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Bright Side Of The Sun 9 hours ago
Mikal Bridges is exactly what the forgotten Phoenix Suns have been looking for

Mikal Bridges is exactly what the forgotten Phoenix Suns have been looking for

He’s not the type of player the Suns usually target but he could become the most vital piece of their rebuild. Last summer brought a ton of change for the Phoenix Suns, as they handed a max contract extension to their 22-year-old superstar Devin Booker, drafted hometown kid Deandre Ayton with the first overall pick in the draft and hired a new head coach. Just as important if not equally hyped was the draft-day trade that brought two-time NCAA champion and polished role player Mikal Bridges to Phoenix. Coming out of Villanova, the book on Bridges was that he was just a 3-and-D role...
ClutchPoints 11 hours ago
Suns’ Deandre Ayton wants to steal Robin Lopez’s hook shot

Suns’ Deandre Ayton wants to steal Robin Lopez’s hook shot

Chicago Bulls big man Robin Lopez may not have the most versatile offensive repertoire, but one move that he does have down pat is the hook shot, and Phoenix Suns rookie Deandre Ayton is jealous. So jealous, in fact, that Ayton wants the move for himself. Following the Bulls’ 116-101 victory over the Suns on […] The post Suns’ Deandre Ayton wants to steal Robin Lopez’s hook shot appeared first on ClutchPoints.
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Chicago Bulls take down Phoenix Suns, 116-101, to sweep season series

Chicago Bulls take down Phoenix Suns, 116-101, to sweep season series

Igor Kokoskov, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges and Deandre Ayton talk about Mondays 116-101 loss to Monday night to Chicago at Talking Stick Resort Arena.         
Bright Side Of The Sun 18 hours ago
Locked On Suns Monday: Suns look lifeless without their energizers versus Bulls

Locked On Suns Monday: Suns look lifeless without their energizers versus Bulls

The absences of Kelly Oubre Jr. and Richaun Holmes loomed large over this surprising blowout defeat. On today’s episode of Locked On Suns live from Talking Stick Resort Arena, we recapped the Suns’ surprising 116-101 blowout defeat at the hands of the Chicago Bulls. Deandre Ayton and Devin Booker combined for 50 points and 20 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as others around them didn’t really step up to fill scoring voids. Starting three rookies, and playing their first game without Kelly Oubre Jr. since he’s been in Phoenix, that wavy energy seemed to be the missing spark. From...
rssfeeds.azcentral.com 20 hours ago
Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton not enough as short-handed Suns fall to Bulls at home

Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton not enough as short-handed Suns fall to Bulls at home

Phoenix was unable to follow up its crazy overtime win with another victory Monday night.         
Bright Side Of The Sun 23 hours ago
Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (17-54) vs. Chicago Bulls (19-52)

Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (17-54) vs. Chicago Bulls (19-52)

Will the Suns improve to 7-6 since the All-Star break? Probable starters: Suns - De’Anthony Melton, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Dragan Bender, Deandre Ayton Bulls - Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, Otto Porter Jr., Lauri Markkanen, Robin Lopez Even though both of these teams have less than 20 wins at this point in the season, they have young and appealing starting lineups that should make for a fun matchup tonight. Will it be Booker’s Suns or LaVine’s Bulls that pull off the win at Talking Stick Resort Arena? Let’s find out right now.
rssfeeds.azcentral.com Mar 18, 2019
Phoenix Suns rookie Deandre Ayton's first career ejection met with amazement

Phoenix Suns rookie Deandre Ayton's first career ejection met with amazement

Suns rookie 7-footer Deandre Ayton being ejected is one of the few things that may have gotten lost from Saturdays crazy overtime win at New Orleans.         
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 18, 2019
Preview: Resurgent Suns attempt to avenge early season loss to Bulls

Preview: Resurgent Suns attempt to avenge early season loss to Bulls

This game should actually be entertaining with two nearly equal teams. What: Phoenix Suns host the Chicago Bulls When: 7:00 p.m. AZ Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena Watch: Fox Sports Arizona Listen: 98.7 FM Probable starters: Suns - Tyler Johnson, Devin Booker, Kelly Oubre Jr., Dragan Bender, Deandre Ayton Bulls - Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, Otto Porter Jr., Lauri Markkanen, Robin Lopez UPDATE: Tyler Johnson (sore right knee) and Kelly Oubre Jr. (left thumb sprain) have been ruled out of tonight’s game. Assuming De’Anthony Melton and Mikal Bridges would start instead. Bulls OffRtg - 104.6...
rssfeeds.azcentral.com Mar 17, 2019
Phoenix Suns: Rookie Deandre Ayton explains his side of first career ejection

