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Center of the Sun: Without fans in the stands NBA and Suns face more revenue shortcomings in 2020-21

Center of the Sun: Without fans in the stands NBA and Suns face more revenue shortcomings in 2020-21

Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/ The salary cap will be artificially inflated for 2020-21 and maybe beyond. Welcome to the weekly news roundup of your Phoenix Suns. We are already fairly certain the the salary cap for 2020-21 is going to remain at or near it’s present level of $109 million. While this is likely the figure that will come to be, it will not be based on previous season revenues as has been the case in the past. Even with the resumption of the season in the Orlando bubble, the NBA lost a lot of money this season due to the pandemic and temporary shutdown. The NBA and NBPA will...

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Bright Side Of The Sun Oct 18, 2020
Solar Panel: Keith Smith joins to discuss whether Suns are the best destination this winter

Solar Panel: Keith Smith joins to discuss whether Suns are the best destination this winter

Espo, Dave and Keith discuss the NBA landscape, free agency, offseason goals and Suns potential Dave and Espo invite Keith Smith, a writer for RealGM, Yahoo and other outlets, to discuss the Suns and the NBA as a whole this offseason. For the most detailed breakdown of cap space for every team in the NBA, check out this google doc here. Unbelievable detail. Follow Keith here on twitter for the latest NBA news: @KeithSmithNBA We cover: Offseason dates - best guesses for start of free agency, training camps and season Suns available cap space: spend now or wait till next summer? Rank this...
Bright Side Of The Sun Oct 18, 2020
Suns Swag - Seven Smoking Sales

Suns Swag - Seven Smoking Sales

Everything under ten bucks and it all. must. go. No stimulus package means we have to redefine what sweet shelf candy we’re pursuing for Suns Swag this week. Ten dollar goodies, that’s what’s in store. If you’re one of the lucky ones, and you’re flush, then get after it. Phoenix Suns Silver Anniversary Book 1968-1993 w/ Autographs, Ticket Stubs Well, I didn’t notice that the shipping on this item was $13, so this entire article is already suspect. But we’re going to plow through nonetheless. Cool item here. Twenty-fifth anniversary book celebrating your Phoenix...
Bright Side Of The Sun Oct 17, 2020
Did the Suns hear Gary Payton wants to be an assistant coach?

Did the Suns hear Gary Payton wants to be an assistant coach?

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports I think he’d fit like a Glove Gary Payton, whose nickname “The Glove” was made very popular during the 1993 Western Conference Finals series against Phoenix, recently told Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports that he’s interested in coaching in the NBA. The Hall of Fame guard wants it to be known that he’s passionate about this next phase. “I have had conversations in the past about coaching, but the timing wasn’t right. I believe I now am ready to coach,” Payton said. “A lot of young NBA players are a voice away from reaching their true potential....
Bright Side Of The Sun Oct 17, 2020
Could James Jones bring former teammates to Suns for playoff push?

Could James Jones bring former teammates to Suns for playoff push?

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The potential fit of current active former teammates of the Phoenix Suns General Manager The league has a lot of players and there can be legitimate movement in an off season. A big factor in that are connections and relationships formed over time. Let’s take a look at former teammates of GM James Jones that are currently active players in the NBA and see how they might fit on this roster. *In Parentheses is when said player played with Jones The “Just Say No” Tier Michael Beasley (2008-10 MIA), Dion Waiters (2014-15 CLE), J.R. Smith (2014-17...
Bright Side Of The Sun Oct 16, 2020
Watson explains why he really wanted Tatum and Murray with Booker in Phoenix

Watson explains why he really wanted Tatum and Murray with Booker in Phoenix

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Hindsight is 20/20 and former Suns coach Earl Watson sees it clearly now who he really wanted in those drafts. Stop me if you have heard this before. The Phoenix Suns have really messed up some recent drafts. It’s the truth and a big reason why former GM Ryan McDonough was shown the door. I’m glad James Jones is now GM and I’m eager to see how he continues to improve this team. He really nailed the Cameron Johnson pick, swishing it like Cam nets a triple. Former Suns coach Earl Watson recently talked about a couple of those draft selections. Whether...
Bright Side Of The Sun Oct 16, 2020
Damian Lillard: ‘Issa no for me’ on leaving Blazers for Suns

Damian Lillard: ‘Issa no for me’ on leaving Blazers for Suns

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via A fan on Twitter started a campaign for Lillard to come to Phoenix but the Bubble MVP nipped it in the bud. Damian Lillard is under contract in Portland through the 2024-2025 season, but that didn’t stop a fan on Twitter from trying to put a plan in motion for Lillard to make his way to the Suns. Anyone who roots for the Suns would obviously see the excitement in a backcourt featuring Lillard and Devin Booker, the two finalists for the Bubble MVP this summer, but Lillard was not having it. The All-Star Trail Blazer, who often will engage with fans...
Bright Side Of The Sun Oct 16, 2020
Suns 2020 Draft Spotlight: Kira Lewis Jr. has completed two Zoom interviews with Phoenix

