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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 had already locked up home-court advantage throughout the playoffs and tied the franchise’s single-season wins record before Tuesday’s showdown with the Los Angeles Lakers, but that didn’t prevent it from being memorable either. In one fell swoop, the Suns set a new franchise record with 63 wins and officially eliminated the Los Angeles Lakers from play-in contention…...

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The Phoenix Suns haven't looked like themselves lately, but it's hardly a reason for concern.

The Phoenix Suns pride themselves on playing to a certain standard on a night-in, night-out basis. From the very first season under Monty Williams, they strived to build their identity as the team that would outwork their opponents. At the start, this young group didn’t have the talent to simply show up and win, so they set themselves apart by competing harder and being more prepared than whoever they were up against. Adding in Chris Paul, Jae Crowder and a handful of NBA veterans, not to mention seismic leaps from Deandre Ayton, Mikal Bridges and Cam Johnson, changed the equation a bit for the Suns. But even with that surge in talent, finding a solution to their current problem comes…

What Chris Paul is doing in Year 17 for the Phoenix Suns should not be lost on anyone.

As the clock struck zero on the Phoenix Suns’ 62nd win of the season Wednesday night, it was impossible not to think about how far this franchise has come. Their 60th win had already secured their place in league history as the third-fastest turnaround from the NBA’s worst to its best, and their 61st win ensured they were just the...

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Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams is a no-brainer for the NBA's 2021-22 Coach of the Year award.

Last June, Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams was in his office when the NBA announced its Coach of the Year award winner. He had finished with media availability and left the door open — something Williams does regularly because he gets a kick out of the funny things he hears from players in the hallway, unaware their coach can hear everything that’s going on. But when the New York Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau was announced as the winner, Williams heard a commotion of a different nature, and it moved him. “I heard everybody in the hallway, they were so stinking upset and ticked and there were some things said, and I was like, ‘That was enough for me,'” Williams recalled.…

Chris Paul's return turned into a Devin Booker statement game in the Phoenix Suns' win over the Denver Nuggets.

For the second night in a row, a pesky opponent in the middle of the Western Conference pack stormed out to a high-scoring, smack-talking first half. And for the second night in a row, Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns responded to a rowdy playoff environment and pulled out a gritty win on the road. Only this time, Thursday’s win...

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The Phoenix Suns are thriving, not just surviving without Chris Paul.

The Phoenix Suns are thriving, not just surviving without Chris Paul. If recent reports are to be believed, they won’t have to do so for much longer. According to The Athletic’s Sam Amick, Paul is already nearing his return from a right thumb avulsion fracture that was supposed to sideline him for 6-8 weeks, and he could be ready to...

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The Phoenix Suns are thriving, not just surviving without Chris Paul.

Chris Paul’s absence for 6-8 weeks represented a pivotal moment in the season for the league-leading Phoenix Suns, but also a potential blessing in disguise. While that right thumb avulsion fracture put the Point God’s timeline for a return right up against the start of the playoffs, the Suns had a comfy, 6.5-game lead over the rest of the pack...

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Torrey Craig's memorable night is just the latest example of the Phoenix Suns' incredible depth and cohesion.

Torrey Craig didn’t know he would be starting for the Phoenix Suns until he got to the locker room before Wednesday night’s game. With the NBA’s best team missing Chris Paul (right thumb avulsion fracture), Cam Johnson (quad contusion) and now Jae Crowder (left groin soreness), his response was simply, “Cool.” Fast-forward a few hours and another Suns win later,...

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Deandre Ayton is playing the most efficient basketball of his Phoenix Suns career, and he's doing it without Chris Paul.

Even on a team with immense depth and plenty of talent to spare like the Phoenix Suns, Chris Paul’s absence has been felt up and down the roster. When his right thumb avulsion fracture was announced, and the question came up about who would be most impacted over the next 6-8 weeks, everyone’s gaze naturally turned to Deandre Ayton. It’s...

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Bismack Biyombo is playing for so much more than an NBA championship this season with the Phoenix Suns.

When Bismack Biyombo returned to the NBA and signed with the Phoenix Suns, he repeatedly mentioned that he had been waiting for the perfect situation because he wanted to “play for something more.” It was easy to assume he meant playing for a championship. After all, Biyombo is a 29-year-old veteran who’d only been to the playoffs twice in his 10-year career, and when he took some time away from basketball to process the death of his father, Francois, his decision to join the No. 1 team in the league made sense. The Suns had a great basketball culture, they owned the NBA’s best record, and they had legitimate title aspirations. In short, he could play for “something more.” Little…

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