3:49 PM EDT, Fri October 20, 2017
16 hours ago
Locked On Suns Thursday: What did we just witness?

Locked On Suns Thursday: What did we just witness?

We recap what went wrong against Portland. In today’s episode of Locked On Suns, Yusuf and I recap Phoenix’s 48-point season-opening loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. We also discussed what we saw out of Earl Watson’s sets, rotations, and the starting unit with some more time spent on the likes of Dragan Bender, Marquese Chriss, and Tyson Chandler just to name a few. Also, how will the Suns fare on Friday against the Lakers? Subscribe on iTunes!
19 hours ago
Practice Notebook: Josh Jackson not worried about making a statement against Lonzo Ball and other rookies

Practice Notebook: Josh Jackson not worried about making a statement against Lonzo Ball and other rookies

Phoenix’s top pick has his first regular-season matchup Friday against another elite prospect. Right after the Phoenix Suns got their top prospect on the board, Josh Jackson, he spoke about what separates him most compared to the other top names in the 2017 draft. “I think my versatility, just my competitive spirit,” Jackson said in Brooklyn, New York at the draft following his selection. “I don’t think the other guys in this draft really care as much as I do. I don’t think they play as hard as I do, period. I think that’s what really makes me special. I refuse to fail,...
21 hours ago
Suns to host memorial service for Connie Hawkins on Friday

Suns to host memorial service for Connie Hawkins on Friday

Hawkins passed away October 6th at the age of 75. The Suns will host a memorial service for legendary power forward Connie Hawkins on Friday. Hawkins played with the Suns from 1969-1973. He passed away October 6th at the age of 75. Join us at 12:30pm Fri. at @TSRarena as we celebrate the life and legacy of Connie Hawkins.More Details https://t.co/OfDFdiTPCg— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) October 19, 2017 “The Hawk” is on the shortlist of greatest Suns of all-time. His professional career included time with the Harlem Globetrotters as well as the Pittsburgh Rens (later the Minnesota...
Oct 19, 2017
Suns look for answers after 48-point loss, the largest season opener defeat in NBA history

Suns look for answers after 48-point loss, the largest season opener defeat in NBA history

That wasn’t expected, and how this young team bounces back immediately will be something to monitor. For the first three minutes of Wednesday’s game, it seemed like this would be a perfect opportunity for Phoenix to steal a win at home. The Trail Blazers, who didn’t have C.J. McCollum due to a one-game suspension, started down 9-2 after Josh Jackson’s thunderous transition dunk. From there, though, Portland outscored the Suns 122-67 en route to their worst loss in franchise history. In any NBA season opener, this broke the record as the largest defeat, too. The overall performance...
Oct 19, 2017
Little Miss Brightside: The Sunnier Side of an ugly Suns loss (yes, there is one)

Little Miss Brightside: The Sunnier Side of an ugly Suns loss (yes, there is one)

Come on, there’s ALWAYS a sunnier side to the darkness. You just need to let it come to you. With the snitch flitting dangerously around the backboard, cruelly avoiding the basket, Cedric Diggory steals the quaffle with a quick pass almost intercepted by Angelina Johnson... no wait! It’s saved by one of the Weasley boys... the only way we know which one is because Alex Len is out. AND speaking of.... Where is Victor Krum- I mean Dragan Bender- when you need him? Well, at least there is Alec Peters to make a three-pointer in the 4th quarter when there is literally no hope left. It’s...
Oct 19, 2017
Final Score: ummm, yeahhh. Phoenix Suns get spanked, bullied in ugly season opening loss

Final Score: ummm, yeahhh. Phoenix Suns get spanked, bullied in ugly season opening loss

That was bad. That was the worst half of basketball I may have ever seen at a Suns home game and I have seen a lot of bad basketball. The Suns progressively got worse and worse, ending the half shooting 28% percent on 49 ugly shots, including missing their last 10 three point attempts. Devin Booker was sluggish. Eric Bledsoe was alternately sluggish and reckless. Too many Suns possessions ended in ‘wtf okay I’ll take the shot’. Meanwhile the Trail Blazers just played basketball, made shots and just simply dominated the scoreboard. I’m not even going to post the score. Let’s just...
Oct 18, 2017
Open Thread: Suns begin year 50 in Phoenix against the Portland Trail Blazers

Open Thread: Suns begin year 50 in Phoenix against the Portland Trail Blazers

It’s time for some Phoenix Suns basketball! Banter throughout tonight’s game below!
Oct 18, 2017
Game Preview: Phoenix Suns open up regular season against Portland Trail Blazers

