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  1. Suns’ rookie Alex Len takes to court with #prayforukraine on shoes

    Mar 6, 2014, 3:32 PM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Utah Jazz

    Suns rookie Alex Len is the only current Ukrainian on an NBA roster. Ankle injuries combined with surprisingly good play from the Suns existing front line (Channing Frye, Miles Plumlee, the Morris twins) have kept him on the bench much of the season. However Thursday night he is going to get the start against the…

  2. United States draws into soft group for basketball World Cup this summer

    Feb 3, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

    via FIBA.com

    This is pretty much the opposite of what happened to USA Soccer for the World Cup. Pools for the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, taking place in Spain this summer, were drawn Monday and the USA landed in probably the easiest group. The USA is in Group C with the Dominican Republic,…

  3. Report: Phoenix Suns considering potential trade for Pau Gasol

    Feb 2, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    The Phoenix Suns have gotten solid production this season out of Miles Plumlee and rookie Alex Len at the center spot, but if you’re looking for a place they could upgrade at the trade deadline it would be a guy who can get them consistent points in the paint, especially come the playoffs when the…

  4. Nick Young suspended one game for throwing punch at Goran Dragic

    Jan 16, 2014, 5:16 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Phoenix Suns

    Nick Young has been suspended one game without pay for throwing a punch at Goran Dragic during Wednesday night’s game against the Suns, the league announced via official release. Alex Len, who was ejected for his flagrant-two foul against Young, has been fined $15,000, and Marcus Morris has been fined $25,000 for escalating the altercation.…

  5. Lakers’ Nick Young pissed no teammates jumped in to help him after hard foul

    Jan 16, 2014, 11:25 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Phoenix Suns

    The Lakers’ Nick Young has a right to be pissed about the hard foul to the head from Alex Len of the Suns — Len should get a game suspension for that. But when Young bounced up he threw punches and that is going to get him in more trouble with the league than Len…

  6. Lakers’ Nick Young ejected after taking exception to hard foul by Suns’ Alex Len (VIDEO)

    Jan 15, 2014, 10:36 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Los Angeles Lakers

    Nick Young didn’t take kindly to the hard foul he received from Alex Len in the second quarter of the Lakers’ matchup against the Suns on Wednesday, and immediately bounced up and started throwing punches. Young got into it with Len and Goran Dragic before officials intervened and separated everyone, and Young and Len ended…

  7. Knicks coach Woodson chooses Slava Kravstov to shoot free throws after Markieff Morris is ejected (VIDEO)

    Jan 14, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT

    New York Knicks v Denver Nuggets

    NEW YORK – Entertaining moment early in the second quarter on Monday during the Knicks’ 98-96 overtime win over the Suns. Markieff Morris received his second technical foul of the game for shoving J.R. Smith following an inadvertent shot to the face he received while attempting a shot. A second technical is an automatic ejection,…

  8. The Extra Pass: Seven young players to watch in 2014

    Jan 3, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v Cleveland Cavaliers

    One of the best parts of the NBA is watching the young talent emerge, some guys you expected to be good but others that came out of left field. Along those lines, here are seven players to watch as they start to break out and find their way in their first couple NBA seasons. Anthony…

  9. Report: Suns looking to trade 2014 draft picks in order to win now

    Dec 13, 2013, 9:47 PM EDT

    Ryan McDonough

    The Suns under new GM Ryan McDonough have been widely praised for setting themselves up for success by attempting to rebuild the franchise in what is conventionally believed around the league to be the right way. That process involves pain at the beginning due to the losing that typically accompanies a roster that’s been intentionally…

  10. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: Phoenix Suns

    Oct 18, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Eric Bledsoe

    Last season: Believe it or not, the Suns actually had playoff aspirations when the regular season began. The front office believed that Michael Beasley would be different in Phoenix than he had been anywhere else, and mandated that he be given a chance to be a difference-maker in the lineup. Once it became clear that…

  11. Marcin Gortat feels like Suns may trade him this season

    Oct 2, 2013, 12:21 AM EDT

    Marcin Gortat

    There’s no disputing that the Suns are in the beginning stages of a full-fledged rebuild as they enter the upcoming season, and given the changes in the front office and on the bench, everyone in Phoenix seems to be just fine with that. This includes Marcin Gortat, a six-year NBA veteran who finds himself in…

  12. Suns rookie Alex Len says he is cleared to practice

    Sep 12, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT

    Draft Suns Basketball

    Good news for the Suns, they will have rookie center Alex Len ready to go by training camp. That’s according to Alex Len himself, who tweeted this: It's go time! #GoSuns http://t.co/86aXncuboU— Alex Len (@alexlen) September 12, 2013 Len is a rookie out of Maryland who has a lot of potential and an air of…

