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Chris Paul’s true impact on surging Suns, according to Deandre Ayton

Chris Paul’s true impact on surging Suns, according to Deandre Ayton

The Phoenix Suns showed their resiliency after they still managed to take down LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, 114-104, despite Devin Booker’s ejection midway through the third quarter. Last season, losing their star shooting guard could have spelled doom for Phoenix and made them crumble. But Chris Paul’s arrival and presence on the […] The post Chris Paul’s true impact on surging Suns, according to Deandre Ayton appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Locked On Suns Tuesday: Which types of NBA teams do the Phoenix Suns match up best with?

Locked On Suns Tuesday: Which types of NBA teams do the Phoenix Suns match up best with?

A look forward to how the Phoenix Suns might fare in the NBA playoffs based on their schedule so far. Brendon goes solo to dive into how the Phoenix Suns have won their games this season, and what that tells us about their ideal matchups in the NBA playoffs. Listen for why the Suns will be just fine on offense and Devin Booker is going to score no matter who he faces, how Deandre Ayton could be a secret weapon, and finally which under-the-radar Western Conference team could pose a challenge to the Suns in the postseason. Find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and...
Bright Side Of The Sun Feb 28, 2021
Jalen Smith trying to find his footing in the NBA

Jalen Smith trying to find his footing in the NBA

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Phoenix Suns rookie Jalen Smith has not played well yet this season After being taken 10th overall in the 2020 NBA Draft, rookie big man Jalen Smith looks like he needs more seasoning before he is ready to make a positive impact in the NBA. Smith is only 20 years old, two years younger than any other Sun (Deandre Ayton is 22) and four years younger than anyone else. Cameron Johnson, Mikal Bridges and Devin Booker are all 24 this year. But age is not holding Smith back. If you’re ready to play, you’ll play. The Suns need what Smith...
ClutchPoints Feb 27, 2021
Frank Kaminsky’s hilarious reaction to Deandre Ayton lending him huge iced out chain

Frank Kaminsky’s hilarious reaction to Deandre Ayton lending him huge iced out chain

Phoenix Suns big man Frank Kaminsky attended his post-game Zoom call rocking his teammate Deandre Ayton’s lavish iced out chain. The 27-year old revealed he asked the 2018 no. 1 overall pick if he could borrow the extravagant piece of jewelry before hopping on the virtual press conference. Kaminsky admitted he’s never put on something […] The post Frank Kaminsky’s hilarious reaction to Deandre Ayton lending him huge iced out chain appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton help Suns rally to beat Bulls

Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton each scored 22 points and the Phoenix Suns rallied to beat the Chicago Bulls 106-97 on Friday night.
Bright Side Of The Sun Feb 26, 2021
Suns blitz Bulls in 4th for a pull-away victory, 106-97

Suns blitz Bulls in 4th for a pull-away victory, 106-97

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Feeding Ayton led to a Suns come back to take the win home back to Phoenix. The Phoenix Suns picked up some steam in the 4th quarter to give themselves the victory 106-97. Frank Kaminski was able to make up for Dario Saric missing the game in helping to keep the game close, while the starting line-up behind Deandre Ayton for the Suns were able to come in and finish the job. The Suns went on a 26-6 run in the fourth to flip the margin, similar to their 37-7 fourth quarter run a week ago over the Pelicans. Suns are now 21-11 on the year, while...
ClutchPoints Feb 25, 2021
Video: LaMelo Ball shows off killer handles, zips past Deandre Ayton for clutch dunk

Video: LaMelo Ball shows off killer handles, zips past Deandre Ayton for clutch dunk

Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball proved that passing and supreme vision are inherent parts of his offensive arsenal. Against Phoenix Suns big man Deandre Ayton on Wednesday, Ball showed off his sick handles and finished the play with a slam dunk. Not only did he get by Ayton, but Ball had the presence of mind […] The post Video: LaMelo Ball shows off killer handles, zips past Deandre Ayton for clutch dunk appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Bright Side Of The Sun Feb 23, 2021
Locked On Suns Tuesday: Devin Booker explodes, defense clamps down as Suns take down Portland for third straight W

Locked On Suns Tuesday: Devin Booker explodes, defense clamps down as Suns take down Portland for third straight W

Booker scored 34 on 17 field goal attempts as the Phoenix Suns won their third straight game. Brendon goes solo to recap the Phoenix Suns’ 132-100 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers at home on Monday night. Listen for a breakdown of Portland’s mistakes in the first quarter and odd game plan against Devin Booker, as well as the keys to Deandre Ayton’s big night. And stay tuned for a clip from Portland head coach Terry Stotts on what has made the Suns’ defense so good this season, starting with Ayton. Find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify! Follow...
ClutchPoints Feb 23, 2021
Suns news: Deandre Ayton’s amazing reaction to being asked if he was a DPOY candidate