Phoenix Suns: Rookie Deandre Ayton explains his side of first career ejection

Phoenix Suns rookie Deandre Ayton talks about his first career ejection after Saturdays overtime win at New Orleans.         
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 16, 2019
Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (16-54) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (30-41)

Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (16-54) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (30-41)

Will the Suns bounce back in the Bayou? Probable starters: Suns - Tyler Johnson, Devin Booker, Kelly Oubre Jr., Dragan Bender, Deandre Ayton Pelicans - Frank Jackson, Elfrid Payton, Kenrich Williams, Julius Randle, Jahlil Okafor Bright Side readers, lets chat throughout tonight’s game in the comments section below. Will the Suns notch win No. 17 tonight? Time to find out right now.
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 16, 2019
Nike Hyperdunk X is the most popular shoe among NBA players

Nike Hyperdunk X is the most popular shoe among NBA players

The Nike Kobe AD exodus comes in a close second. Sneaker enthusiasts may be interested to know that the most popular footwear among NBA players for the 2018-19 season is the Nike Hyperdunk X according to the bright minds at ballershoesdb.com You should click on this link for lots of good information regarding preferred shoes in the NBA. Some things I learned: Nike still dominates their competition. Over 60% of the league wears a swoosh. Adidas is second at nearly 16%. Puma is on the comeback. Nine players wear the brand, including future NBA Hall of Fame big man Deandre Ayton of your...
rssfeeds.azcentral.com Mar 16, 2019
Phoenix Suns unable to close out Houston Rockets in 108-102 road loss

Phoenix Suns unable to close out Houston Rockets in 108-102 road loss

Phoenix Suns coach Igor Kokoskov and players Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton, Richaun Holmes, Mikal Bridges, Josh Jackson and Kelly Oubre Jr. discuss Fridays loss at Houston.         
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 16, 2019
Locked On Suns Friday: Deandre Ayton redeems himself in close loss to Rockets

Locked On Suns Friday: Deandre Ayton redeems himself in close loss to Rockets

The big man had a positive impact against Clint Capela and Houston despite the 108-102 loss by the Suns. We return to our usual recap format to take you through what you need to know from the Suns’ 108-102 loss to the Rockets on Friday night. With Tyler Johnson inactive, it was the Devin Booker, Kelly Oubre Jr. and Deandre Ayton show, and the Suns stayed close. Yet Jamal Crawford remained in the rotation despite De’Anthony Melton being healthy and needing another chance to get playing time heading into the summer. We break it all down. Look us up and subscribe on Apple Podcasts,...
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 15, 2019
Game Thread: Phoenix Suns (16-53) vs Houston Rockets (42-26)

Game Thread: Phoenix Suns (16-53) vs Houston Rockets (42-26)

Is win number 17 in the cards tonight? Probable Rockets starters: James Harden, Eric Gordon, Danuel House Jr., P.J. Tucker, Clint Capela Chris Paul is OUT (rest) for the #Rockets tonight.— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) March 15, 2019 As for #Rockets, Danuel House Jr. will get the start for Chris Paul (rest) vs. #Suns, Mike D'Antoni said.As D'Antoni put it, might as well "throw him in the fire."— Duane Rankin (@DuaneRankin) March 15, 2019 Probable Suns starters: De’Anthony Melton, Devin Booker, Kelly Oubre Jr., Dragan Bender, Deandre Ayton #Suns say starting PG Tyler...
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 14, 2019
Ayton’s ‘worst game,’ Suns defensive lapses lead to disappointing loss to playoff-bound Jazz

Ayton’s ‘worst game,’ Suns defensive lapses lead to disappointing loss to playoff-bound Jazz

The Suns failed to keep their momentum alive against a Jazz team that enforced their physicality onto Phoenix. The Phoenix Suns came into Wednesday’s game against the Utah Jazz with one of the league’s worst records, facing a team on a roll with more than twice as many wins, but after a tight game that was closer than the final score, the Suns lamented their own mistakes rather than chalking up another “good loss.” For one thing, Deandre Ayton had a terrible game against one of the league’s premiere defenders, Rudy Gobert, known as the “Stifle Tower.” More Ayton: "It was one...

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