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Jae Crowder fits like a glove with the Suns

Photo by Ashley Landis - Pool/ Crowder will bring toughness, moxie and constant effort to the Phoenix Suns Sure, Chris Paul gets all the headlines as the big new acquisition for the Suns but that trade seems like it was months ago now. But it’s the second big acquisition that could make a big difference too. After the Phoenix Suns upgraded from Ricky Rubio to Chris Paul, team need shifted to the swing forward positions. When the Suns were at their best last season, they employed either Kelly Oubre Jr. (the top regular season lineup in net rating) or Cameron Johnson...

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Phoenix Suns' NBA title odds surge after Chris Paul trade, NBA free agency signings

The Phoenix Suns' outlook for the 2020-21 NBA season is looking very bright according to one site's odds.        

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Phoenix Suns fans will miss Aron Baynes

Photo by Alika Jenner/ The big Australian center is headed to the Toronto Raptors. This has been one heck of an off season by GM James Jones as the Phoenix Suns are relevant again and looking to make some noise. Before you celebrate all the moves from this past week or so, though, understand that victory is not without sacrifice. Gone in the trade for Chris Paul are Ricky Rubio and Kelly Oubre. We have talked on what they provided for this team. Now, with this latest news, Aron Baynes is gone as well. The big, burly center helped lead the beginning of the fight to...

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Center of the Sun: Remade Suns roster looks to be the strongest since 2009-10

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via How far will this team go in the wild, wild West? Welcome to the weekly news roundup of your Phoenix Suns. What a week! Monday: The Phoenix Suns trade Ricky Rubio, Kelly Oubre Jr., Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque and their 2022 1st round draft pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Chris Paul and Abdel Nader. Wednesday: With the 10th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, the Suns select 6’10” PF/C Jalen Smith out of Maryland. The Suns also pick up their $1.98 million option on Cameron Payne. Thursday: Undrafted rookie free agent Ty-Shon Alexander is...

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3 teams that will regret not trading for Chris Paul

The Phoenix Suns recently pulled off a blockbuster trade for Chris Paul, delivering a star backcourt mate for Devin Booker as the franchise looks to make its first playoff appearance since 2010. Armed with Paul and Booker, plus a strong supporting cast after an 8-0 run in the Disney bubble, the Suns will be a […] The post 3 teams that will regret not trading for Chris Paul appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Valley of the Suns

Does Chris Paul make the Phoenix Suns a contender?

The Phoenix Suns made headlines by acquiring Chris Paul from the OKC Thunder Well, the Phoenix Suns did it. They got their guy in Chris Paul when they agreed to a trade with the OKC Thunder earlier this week, as first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Chris Paul and Devin Booker are the NBA’s new […] Does Chris Paul make the Phoenix Suns a contender? - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Hoops Habit

Phoenix Suns: Chris Paul trade will elevate Devin Booker to new heights

Devin Booker solidified himself as a top NBA talent last season, but now—with the Phoenix Suns’ acquisition of Chris Paul—Booker is set for superstardom. Here’s a fun exercise: Off the top of your head, try to name the three best teammates Devin Booker has shared the court with as a member of the Phoenix Suns. […] Phoenix Suns: Chris Paul trade will elevate Devin Booker to new heights - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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Rubio, Oubre get soft landings on Western rivals

Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Both were re-traded from Oklahoma City this week to teams trying to make playoffs. In the whirlwind of Monday’s trade for Chris Paul — which now seems like weeks ago, doesn’t it? — we lost a pair of the most enjoyable, engaging players this franchise has seen in years. Ricky Rubio, fondly nicknamed Papa Ricky by the Jam Session boys after Ricky’s baby was born mid-season, brought the calm demeanor of a quiet but impactful leader who just spent every waking minute trying to do his best for everyone else on the court and the team as...

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Here’s what the Suns have left to use in free agency this weekend

Photo by Barry Gossage NBAE via After doing the Chris Paul trade earlier in the week, the Suns are over the cap, but that doesn’t mean they’re done adding talent. I hope you don’t think the first few days of this week have been crazy in the NBA, because it’s probably only going to get more wild from here. We haven’t seen the James Harden situation get sorted out, nor have we heard the last from Giannis and the Bucks. The Klay Thompson injury could force the Warriors to pivot again, while Anthony Davis still hasn’t signed his contract. There’s a lot going...

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SB Nation Reacts: Rockets trade rumors, Chris Paul dealt to Suns

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports Who gets dealt first? Who won the CP3 deal? Earlier this week, we sent out an SB Nation Reacts poll network-wide following the Chris Paul trade to gauge feelings across NBA fandom. If you recall, CP3 was traded along with Abdel Nader to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Kelly Oubre, Ricky Rubio, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque and a 2022 first-round pick. Quite a different situation than when the Rockets traded Paul, huh? Anyway, we asked all of our voters across the NBA about who won the Chris Paul trade, and here’s what they thought. ...

