4:22 PM EDT, Sat March 23, 2019
5 hours ago
Preview: Undermanned Suns face playoff-hopeful Kings

Preview: Undermanned Suns face playoff-hopeful Kings

The Suns seek to even their season series 2-2 with the Kings tonight. The Game: Phoenix Suns @ Sacramento Kings The Time: 7:00 pm (Phoenix time) The Place: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento TV: Fox Sports Arizona Radio: 98.7 FM/1400 AM (Spanish) Less than a week ago, I thought that the Suns had a good shot at winning this game. That was before I knew that Kelly Oubre Jr. was going to miss the rest of the season. I also thought that Tyler Johnson would be back fairly soon and I had no idea the Josh Jackson would suffer an ankle sprain that could cause him to miss this game. The Suns don’t have...
17 hours ago
Locked On Suns Friday: News catchup on the GM search, coaching rumors and injuries

Locked On Suns Friday: News catchup on the GM search, coaching rumors and injuries

The end of the season can’t come soon enough. We react and analyze the rumors from The New York Times regarding the Suns’ ongoing search for new front office veterans that reportedly includes Kevin McHale and Jim Paxson already. McHale is the obvious frontrunner here. Then, we discuss how realistic it seems that the Suns actually move on from Igor Kokoskov after one year based on their interest in Luke Walton, as reported by The Sporting News. Finally, a prediction for the remaining nine games on the Suns’ schedule. Find us on the new Himalaya podcast app, Apple Podcasts, Google...
20 hours ago
Jimmer Fredette is excited, could play Saturday against the Kings

Jimmer Fredette is excited, could play Saturday against the Kings

Suns sign combo guard to a two-year deal plus quotes from Fredette The Phoenix Suns officially welcomed combo guard Jimmer Fredette to their roster Friday morning and signed the 30-year-old to a two-year contract (next year is a team option). Fredette began his NBA career in Sacramento in 2011 and hopped around a bit from the NBA to its Developmental League but things didn’t work out for him as many thought it would. “Sometimes it’s just not the right situation at the right time and it happens to a lot of guys in this league,” Fredette said. “It’s tough if you’re not one of...
23 hours ago
Signing Jimmer Fredette doesn’t change anything for the Suns

Signing Jimmer Fredette doesn’t change anything for the Suns

Fredette is a big name but the course is still the same at point guard for Phoenix. Big names don’t always mean big change. Jimmer Fredette instantly becomes one of the most famous players on the Suns’ roster, particularly considering the large population of BYU alumni in Phoenix and the school’s proximity to the town. However, unless he looks like a shockingly different player with the Suns than he did previously in his NBA career, the outlook at guard for the Suns is no different than it was three days ago. Fredette will reportedly sign with the Suns for two years. Guard Jimmer...
Mar 22, 2019
Devin Booker stares into another black hole as another season limps home

Devin Booker stares into another black hole as another season limps home

It’s getting bad again for the Phoenix Suns. Devin Booker wants to finish out his fourth Phoenix Suns season the right way, which clearly to him means winning as many basketball games as possible. You can’t blame him. He’s sick of the losing. Especially, the intentional kind that settles into your bones and seeps out of your pores from doing it over and over again. It’s almost like you don’t know any other way, so when March rolls around it’s time to shut down seasons for players who, if the games actually mattered, could otherwise gut it out and play. Unfortunately, either...
Mar 22, 2019
Five players Phoenix Suns management and fans should watch during March Madness

Five players Phoenix Suns management and fans should watch during March Madness

There is Zion Williamson and Ja Morant, but who else stands out? The NBA regular season is coming to its end soon and thus the Phoenix Suns’ season as well (I know, shocking right). For compensation for its horrible season, the Suns will have a chance to have a top-five pick in the NBA 2019 draft and what better place to see potential stars than in the NCAA March Madness tournament. Stars like Duke’s Zion Williamson and Murray State’s Ja Morant come out and show off their skills and there’s always one underdog team that goes on a run that could raise the draft stock of a player....
Mar 22, 2019
Locked On Suns Thursday: Ja Morant wins and the Suns lose

Locked On Suns Thursday: Ja Morant wins and the Suns lose

The Suns lost in blowout fashion against Detroit, but we noticed a debate on Suns Twitter and we had to chime in on that, too. We go over the Suns’ 118-98 loss to the Detroit Pistons live from Talking Stick Resort Arena, which included notable outings headlined by Devin Booker and Mikal Bridges. After rummaging through our main takeaways from Phoenix’s latest defeat, we dived head-first into the Ja Morant discussion. Following a triple-double in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Morant Mania is about to hit its peak from a local perspective. However, we have seen some try to say...
Mar 22, 2019
Suns fall 118-98 to Pistons losing four of their last five games