Suns 2020 Draft Spotlight: Kira Lewis Jr. has completed two Zoom interviews with Phoenix

Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via The Suns have reportedly already had two Zoom meetings with Kira Lewis. How would the speedy Alabama product fit in Phoenix’s long and short term plans? The draft coverage persists here at Bright Side of the Sun, as the NBA Draft is now less than 35 days away. We’ve already covered numerous prospects that make sense for the Suns, and now it is time to dive into the speed demon himself, Kira Lewis Jr. of Alabama. 10th pick previews: Killian Hayes, Devin Vassell, Isaac Okoro, Patrick Williams, Tyrese Haliburton, Obi Toppin Trade back...
Bright Side Of The Sun Oct 15, 2020
Phoenix awarded 2026 Women’s Final Four

Phoenix awarded 2026 Women’s Final Four

Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via College basketball’s premiere event comes to the Valley for the first time. Championship basketball will be played in Phoenix in 2026. That year’s installment of the NCAA Women’s Final Four will commence on the floor of your Phoenix Suns. The joint efforts of the City of Phoenix, Visit Phoenix, the Suns, the Mercury, Talking Stick Resort Arena and the Phoenix Local Organization Committee resulted in Arizona’s capital securing the bid. Phoenix topped the list of potential hosts that included Columbus, Ohio, Portland, Oregon, and Tampa,...
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'Battle tested' Kevin Young joins Phoenix Suns coaching staff after four seasons with Philadelphia 76ers

'Battle tested' Kevin Young joins Phoenix Suns coaching staff after four seasons with Philadelphia 76ers

Phoenix Suns added assistant coach Kevin Young to their staff last week as he worked with Monty Williams in Philadelphia in the 2018-19 season.        
Bright Side Of The Sun Oct 15, 2020
Suns JAM Session Podcast: Into the Unknown

Suns JAM Session Podcast: Into the Unknown

Subscribe to the Bright Side Podcast network to get podcasts pushed to you from Suns JAM Session and Fanning the Flames. The 2019-20 season is officially complete. We now enter the realm of the unknown. When will the season begin? What off season concerns do we have? How much is Jerami Grant worth? That and more on this week’s pod. Hit up John (@DarthVoita), Matthew (@MatthewLissy), and the podcast (@SunsJAM) on Twitter. Visit sunsjamsession.com for your one stop Suns JAM Session shop. Stop by the Suns JAM Session podcast page on Facebook. Follow the pod on Instagram (@SunsJAM). Watch...
Bright Side Of The Sun Oct 15, 2020
Phoenix Suns Free Agency Target Breakdown: Langston Galloway could fill a big role

Phoenix Suns Free Agency Target Breakdown: Langston Galloway could fill a big role

Photo by Leon Halip/ Galloway would be the perfect marksman off the bench for the Suns. When you’re looking at possible free agent options for the Suns this fall, don’t bother investigating further on anyone who can’t shoot. Players who cannot at least knock down open threes off a skip pass from Devin Booker or a hit-ahead in transition from Ricky Rubio should not be on the Suns’ radar, and judging from James Jones’ track record so far, they won’t be. If the guy can really stroke it, even better. Aside from Booker and Cameron Johnson, the Suns have a bunch of passable...
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Devin Booker, Diana Taurasi encourage voting for Nov. 3 election in second PSA

Devin Booker, Diana Taurasi encourage voting for Nov. 3 election in second PSA

Phoenix Suns posted a second PSA to encourage voting for the Nov. 3 election.        
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Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury encourage voting in second PSA

Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury encourage voting in second PSA

Phoenix Suns players Devin Booker, Frank Kaminsky III, Cam Johnson and Mikal Bridges as well as Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury participate in PSA that encourages voting.        
Bright Side Of The Sun Oct 14, 2020
It’s Hispanic Heritage Month and Devin Booker is an inspiration

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month and Devin Booker is an inspiration

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports If you didn’t know, yes he’s part Mexican. The Phoenix Suns website made a great piece on Devin Booker and Hispanic Heritage Month. If you haven’t seen it, check it out here. A lot of people are not aware that Devin does indeed have Hispanic blood. His grandfather was an immigrant from Nogales, Mexico where he and his family stayed for decades. Booker’s parents met while father Melvin played semi-professional basketball for the local Grand Rapids team. He was raised primarily by his mother, Veronica Gutierrez, while his father, Melvin, pursued a...

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