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  1. Report: Suns “on the fence” about trading Steve Nash

    Jan 4, 2011, 11:21 AM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns

    Just a few weeks ago, Suns owner Robert Sarver was saying emphatically that Steve Nash would not be traded. But since then the Suns have struggled — 3-7 in their last 10 — and however they try to spin it the recent trade with Orlando was not going to make the Suns better right now.…

  2. Steve Nash has an angry side

    Dec 30, 2010, 12:41 PM EST

    Steve Nash

    Maybe it’s that stable Canadian upbringing, but Steve Nash is one of the most even-tempered guys in the league. Which is why when he loses it, you take notice. The Suns were not getting the breaks or calls late in Wednesday night’s loss to the Sixers — and that was a fourth straight loss for…

  3. Marcin Gortat rips Suns defense

    Dec 30, 2010, 8:44 AM EST

    Baron Davis, Marcin Gortat

    Marcin Gortat wanted more minutes, for years having had to get by on the scraps Dwight Howard left behind in Orlando. But be careful what you wish for. Gortat was traded from the third best defensive team in the NBA (Orlando) to the worst defensive team in the NBA (Phoenix, based on points allowed per…

  4. Vince Carter expected to debut for Suns Wednesday

    Dec 29, 2010, 11:23 AM EST

    Vince Carter,

    Steve Nash tweeted Tuesday night he was excited about Vince Carter‘s entry into the Phoenix lineup. It’s gonna be fun. He can do things no one on our team can do and will improve us The fun starts Wednesday night — Carter will make his debut for the Suns against the Philadelphia 76ers, coach Alvin…

  5. Blake Griffin with another spectacular dunk. Yawn.

    Dec 27, 2010, 9:27 AM EST

    Blake Griffin

    It’s getting ridiculous. Every time Blake Griffin plays there is a spectacular dunk. Well, there are  a lot of dunks — Griffin leads the league in total dunks this season (ahead of traditional winner in this category Amar’e Stoudemire). But the Clippers are using it well because all you have to do is throw a…

  6. Vince Carter likely out until next weekend

    Dec 26, 2010, 6:33 PM EST

    Vince Carter,

    Vince Carter has yet to put on a Phoenix Suns uniform — and if you don’t think they could use his points and shot creation you didn’t watch the Suns fall to the Clippers Sunday. He may be back in about a five days to a week from a tendon strain in his quad, Suns…

  7. Could Jason Richardson be a long-term fixture in Orlando?

    Dec 24, 2010, 7:38 PM EST

    jrichardson_three

    No one should blame the Phoenix Suns for their reluctance to make a commitment to Jason Richardson. The now-Magic shooting guard is 30 years old after all, and with franchise centerpiece Steve Nash in the later stages of his career, it makes little sense to lock up veteran pieces for the long haul. You should…

  8. No surgery for Vince Carter, just rest and rehab

    Dec 22, 2010, 10:56 AM EST

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    Vince Carter’s knee still isn’t good, but it isn’t so bad as to need surgery either. That’s the good news from the doctors in Phoenix who looked at an MRI and decided what Carter needs is some rest and rehab, according to a tweet from Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic. Having his knee scoped…

  9. Suns waive center Earl Barron

    Dec 21, 2010, 4:56 PM EST

    Earl Barron

    The Suns now have a pretty good lineup of centers. Yes, the run-and-gun Suns. The team that always seems undersized. But now they have Marcin Gortat and Robin Lopez on the roster. Sorry Earl Barron, that means you are a free agent again. The Suns just waived Barron, according to Paul Coro of the Arizona…

  10. Quote of the day: Marcin Gortat is so excited he can barely contain himself

    Dec 21, 2010, 2:25 PM EST

    Marcin Gortat, VInce Carter

    “I feel like his first game, boy, he might wet his pants ’cause he’s going to be so excited.” —Vince Carter, talking about teammate Marcin Gortat on KTAR in Phoenix (via Sports Radio Interviews). Gortat was just traded with Carter from the Orlando Magic to the Phoenix Suns, so he is going from limited minutes…

  11. Vince Carter considering knee surgery, would miss month

    Dec 21, 2010, 9:05 AM EST

    Atlanta Hawks v Orlando Magic

    Vince Carter has yet to suit up for the Phoenix Suns — and it could be a while before he does. Carter is considering having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, according to Paul Coro in the Arizona Republic. His left knee has bothered him all season and this would, in theory, clean up the…

  12. Steve Nash sells the company line on big trade

    Dec 20, 2010, 10:16 AM EST

    Steve Nash

    Steve Nash is a company man. As evidence, look what he told the Arizona Republic about the weekend trade that sent out Jason Richardson (and Hedo Turkoglu, technically, although not a huge loss there) and gave him Vince Carter, Mickael Pietrus and Marcin Gortat. “I’m optimistic that it can help us short- and long-term,” Suns…

  13. Suns owners says Nash will not be traded

    Dec 19, 2010, 8:22 PM EST

    Steve Nash

    The Phoenix Suns end of the trade with Orlando was about saving money — getting the bloated Turkoglu deal off the books, getting in a Vince Carter contract that can be bought out next year. It was about clearing out cap space for the future while not making the team drastically weaker in the short-term…

