Tag Archives: #Suns

Suns Draft 2016

By: Kayla Mortellaro  June 23, 2016 The Phoenix Suns selected 18-year-old Dragan Bender with the fourth overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. Bender, from Croatia, stands 7-feet tall and 225 pounds. His size and length fills a need on the Suns roster. From Bender’s power forward position, he played in 25 games in the Israeli Premier League for Maccabi Tel ... Read More »

Suns Fall to Marcus Morris and the Pistons 100-92

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX— The main event Friday night at Talking Stick Resort Arena was the Detroit Pistons versus the Phoenix Suns. At the end of 48 minutes of basketball, the Pistons came out on top 100-92. The game was not without side attractions as Marcus Morris, twin of Markieff Morris, made his return to Phoenix after being traded to the Pistons ... Read More »

Suns Dominate Kings 118-97

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX— The Phoenix Suns came out with high-energy and aggressiveness that led to a dominating win over the Sacramento Kings, 118-97 at Talking Stick Resort Arena Wednesday night. The Suns were led by Eric Bledsoe, who finished the night with 19 points, eight assists, and six rebounds. “He’s very good at getting those steals and playing the passing ... Read More »

Steve Nash: Enters Suns Ring of Honor

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— Steve Nash changed the way the game of basketball was played. As a member of the Phoenix Suns, he was part of the seven seconds or less group that transcended the game of basketball. Nash was always about team involvement, therefore it is no shock that he racked up 10,335 assists all-time (8.5 per game), good enough ... Read More »

Suns Season Opener Stalled; Lost To Mavericks 111-95

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— The Phoenix Suns 2015-2016 NBA season opener at Talking Stick Resort Arena in front of a sellout crowd of 18,055 people fell short of anticipation – with a 111-95 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. The evening started off with a great intro video produced by the Suns staff, which was followed by an energetic on-court introduction for all coaches ... Read More »

Takeaways From Suns Media Day

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX— The Phoenix Suns held their media day Monday to kick start the 2015-2016 season. Two different moods surrounded the Suns organization this off-season; one of excitement and anticipation with Tyson Chandler and Brandon Knight signing long-term deals, the organization drafting Devin Booker, and most of the players spending the summer in the gym together. On the other ... Read More »

Suns 2015-2016 Schedule

The Phoenix Suns will open up the 2015-2016 season with a two-game home stand, beginning with the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 7 p.m. followed by the Portland Trailblazers, Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The Phoenix Suns will be on national television 13 times this season- three games on TNT, two games on ESPN, and eight on ... Read More »

Can the Suns Back Court of the Future Coexist?

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— With the Phoenix Suns recently signing point guard Brandon Knight to a five-year $70 million deal, the big question surrounds the team, how will Knight and fellow point guard Eric Bledsoe function together? Knight was traded to the Suns just before the trade deadline in February of last season. Unfortunately for Knight, his playing time was limited ... Read More »

Suns Ink Deals with Teletovic, Weems and Price

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— The Phoenix Suns officially signed Mirza Teletovic, Ronnie Price and Sonny Weems Friday. Teletovic, 6’9″ and 242 pounds, is a three-year NBA veteran. As a stretch-four player, Teletovic has averaged 7 points and 3.4 rebounds in 165 career games. In his three seasons with the Brooklyn Nets, he made 36 percent of his three point attempts. The Bosnia ... Read More »

Together Chandler and Len Can Be an Anchor for the Suns

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX— Suns fans know how long it has been since the team has had a true center let alone the possibility of having two skilled big men to work down-low. That is now the case with the free-agent signing of Tyson Chandler as he joins third-year center Alex Len. Chandler is a winner. As he enters his 15th ... Read More »