Suns 107-110 Kings: Barnes’ dagger three ices game as Sacramento show their maturity

Harrison Barnes of the Sacramento Kings reacts after hitting the game-winning three-point shot over Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns during the NBA...

Unbeaten in pre-season but overwhelmed by Stephen Curry and Donovan Mitchell recently, the Sacramento Kings overcame adversity by executing big plays late on to emerge victorious and ice a hotly-contested clash against the reigning Western Conference champion Phoenix Suns. Continue reading

Phoenix licked their Finals wounds, but now signals time for more work

Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton of the Phoenix Suns pose for a portrait during NBA Media Day on September 27 at the Footprint Center in Phoenix,...

All-Star guard Devin Booker had the uneviable task of travelling with two newly-crowned NBA champions en route to the Tokyo Olympics, his head coach Monty Williams was in reflective mood after watching the Bucks blast back from 2-0 down while star PG Chris Paul shunned other offers to agree an expensive extension in the desert. So, what’s next for the Suns? Continue reading

Necessary or excessive? Lonzo Ball, Alex Caruso and DeMar DeRozan join Chicago

Lonzo Ball of the New Orleans Pelicans drives around DeMar DeRozan of the San Antonio Spurs during the second half at HP Field House at ESPN Wide...

A young playmaking point guard continuing to quietly improve his three-point shot, an under-appreciated spark plug from the bench in Los Angeles and a four-time All-Star shooting guard who is routinely disrespected despite his leaguewide pedigree. How much have these three acquisitions raised Chicago’s ceiling in an Eastern Conference with two clear frontrunners? Continue reading

Bucks 106-98 Suns: Giannis’ iconic 50-piece carries Milwaukee to first title since 1971

Khris Middleton of the Milwaukee Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks hug after winning Game Six of the 2021 NBA Finals against the...

Two-time league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo had 50 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks, as the Milwaukee Bucks rallied from a seven-point deficit early after half-time to surge back ahead of a spirited but inefficient Phoenix Suns effort. Clinching their first NBA title for 50 years with a raucous Game 6 home atmosphere to savour, Mike Budenholzer’s men did it the hard way.
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Phoenix Suns 120-114 LA Clippers: Booker brilliance helps hosts gladly snatch Game 1

Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns smiles during the game against the LA Clippers during Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals of the 2021 NBA...

Devin Booker had 40 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists as the All-Star guard seized the initiative and lead by example in Chris Paul’s absence to record his first career triple-double, earning a hard-fought 1-0 series lead over the Los Angeles Clippers – who had big games from Paul George and Reggie Jackson, but eventually ran out of shooting steam down the stretch. Continue reading

All-Star break over, what now? NBA Q+A: Rookie watch, trade targets and surging Suns

Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns smiles prior to a game against the Golden State Warriors on March 4, 2021 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix,...

Midway through an unprecedented season hampered by COVID-19 protocols, troublesome injuries and more too, I spoke to LA Clippers fan and NBA expert Jack Brown shortly after the All-Star game – discussing multiple topics including: standout rookies, possible moves between now and the March 25 trade deadline while assessing true contenders from the pretenders. Continue reading

NBA Previews: OKC Thunder vs Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns host Trail Blazers

Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers works against Rui Hachimura of the Washington Wizards in the fourth quarter at Moda Center on February...

Read on for two NBA match previews as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Oklahoma City Thunder (12-18) host a determined Miami Heat (13-17) side, while reigning West Player of the Week Damian Lillard looks to propel an undermanned Portland Trail Blazers (18-11) to a big road win vs. Phoenix Suns (19-10), with both vying for fourth place out West. Who will prevail? Continue reading

Oklahoma City Thunder rightly building around Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Young Thunder finding their legs in playoff run vs. Rockets - HoustonChronicle.com

After a whirlwind month which saw his mentor Chris Paul depart for Phoenix, a new head coach appointed, multiple teammates leaving in trades or free agency, it’s become increasingly clear that the Oklahoma City Thunder are both prepared and willing to build their team around Shai Gilgeous-Alexander going forward – a belief echoed by GM Sam Presti earlier this weekend. Continue reading

NBA’s Manic Monday: Chris Paul to the Suns, Holiday-Bogdanovic join Giannis and more

Sources: Bucks to acquire Holiday, Bogdanovic | World Sports Tale

On an eventful night as far as NBA transactions go, there was significant movement across the league – namely with the Milwaukee Bucks going all in to secure more firepower with two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo still considering whether he’ll sign their super-max offer. Chris Paul has a new home in Phoenix, while Trevor Ariza returns to Houston and more besides. Continue reading

Phoenix Suns, Oklahoma City Thunder discussing potential Chris Paul trade

The case against the Phoenix Suns trading for Chris Paul - Bright Side Of  The Sun

According to ESPN reports, the Phoenix Suns have had ongoing discussions about acquiring All-Star point guard Chris Paul from their Western Conference rivals Oklahoma City Thunder – the 35-year-old has two years and is owed $85.5m on his existing four-year contract, which was among the main reasons why he remained in Oklahoma after last summer’s blockbuster trade. Continue reading