Game Preview: Phoenix Suns open up regular season against Portland Trail Blazers

Portland’s star guard, C.J. McCollum is out for tonight’s game due to his one-game suspension. What: Phoenix Suns host Portland Trail Blazers When: 7:00 PM AZ time Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena TV: Fox Sports Arizona Radio: 98.7 FM It’s finally time to begin another season of Suns basketball, the 50th! Even though the Suns likely won’t make the playoffs for another year, the foundation they are building off of with Devin Booker and Josh Jackson opens up a world of possibilities. We don’t know the starting lineup yet, but only Eric Bledsoe and Booker right now are guaranteed...
Oct 18, 2017
Alex Len questionable due to ankle sprain

Alex Len questionable due to ankle sprain

Alex Len may not play for the Phoenix Suns in the season opener against Portland after injuring ankle After being virtually injury-free for the past two seasons and playing the best stretch of big-man basketball of his career this preseason, Phoenix Suns backup center Alex Len has suffered another setback. Alex Len is listed as questionable for the Suns' opener with a sprained left ankle. Hurt himself in practice Saturday.— scott bordow (@sbordow) October 17, 2017 No word on the extent of the injury, but you have to worry about a guy who spent the first season or two in the NBA...
Oct 17, 2017
Locked On Suns Tuesday: Phoenix Suns preseason recap, regular season look ahead

Locked On Suns Tuesday: Phoenix Suns preseason recap, regular season look ahead

It’s now officially a new era of Locked On Suns as Yusuf (@SunsFilm) will co-host, too! In today’s episode of Locked On Suns, Yusuf and I recap preseason while taking some deep dives on expectations for players in this season’s rotation, with extra time spent on Josh Jackson and Dragan Bender. We will be coming to your iTunes podcast feeds Monday-Friday throughout the NBA season. Hope you enjoy, and make sure to subscribe!
Oct 17, 2017
Tyler Ulis working to recreate ‘special’ synergy with other bigs in Alan Williams’ absence

Tyler Ulis working to recreate ‘special’ synergy with other bigs in Alan Williams’ absence

Phoenix’s second unit point guard is looking to compensate for Big Sauce’s season-ending knee injury. When it was announced in September that backup center and fan favorite Alan Williams was likely lost for the entire 2017-2018 season with a torn meniscus, it was a big blow to Phoenix, who had just rewarded him with a 3-year extension. However, the person most impacted, at least on the court, is Tyler Ulis. Entering his second season, Ulis will have to make magic happen with other bigs on the roster this time around. Last season, it was obvious early on the synergy between Ulis and...
Oct 17, 2017
Get tickets to Suns vs. Lakers this Friday!

Get tickets to Suns vs. Lakers this Friday!

Check out how to get tons of free stuff while giving young Suns fans a memory of a lifetime. You all know about Bright Side Nights. That’s where this here online community donates tickets to underprivileged kids to attend their very first NBA game. Our ticket rep is promising the night of a lifetime for these kids, with giveaways and pregame experiences and lots of other things. But they can’t go if you don’t make that donation. That’s kinda how it works. It’s quick, easy and you won’t miss the money. You click this link to donate: Suns.com/Brightside Fill out...
Oct 17, 2017
Phoenix Suns season predictions, part 2: trades, wins, core players, and more

Phoenix Suns season predictions, part 2: trades, wins, core players, and more

The BSotS staff make various and sundry predictions about the Phoenix Suns this season. Before the Phoenix Suns season starts tomorrow in earnest, let’s take one more day to reflect on our feelings about them. Are we excited about what the Suns can accomplish? Or are we resigned to another super-losing season filled with loss after loss on the way to another high draft pick? I asked the Bright Side illuminati to take part in this roundtable, Part 2. Here is part one, in case you missed it: Preseason Predictions, Part 1 Enjoy Are the Suns more likely to lead the league in pace or in fouls...
Oct 16, 2017
Solar Panel, ep. 35: The season is here! The season is here!

Solar Panel, ep. 35: The season is here! The season is here!

Hey there, hi there, ho there Phoenix Suns fans! We’ve got the latest episode of Dave, Greg and Tim answering those all-important questions about the Suns just before the season tips off. You guessed it, it’s THE SOLAR PANEL. Visit us at www.SunsPodcast.com, follow us on Twitter @SunsSolarPanel, @Espo, @DaveKingNBA and @RadioTimNBA. Like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SunsSolarPanel and subscribe via iTunes. Listen here:
Oct 16, 2017
Bright Side Predictions on the Phoenix Suns 2017-18 season, Part 1

Bright Side Predictions on the Phoenix Suns 2017-18 season, Part 1

We have the crystal ball and used it... unwisely... on the Suns this season As the 2017-18 Phoenix Suns season approaches, we get this wonderful opportunity to make predictions we can laugh at in a few months. I was going to come up with a brand new set of questions this year, but one look at last year’s questions was enough to convince me I can recycle them since so little of the roster has changed. Seven questions are answered today by the BSotS illuminati, with another several to come before the season tips off on Wednesday. Which will rank higher this season: Offense or Defense? Last...