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Bright Side Of The Sun

Locked On Suns Thursday: Fourth Quarter Stock Reports!

Our final thoughts and grades of the season on Josh Jackson, Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss. On today’s episode, we broke down the performances of the final three members of the #TheTimeline left standing over an injury-riddled last 16 games of the season. Josh Jackson, Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss were given plenty of opportunity as the season wound down without Devin Booker or T.J. Warren in the lineup. Jackson upped his usage big time, while Chriss regained his early-season form and Bender shouldered the heaviest minutes total on the team. How did each player grade...

Golden State Of Mind

Can the Warriors get focused for the 2018 NBA Playoffs?

Beating the Suns was easy. There’s still a question about whether the Warriors can refocus to face playoff competition. Dub Nation, we now have a problem. The Warriors have lost five out of their last 10 games; that includes an embarrassing and shameful 126-106 beatdown in Indianapolis at the hands of a surging Indiana Pacers team, and a 126-120 loss against the New Orleans Pelicans in their home regular season finale. Granted, the Warriors have been riddled with injuries to their core and their bench, the latest being Stephen Curry’s grade 2 MCL sprain — I understand that. And,...

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Game Day: Four Suns starters possibly out vs. Warriors

The Suns approach the end of the regular season as they host the Warriors on Sunday. Follow along for live updates and injuries throughout the game.         

Valley of the Suns

Player of the Week: Josh Jackson’s talent on full display

Phoenix Suns fans get treated to Josh Jackson‘s talent on full display in this season’s last edition of the player of the week award. It’s not fair to many Phoenix Suns fans and the coaching staff to have to deal with the team’s plethora of injuries. However, both have been treated to Josh Jackson unleashing […] Player of the Week: Josh Jackson’s talent on full display - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Valley of the Suns

Between Kyrie and Jackson, the Suns won that non-trade

With Kyrie Irving down for the rest of the season and playoffs with another knee injury, it looks like the Phoenix Suns won that non-trade. This past offseason, the rumors swirling around the Phoenix Suns’ reported interest in acquiring Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving were a non-stop topic that interested everyone in the Valley of […] Between Kyrie and Jackson, the Suns won that non-trade - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Advocate

Notebook: Ian Clark (ankle) to miss 5-10 days; Frank Jackson returns to NOLA after third surgery on foot

One day after injuring his right ankle, the New Orleans Pelicans backup point guard Ian Clark will miss Friday’s 9 p.m. tip at the Phoenix Suns, coach Alvin Gentry said Thursday afternoon.

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Phoenix Suns' younger players getting extended job auditions

Players like Shaquille Harrison and Danuel House Jr. are being given a opportunity they might otherwise not have because of the Suns record, injuries         

SFGate

Warriors ride big 3rd quarter to win over Suns

Midway through the second quarter Sunday evening, after watching Suns two-way-contract player Danuel House toss an alley-oop to himself off the backboard, Warriors guard Nick Young shook his head and shrugged his shoulders. In that moment, Golden State appeared on the verge of yet another disappointment: Less than 24 hours after guard Patrick McCaw was wheeled off the court in Sacramento with a back injury, the Warriors were trailing the NBA’s worst team. It wasn’t long, however, before the Warriors snapped out of their daze. Down one point at halftime,...

ClutchPoints

Steve Kerr feels ‘huge relief’ after ‘terrifying’ night following Patrick McCaw injury

The Golden State Warriors faced yet another night of uncertainty coming into Sunday’s back-to-back game against the Phoenix Suns, coming back from Sacramento after reserve guard/forward Patrick McCaw had suffered a scary fall. Head coach Steve Kerr was perhaps the one individual who felt the worst for the second-year player, even reactionarily saying that Vince […] The post Steve Kerr feels ‘huge relief’ after ‘terrifying’ night following Patrick McCaw injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Bright Side Of The Sun

The curious case of Davon Reed

Since returning from a partially torn meniscus in January, the No. 32 overall pick has been continuously usurped under Jay Triano's rotation. Why? Before Davon Reed’s rookie season could even kick off, he like many other Suns were hit with the injury bug right before training camp began in Flagstaff. Not only did Brandon Knight tear his ACL in July, but Alan Williams also suffered a partially torn meniscus like Reed a month after in September. It was unfortunate because outside of Josh Jackson, I came away most impressed with Reed compared to the likes of Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender...

Golden State Of Mind

Suns at Warriors: Phoenix brings their tanking to Oracle

The tanking Suns to visit Golden State on Easter Sunday. The Phoenix Suns were bad this year. Then they got worse after a series of injuries and intentional rest decisions. The Golden State Warriors are seemingly stuck in a Sisyphean cycle of suffering and struggle, as they roll a roster riddled with injuries up the steep hill of the final days of this injury-plagued season. Someone’s gotta win this one though, right? Game details: WHO: Warriors vs. Suns WHEN: Sunday, April 1 @ 5:30 p.m. (note the early game time) WHERE: Oracle Arena WATCH: NBCSBA LISTEN: 95.7 The Game Injuries are more...

SFGate

Warriors’ Patrick McCaw to be released from hospital Sunday

SACRAMENTO — Warriors guard Patrick McCaw has cleared all tests, including an MRI, and is expected to be released from the hospital Sunday, the team confirmed with The Chronicle. McCaw, who sustained a lumbar spine contusion after a scary fall in Saturday night’s win over the Kings and momentarily lost feeling in his legs, will be re-evaluated by a specialist on Thursday. There is currently no timetable for his return to the court as Golden State prepares to host the Suns at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Oracle Arena. With the Warriors up 86-69 in the waning...