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Phoenix ready to find 'Suns fits' in free agency after Chris Paul trade, drafting Jalen Smith

Phoenix Suns GM James Jones addressed media on the Chris Paul trade, drafting Jalen Smith and upcoming free agency after the NBA Draft ended Wednesday night.        

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Phoenix Suns GM James Jones addresses Chris Paul trade, drafting Jalen Smith, free agency

Suns GM James Jones addresses Chris Paul trade, shipping Ricky Rubio, Kelly Oubre Jr, Ty Jerome and Jalen Lecque, drafting Jalen Smith and free agency.        

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Suns completely whiffed on another draft pick

The Phoenix Suns are starting to turn the corner. For a long time, Devin Booker was their only bright spot but now they’ve acquired Chris Paul to hopefully lead their young group to the playoffs. The Chris Paul trade was a calculated risk but many of the Suns’ other recent moves have been questionable if […] The post Suns completely whiffed on another draft pick appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Fanning the Flames: PhoenSTIX Suns Draft Recap

Paul and Justin talk about the Suns drafting Jalen Smith Much to the surprise of no one, James Jones surprised us all by drafting “Stix” Jalen Smith from Maryland with the 10th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. We share our thoughts on the pick and why Phoenix Suns fans should not be freaking out about it (perhaps the name Cameron Johnson rings a bell). In addition we discuss: What drafting Stix could mean in terms of the Suns free agency targets, which starts Friday; The trade that brought Chris Paul to the Suns; and the team’s brand spanking new practice facility. Let’s...

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Ricky Rubio reacts to coming back to Timberwolves

Ricky Rubio is coming back to the Minnesota Timberwolves, where his NBA career began. The Phoenix Suns traded Rubio to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Chris Paul trade. However, OKC shipped Rubio to the Timberwolves, who are excited about getting their point guard back. pic.twitter.com/XJS4W1IBEI — Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) November 19, 2020 Ricky Rubio […] The post Ricky Rubio reacts to coming back to Timberwolves appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Thunderous Intentions

OKC Thunder decline Deonte Burton’s team option

The OKC Thunder are not done making moves this offseason. They have decided to decline Deonte Burton’s team option. The OKC Thunder have been busy during the period after the trade moratorium was lifted. They have made two huge trades. Firstly Chris Paul and Abdel Nader going to the Phoenix Suns. Secondly, Dennis Schroder is […] OKC Thunder decline Deonte Burton’s team option - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Suns’ Chris Paul speaks out for first time since trade from Thunder

Chris Paul has made his first statement since being traded to the Phoenix Suns from the Oklahoma City Thunder. As expected, Paul penned a heartfelt message to Thunder fans on Instagram. ”Much love to everyone in the organization, the fans, and most importantly the fellas who brought out that dog, day in and day out!! […] The post Suns’ Chris Paul speaks out for first time since trade from Thunder appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Video: Chris Paul, Devin Booker spotted training together a day after CP3 trade to Suns

Chris Paul and Devin Booker are already training together just one day after the Phoenix Suns acquired CP3 from the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Suns traded Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque, Kelly Oubre Jr., Ricky Rubio and a 2022 first-round pick for Paul, unarguably one of the best point guards in NBA history. Chris Paul and Devin Booker already […] The post Video: Chris Paul, Devin Booker spotted training together a day after CP3 trade to Suns appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Chris Paul turned off by lack of fans allowed in Madison Square Garden, deterring trade to Knicks

Chris Paul is joining the Phoenix Suns after being traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder, but he was also apparently interested in the New York Knicks. Matt Barnes, who played with Paul on the Los Angeles Clippers, said that Paul lost interest in joining the Knicks due to the lack of fans that would be […] The post Chris Paul turned off by lack of fans allowed in Madison Square Garden, deterring trade to Knicks appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Phoenix Suns: Ricky Rubio taking Chris Paul trade to heart

Ricky Rubio voiced his issues with Phoenix trading him to Oklahoma City as the Suns received All-Star Chris Paul in the multi-player deal.        

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Group think, on CP3 and who the Suns should take in 2020 Draft

Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE via Chris Paul is a Sun and the draft is fast approaching. The Phoenix Suns just acquired All-Star point guard Chris Paul from the Oklahoma City Thunder. A transaction that has launched the franchise forward, even though it cost some good looks, solid players and swag. Let’s talk about it. 1 - What grade do you give this trade and GM James Jones? Why? John Voita: I give the trade an A. James Jones brought in an All-Star player who isn’t your typical All-Star. He’s a defender, a vocal leader, and the president of the NBPA. In order to do...

