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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.
The Phoenix Suns are 1-2 without Chris Paul. Here are some observations about what we've seen from Devin Booker and the rest of the supporting cast.

Sunday’s matinee showdown with the Utah Jazz was the type of game the Phoenix Suns usually win. It was at home, where they were 26-6 entering the day. It was against a winning team, which they were a league-best 21-7 against. And it involved crunch-time, a special trigger that unlocked an NBA-best 25-3 record whenever pulled. But for the first...

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Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns passed their first test running with the Point Book starting lineup.

Over the next 6-8 weeks without Chris Paul, the top-seeded Phoenix Suns will find out a lot about who they are. One potential bright side, aside from their 6.5-game cushion over the rest of the NBA? Devin Booker gets to prove himself as a legitimate MVP candidate in the Point God’s absence, potentially even going as far as filling his...

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Landry Shamet is having his worst season yet despite the Phoenix Suns' success. Can he turn it around in their time of need without Chris Paul?

In a late January game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Landry Shamet submitted his finest performance in a Phoenix Suns uniform. Tying a season high with 17 points, Shamet went 5-for-10 from the floor, 4-for-8 from 3-point range and chipped in 5 assists and 4 rebounds for good measure. It wasn’t empty production in another Suns blowout either; in his 21...

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Here's a look at the struggles and silver linings facing the Phoenix Suns with Chris Paul out for 6-8 weeks.

There’s never a good time to be injured, but Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns will try their hardest to prove themselves as the exception to the rule. On Sunday evening, TNT sideline reporter Allie LaForce dropped the bomb that had been hanging overhead since Phoenix’s final game entering the All-Star break: Chris Paul had suffered an avulsion fracture in...

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Even before Chris Paul's hand injury, Aaron Holiday was making the most of his opportunity with the Phoenix Suns.

In the third quarter of their final game before the NBA All-Star break, the Phoenix Suns got a cold reminder of just how quickly a title-contending juggernaut can appear mortal again. They also got another dose of what Aaron Holiday can do and how important that medicine will be for their ailing backcourt. Just about three minutes into the second...

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The Phoenix Suns' crunch-time dominance extends far beyond Chris Paul and Devin Booker.

The Phoenix Suns are the most clutch team in the NBA, full stop. They also might be the greatest regular-season clutch team in NBA history, and it goes far beyond having two elite closers like Chris Paul and Devin Booker. After Tuesday’s 103-96 win over the LA Clippers, the Suns improved to a league-best 23-3 record in games involving crunch-time,...

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Torrey Craig and Aaron Holiday's impressive debuts suggest the Phoenix Suns are going to be very dangerous once they get acclimated.

One game against the 13-win Orlando Magic doesn’t mean much in the grand scheme of things, but for the Phoenix Suns, the impressive debuts of Torrey Craig and Aaron Holiday teased another level this title contender can still hit. In Saturday night’s 132-105 victory, the Suns’ two newest members got their first bit of action in the Valley jerseys, and...

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Here are 5 takeaways from the Phoenix Suns' blowout win over the Milwaukee Bucks in a 2021 NBA Finals rematch.

Nothing will ever heal the sting of losing in last year’s NBA Finals, but the Phoenix Suns got as close as you can get to payback in the regular season on Thursday. In a dominant 131-107 victory, the Suns smashed the Milwaukee Bucks in a game that would’ve had a playoff feel to it if the proceedings hadn’t been so...

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Here are some buyout candidates for the Phoenix Suns to consider after the 2022 NBA Trade Deadline.

The 2022 NBA Trade Deadline is over, and the Phoenix Suns’ roster is locked in for another hopeful Finals run. Or is it? While the Suns won on the margins by trading for Torrey Craig and Aaron Holiday in two separate deals on Thursday, the trade deadline doesn’t mean the end of players moving around the league. There’s still buyout...

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