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Bright Side Of The Sun

Solar Panel, ep. 113: Grading the NBA trade deadline, for Suns and around the NBA

What did the Suns do? On this episode of the Solar Panel, the guys have their takes on the trade deadline around the league as well as with the Phoenix Suns. You also get some juicy nuggets on tangential Suns topics — we always try share something you might not already know about the history of the Suns, though in a much less trivia-winning way than some other Suns pods. Other topics include: What’s the deal with Tyler Johnson? Who had the best trade deadline, across the league? Is Lavar Ball worth acquiring? Were Markelle Fultz or Jabari Parker worth acquiring? Has Josh Jackson turned...

Bright Side Of The Sun

Center of the Sun:  Suns fall to 11-47 with one game left before All-Star break

24 games left in yet another season that has crushed the hopes of Suns fans. Welcome to the weekly news roundup of your Phoenix Suns. Game Recaps vs Houston Rockets L (118-110) Full Recap @ Utah Jazz L (116-88) Full Recap vs Golden State Warriors L (117-107) Full Recap @ Sacramento Kings L (117-104) Full Recap I dare say that few Suns fans were pleased with last week. Not only did the Suns lose all four games and extended their losing streak to 14 games but also left us completely underwhelmed at the trade deadline. Personally, I am pleased - a little - with them for acquiring Tyler Johnson...

Valley of the Suns

Don’t panic at the Phoenix Suns trade deadline

The Phoenix Suns only made one move at the trade deadline, for a team that’s only won 11 games. Don’t panic, fans. The trade deadline came and went with the Phoenix Suns only making one move. While it wasn’t a bad move, it definitely wasn’t one that would get fans jumping up and down with […] Don’t panic at the Phoenix Suns trade deadline - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Valley of the Suns

The Phoenix Suns should take a look at Henry Ellenson

The trade deadline buzzer sounded and now it’s buyout season. One player just waived is exactly the type of chance the Phoenix Suns should take. When the Phoenix Suns traded Ryan Anderson to the Miami Heat for Tyler Johnson, they also acquired Wayne Ellington. He was waived and will sign with the Detroit Pistons, who […] The Phoenix Suns should take a look at Henry Ellenson - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Valley of the Suns

The Phoenix Suns trade for Tyler Johnson was a good move

The Phoenix Suns pulled off a trade the day before the NBA trade deadline. It wasn’t an exciting move but it was a good one. The Phoenix Suns made a trade before the deadline and although it wasn’t a pretty one, it was not a bad one. The team didn’t bring in a flashy play […] The Phoenix Suns trade for Tyler Johnson was a good move - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Golden State Of Mind

Top vs bottom preview: As the dust settles after the trade deadline, the lowly Suns host the Warriors

The top-seeded Warriors are probably going to run roughshod over the last place Suns, but let’s have some fun! While the Eastern conference went wild at the trade deadline, the West stood mostly pat. The Golden State Warriors, perched atop the standings, aren’t too worried about the lowly Phoenix Suns, but they’ve still got to handle their business. Be sure to check out the excellent post-trade deadline summary that Brady Klopfer put together for us; if you missed any of the happenings from yesterday’s wild events, it’s a perfect way to catch back up to the new-look league. Game...

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Where do the Suns go from here after a relatively quiet NBA trade deadline in Phoenix?

Josh Jackson remains in Phoenix as the Suns sat out of the NBA trade deadline madness after getting Tyler Johnson from the Heat.         

Bright Side Of The Sun

Locked On Suns Thursday: All’s quiet in Phoenix on deadline day as the NBA explodes

The Suns did not pull of a deal on Thursday but the rest of the league upped the ante, especially in the East. We wonder aloud why the Suns did not make another deal after flipping Ryan Anderson’s contract on Wednesday and discuss what doing that trade and nothing else shows us about how the Suns will approach the offseason. We also talk about our most surprising trades from around the rest of the NBA, from Marc Gasol to Markelle Fultz, and discuss the top of the Eastern Conference, where four great, deep teams will battle it out this spring for the chance to take on the Warriors in the...

ClutchPoints

Suns still on the hunt for a long-term answer at point guard

The Phoenix Suns weren’t entirely inactive around the trade deadline, but despite adding guard depth with the acquisition of Tyler Johnson, the team still isn’t where they want to be. While Johnson adds a little beef to their rotation, Phoenix GM James Jones has made it clear that they still feel in need of a […] The post Suns still on the hunt for a long-term answer at point guard appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Bright Side Of The Sun

Newly acquired Suns guard Tyler Johnson speaks with media after being traded from the Heat

Johnson defines himself as a basketball player and doesn’t need a label for a certain position. As we sat and embraced the uncertainties of the NBA trade deadline, players did the same wondering if they would be the one on their teams chopping block. Former Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson was at his home sleeping when he woke up to about 10 missed calls from his agent. He knew then that he had probably been traded. “I’ve never been traded obviously, but I know around the trade deadline everyone gets a little antsy so when you get that ‘call me ASAP’ I kind of new what it was,”...

