Tagged Phoenix Suns

What Would an NBA All-Rookie Third Team Look Like?

This may come as a shock, but the NBA is on a different tier (or seven) from college hoops. Games are longer with less time to make decisions thanks to the shorter shot clock shorter. The court is bigger, giving defenders even more ground to cover. Players are bigger, faster, stronger and (mostly) smarter. There’s…

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How 2019 NBA Draft Lottery Can Reshape NBA’s Future

Whichever team wins the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night will land the rights to Duke forward Zion Williamson. That’s a given after he put up one of the most dominant freshman seasons in college basketball history. The 6’7″, 285-pound athletic marvel will provide an immediate jolt to whichever team he suits up for next season.…

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Playing 2019 NBA Draft Matchmaker, Part 1

In today’s NBA, most lottery teams draft the best player available in the available pool and then figure out the fit later on during free agency. That’s been the thinking for years, seeing as teams are scared of leaving a potential star on the board solely because his position is already filled. That is typically the…

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Even Without Playoff Berth, Sacramento Kings Succeeded

The Phoenix Suns find themselves down seven with 32 seconds to go on an electric Saturday night. Their chances are slim, but a quick bucket would tilt the scales more in their favor. Suns guard Devin Booker sprints up the court, then retreats left with Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes on his hip. A pair…

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Maybe We Were Too Hard On DeAndre Ayton

Course correction can be a tough thing to manage. Everyone’s had a staunch opinion on something or someone, doubled down on it, then grudgingly changed their minds when presented with new evidence. It happens in all facets of life, but it’s especially true in NBA Twitter. Sometimes you can get so caught up in a take,…

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Players With Most to Prove in NBA’s Final Month

We are trained to love and support a team, a brand, a culture. NBA players are seemingly cogs in the wheel that come and go, ever-replaceable so long as the brand is in good health. During the stretch run of the season, fans of teams outside playoff contention shift their focus from this year to…

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Week 22 Fantasy Basketball Notebook: Which Players Should You Drop?

The fantasy basketball playoffs have arrived in most leagues, which means you can no longer afford to keep dead weight on your roster. That means it’s time to say “Bye, Felicia” to the following players. Boston Celtics swingman Gordon Hayward (84.5% owned in ESPN.com leagues) has played better as of late, but you can’t depend…

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Trae Young Puts Atlanta Hawks Back on Map

Seven seconds is all it takes. We’re late in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Tankathon match-up between the Atlanta Hawks and the Phoenix Suns. The Hawks are down three, slightly reeling after another bucket from Tyler Johnson. Trae Young decides to stop the bleeding. He receives the inbound pass from John Collins. As he crosses…

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DeAndre Ayton is Busting Doubters and the Glass

Since the middle of December, Phoenix Suns rookie DeAndre Ayton has been a bonafide monster. Over his last eight games, he is averaging 21.4 points and 14.1 rebounds while shooting an insane 68 percent from the field on a mere 14 attempts per game. His productivity and stellar rookie season are getting drowned out by…

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