11:15 AM EST, Wed December 07, 2022
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Inside the Suns - Topics: State of the Suns, Cam Johnson, favorite Jae Crowder trade rumors

Inside the Suns - Topics: State of the Suns, Cam Johnson, favorite Jae Crowder trade rumors

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Your weekly Inside the Suns analysis straight from the BSotS community who live and breathe the team. Welcome to ‘Inside the Suns’, your weekly deep down analysis of the current Phoenix Suns team. Each week the Fantable — a round table of Bright Siders - give their takes on the Suns’ latest issues and news. Fantable Questions of the Week Q1 - With a little over a quarter of the season done, give me your current “State of the Suns” summary of the team. GuarGuar: I have been pleasantly surprised how well we’ve held up so far...
17 hours ago
Has Deandre Ayton’s defense regressed?

Has Deandre Ayton’s defense regressed?

Photo by Richard Rodriguez/ The Suns are still among the best defensive teams in the NBA, but statistics seem to show that Ayton hasn’t been the force he was last season. A lot of the talk about Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton has been about his point and rebound totals. The season started off with a lot of frustration, but that seems to have cooled a bit of late as the big man has gone for 20 more more points four times in the past two weeks, and collected 10 or more rebounds the same number of times. And while some fans will (and arguably should) continue to ask...
19 hours ago
Early returns on Damion Lee are glowing

Early returns on Damion Lee are glowing

Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports Good job James Jones. If the Phoenix Suns are making a list and checking it twice, they’ll quickly find out who’s been naughty and nice as far this season. High atop that list of those who qualify for the “nice” category is 30 year-old acquisition Damion Lee. Lee’s addition to the roster by James Jones has been not only one of the surprising transactions this off-season, it’s been one of the most productive and beneficial to the team. If not the most. When news broke that Lee was joining the team, I doubt many general managers...
22 hours ago
Suns are the best team against best teams, unless Chris Paul is out injured

Suns are the best team against best teams, unless Chris Paul is out injured

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via The Phoenix Suns face winners their next three games, probably without difference-making Chris Paul Nearly one third of the way into the season, the Phoenix Suns are once again at the top of the West with a 16-8 record. So you’d think a lot has gone right for them this season. Yet they’ve done it while being down an All-NBA point guard AND three wings — Cameron Johnson, Jae Crowder, Torrey Craig — who make up 75% of the normal forward rotation. Along with Chris Paul, that’s four rotation players who play 40% of the team’s...
Dec 6, 2022
DraftKings Odds: Betting on the TNT Tuesday Night slate — LeBron vs. Spida, Luka vs. Joker, more!

DraftKings Odds: Betting on the TNT Tuesday Night slate — LeBron vs. Spida, Luka vs. Joker, more!

Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Sooth your Suns sorrows by winning some cash While we, and the Suns, lick their wounds from another Dallas beatdown, let’s focus on something else: making money. Tonight, we’ve got a typical primetime matchup on national TV: big names = big viewership. Whether these are winning teams or not, some of the league’s biggest superstar names will take the court in this one and the world will be watching. Los Angeles Lakers at Cleveland Cavaliers LAL - Spread: +4.5, Moneyline: +150 CLE - Spread: -4.5, Moneyline: -175 OVER/UNDER:...
Dec 6, 2022
Center of the Sun: Phoenix just experienced the calm before the storm. Prepare for turbulent waters ahead

Center of the Sun: Phoenix just experienced the calm before the storm. Prepare for turbulent waters ahead

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Your weekly roundup of Suns news, rumors, notes and videos from the prior week plus a preview of the week to come. Welcome to the weekly news roundup of your Phoenix Suns. Current Record: 16-8 Offensive Rating: 117.3 (2nd) Defensive Rating: 110.2 (6th) Net Rating: +7.2 (2nd) Power Ranking: NBA: 3rd (↑1) ESPN: 3rd (—) CBS: 2nd (↑2) NBC: 2nd (↑1) It feels like the calm before the storm, doesn’t it? The past week of Suns basketball – a long one considering there were five games in eight nights – pitted them against teams...
Dec 5, 2022
Rapid Recap: Suns fall way short in Dallas, 130-111

Rapid Recap: Suns fall way short in Dallas, 130-111

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports The shorthanded Suns ran out of gas in Dallas. The last time these teams met on Opening Night, the Phoenix Suns came back from being down by 22 points. Unfortunately for Phoenix, they could not repeat those heroics tonight in the second of a back-to-back in Texas. Phoenix’s 10-game (regular season) win streak against Dallas has finally come to an end. The Mavericks drilled 20 threes on 48.8% shooting from deep. There isn’t much to say about this one other than it was brutal. Key Performers Deandre Ayton — 20 points, 8 rebounds, 3...
Dec 5, 2022
Suns JAM Session Podcast: Suns @ Mavs Post Game Pod

