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  1. 2014 PBT Awards: Most Improved Player

    Apr 16, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Goran Dragic, Anthony Davis

    Nine combined spots on the ballot go to eight different players, and none of our winners made the other two’s top three

  2. Sunday NBA grades: Phoenix Suns refuse to set, fade into night

    Apr 7, 2014, 1:59 AM EDT

    Thunder Suns Basketball

    The Suns are playing for their playoff lives — and playing well.

  3. P.J. Tucker wants to stay with Phoenix next season (but you know the money comes first)

    Apr 2, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Golden State Warriors

    P.J. Tucker loves all things Phoenix wants to stay… but we know he’s going to follow the money this summer and he just hopes the Suns match the offer.

  4. DeMar DeRozan whistled for technical foul after kicking ball away from an official (VIDEO)

    Mar 16, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

    Warriors Raptors Basketball

    DeMar DeRozan expressed his displeasure over a non-call by kicking the ball away from a referee — a move which guaranteed him a quick whistle in the form of a technical foul.

  5. Suns’ P.J. Tucker suspended one game for blow to head of Blake Griffin

    Mar 11, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

    P.J. Tucker, Blake Griffin, Gerald Green, DeAndre Jordan

    You knew this was coming right after the incident Monday night — the Suns Tucker got a game for a forearm to Griffin’s head. As he should have.

  6. Blake Griffin rips jersey Superman style

    Mar 11, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT

    DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin, Marcus Morris

    Griffin should have gone for the full tear, though.

  7. Blake Griffin sets tone, sets off PJ Tucker as Clippers hang on to beat Suns

    Mar 11, 2014, 3:05 AM EDT

    DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin, Marcus Morris

    Los Angeles learned an important less on Monday — don’t let up against the Suns.

  8. Suns’ P.J. Tucker ejected after elbow thrown to Blake Griffin’s head (VIDEO)

    Mar 11, 2014, 1:18 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin

    “We got tangled up and went down and, you know,” Griffin said with a grin after the game.”Took a little forearm. But you know, it happens.”

  9. A missed call from Suns’ GM day before the deadline had P.J. Tucker worried he was being traded

    Feb 20, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Houston Rockets

    The trade deadline is a stressful time not just for front office personnel trusted with making tough decisions that will impact a franchise’s future, but it can be harrowing for many players, as well. P.J. Tucker of the Phoenix Suns was apparently a bit on edge in the days leading up to Thursday’s deadline, but…

  10. Suns’ P.J. Tucker fined $5,000 for flop vs. Nuggets Tuesday (VIDEO)

    Feb 19, 2014, 4:52 PM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Houston Rockets

    The NBA continues to look at better ways to punish flopping and get players to think twice — they are going to be more aggressive with technical foul calls for flops in the D-League starting Thursday — but for now the NBA will continue it’s slap-on-the-wrist fines. The latest one goes to P.J. Tucker of…

  11. Kobe Bryant’s first dunk since return (VIDEO)

    Dec 11, 2013, 12:24 AM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Lakers

    Kobe Bryant can dunk again. It’s not going to be remembered as one of his most thunderous throw downs, but he got around P.J. Tucker with the spin, got to the rim, took off with both feet and dunked. It’s about steps with Kobe on his return. His turnovers were down, he got a dunk…

  12. The Extra Pass: Three takeaways and Wednesday’s recaps

    Nov 21, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    paul george

    Three takeaways from a busy Wednesday night around the league: It was Paul George, in the Garden, with the dagger It’s a crazy thing to watch an entire arena lose all hope, all at once. The Knicks were well on their way to a statement win over the Indiana Pacers. Maybe it could have been…

  13. Joe Johnson hits the overtime game-winner to send Nets past Suns (VIDEO)

    Nov 16, 2013, 1:48 AM EDT

    joe johnson nets

    PHOENIX – Joe Johnson‘s game-winning layup as the overtime buzzer sounded gave the Nets their first road win of the season, a hard-fought 100-98 victory that came without the team’s starting point guard, Deron Williams. Williams was lost early in the first quarter to a sprained left ankle, but the play of Shaun Livingston, along…

