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NBA holding up schedule release for Durant, LeBron and Mitchell situations?

NBA holding up schedule release for Durant, LeBron and Mitchell situations?

Photo by Yong Teck Lim/ The annual schedule release is being delayed. Why is that? For the first time in three years, the NBA is enjoying a full, normal offseason. The Finals ended in June, like it’s supposed to, there was no month-long Olympics immediately after, it’s already been over two and a half months since the Phoenix Suns last played a game, and training camps don’t start for another... checks watch... seven weeks?!? Seriously? Sheesh. Anyhoo, the offseason is in full stasis. Nothing real has happened for weeks (sorry, Duane and Ish). And nothing real is...
Aug 8, 2022
Solar Panel: Run it back??!? Suns biggest guarantees, worries if they just run it back

Solar Panel: Run it back??!? Suns biggest guarantees, worries if they just run it back

Can the Suns just run it back after what happened in Game 7? In the absence of a Kevin Durant trade, it appears the Suns are content to run back the same squad that lost Game 7 by 50000 points. Is that a good plan? We deep dive into the competition, their stone cold guarantees, biggest worry spots and our weekly T/F questions on Jae’s tweet, Suns back court rank, Ayton’s offense and more. Listen on Apple, Google, Spotify, Stitcher or right here... About The Show We have a LIVE show on YouTube each Saturday morning at 8am AZ time to discuss the latest Suns news with Suns...
Aug 8, 2022
No Suns mentioned, but Kevin Durant situation unchanged: wants trade from Nets

No Suns mentioned, but Kevin Durant situation unchanged: wants trade from Nets

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Durant apparently gave team owner Joe Tsai a choice: trade him, or fire coach, GM and likely everyone around them The Phoenix Suns were not listed as one of “the most significant candidates” to trade for Kevin Durant in a report from The Athletic’s Shams Charania on Monday morning, which said Durant told Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai over the weekend the franchise needs to choose between him or the firing of general manager Sean Marks and coach and former Suns legend Steve Nash. While it would be easier to replace the GM and...
Aug 8, 2022
Center of the Sun: It’s a grab bag of Phoenix Suns odds and ends today

Center of the Sun: It’s a grab bag of Phoenix Suns odds and ends today

Photo by Jim Poorten/NBAE via 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. I wish I had some hot new info to share this week but there hasn’t been any big breaking Suns news lately. This week I have some minor news odds and ends I’d like to report on rather than speculate further on things that may or may not come to be. Although there’s been no official announcement made by the Suns yet, from news gathered from other teams I can tell you...
Aug 7, 2022
Suns JAM Session Podcast: Fire Water Burn

Suns JAM Session Podcast: Fire Water Burn

John Voita and Matthew Lissy bring you a Phoenix Suns podcast that is, well, different... The Suns have filled their two two-way spots with Ish Wainright and Duane Washington, Jr. John and Matthew discuss the depth James Jones has built, is this team good enough to win the West, and whether or not we should expect anymore changes prior to camp. 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...
Aug 7, 2022
Suns and Pacers have a lot of player connections lately

Suns and Pacers have a lot of player connections lately

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Maybe we should start getting to know players from Indiana. On Tuesday, it was announced that the Phoenix Suns signed Duane Washington Jr. to a two-way deal. That got me thinking. There sure has been a lot of sharing of players between the Suns and Indiana Pacers recently. Myles Turner and Malcolm Brogdon had been in trade rumors in the past as well. Tyrese Haliburton, a rising star and current point guard for the Pacers, could (should) have been drafted by the Suns. TJ McConnell and Bennedict Mathurin played for Arizona on the collegiate level. So...
Aug 6, 2022
Inside the Suns - Topics: Monty Williams, Top 5 teams in the West and another backup PG possibility

Inside the Suns - Topics: Monty Williams, Top 5 teams in the West and another backup PG possibility

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports 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. First up, the Fantable — a round table of Bright Siders who give their takes on the Suns latest issues and news. Fantable Questions of the Week Q1 - If the Suns basically “run it back” with pretty much the same team as last season, what do you believe that head coach Monty Williams could/should do that would make the 2022/23 Suns better...
Aug 5, 2022
Booker likely to make $60 million a year during supermax extension, but there’s a chance for a lot more

Booker likely to make $60 million a year during supermax extension, but there’s a chance for a lot more

Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Phoenix Suns guard will be one of the highest paid players in the NBA. A new CBA and TV deal could trigger a massive increase. When your favorite NBA shooting guard Devin Booker made the All-NBA team this year — first team, in fact — he became eligible for a ‘supermax’ extension worth 35% of the 2024-25 salary cap, followed by 8% raises each year after that. The Phoenix Suns immediately offered Book that deal and Book immediately signed it. For Devin Booker and close friend Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves, who both...
Aug 5, 2022
Brittney Griner receives 9-year sentence for drug possession and smuggling

Brittney Griner receives 9-year sentence for drug possession and smuggling

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Our hearts are with BG. The Phoenix Mercury released a statement after Brittney Griner was found guilty of drug possession and smuggling and sentenced to nine years in prison by a Russian court on Thursday morning. “While we knew it was never the legal process that was going to bring our friend home, today’s verdict is a sobering milestone in the 168-day nightmare being endured by our sister, BG,” the statement read. “We remain heartbroken for her, as we have every day for nearly six months.” We Are BG....
Aug 4, 2022
SB Nation Reacts — Most fans now expect Phoenix Suns to run it back

SB Nation Reacts — Most fans now expect Phoenix Suns to run it back

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via The votes are in. Where do the Phoenix Suns stand? Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NBA. Each week we ask questions of the most plugged-in Phoenix Suns fans and fans across the country. This week, we asked if you believe Jae Crowder and Cameron Johnson will be with the Phoenix Suns to start next season. This was a loaded question, considering Jae Crowder tweeted a readiness for change (we don’t know if that meant his outfit for that day, or if it meant a passive aggressive trade request) this week, and we...
Aug 4, 2022
Fanning the Flames -  Is It NBA Season Yet?

Fanning the Flames -  Is It NBA Season Yet?

The guys discuss next year’s City Edition jerseys, the Phoenix Suns new signees, and Kevin Durant’s upcoming meeting with Nets ownership Although we are fully-entrenched in the doldrums of the NBA offseason, that does not mean there’s nothing to talk about, right? Well, we’ll find something, at least. On this episode of Fanning the Flames, we continue down the Phoenix Suns’ offseason as we discuss: The Suns’ new City Edition jerseys for next season (or at least what we think they’ll look like); New two-way signee Duane Washington, Jr., and the return of Ish...
Aug 4, 2022
August check-in on Suns offseason: Durant meeting, Sarver news...soon, final roster spot

August check-in on Suns offseason: Durant meeting, Sarver news...soon, final roster spot

Photo by Elsa/ About a month and a half away from training camp, things feel dead It was a busy 18-hour or so span when the Phoenix Suns went from being one of three teams without a single two-way slot filled to having both filled by Duane Washington Jr. and Ish Wainright, but beyond that we’re reaching a bit of a dead period in the offseason. Even now that we’ve reached August and camp looms, a couple loose ends still need tying, so we’ll touch on each here. Kevin Durant’s opportunity to play hardball Speaking of those Durant scenarios that Crowder may play a...
Aug 3, 2022
Ish Wainright returns to Suns on two-way contract

Ish Wainright returns to Suns on two-way contract

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Phoenix Suns have reportedly signed Ish Wainright to a two-way contract for the second year in a row The Phoenix Suns have agreed to a two-way contract with Ish Wainright according to Shams Charania. Free agent Ish Wainwright has agreed to a two-way NBA contract to return to the Phoenix Suns, his agents Jim Tanner and Deirunas Visockas of Tandem told @TheAthletic @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 3, 2022 The 27-year-old was a rookie last season for the Phoenix Suns, appearing in 47 games for the team. He...
Aug 3, 2022
With half billion invested in Suns core, can this group win a championship?

With half billion invested in Suns core, can this group win a championship?

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Is one Finals appearance this team’s apex? As we enter the doldrums of August in the NBA’s first real off-season in three years, we can take some time to contemplate the value of continuity with the Phoenix Suns. On one hand, the Suns have a (mostly) young, healthy and locked-up core that has already won the Western Conference, with Chris Paul the only one approaching the end his career. All of the Suns other top players — Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges — are young and signed for at least the next four seasons...
Aug 3, 2022
Suns Reacts Survey: How likely that Jae and Cam are moved in trades?

Suns Reacts Survey: How likely that Jae and Cam are moved in trades?

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Will the Suns keep these guys for opening night? Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NBA. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Phoenix Suns fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate. Please take our survey