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Ricky Rubio is upset Suns traded him to Thunder for Chris Paul

The Phoenix Suns traded Ricky Rubio to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Chris Paul, and Rubio isn’t happy about it. Rubio only lasted one season with the Suns after signing a three-year, $51 million deal with them in 2019. The veteran point guard recently talked to Marca.com about the Thunder-Suns trade and it’s clear Rubio […] The post Ricky Rubio is upset Suns traded him to Thunder for Chris Paul appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Locked On Suns Wednesday: The best-case scenarios for the Phoenix Suns on draft night

How the Suns could land Florida State wing Devin Vassell or move back in a trade to land a veteran. Now that the Chris Paul trade is complete and one crazy night in the NBA is in the rearview mirror, the Phoenix Suns turn their attention to the NBA Draft. Brendon goes solo to break down all the latest rumors about the top 10, including how the Suns could walk away with promising young wing Devin Vassell. To close out the show, a few draft-night trades that could give the Suns more veteran talent, including the potential return of one fan favorite to Phoenix. Find us on Apple...

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Suns JAM Session Podcast: CP3 to PHX

Subscribe to the Bright Side Podcast network to get podcasts pushed to you from Suns JAM Session and Fanning the Flames. It is official: Chris Paul is a member of Phoenix Suns. We’re breaking down the trade, the pros, the cons, and the impact of the deal on the special podcast.. 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 livestreams on the Suns JAM Session...

Hoops Habit

OKC Thunder: What’s the plan in the post-Chris Paul era?

The Chris Paul era for the OKC Thunder screeched to a halt as trade season for the next NBA season got underway. What is Sam Presti’s plan? The OKC Thunder made the first splash of the new NBA season’s trade frenzy by trading away their best player once again. Star point guard Chris Paul is […] OKC Thunder: What’s the plan in the post-Chris Paul era? - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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Goodbye Kelly and goodbye Ricky. With Love

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via A bittersweet time in Phoenix leaves a hole in many Suns fans hearts. Kelly Oubre Jr. and Ricky Rubio will be leaving the Valley after the trade between the Phoenix Suns and the Oklahoma City Thunder was confirmed Monday morning. Taking a step back from the excitement of adding Chris Paul I would like to show my appreciation for both Kelly and Ricky. When it really hit me that the Suns will be losing two men that helped turn around the franchise, I tried to remember that this is a business and it will be for the better. Both Ricky and Kelly brought the...

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: Lakers Reportedly Made Offer To Jrue Holiday Before Dennis Schroder Deal

Not long after the NBA lifted its trade moratorium on Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers made a move for Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Dennis Schroder, offering forward/guard Danny Green and this year’s 28th overall draft pick. However, the German playmaker was not the best player at his position who was involved in this year’s pre-draft trades, as Chris Paul moved from the Thunder to the Phoenix Suns and Jrue Holiday was shipped from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Milwaukee Bucks. As a new report suggests, the Lakers apparently made an offer for Holiday as well before they made the...

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NBA Rumors: Celtics Could Acquire Steven Adams & Lou Williams In Proposed 3-Team Deal Involving Clippers & OKC

Since the 2020 offseason started, rumors have been continuously swirling around veteran center Steven Adams and his future with the Oklahoma City Thunder. With Chris Paul heading to the Phoenix Suns and Dennis Schroder joining the Los Angeles Lakers, most people are expecting the Thunder to trade Adams next. One of the teams that are expected to express strong interest in acquiring Adams from Oklahoma City is the Boston Celtics. In a recent article, Andrew Hughes of Fansided’s Hardwood Houdini suggested a three-way blockbuster deal involving the Celtics, Thunder, and the Los Angeles...

Did James Harden take a dig at Chris Paul with Russell Westbrook comments? | Jalen & Jacoby

Jalen Rose deciphers whether James Harden was taking a dig at former Houston Rockets teammate, Chris Paul while expressing his excitement to play with Russell Westbrook in the postseason. #NBA ✔

Chris Paul in the Body Issue: Behind the scenes | Body Issue 2019

Take a look behind the scenes of Oklahoma Thunder point guard Chris Paul’s ESPN Body Issue shoot, and listen as he discusses the parts of his body that are most important to his success on the court and the evolution of his diet. ✔

Luka Doncic says the Mavericks will make the playoffs | BS or Real Talk | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Malika Andrews and Nick Friedell play "BS or Real Talk," discussing (0:00) Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul saying he'd be even better if he had Boban Marjanovic's height; and (1:56) Luka Doncic saying the Dallas Mavericks will make