Suns’ Chris Paul named winner of Kobe & Gigi Bryant WNBA award

Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul was named the inaugural recipient of the Kobe and Gigi Bryant WNBA Advocacy Award, the WNBA announced on Sunday. Paul was named the award’s winner for his contributions to the advancement of women’s and girls’ basketball and his advocacy for the WNBA, according to a release. 🧡 @CP3 has … Read more

What the Suns should most regret from the 2020 NBA Draft

The Suns will forever be haunted for what they did in the 2020 NBA Draft. Taking Jalen Smith with the 10th pick will always be a blemish on the Suns’ front office, seeing as how it never found out how he fit with Deandre Ayton and the way Smith was utilized overall by the Suns. … Read more

Eno Benjamin’s improvement not lost on Arizona Cardinals’ Kliff Kingsbury

TEMPE — The pads have yet to come on this offseason for the Arizona Cardinals, but that hasn’t stopped some players from standing out over OTAs and minicamp. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury has taken notice of the development of a handful of young players this offseason, but none more than third-year pro and former Arizona … Read more

Draft days for GM James Jones have shown Suns’ direction

The Phoenix Suns do not own a pick as of a week before the 2022 NBA Draft. Whether they will purchase one with cash or make a deal to clear cap space to acquire one is possible with several teams stashing multiple picks from the late-first round down through the second. And because the Suns … Read more

Huard: Should Seahawks go after 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo?

A new candidate to be the next Seahawks quarterback has apparently entered the ring, and it’s hard to get a much more eye-opening potential fit than this. How are the Seahawks rookies looking? What’s stood out to Pete Carroll Jimmy Garoppolo of the rival San Francisco 49ers could become available, and ESPN analyst and former … Read more

Brittney Griner’s release called for by Penny Taylor at hall of fame induction

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Penny Taylor used her induction into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame to call for the release of her former WNBA Phoenix Mercury teammate Brittney Griner, noting it’s been 114 days since the seven-time WNBA All-Star was detained. “BG is our family,” Taylor said in asking President Biden’s help freeing Griner. … Read more

Mikal Bridges wins another bet, this time at the Diamondbacks’ expense

Mikal Bridges #25 of the Phoenix Suns cheers from the bench during the second half of Game Five of the Western Conference Second Round NBA Playoffs against the Dallas Mavericks at Footprint Center on May 10, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Mavericks 110-80. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, … Read more

Cardinals’ Zaven Collins taking the good, the bad and the ugly from Year 1

TEMPE — Expectations outweighed the play of then-rookie linebacker Zaven Collins in 2021. Anointed the starting MIKE backer of the defense last offseason, Collins came crashing down to earth hard, ending the year near the back of the depth chart and seeing a higher percentage of special team snaps (35%) than defensive (20%). However you … Read more

Deandre Ayton sign-and-trade would satisfy everyone if Suns move on

 It’s true that if Deandre Ayton wants to leave the Phoenix Suns, there’s not much they can do to retain him. How badly they want to is anyone’s guess right now. While it would be a massive loss for the Suns to let him walk outright because of their salary cap situation and Ayton’s … Read more

Can the Suns win a title without Deandre Ayton next season?

At their dysfunctional worst, the Suns were a self-fulfilling prophecy. Owner Robert Sarver kept giving the Ferrari to teenagers with learning permits. He kept handing over basketball operations to people who were young, inexperienced, controllable and affordable. Ultimately, they would be fired for everything they weren’t in the first place. At their dysfunctional worst, the … Read more