonight. Dudley was benched for Kendall Marshall to begin the second half and he remained on the bench for the entire half. Marshall, once again saw extended minutes scoring seven points with three assists and three turnovers.Read more... Join the Conversation...