  13. Suns formally sign first-round pick Alex Len

    Aug 29, 2013, 7:53 PM EDT

    Draft Suns Basketball

    Alex Len was a guy moving up draft boards heading into the June draft, not because he worked out — he didn’t because he had surgery on his left ankle, to be followed by right ankle surgery — but mainly because he didn’t. Len has potential, and we never really saw that at Maryland because…

  14. Alex Len says he has ‘no pain’ following surgeries to both ankles, will be ready to start the season

    Aug 16, 2013, 9:02 PM EDT

    2013 NBA Draft

    The Suns selected Alex Len with the fifth overall pick in this year’s draft fully aware of an ankle injury that would keep him out of action all summer long. But once examined by team medical personnel, it was determined that he should undergo a second surgery to the other ankle as a precautionary measure.…

  15. Phoenix Suns officially unveil new uniforms

    Aug 16, 2013, 12:21 AM EDT

    Alex Len, via Twitter

    The Suns officially unveiled their new uniforms for the upcoming season on Thursday by holding a fashion show in Scottsdale, Arizona to celebrate the occasion. The organization had players from past teams modeling reminders of what the previous uniform incarnations looked like, before getting to the main event where the newest Suns gave us our…

  16. Marcin Gortat to play for Polish national team at Eurobasket

    Aug 15, 2013, 4:12 PM EDT

    gortat-thumb-injury7

    Marcin Gortat suffered a foot injury in March that left him in the same situation as his Phoenix Suns — broken and unable to compete by the time the regular season was finished. Gortat planned to spend the summer with the Polish national team preparing for Eurobasket, which tips off in September. He recently returned…

  17. Marcin Gortat returns to United States to have foot looked at

    Aug 5, 2013, 2:58 PM EDT

    gortat-thumb-injury7

    The Polish Hammer Marcin Gortat was in Poland (appropriately enough) preparing with his national team for the upcoming EuroBasket tournament. Except now he’s back in the United States getting a foot problem looked at, according the FIBA’s EuroBasket Web site. Remember that Gortat sprained his foot last March and missed the end of the regular…

  18. Suns to reveal new uniforms on August 15

    Aug 5, 2013, 12:30 AM EDT

    suns new logo

    The Suns introduced a new home court design last season, but didn’t get the approval from the league in time to roll out the new uniforms that were supposed to echo the club’s new-look theme. A year later, the Suns will in fact have new uniforms for next season. The team has been releasing little…

  19. Otto Porter Jr., the un-sexy prospect

    Jun 23, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Otto Porter Jr.,

    WASHINGTON — If the NBA Draft were dating, Otto Porter Jr. is the one all fathers would approve of. Dad never objects to the guy labeled “safe.” On Thursday, we’ll found out which team covets reliable over risk. The Georgetown forward can do just about everything on the basketball court. Based on league chatter, that…

  20. Complete NBA Draft Combine invite list

    May 13, 2013, 2:21 AM EDT

    VCU v Wichita St.

    This Wednesday we start putting some numbers on the guys likely to be picked up in this year’s draft — how tall are they exactly, what is their wingspan, their vertical leap, their shuttle times. This Wednesday in Chicago starts the NBA Draft Combine, where 60 guys will get run through their paces — and…

  21. Projected Top 5 draft pick Anthony Bennett to have shoulder surgery

    May 8, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Mountain West Basketball Tournament - Championship - UNLV v New Mexico

    UNLV forward Anthony Bennett is projected to be one of the top five picks in this year’s NBA draft, he’s a guy who could step in and give some quality minutes next season But news came out Tuesday night that could give teams pause. Bennett will undergo surgery to repair the rotator cuff in his…

  22. Possible Top 10 draft pick Alex Len out 4-6 months after ankle surgery

    May 3, 2013, 5:28 PM EDT

    Alex Len

    Maryland center Alex Len had been moving up draft boards — big men always move up the board and Len is 7’1” and skilled, with a good touch around the basket. DraftExpress had him going No. 7. I say had because news came out Friday that Len had ankle surgery that will sideline him into…

  23. Here is the complete list of early entrants for 2013 NBA Draft

    May 1, 2013, 11:50 AM EDT

    Marshall v Kentucky

    The early entrant list for the NBA Draft — also known as the list of guys NBA teams want to draft — is now official. The league released it on Wednesday. What follows is the complete list. Said list contains the guys who are going to go high and who you know — Nerlens Noel,…

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