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Dario Saric is starting to look like pre-injury Dario Saric for the Phoenix Suns.

After a year of waiting, rehabbing and working to get back, the last thing Dario Saric wanted to do was have to wait even more. But on a Phoenix Suns team that suddenly went three-deep at center, shaking off the rust and proving he was ready for big minutes would take time. For the first two and a half months of the 2022-23 season, Saric was mostly a non-factor. He appeared in just 19 games, and when he wasn’t registering DNP-CDs, he was used sparingly, averaging 10.6 minutes a night. That type of inconsistent role after waging an uphill battle to get back would test anyone’s patience. “When you don’t get the minutes, you’re always going kind of got a…

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's what Cam Payne needs to do to bounce back with the Phoenix Suns in 2022-23.

For better or for worse, Cam Payne may be the barometer for how the Phoenix Suns’ bench unit fares in 2022-23. After an offseason that took a “run it back” approach outside of a few minor additions, there’s understandable concern about the Suns’ second unit — most of which stems from the backcourt, where Payne’s disappearing act in the playoffs...

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Jock Landale looks like he's ready to lock down the Phoenix Suns' backup center job.

At Media Day last week, new arrival Jock Landale took to the podium for the first time as a member of the Phoenix Suns. The Australian’s message was simple: He wanted his Suns teammates to finally cave and try Vegemite, with Mikal Bridges being at the top of the list. “I love Vegemite, it’s a great spread for toast, but...

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Jock Landale spoke to PHNX Sports about joining the Phoenix Suns, his path to the NBA and more.

Most NBA players grew up from a young age dreaming of playing in the pros. New Phoenix Suns center Jock Landale is not most NBA players. Although he played in basketball camps in Melbourne, Australia, when he was younger, Landale had no interest in the sport, preferring the Australian Football League and cricket instead. “My parents threw me into basketball...

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Here's a look at what Jock Landale can provide for the Phoenix Suns.

The Phoenix Suns are facing a lot of uncertainty at the center position. Deandre Ayton’s future in Phoenix is unclear amidst all the Kevin Durant trade rumors, and his backup, JaVale McGee, got a three-year, $20.1 million bag from the Dallas Mavericks. Bringing back Bismack Biyombo was a start to addressing the team’s depth at the 5-spot, and Jock Landale...

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