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Deandre Ayton kept his composure and showed he and the Phoenix Suns have their sights set on bigger goals.

For those curious about the current state of the Phoenix Suns’ long-running rivalry with the Los Angeles Lakers, Patrick Beverley body-checking Deandre Ayton in the back Tuesday night served as a pretty clear indication. The Lakers have 17 NBA championships, and the Suns have zero. In those terms, there’s no contest between the two. And yet, watching two of the league’s all-time winningest teams square off in another lopsided fight, it was easy to forget which franchise was which. One side talked trash while cruising to another double-digit victory; the other lost its composure and got ejected for it. It’s not the first time in recent years we’ve seen it from Suns-Lakers, and it’s not the first time the Suns…

It was an up and down week for Arizona Cardinals fans, Eno Benjamin was shockingly released on Monday while Zach Ertz was declared out for the season with a knee injury. Some good news came later in the week when Hollywood Brown was designated to return from IR. After Colt McCoy helped lead the Cardinals to victory, is there going to be a battle for the QB1 position? The Phoenix Suns defeated the Golden State Warriors despite Steph Curry dropping 50 points. Deandre Ayton and his mom are teaming up for a good cause. Join Makayla Perkins and Chierstin Susel or another episode of THE Phoenix Sports Podcast!

The Phoenix Suns can take some tough-love lessons and some positives from their loss to the Miami Heat.

Thanks to Monday night’s 113-112 defeat, the Phoenix Suns have now lost three of their last four games and four of their last six. Technically speaking, they’re currently in a skid. Injuries (and one non-injury absence) have undoubtedly played a role in the Suns struggling to establish their identity, but their most recent loss painted a pretty clear picture — for better and for worse — of where they are right now. Following a game that came down to the final possession, and really shouldn’t have, let’s take a look at a few tough love lessons for the Suns, as well as a few undeniable positives. Tough Love Lesson No. 1: The free-throw disparity continues In a one-point game that…

Mikal Bridges proved he can be the Phoenix Suns' second option against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The last few years have provided endless discussion about which player should be the first, second and third options on the Phoenix Suns. Devin Booker put the debate over first option to bed last year, establishing himself as the alpha. CP3 settled comfortably into the second spot, leaving the fanbase to argue over Deandre Ayton or Mikal Bridges for the designation of third fiddle. These conversations may seem pointless, but heading into the season, with Paul being 37 and taking an intentional step backward, there were legitimate questions about whether Ayton or Bridges should step up as the second option. Games like Wednesday serve as a reminder that an aggressive Mikal Bridges can end that debate rather quickly. Facing the…

The Phoenix Suns need more out of Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges.

Week by week, the Phoenix Suns have suffered blow after blow to their depth. What was once a strongest suit thanks to general manager James Jones’ 3×5 “index card” approach to team-building has become a glaring weakness, due to calculated mistakes over the summer as well as circumstances beyond the Suns’ control. Starting Cam Johnson over Jae Crowder would’ve zapped...

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Here are five observations from the Phoenix Suns' dismantling of the defending champion Golden State Warriors.

The Phoenix Suns beat the Golden State Warriors 134-105 Tuesday night in an unexpected beatdown of the defending NBA champions. While October wins mean very little in the grand scheme of things, it was a fun showdown between two teams that seemed to be on a Western Conference Finals collision course all of last year until the Suns failed to...

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Here are five observations from the Phoenix Suns' wild comeback win over the Dallas Mavericks.

For the first 24 excruciating minutes, the Phoenix Suns’ 2022-23 season opener felt like a continuation of their Game 7 annihilation back in May. Shots weren’t falling, Luka Doncic was smirking, the Dallas Mavericks were up by more than 20 and hope felt like it had been drained from The Footprint Center itself. At one point, the Suns had battled...

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The Phoenix Suns have a Deandre Ayton problem, and it's time for Monty Williams to address it.

Like Deandre Ayton on his new diet, we just wish we could go back to carne asada fries. Following an uncharacteristically solemn press conference at Media Day, the first day of training camp on Tuesday almost provided a weak point past DA’s new, more serious demeanor. The Phoenix Suns star was more reserved to start his media availability, but after a few questions, he began to loosen up. Detailing his new diet, Ayton quipped about missing carne asada fries the most, nearly cracking a smile in the process. But as soon as the conversation turned to head coach Monty Williams, the walls were back up, with nothing but curt, prickly answers to follow. https://twitter.com/GeraldBourguet/status/1574855899377635328 Asked about moving past his Game…

Here's what the Phoenix Suns discussed at 2022 Media Day.

After a summer stuffed with an embarrassing Game 7 loss; Deandre Ayton contract consternation; Kevin Durant trade rumors; the NBA’s findings in the Robert Sarver investigation; and now Jae Crowder’s not-so-private trade request, the Phoenix Suns held their annual Media Day on Monday morning. Here’s a look at a few of the biggest topics that general manager James Jones, coach...

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