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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.

After being demoted from starting point guard to being rarely used in the playoffs, Elfrid Payton made the decision to leave the New York Knicks in free agency this summer. He ultimately chose the Phoenix Suns, agreeing to sign a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum of $2.2 million. Returning to the Valley for the first time since 2017-18, Payton…...

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Which futures bets should Phoenix Suns fans consider for 2021-22?

The 2021-22 NBA season is just around the corner, which means bettors will soon have plenty to consider. Sports betting became legal in the state of Arizona on Sept. 9, so Phoenix Suns fans who want to put some money down on their team have a lot to look forward to. Because betting apps like DraftKings Sportsbook are new to...

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The Phoenix Suns should try to get involved in a Ben Simmons trade as a third party

The Phoenix Suns need to get in on the Ben Simmons trade talks, but not in the way you might think. As ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Tuesday, Simmons is not planning on reporting to training camp and is done with the Philadelphia 76ers. The three-time All-Star is doing all that he can to force his way out of Philly,...

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Chasson Randle is joining the Phoenix Suns on a training camp contract

As reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday morning, Chasson Randle will be joining the Phoenix Suns leading into the 2021-22 NBA season. While it’s highly unlikely he’ll play a meaningful role on a team hoping to return to the NBA Finals, Randle is a new face that many Suns fans are probably unfamiliar with. To that end (and because...

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As has been the case for decades now, it’d be mistake to declare that the Western Conference will be a cakewalk for anyone this year. While the top of the East is stacked with a couple of formidable title contenders, even making the playoffs out West is a feat. This season, barring something unforeseen, as many as six teams could...

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Cameron Johnson and the Phoenix Suns are no one-hit wonders

Cam Johnson isn’t the first NBA player to use doubt as fuel, and he certainly won’t be the last. He’s not a household name, and at 25-and-a-half years old, he’ll be one of the oldest third-year players in the league next season. But ever since James Jones traded down to the 11th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and...

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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? As he had done so...

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Mikal Bridges is due for a contract extension with the Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns have had a quietly efficient offseason. They brought back Chris Paul, Cameron Payne, Abdel Nader and Frank Kaminsky on pretty terrific deals. They added a bench shooter in Landry Shamet, addressed the backup center spot with JaVale McGee and generally spent their summer fine-tuning a young roster coming off an NBA Finals run. But as much fun...

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Deandre Ayton Valley Oop

Aside from perhaps Giannis Antetokounmpo, nobody did more to increase their stock in the 2021 NBA Playoffs than Deandre Ayton. Just months before the Phoenix Suns’ memorable trip to the Finals, Ayton was getting benched for Dario Saric in the fourth quarters of close games, and “Why doesn’t he dunk more?” was a legitimate discussion. Fast-forward a few months and...

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Chris Paul Suns

It has been a busy summer for the Phoenix Suns coming off an exciting, unexpected run to the NBA Finals. With so many players becoming free agents, general manager James Jones had his hands full trying to keep a championship-caliber roster intact. Chris Paul, Cameron Payne, Torrey Craig, Abdel Nader, Frank Kaminsky, Langston Galloway and E’Twaun Moore were all able...

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