Suns fall 118-98 to Pistons losing four of their last five games

Devin Booker’s 26 points and Deandre Ayton’s 20 wasn’t enough for a win We’ve seen this game before. Suns and Pistons going back and fourth keeping the game close until the Pistons ran away with it in the fourth. That was the story of their first matchup and the same story Thursday night in Phoenix. This time the Suns got stagnant midway in the third when they lost a key piece to their roster as Josh Jackson went down with a right ankle injury. He did not return to action. Phoenix was also without Tyler Johnson, Kelly Oubre Jr. (who is out for the remainder of the season) and TJ...
Mar 21, 2019
Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (17-55) vs. Detroit Pistons (36-34)

Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (17-55) vs. Detroit Pistons (36-34)

Will the short-handed Suns pull off the upset? Probable starters: Suns - De’Anthony Melton, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Dragan Bender, Deandre Ayton Pistons - Reggie Jackson, Wayne Ellington, Bruce Brown, Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond Bright Side readers, lets chat throughout tonight’s game in the comments section below. Will Booker lead Phoenix to the surprising win over Detroit? Time to find out right now.
Mar 21, 2019
The promise of experience: Suns reportedly looking at Kevin McHale and Jim Paxson in GM search

The promise of experience: Suns reportedly looking at Kevin McHale and Jim Paxson in GM search

We were told the candidates would be veterans of the game. Check that box, I guess. The man who drafted LeBron James could become the Suns’ next general manager. Or, it could be the guy who traded Kevin Garnett. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported Thursday afternoon the Suns have spoken with Celtics legend, former Timberwolves Vice President of Basketball Operations and Rockets head coach Kevin McHale as well as former Cavaliers general manager Jim Paxson. In the early stages of the Suns' GM search, Phoenix has spoken to TNT's Kevin McHale (former Wolves GM & coach + former...
Mar 21, 2019
Report: Kelly Oubre Jr. out for remainder of season after procedure on thumb

Report: Kelly Oubre Jr. out for remainder of season after procedure on thumb

Oubre Jr.’s recovery will last 4-6 weeks, per ESPN. On the same morning the Phoenix Suns signed college basketball legend Jimmer Fredette through the remainder of the season, a different bit of news punched them in the gut. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Kelly Oubre Jr. will miss the remainder of the season after having a minor procedure on his left thumb. Since the All-Star break, Oubre Jr. averaged 20.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 2.1 steals and 0.9 blocks since being inserted into the Suns’ starting lineup. Phoenix F Kelly Oubre, Jr., will undergo minor procedure...
Mar 21, 2019
Preview: Short-handed Suns host Pistons

Preview: Short-handed Suns host Pistons

Detroit is fighting in the playoff race, while Phoenix is fighting injuries. What: Phoenix Suns vs Detroit Pistons When: 7:00PM MT Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena Watch: Fox Sports Arizona Listen: 98.7 FM/1400 AM (Spanish) Probable Starters: Suns — De’Anthony Melton, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Dragan Bender, Deandre Ayton Pistons — Reggie Jackson, Wayne Ellington, Bruce Brown, Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond The Suns have been winning games against good teams like the Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks, but losing to teams like the Chicago Bulls who are having just as...
Mar 21, 2019
Locked On Suns Wednesday: Jimmer mania comes to Phoenix

Locked On Suns Wednesday: Jimmer mania comes to Phoenix

The Suns are reportedly meeting with Jimmer Fredette tomorrow and could sign the guard for the rest of the year. We celebrate the return of Jimmer Mania to the NBA in perfect timing for the start of the NCAA Tournament and what it means for the Suns. Is Tyler Johnson being shut down? Will we see less of De’Anthony Melton? Then, we explore examples of the Suns’ success when it comes to player development this season under Igor Kokoskov. Finally, a tank race update and we tell you what James Jones said about T.J. Warren on Wednesday. Find us on the new Himalaya podcast app, Apple...
Mar 20, 2019
Dragan Bender has a big fan in birthday boy Crawford

Dragan Bender has a big fan in birthday boy Crawford

Bender has played an important role in the Suns starting lineup lately. “He’s one of my favorite teammates ever,” veteran leader Jamal Crawford, who turned 39 years old today, said of 21-year old power forward Dragan Bender. Not something you’d expect to hear on a Suns team filled with likable guys but Crawford didn’t hesitate to mention that. The two have formed a bond over the course of the season and Bender’s growth has been evident over the past few months as he has started to get a lot more playing time due to injuries. The seven-foot-one forward practices as if he’s...
Mar 20, 2019
Report: Suns meeting with Jimmer Fredette tomorrow, possibility to sign for remainder of season

Report: Suns meeting with Jimmer Fredette tomorrow, possibility to sign for remainder of season

The former BYU star, who fizzled out of the league and went to China, might become a Sun soon. Ready for Jimmer Mania, Suns fans? Well, according to 98.7 FM’s John Gambadoro, the Phoenix Suns are meeting with Jimmer Fredette tomorrow before they play at home against the Detroit Pistons. Suns are meeting with former BYU star Jimmer Fredette tomorrow, could sign for remainder of season.— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) March 21, 2019 After being picked No. 10 overall in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings, Fredette has bounced around three separate teams (Chicago, New Orleans and...