Suns JAM Session Podcast: Suns @ Mavs Post Game Pod

John Voita and Matthew Lissy bring you a Phoenix Suns podcast that is, well, different... It’s a Texas Two-Step! Following a Sunday game against the Spurs, the Suns play the Dallas Mavericks on Monday. Saddle up ‘lil ponies. Click the Subscribe button. Click the bell to turn on notifications. Watch right here! Not much of a video person? Like to listen to your podcasts? Here is it is audio form: Follow John (@DarthVoita), Matthew (@MatthewLissy), and the podcast (@SunsJAM) on Twitter. Watch livestreams on the Suns JAM Session YouTube channel. Stop by the Suns JAM...
Dec 5, 2022
Game Preview: Suns travel to Dallas for battle against Mavericks

Game Preview: Suns travel to Dallas for battle against Mavericks

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Phoenix will look to improve to 2-0 against the Mavericks this season. What: Dallas Mavericks (11-11, 10th in West) vs. Phoenix Suns (16-7, 1st in West) When: 6:30 PM AZ time Where: American Airlines Center — Dallas, TX Watch: Bally Sports Arizona, NBATV Listen: 98.7 FM DraftKings Betting Odds: Mavericks are -2.5 favorites, over/under is 221.5 total points The Phoenix Suns sit atop the Western Conference at 16-7 and are winners in 7 of their last 8 games played. Up next for the shorthanded but still ever-so-dangerous Suns is the...
Dec 5, 2022
On the Sunday resurgence of Dario Saric!

On the Sunday resurgence of Dario Saric!

Photos by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Saric played his best game in almost two years, scoring 17 points on 6-8 shooting On a sleepy Sunday afternoon, as most of the world was watching NFL football, those who caught the Phoenix Suns blast the tanking Spurs, 133-95, caught sight of a familiar face having his first breakout game of the season. Dario Saric got his second start as Torrey Craig is sidelined with a groin strain, and put up a season-high 17 points (6-8 shooting, 4-5 on threes, 1-1 free throws) while dishing 2 assists and grabbing 3 rebounds. Dario was a +16 in...
Dec 4, 2022
Rapid Recap: Suns blast Spurs by 38 in Sunday matinee, 133-95

Rapid Recap: Suns blast Spurs by 38 in Sunday matinee, 133-95

Photos by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via The Phoenix Suns got a big win in San Antonio, and get plenty of rest for their starters ahead of tomorrow’s Mavericks rematch. The Phoenix Suns (16-7) lost to the West’s worst team, the Houston Rockets (6-17), on Friday night in front of their home crowd, so you had to wonder if they’d try to make up for it on the road against the West’s other worst team, the San Antonio Spurs (6-18) on Sunday afternoon. They did. After a janky first quarter that ended with a small 5-point lead, the Suns went on a 58-19 run over the next 17...
Dec 4, 2022
Suns JAM Session Podcast: Suns @ Spurs Post Game Pod

Suns JAM Session Podcast: Suns @ Spurs Post Game Pod

John Voita and Matthew Lissy bring you a Phoenix Suns podcast that is, well, different... It’s the first time the Suns are seeing the Spurs this season. So why not on a Sunday afternoon? Phoenix is 3-0 thus far on Sundays this season. We’re live when it’s over! Click the Subscribe button. Click the bell to turn on notifications. Watch right here! Not much of a video person? Like to listen to your podcasts? Here is it is audio form: Follow John (@DarthVoita), Matthew (@MatthewLissy), and the podcast (@SunsJAM) on Twitter. Watch livestreams on the Suns JAM Session...
Dec 4, 2022
Open Thread: Suns at Spurs ***2:00 PM TIPOFF***

Open Thread: Suns at Spurs ***2:00 PM TIPOFF***

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Join the conversation! Suns. Spurs. Mid-day tipoff — let’s go!
Dec 4, 2022
LET’S GO! Announcing Bright Side Night 2023!!

LET’S GO! Announcing Bright Side Night 2023!!

In partnership with the Phoenix Suns, your friendly neighborhood blog community gets another chance to send underprivileged, deserving kids to their first NBA game. IIIIIIIT’S BAAAAAAAAACK! We are proud to announce the SEVENTH annual Bright Side Night, where our community donates Phoenix Suns tickets to thousands of deserving and underprivileged children from all over the Valley! Yes, you read that right. After a two-year hiatus, we are focused once again on creating new life-long Suns fans by sending them to their first ever NBA game! This is OUR thing. You, me, us. Bright...
Dec 4, 2022
Game Preview: Suns head to the Alamo to face Spurs, matchups, game time, odds

Game Preview: Suns head to the Alamo to face Spurs, matchups, game time, odds

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Suns try to get back in the win column against West-basement Spurs What: San Antonio Spurs (6-17, last in West) at Phoenix Suns (15-7, first in West) When: 2:00 PM AZ time Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX Watch: Bally Sports Arizona Listen: 98.7 FM DraftKings Betting Odds: Suns favored by 10.5 points, over/under is 229.5 total points Here’s what I wrote on Friday as a preview to Suns hosting the West-worst Rockets: “If there ever was an easy game to bet on with your Harden-fan buddy who’s no longer paying attention to the NBA,...