Suns news: Deandre Ayton’s amazing reaction to being asked if he was a DPOY candidate

Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton is not yet a candidate for this season’s Defensive Player of the Year award, at least from his own eyes. The 22-year-old big man was apparently surprised when he was asked if he thinks he is performing well enough to be in the conversation for the honor, via Gerald Bourguet. […] The post Suns news: Deandre Ayton’s amazing reaction to being asked if he was a DPOY candidate appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Bright Side Of The Sun Feb 18, 2021
Locked On Suns Thursday: A new way to think about Ayton, lingering thoughts on Suns-Nets, ranking season’s most important games

Locked On Suns Thursday: A new way to think about Ayton, lingering thoughts on Suns-Nets, ranking season’s most important games

Thoughts on the Phoenix Suns as they close out the first half of the NBA season. Brendon goes solo for a grab-bag of Phoenix Suns thoughts, including putting a bow on the Suns-Nets thriller from Tuesday night, a new way to think about Deandre Ayton night to night courtesy of GM James Jones, and finally a power ranking of the most important games of the season so far for the Suns, from this loss to the Nets to dropping one to the Thunder and spurring the nine-of-ten streak that came after. Find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify! Follow on Twitter:...
Bright Side Of The Sun Feb 17, 2021
Locked On Suns Wednesday: Suns learn valuable lessons from a shocking loss to James Harden and the Nets

Locked On Suns Wednesday: Suns learn valuable lessons from a shocking loss to James Harden and the Nets

The Phoenix Suns fell to the Nets on Tuesday night as James Harden took over in the second half. Brendon goes solo to sift through all the lessons the Phoenix Suns can learn from their 128-124 loss to the Nets on Tuesday night, including the value of their offensive system; the need to get Devin Booker the ball as often as possible; how to switch the right way on defense; the best way to deploy Deandre Ayton defensively; what lineups work against elite teams; and much more! Find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify! Follow on Twitter: @LockedOnPHXSuns,...
Bright Side Of The Sun Feb 11, 2021
Recap: Suns move to 15-9 with fourth straight win, this time over Giannis and the Bucks

Recap: Suns move to 15-9 with fourth straight win, this time over Giannis and the Bucks

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Milwaukee went slightly cold in the second half and the Suns’ stars took them home. The Suns took down the Bucks on national TV, 125-124, for their signature win. The beginning of the game was about deciphering matchups. The Suns started Frank Kaminsky again, which meant that Deandre Ayton began the game on Giannis Antetokounmpo. On the other end, rather than letting Donte DiVincenzo try his hand on Devin Booker, the Bucks went with Khris Middleton, and then hid Bryn Forbes on Mikal Bridges. The Suns also did a good job early in the game...
ClutchPoints Feb 9, 2021
Suns’ Deandre Ayton reveals All-Star player he loves playing against

Suns’ Deandre Ayton reveals All-Star player he loves playing against

Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton didn’t shy away from the competition as his team gutted out a win against a gritty Cleveland Cavaliers side on Monday night. After engaging in a tightly contested affair, Ayton claimed that he liked the game’s physicality, especially after going up against an All-Star-caliber big man in Andre Drummond, via […] The post Suns’ Deandre Ayton reveals All-Star player he loves playing against appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Valley of the Suns Feb 8, 2021

Podcast: Greg Esposito on Suns’ Kaminsky-Ayton lineup and ‘The Little Things’ on HBO Max

In Episode 6 of the Valley of the Suns Podcast, guest Greg Esposito joins to talk about Devin Booker’s first week back, the Frank Kaminsky-Deandre Ayton pairing and “The Little Things” on HBO Max. Welcome Valley Boyz and Girlz to another episode of the Valley of the Suns Podcast! In Episode 6, Suns Solar Panel […] Podcast: Greg Esposito on Suns’ Kaminsky-Ayton lineup and ‘The Little Things’ on HBO Max - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Recap: Suns get revenge, cruise past Pistons, 109-92

Recap: Suns get revenge, cruise past Pistons, 109-92

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via The Suns got back in the win column, as expected against a bad Pistons team. The Suns bounced back with a much needed win agains the last-place Detroit Pistons on Friday night. The Suns decided to make a last-minute lineup adjustment by rolling with a Deandre Ayton/Frank Kaminsky front court, shifting Cam Johnson back the bench. After the game, Monty Williams cited the league going big these days with big fours again next to the centers, and that we might see it this way going forward (assuming Frank or Dario Saric there) against big...

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