Golden State Of Mind

Will Warriors continue to own the Suns, laying 15.5-points in Phoenix?

Oddsmakers are forecasting another dominant win for the Warriors in the desert. Amidst all the trade deadline speculation and scrutiny over Kevin Durant’s impending free agency, the Golden State Warriors continue their efforts to win games and another championship, going on the road to take on the Phoenix Suns next. Here we discuss the odds and analysis from a betting perspective. When: Friday February 8th, 2019 at 6:00pm PST Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona TV: NBC Sports Bay Area Line: Warriors -15.5, total at 232 Injuries: Devin Booker (hamstring) is questionable,...

Bright Side Of The Sun

Phoenix Suns Trade Deadline Primer: Who stays, who goes from the West’s worst

Ranking the likelihood of a trade, player by player What: NBA Trade Deadline When: Today, 1:00 PM AZ time Will the Phoenix Suns make another trade before the deadline today at 1:00 PM AZ time? The floodgates opened last week (19 trades already!) after Kristaps Porzingis was surprise-traded to the Dallas Mavericks for nothing more than salary cap relief. Now every team is trying to pilfer other teams’ stars for the low low price of having cap room for Kevin Durant or another big name this summer. The Suns, for their part, have only dipped their toe in the water while continuing to preach...

Valley of the Suns

The Phoenix Suns should make a Smart offer

The trade deadline is hours away and one clear upgrade needed is at the point guard position. The Phoenix Suns should make an offer for a Boston Celtic. With the trade deadline rapidly approaching and now being only hours away, the Phoenix Suns should be busy on the phone. One clear weakness is at the […] The Phoenix Suns should make a Smart offer - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Report: Suns won’t shop Josh Jackson, T.J. Warren prior to deadline

The Phoenix Suns decided against an inactive trade deadline for the team this week by moving Ryan Anderson to the Miami Heat in exchange for Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington. However, they may not be looking to make many more moves beyond that. According to Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic, the Phoenix Suns aren’t […] The post Report: Suns won’t shop Josh Jackson, T.J. Warren prior to deadline appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Valley of the Suns

Phoenix Suns: Blake Griffin might be available

  The Phoenix Suns are losing a lot of games and Booker still needs help. Could help be available via trade with the deadline just hours away? Devin Booker finally got solid help in this year’s draft via the number one pick in Deandre Ayton. However, Ayton needs a point guard at this stage to […] Phoenix Suns: Blake Griffin might be available - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Contrary to early report, Suns haven’t talked to Lakers for a Lonzo Ball deal

A few hours before the NBA trade deadline’s buzzer officially sounds, it seems highly likely that the Los Angeles Lakers will not be getting All-Star forward Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans. The Phoenix Suns were believed to be involved in said trade wherein they would end up with Lonzo Ball, but they now […] The post Contrary to early report, Suns haven’t talked to Lakers for a Lonzo Ball deal appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Hoops Habit

Miami Heat: Impact of the Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington trade

As the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline approached, the Miami Heat decided to move two guards in exchange for a Phoenix Suns forward. The deal impacts the Heat in multiple ways. With another mediocre season coming to fruition, the Miami Heat decided to make a trade with with the Phoenix Suns. As first reported by ESPN‘s Adrian […] Miami Heat: Impact of the Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington trade - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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RUMOR: Pistons will aggressively try to sign Wayne Ellington on buyout market

Now that the trade deadline has passed, several NBA teams are expected to discuss contract buyouts with some of their players. One of those teams is the Phoenix Suns, who is expected to waive guard Wayne Ellington within the next 24 hours. Ellington was traded by the Miami Heat to the Suns yesterday. However, his […] The post RUMOR: Pistons will aggressively try to sign Wayne Ellington on buyout market appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Valley of the Suns

Phoenix Suns: With Dario Saric on the trade block, should the team pursue him?

The trade deadline is hours away and the Phoenix Suns have yet to make a move. One possibility to consider would be struggling Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Dario Saric. After extending their losing streak against the Rockets, not much time remains for James Jones to improve this season’s roster for the Phoenix Suns. The primary […] Phoenix Suns: With Dario Saric on the trade block, should the team pursue him? - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Bright Side Of The Sun

Locked On Suns Tuesday: The latest on Lonzo Ball and NBA trade deadline predictions

We recap LaVar Ball’s radio takeover in Phoenix on Tuesday, the latest on the Pelicans-Lakers discussions and give our final predictions for the NBA trade deadline. After LaVar Ball’s double interview on 98.7 FM on Tuesday, we read between the lines of the latest Lakers-Pelicans scuttlebutt to diagnose the truth in the Ball-Suns connection (hint: It feels very real). We also talk about what it might take to get Ball based on the latest Lakers offers and how the Suns should view Ball’s value. Finally, we go rapid fire with predictions for the Suns at the deadline as well as the league...