The Mercury News

Here’s your Warriors’ injury report for Sunday against the Suns

OAKLAND – Warriors’ Draymond Green (left elbow strain) and Klay Thompson (fractured right thumb) are both probable for Sunday’s game against the Phoenix Suns. Thompson, who missed eight games because of a fractured right thumb, made his return to the court Saturday, finishing with 25 points on 10-for-19 shooting. Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) is […]

Los Angeles Times

Clippers' Milos Teodosic to miss game against Suns because of foot injury

Clippers guard Milos Teodosic will not play Wednesday night against the Phoenix Suns after he re-aggravated a left foot injury Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center. The Clippers said Teodosic will be reevaluated Friday and that his playing status will be determined then. ...

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Suns' former guard Isaiah Canaan making rapid progress after gruesome ankle injury

Canaan ditched the crutches and ankle boot and said he hopes to be “100 percent, (or) if not, close to it,” by training camp in September.         

The Republican

Marcus Morris Injury: Boston Celtics forward's ankle x-rays negative, Morris 'not concerned'

Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris went down with an ankle injury again on Monday against the Phoenix Suns.

Bright Side Of The Sun

Recap: Suns lose to Celtics, unable to recreate buzzer-beater magic

Phoenix lost to Boston tonight, 102-94, with both teams decimated by injury. Tyler Ulis had an excellent game, but did not have a chance to hit a game winner this time. The Celtics beat the Suns Monday, 102-94, handing the Suns their 12th straight loss. Jayson Tatum and Josh Jackson, who went back to back in the 2017 Draft, each scored 23 points and grabbed six rebounds. But it was Tatum once again walking away with the win as the Celtics sweep the Suns for the season. Tyler Ulis had a season high 19 points, and even made a three pointer with seconds left, but this time the Suns weren’t...

Bright Side Of The Sun

Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (19-55) vs. Boston Celtics (50-23)

Probable starters: Suns - Elfrid Payton, Troy Daniels (Devin Booker has been ruled out wirh his hand injury again), Josh Jackson, Dragan Bender, Marquese Chriss Celtics - Terry Rozier, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, Aron Baynes Will the Suns pull off a miracle tonight or lose their 12th straight game?

CelticsBlog

Marcus Morris to return from ankle injury vs Phoenix Suns

The Celts have gone from completely injury stricken to partly injury stricken Brad Stevens told reporters Monday before the Boston Celtics’ second game of a back-to-back against the Phoenix Suns that Marcus Morris is “good to go,” after missing last night’s game with a right ankle injury. We’ll use the same starting lineup tonight in Phoenix: Rozier, Brown, Tatum, Horford, Baynes— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 27, 2018 Jaylen Brown and Aron Baynes will remain in the starting lineup over Morris as the Celtics will have a useful scoring punch off the bench that they...

ClutchPoints

Devin Booker disappointed with lengthy absence, says Suns aren’t trying to tank

Phoenix Suns Devin Booker expressed his disappointment after five straight absences from the starting lineup, mired with a painful injury to his shooting hand. The franchise star dispelled rumors that his team, which boasts the worst record in the league, is trying to tank through the remainder of the season and keeping him out because […] The post Devin Booker disappointed with lengthy absence, says Suns aren’t trying to tank appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Republican

Marcus Morris injury: Boston Celtics forward leaves Phoenix Suns game with sprained ankle

Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris left Monday night's meeting with the Phoenix Suns after aggravating the right ankle he recently sprained. Morris landed on his defender's foot after taking a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter. He stayed...

CelticsBlog

Boston Celtics daily links 3/27/18

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Celtics make it 3-0 on trip with win over Suns Isaiah Thomas leaves Lakers to deal with troublesome hip injury Quietly, the Raptors closing in on East No. 1 seed Celtics continue road run with win over Suns Marcus Smart not a fan of ‘mentor’ role during Celtics’ road trip Globe A look at the Celtics' possible first-round playoff opponents Ray Allen says loyalty doesn't exist in the NBA As Celtics keep winning, shot at No. 1 seed is back in focus Brad Stevens appreciates his view of Horizon from afar ESPN Celtics vs....

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Phoenix Suns center Alan Williams makes season debut against Celtics

As March began to whittle away, there was feat that Alan Williams might not play at all this season after offseason knee injury.         

Bright Side Of The Sun

Center of the Sun:  19-55 Phoenix Suns losing streak back up to 11

It doesn’t look good for them to break that streak any time soon. Welcome to the weekly news roundup of your Phoenix Suns. Game Recaps vs Detroit Pistons L (115-88) Full Recap @ Cleveland Cavaliers L (120-95) Full Recap @ Orlando Magic L (105-99) Full Recap While I thought that this year’s team wasn’t going to be very good, I must admit that I really didn’t think that they would be this bad. But there were warning signs even before the season started. Brandon Knight, Alan Williams and Davon Reed all out with knee injuries. Marquese Chriss’ alarming sub-par performance (and...

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Game Day: Devin Booker says injury is legitimate and not for NBA draft tanking purposes

Suns guard Devin Booker says the sprained right hand that has sidelined him the last four games is a legitimate injury.         

Bright Side Of The Sun

Recap: Magic win basement battle 105-99 over the Suns

Aaron Gordon nearly has triple-double against reeling Suns Aaron Gordon had 29 points, 11 rebounds, and eight assists, and Nikola Vucevic added 24 points and 11 rebounds to propel the Orlando Magic to a 105-99 win over the Phoenix Suns, who were without both Devin Booker and T.J. Warren due to injuries. In a game where neither team played much defense, it tended to swing back and forth like a pendulum. The Magic led 26-23 after the 1st quarter, but a 23-12 2nd quarter by the Suns, sparked by terrific play off the bench from Alex Len and Tyler Ulis, gave Phoenix a 46-38 lead at the half. Len...