  14. Report: Josh Childress is on the block

    Dec 19, 2010, 1:21 PM EST

    Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns

    The Phoenix Suns made a significant trade yesterday, moving Jason Richardson, arguably their second best player, along with the albatross contract of Hedo Turkoglu and Earl Clark to acquire Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat and a first round draft pick. If reports are on target, they are not through dealing. Marc Stein of ESPN reports that…

  15. Orlando makes trades: sends Vince Carter and others to Phoenix, get Arenas from Washington

    Dec 18, 2010, 3:31 PM EST

    orlphxtrade

    Otis Smith just swung for the fences. We’ll see if he connects. The Orlando Magic have traded Vince Carter, Mikael Pietrus, and Marcin Gortat to the Phoenix Suns for Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu, a first-round pick and Earl Clark. The Magic have also traded Rashard Lewis to the Washington Wizards for Gilbert Arenas. ESPN, CBSSports.com,…

  16. Report: Suns brought into Magic trade talks about Hedo return

    Dec 18, 2010, 1:05 PM EST

    Washington Wizards v Phoenix Suns

    Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reports that the Magic have contacted the Phoenix Suns and are discussing a trade which would return Hedo Turkoglu to Orlando where he had his best years. Multiple reports have the Magic considering sending Vince Carter along with Marcin Gortat in exchange for Turkoglu, and potentially Jason Richardson. These talks are…

  17. Suns players not surprised by Stoudemire’s New York success

    Dec 17, 2010, 5:46 PM EST

    Amar'e Stoudemire

    Tonight, the two biggest free agent acquisitions of the summer face off. While LeBron James’ former teammates in Cleveland haven’t had much to say about him since he left for Miami, Amar’e Stoudemire’s former Suns teammates had plenty of good things to say about the MVP candidate. Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic has the…

  18. Steve Nash admits leg injury has hurt his shooting

    Dec 16, 2010, 6:23 PM EST

    Nash_Pass2

    Steve Nash is a career 43 percent shooter from beyond the arc. In 14 NBA seasons only one time did he shoot less than 40 percent on the season, and he still shot a respectable 37.4 percent. So you know something is wrong when since Nov. 15 — when he strained his groin — Nash…

  19. Robin Lopez expected back with Suns Wednesday

    Dec 13, 2010, 1:03 PM EST

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    Teams are shooting 68.3 percent at the rim against the Phoenix Suns this season, the second highest percentage in the league. The other teams in the top five? Sacramento, Washington, Detroit and Minnesota. Four other teams you don’t want to be mentioned in the same sentence with. The return of Robin Lopez to protecting the…

  20. Channing Frye is featured on the oddest, hippest talk show featuring home-brewed juice ever

    Dec 3, 2010, 4:23 PM EST

    Channing Frye

    Phoenix Suns forward-center Channing Frye was apparently the inaugural guest on “The Sketch Pad,” a surreal online talk show of awkward proportions. No other words could properly preface the clip you’re about to see, so may I only implore you to watch it in its entirety, with one cocked eyebrow if you so choose. Video…

  21. Cavs fans had nothing on fans in Greece, just ask Josh Childress

    Dec 3, 2010, 12:33 PM EST

    Josh Childress , Al Harrington

    There was a lot of anger in Cleveland last night, a lot of “a—hole” chants and a handful of people tossed from the building. It reminded the Suns Josh Childress of Greece (where he played the last two seasons). Well, not really, the Cavaliers fans were not angry enough and did not throw explosives or…

  22. Other Game of the Night: Jason Richardson wins his homecoming in Oakland

    Dec 3, 2010, 5:55 AM EST

    Stephen Curry Steve Nash

    What, there was another game Thursday night? Yes, one with a big homecoming too — Jason Richardson returned to Oakland… okay, maybe we can let this theme of the night go. But the Suns beat the Warriors 107-101 and Richardson did have 25 points. Both teams were in triple digits but the game wasn’t as…

  23. Carmelo Anthony leaves game early due to flu (Nuggets win anyway)

    Nov 29, 2010, 1:19 AM EST

    Phoenix Suns v Denver Nuggets

    Like some kind of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds” ending, a little virus has done what no line of defense could. Carmelo Anthony’s 134-game regular season streak of scoring in double digits came to an end Sunday night because he had to leave the game early due to the flu. He played the first…

  24. Alvin Gentry lets his bench know Steve Nash needs some rest

    Nov 26, 2010, 6:00 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Phoenix Suns

    Hello Goran Dragic. We’re looking right at you. Steve Nash has averaged 34.8 minutes per game this season, which is up two minutes a game from last season. The man is 36, has groin and foot soreness this season, and has been battling a bad back since, roughly, 1978. Nash needs to be playing fewer…

  25. Amare Stoudemire says nobody ever taught him defense

    Nov 26, 2010, 1:59 PM EST

    Stoudemire_knicks

    The Knicks are not a defensive powerhouse, but that was to be expected with Mike D’Antoni as the coach and Amar’e Stoudemire as the star, right? Stoudemire did make a spectacular block on Stephen Jackson at the end of the Bobcats game, and he’s done that to others, but plays like that are simply a…

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