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NBA trade deadline: No deals for the Suns? Time to settle in and wait for the draft then

azcentral sports columnist Kent Somers and azcentral sports Matt Wilhalme discuss the NBA trade deadline and what moves the the Suns are likely to make moves. Hint: None.         

Bright Side Of The Sun

Surprise, surprise: Suns reportedly get Tyler Johnson in another deadline deal with Heat

Johnson is another nontraditional fit at point guard as the Suns’ vision for their backcourt with Devin Booker comes into focus. Add another out-of-nowhere deal to what is quickly becoming one of the busiest NBA trade deadlines we’ve seen in years — Tyler Johnson is headed to Phoenix along with sharpshooter Wayne Ellington. Much of the public comment we’ve seen from the front office since former general manager Ryan McDonough was ousted has shown us the vision is changing for the Suns, Phoenix’s private nature around the deadline remains the same. No one saw this coming. We’ve...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Heat will take flight at NBA trade deadline, but will parachutes be needed?

If the past four years are the basis for comparison, then the menu of options for the Miami Heat at Thursday's 3 p.m. Eastern NBA trading deadline is all-encompassing. At the 2015 deadline, it was going all-in for Goran Dragic, at the cost of two first-round picks to the Phoenix Suns, the second...

Bright Side Of The Sun

Suns reportedly reached out to Lakers and Pelicans to facilitate Anthony Davis deal, land Lonzo Ball

Phoenix wants Ball and are willing to help Los Angeles get Davis to make it happen. Less than 48 hours until the NBA trade deadline, rumors will be flying around at record speed. The latest comes to us from Broderick Turner and Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times about Lonzo Ball. Per Turner and Ganguli, Phoenix reached out to the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans to help facilitate an Anthony Davis trade. The Suns are getting involved in order to land Ball as their starting point guard: Among the Ball camp’s preferred destinations, Phoenix reciprocates the interest. The Suns...

Golden State Of Mind

Wayne Ellington likely to be available, and the Warriors are a good match

The sharpshooting wing will likely be waived following a trade. Will he sign with the Warriors? Wayne Ellington has been traded from the Miami Heat to the Phoenix Suns, but is looking to be waived, which would allow him to join a playoff team such as the Golden State Warriors. The veteran wing and Tyler Johnson were traded on Wednesday in exchange for Ryan Anderson. But Ellington, who is on an expiring contract, has no value playing for Phoenix, a lottery-bound team. The Suns may try to trade him ahead of Thursday’s deadline, or they may just head straight into waiving him. Agent Mark...

Bright Side Of The Sun

Sixers send 2021 Miami pick via Mikal Bridges trade to Clippers for Tobias Harris

Philadelphia used the ammo sent from Phoenix to land their fourth big piece, while Los Angeles now owns the valuable unprotected pick. Ever since the Suns acquired an unprotected pick in 2021 from the Miami Heat in 2015 for Goran Dragic at the trade deadline, this asset alone has helped change multiple franchises now. After a late night Woj bomb from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Philadelphia 76ers cashed in their chips to pair impending free agent Tobias Harris with Joel Embiid, Jimmy Butler, and Ben Simmons for the long-term chasing championships. Sources: Clippers and Sixers have...

Lakers Podcast: AD Trade Talk, Lonzo to the Suns?, Behind the Scenes of NBA Trades w/ Alex Kennedy

Los Angeles Lakers Trade Deadline Podcast featuring AD Trade Talk, Lonzo to the Suns, and Behind the Scenes of NBA Trades w/ Alex Kennedy. #Lakers #LakersPodcast #LakersNation

Valley of the Suns

Kris Dunn is an intriguing point guard option for the Phoenix Suns

With the trade deadline this Thursday and the Phoenix Suns having a gaping hole at point guard, there is one intriguing option on the table. It’s no secret that the Phoenix Suns are struggling this season and a lot of that is due to the fact that the only point guards on the current roster […] Kris Dunn is an intriguing point guard option for the Phoenix Suns - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

ClutchPoints

Rumors: Lakers interested in Trevor Ariza if Wizards make him available

If the Washington Wizards make small forward Trevor Ariza available at the Feb. 7 trade deadline, the Los Angeles Lakers will reportedly heavily pursue him, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. The Lakers tried to acquire Trevor Ariza earlier in the season from the Phoenix Suns, but Phoenix decided to trade Ariza to the Wizards […] The post Rumors: Lakers interested in Trevor Ariza if Wizards make him available appeared first on ClutchPoints.