Phoenix Suns

Suns take Kentucky G Devin Booker with 13th pick in 2015 NBA Draft

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BY: ED COLE PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns frantically tried to trade out of the 13th position in the 2015 NBA Draft and up to the 9th position in order to take Wisconsin power forward Frank Kaminsky. That didn’t work, so Phoenix decided to stay put at 13, and they got another stellar talent in Kentucky guard Devin Booker. Booker ... Read More »

Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby Takes Lesser Role

Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby will move to an advisory role Aug. 1, 2015. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— The Phoenix Suns announced today that President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby will transition in to a special advisory role effective August 1. Babby asked owner Robert Sarver to reduce his role with the team after having served as the President of Basketball Operations since July 20, 2010. “I am extremely grateful to Robert for accommodating my ... Read More »

TJ McConnell Making Most of Pre-Draft Workouts

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By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— TJ McConnell was a scrappy, gutty, gritty player for the University of Arizona. More importantly, he was a winner. McConnell averaged 10.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game in the 2014-2015 season at Arizona. Impressively, he led the Wildcats to an undefeated record at the McKale Center during his two seasons in Tucson. McConnell is taking ... Read More »

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson’s defense will make him a viable asset in NBA

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  BY: ED COLE GLENDALE, Ariz. – One of the biggest pluses of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson’s game is his defense, and how tenacious he is when it comes to locking down his man, or his men. Hollis-Jefferson wasn’t handed a spot on the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team last season because of Arizona’s success in the conference; he worked his tail off to earn ... Read More »

Jeff Hornacek: Trey Lyles “has some shooting ability”

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 15: Trey Lyles #41 of the Kentucky Wildcats brings the ball up the floor against the Arkansas Razorbacks during the championship game of the SEC basketball tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 15, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

BY: ED COLE GLENDALE, Ariz. – Trey Lyles’ first stop on his NBA workout/audition tour was on Thursday in Phoenix, Ariz., with the Phoenix Suns. “It was a lot of shooting, a lot of conditioning stuff,” Lyles said. “Just getting up and down the floor. (I) played a little bit. Overall a good workout.” What made the workout with the ... Read More »

Sam Dekker: “I like to get up in the open court”

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 28:  Sam Dekker #15 of the Wisconsin Badgers shoots a three-pointer over Rondae Hollis-Jefferson #23 of the Arizona Wildcats in the second half during the West Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

BY: ED COLE GLENDALE, Ariz. – If Sam Dekker were a superhero, he’d be Iron Man. Last season, Dekker led the nation in games played with 40. During Wisconsin’s run to the Final Four, Dekker played 32 minutes or more in all six games. Dekker’s not really sure if what he did in the tournament is helping his NBA stock. ... Read More »

Kelly Oubre Jr. is Young with a Huge Upside

Former Kansas guard Kelly Oubre Jr. joined the Phoenix Suns for pre-draft workouts Thursday. Photo courtesy of Jamie Squire/Getty Images

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— Kelly Oubre Jr. played one season for the Kansas Jayhawks in 2014-2015. The 19-year-old guard stands 6 feet tall and weighs 200 pounds. He averaged 9.3 points, 5 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 0.8 assists in 21 minutes of play for the Jayhawks. Oubre has been linked by draftexpress.com to the Suns in their latest mock draft ... Read More »

Suns Host U of A’s Brandon Ashley

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By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— Just 115 miles separates the University of Arizona campus and U.S. Airways Center. And all it took Brandon Ashley was less than a two hour drive to be one step closer of continuing his dream of playing professional basketball. Ashley participated in pre-draft workouts with the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. “It went pretty well,” Ashley said after ... Read More »

Suns Head Coach Hornacek Reportedly Tells Iowa State, “No”

Head coach Jeff Hornacek has been with the Suns since 2013 with a 87-77 record. Photo courtesy of  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

  By: Kayla Mortellaro UPDATE 7:30 p.m.— Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com is reporting Parker Search [the firm hired by Iowa State AD Jamie Pollard] contacted or tried to contact four coaches, Hornacek being one of them. Parker Search contacted or tried to contact Brad Underwood/Steve Prohm/Jeff Hornacek/Bryce Drew about Iowa State, sources told @CBSSports. — Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) June 4, 2015 UPDATE: ... Read More »

A Three-Point Shooter for the Suns?

Suns GM Ryan McDonough (left) and Head Coach Jeff Hornacek (right) enter their third season together in Phoenix. Photo courtesy of David Wallace/The Arizona Republic

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX, Ariz.— When your team finishes the year below .500 and misses the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season, chances are several positions on the roster need to be addressed. That is the case with the Phoenix Suns who finished the 2014-2015 season with a 39-43 record and in 10th place in the Western Conference. One area of concern ... Read More »