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Gerald Bourguet serves as PHNX's reporter, writing savant and podcast co-host for all things Phoenix Suns. He's been a basketball fan since the day he could say "Michael Jordan," graduated from the Walter Cronkite School at ASU in 2013 with a BA and MA in sports journalism and has been covering the NBA ever since. As a credentialed media member since 2015, Gerald dealt with his Suns-related depression through his writing...until the Bubble Suns changed everything. Now, the Artist Formerly Known as Zewio is just as excited to cover winning basketball as Suns fans are to enjoy watching it.

Just over a year ago, Cam Payne wasn’t on an NBA roster. Fast-forward 15 months, and his three-year, $19 million deal to re-sign with the Phoenix Suns is one of the league’s biggest steals. For Payne, there was no question about where he wanted to be as he approached his first free agency. “I knew from the jump I wanted…...

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What if John Paxson had missed in Game 6 of the 1993 NBA Finals?

Time. Space. Reality. It’s more than a linear path. It’s a prism of endless possibility. Where a single choice can branch out into infinite realities, creating alternate worlds from the ones you know. I am the Suns Watcher. I am your guide through these vast, new realities. Follow me, and ponder the question: What if? The 1993 NBA Finals were...

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For the first three years of his NBA career, Landry Shamet has been known for pretty much one thing. It was the first words out of general manager James Jones’ mouth when he was asked what the 24-year-old guard would provide for the Phoenix Suns. “Shooting on the perimeter,” Jones said at Media Day. “I think he gives us a...

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In the NBA Finals, the only glaring weakness on the Phoenix Suns’ roster was exposed against the tall trees of the Milwaukee Bucks. While Deandre Ayton offered plenty of size and strength, once Dario Saric tore his ACL in Game 1, the Suns were hurting for more length and rebounding on the interior. Frank Kaminsky did his best, and Torrey...

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The center position will look quite a bit different for the Phoenix Suns in 2021-22. Even if Deandre Ayton’s role doesn’t change as much as he wants it to, the backup 5 spot will feature a completely new look once DA takes a breather. Going from Dario Saric to JaVale McGee is quite a drastic change — in terms of...

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Technically speaking, Abdel Nader already made his return for the Phoenix Suns back in June. After missing three months of action due to knee soreness and subsequent arthroscopic knee surgery, “Doolie” found himself tossed back into the fray…in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. Nader was just as surprised as anyone to get the call from head coach Monty...

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Elfrid Payton will be embracing a very different role on a very different team when he rejoins the Phoenix Suns in 2021-22

It’s been four years since Elfrid Payton last suited up for the Phoenix Suns. In the time that’s passed, a lot has changed — both for Payton and for the organization. “Way different,” Payton said of the Suns at Media Day. “A lot more attention to detail. I don’t know if y’all seen the facility, just the amount of money,...

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Jalen Smith was not like many other rookies from the 2020 NBA Draft class. For most top-10 picks, that kind of description would be a good thing. For Stix, it was the opposite. Last year, 25 rookies averaged at least 20 minutes per game. Smith wasn’t one of them. Forty rooks averaged at least 15 minutes per game, and still,...

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It’s not often a guy on a two-way contract will get 13 minutes to speak at his team’s Media Day. But hearing Chandler Hutchison talk so knowledgeably about the Phoenix Suns, his new teammates’ skill-sets and where he might fit in, it was hard not to buy into what he was saying. The odds may be stacked against him to...

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What if John Paxson had missed in Game 6 of the 1993 NBA Finals?

Time. Space. Reality. It’s more than a linear path. It’s a prism of endless possibility. Where a single choice can branch out into infinite realities, creating alternate worlds from the ones you know. I am the Suns Watcher. I am your guide through these vast, new realities. Follow me, and ponder the question: What if? In a playoff series, a...

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