Suns Update – May
The Phoenix Suns came into the season with low expectations, at least from people outside
of the organization. In fact, many pundits expected the Sun to contend for the worst record in the Western Conference. Well,
rookie head coach Jeff Hornacek and company had a different take on things and proved it on the court in 2013-14. The Suns
started the season hot, and their "inevitable" fade never really happened. Phoenix fought hard all season long to narrowly
miss out on the postseason, finishing with the ninth-best record in a conference that featured seven 50-win teams. The Suns
would have easily made the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, but unfortunately they finished on the outside looking in.
got a fantastic season out of guard Goran "The Dragon" Dragic. The Suns drafted Dragic years ago, saw him begin to show signs
of contribution, traded him to Houston and then re-signed him the following offseason. It was an odd approach, but it worked
out fine in the end. Dragic was a terror all season for Phoenix, garnering some All-Star buzz around midseason even though
he failed to make the team. Still, he looks like a keeper for the Suns. Phoenix's big offseason acquisition, point guard Eric
Bledsoe, missed a good chunk of the season due to injury but played well when on the court. Bledsoe is one of the most athletic
players at his position in the entire league and has elite defensive capabilities. Bledsoe will be a restricted free agent
this offseason, but many expect the Suns to match any reasonable offer sheet that Bledsoe may sign with another team. The
Suns head into what should be a busy offseason, as the team has three picks in the first round of the NBA Draft. This team
is rebuilding on the fly instead of rebuilding from the basement, and the city of Phoenix is abuzz.
The Phoenix Suns have been hot all season, and now they're fighting for one of the final sports in the
Western Conference playoffs. The West has certainly been no cakewalk this season, as there will be some teams that finish
with impressive records yet miss out on being a part of the league's second season. The Suns have been a shock to most people
in 2013-14, as many thought it more likely that the club contend for having one of the worst records in the conference rather
than a playoff spot. The emergence of Goran Dragic has been great for this team, as he narrowly missed out on being named
to the All-Star team this season. The club has also found some diamonds in the rough, and their contributions have been maximized
by rookie head coach Jeff Hornacek, who has to be in the running for Coach of the Year.
The Suns got some big wins in
the month of March, one such victory coming on March 6th when they were able to take down the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder
are one of the top teams in the entire National Basketball Association, but Gerald Green was on fire in this contest for Phoenix.
The former first-round pick from Gulf Shores Academy in Texas notched 41 points in the contest, hitting eight of his 13 three-point
attempts. Oklahoma City got 36 points from Russell Westbrook and 34 from Kevin Durant, but it was not enough to overcome the
Suns on this night. Later in the month the Suns were able to put together a six-game winning streak that kept them in the
playoff hunt, but the club is going to have to win some huge contests down the stretch in the month of April. It's sure to
be a thrilling finish to the regular season out West.
Suns Update – March
The Phoenix Suns have
surprised a lot of people this season with how competitive they've been in a tough Western Conference, and it's clear that
this team has the postseason in their sights. The Suns successfully treaded water in the month of February, notching a 7-7
record. The team got a big win against the Golden State Warriors early in the month, showing that they are capable of beating
playoff-caliber teams. The Warriors have had some woes this season, but they remain one of the most dangerous offensive units
in the National Basketball Association. Goran Dragic had himself one heck of a month of February, and he was stellar against
Golden State in this one. The Dragon scored 34 points in the win to go along with 10 assists. Entering the season, and partially
due to the presence of Eric Bledsoe, some wondered if Dragic had a long-term future with the Suns organization. He's making
one heck of a case for the Suns to hang on to him.
On February 21st the Suns hosted the reigning Western Conference
Champion San Antonio Spurs and made a significant statement by taking them down. The Spurs are again one of the top teams
in the conference, and Suns fans must have thoroughly enjoyed seeing their team take down San Antonio. Forward Markieff Morris
had himself a great game off the bench, hitting eight of his 10 field goal attempts on his way to 21 points. Channing Frye
had a solid game as well, notching 17 points and eight boards. The Suns ended up cruising to a 106-85 victory of the Spurs.
Going forward the Suns are going to have to win the majority of their games to hold onto a spot in the playoffs. The team
should get Bledsoe back sometime in March, and his presence should help bolster this club down the stretch.