  14. Damian Lillard with the easiest game winner you may ever see (VIDEO)

    Nov 14, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    damian lillard

    Phoenix was on the verge of doing it again — they were ahead 89-88 with 11.3 seconds left, all they needed to do was get a stop and they would have another win to add to their surprising start to the season. Portland’s Damian Lillard got the ball as everyone in the building knew he…

  15. The Extra Pass: An early look at SportVU data and Wednesday’s recaps

    Nov 14, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Chris Paul

    Chances are at some point this season, you’ve heard about SportVU. For the uninitiated, SportVU is a player tracking software that utilizes cameras positioned around the court to collect all sorts of data. It’s a major breakthrough for analytics, and while a good portion of teams have had the software and data for a few years,…

  16. The Extra Pass Wednesday Roundup: Talking tanking (or not) in Phoenix

    Oct 31, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns

          PHOENIX — After the Suns traded their projected starting center in Marcin Gortat to the Wizards in exchange for an injured player who might not play this season and a future first round draft pick, and did so less than a week before the start of the regular season, it doesn’t exactly…

  17. 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…

  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. Jeff Hornacek is hopeful that the Suns can average 103 points per game next season

    Aug 2, 2013, 5:47 PM EDT

    Hornacek Suns Basketball

    Jeff Hornacek has said from the very beginning of his tenure as new head coach of the Suns that he will be running an uptempo offense. We now have a bit of quantification in terms of what that actually means. In a lengthy interview with Jim Coughenour of Bright Side of the Sun, Hornacek discussed…

  20. Summer League championship game set between Suns and Warriors

    Jul 22, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

    Raptors Suns Basketball

    LAS VEGAS – The two teams that have played the best and most consistent basketball through the first 10 days of Summer League will, not surprisingly, compete for the inaugural tournament championship played on the final day of the action. The Suns will face the Warriors in Monday night’s title game, with tip-off set for…

  21. P.J. Tucker setting a good example for the Summer Suns

    Jul 21, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    P.J. Tucker

    LAS VEGAS – P.J. Tucker came to Las Vegas as part of the Suns Summer League squad, but it wasn’t because he needed the practice. Tucker, 28, has played the last seven seasons professionally — five overseas, two in the NBA — and started 45 of the 79 games he appeared in for the Suns…

  22. Summer League notes: Archie Goodwin continues to impress for Suns

    Jul 21, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    archie goodwin summer league

    LAS VEGAS – After Saturday’s action at Las Vegas Summer League, we’re down to four teams and three games left in tournament play before the event wraps up on Monday. The Suns are still around, and were expected to be considering the amount of players with real NBA rotation experience that they brought to town.…

  23. C.J. McCollum hits the floater after dazzling off the dribble at Summer League (VIDEO)

    Jul 14, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    C.J. McCollum

    LAS VEGAS – The overall quality of play in Saturday’s Summer League game between the Suns and the Blazers was among the best we’ve seen over the event’s first couple of days, and a quick look of the rosters makes it easy to understand why. Phoenix started four players that played heavy minutes in the…

  24. Suns will look to push the tempo under new head coach Hornacek

    Jul 10, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

    Hornacek Suns Basketball

    PHOENIX — Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek conducted his first official practice with the team on Tuesday, but only a handful of the players who will fill out the regular season roster were in attendance. The session was for the Suns’ Summer League squad, which will play its opening game in Las Vegas on Saturday.…

  25. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Jazz win keeps playoff dream alive

    Apr 16, 2013, 7:59 AM EDT

    Al Jefferson, Ricky Rubio, Greg Stiemsma

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while watching the news out of Boston with horror and yet were reminded of the heroism of both first responders and everyday Americans who did what they could to help…. Jazz 96, Timberwolves 80: Utah needed to win to keep its playoffs hopes…

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