Phoenix Suns - Schedule in 2013-14
The Phoenix Suns are ready to burn it up on the basketball court this season as
they host some of the top teams in the entire National Basketball Association in 2013-14. The Suns look to be a team on the
rise in the Western Conference, and fans of the team are hoping to see a lot of improvement from this squad this season. The
Suns have a nice collection of young talent that could make this team a serious contender in the West sooner rather than later.
The Suns play in the Pacific Division, and while they finished last in the standings last season the team is ready to rise
in the ranks of their division. The Suns will be looking for guard Goran Dragic to help lead this young team. Dragic is capable
of playing both guard positions thanks to his size and his skill set, and he's one of the few established veterans on this
roster. The team landed Maryland center Alex Len in the 2013 NBA Draft, and though he began the season with an injury the
club is looking for him to earn more minutes on the court and make an impact to help this team make a serious playoff push.
This team's success might surprise some people, but new management in Phoenix undoubtedly has this organization pointed in
the right direction. Fans of the Suns should be excited to see how things pan out for the team this season and how it sets
them up for future seasons.
The Suns will look to step up their game when the Golden State Warriors come to town this
season. The Warriors have detailed the playbook that the Suns may choose to follow, that is, securing some top young players
and adding some solid veterans into the mix. The Warriors were struggling as recently as just two seasons ago, but the team
made a huge leap in 2012-13 that resulted in them making the postseason and even winning a playoff series. The Warriors have
one of the most electric players in the NBA in point guard Steph Curry, a youngster that is quickly ascending to the upper
echelon of players in the Western Conference. Curry is a sharpshooter that can light it up with the best of them, and on some
nights he's simply unstoppable. The Warriors landed a big free agent in the off-season by signing forward Andre Iguodala to
give the team a veteran presence and one of the top defenders in the league. It's not going to be easy for the Suns to take
down a squad like Golden State, but they're sure to give it their all in the effort of sending the Warriors back to Oakland
with a loss as many times as possible this season.
Another team that will be a tough match-up for the Suns is the Los
Angeles Clippers. The Clippers won the Pacific Division title last season and look like a good bet to repeat that feat in
2013-14. When they hit the court in Phoenix, though, the Suns will view it as a chance to prove to the rest of the division
and the conference that they're capable of competing with the best teams in the league. Priority number one for the Suns will
likely be to slow down athletic forward Blake Griffin. Though point guard Chris Paul is the best player the Clippers have,
trying to stop him is usually a bit of a lost cause. Whatever the Phoenix game plan ends up being, they will have to play
efficient and disciplined basketball to take any wins away from Los Angeles this season.
Phoenix Suns are a team that plays professional basketball as a part of the National Basketball Association. The Suns play
in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference, where they're up against Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State
Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers in the division standings. The Suns have a young team that is riddled with talented players.
The team made a big move in the off-season when they landed point guard Eric Bledsoe in a trade. Bledsoe went down with an
injury that could keep him out for the remainder of the year, but he figures to be a cornerstone of this franchise as long
as they can re-sign him in the off-season. The team also hopes to have another building block in center Alex Len, whom the
team drafted with the fifth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
Being there in person for
a National Basketball Association game is an experience that will stick with a sports fan for a long time. The NBA features
the best hoops players in the world, and they're sure to wow you with their abilities each and every time you attend a game
in person. Don't miss out on the biggest Suns match-ups this season.
The Phoenix Suns landed current
guard Eric Bledsoe via trade. What team did Bledsoe originally play for before being moved to Phoenix?
The answer is
the Los Angeles Clippers, a club that used a first-round pick to draft the former Kentucky Wildcat.
Phoenix Suns are a pro basketball team that is a part of the National Basketball Association, a league that features the best
of the best in the game of basketball. The Suns were founded in 1968 as an expansion team and has called the NBA home ever
since. The team has seen some great players come through the organization over the years, such as Charles Barkley, Kevin Johnson
and Steve Nash. The Suns have been to the NBA Finals twice, in 1976 and 1993, though they've been unable to capture the NBA
title to this point.
For basketball fans, it doesn't get any better than attending a game in
person, and you can see why when you head out to the arena to see the Suns hit the floor this season. Fans of this team love
to pack the stands and cheer on their favorite players, which makes for a great home court advantage for Phoenix.