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    Phoenix just now got 4th...

    Boston gets #1. Fakers never goes #1--The only damn good thing out of this. Very likely get Alonzo Ball
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    Remember we talked about Paul Millsap possibly coming to Phoenix last year? Now we get to do it again:
    https://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2...-offseason-nba

    Even better how about getting Kristaps Porzingis, who clearly doesn't want to return to the New York dysfunction? But definitely not at the expense of Devin Booker! He's untouchable and basically a potentially great player the Suns can build around:
    http://valleyofthesuns.com/2017/06/2...trade-for-him/

    And there's the Blake Griffin rumour. Like Blake a lot. Plays for LA's REAL pro basketball team, now and forever. He likes Phoenix. But, unless there's some vets already in place for such a young team to learn from, he doesn't quite fit into the rebuilding plans. His injury history are a potential problem too. DeAndre Jordan is another possibility. But his well-chronicled free throw shooting woes...If we send away Tyson Chandler and get Miami's lottery pick, OK. But Phoenix, you gotta cool down.

    I share Tim Holstad's position with Phoenix staying the course by building and learning with youth. Don't get it wrong. I would like a nice deep Western Conference playoff run and have great teams again with championship titles, absolutely. Not at the expense of stunting young players' growth. We must know that Golden St. will not relinquish the Western Conference crown anytime soon for several years with several of their principal players now in their prime. If we can succeed into the NBA playoffs while our nasty, hateful, vile, odious, narcisstic, low down and dirty historic oppressors stay right where they are now as we do it, all the better!
    https://valleyofthesuns.com/2017/06/...enix-suns-fan/
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    Many of us Suns fans, myself included, expect Eric Bledsoe to be outta here in Phoenix. Right now, ESPN's NBA sources say Phoenix and Denver are mulling over a draft night trade to send Bledsoe to Denver for Emmanuel Mundiay and Denver's #13 pick. Eric's is in his prime at age 28 improving with each passing season and deserves at least a playoff taste with the Denver Nuggets very much right there until the very end for the 8th and final West playoff spot with some exciting young players like Galinari, Murray, Jokic, Faried, and Hernangomez with veteran guidance Bledsoe brings. Just need to take it to the next level. Talks are fluid. Bledsoe has no upside anymore like with this year's Phoenix's lottery pick.

    A growing sense here that Phoenix will select either Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox or Duke's Jayson Tatum from St. Louis. If the Bledsoe-Mundiay trade happens, we could see Tatum to join the Suns on such a very young team. Fox will respond to Phoenix's need for versatility, playmaking, energy, play at both ends at the floor, and defense to amply compliment Devin Booker at the backcourt. Plus, he's tall--and continue on the Kentucky Wildcats-Phoenix Suns pipeline. Florida St.'s Jonathan Issac addresses the Suns' need at forward. 2017 is actually a great year to have a lottery pick with players that can scream All-Star and superstar potential. Josh Jackson from Kansas provides some much needed athletic, speedy, intelligent defense on the unselfish two-way wing. With ruthless attitude. He's an awesome selection if Jackson happily falls Phoenix's way. Still, the Suns must ace this pick and perhaps trade for another in this the most important Phoenix Suns draft in recent memory.

    Actually getting the #4 pick isn't as bad as you may think. Look at Kristaps Porzingis (coincidentally), Aaron Gordon, Cody Zeller, Dion Waiters, and Tristan Thompson.

    Phoenix's Summer League team in Las Vegas will play against Sacramento, Dallas, and Houston all at the Thomas & Mack Center this July:
    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/1...hedule-release
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    Yes, Josh Jackson is everything the Phoenix Suns and its fans need coming into next season to improve in every way! Five reasons why to be estatic. If Earl Watson and his coaching staff can get him to develop a really nice shooting stroke, even better! Even Sacramento knew the Suns were going to select him at #4, even more so with Jayson Tatum moving up a bit early for Boston to select him
    http://valleyofthesuns.com/2017/06/2...tatic-draft/6/

    Plus, we got a couple of steals in the second round in Devon Reed from Miami (FL) and Alec Peters from Valaparaiso.

    Since we're entering PHX's big golden 5-0 next season that was officially marked on draft day. Time to take a look at a series of 50th anniversary logos they'll sport including a really nice one in Spanish. Could've been even better if it incorporates and get inspired by past and beloved jerseys and logos:
    http://valleyofthesuns.com/2017/06/2...rate-50-years/
    https://twitter.com/conradburry/stat...et%2Findex.php
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    Get to know our second rounders Devon Reed and Alec Peters. Reed can defend his position and provide or make open spot-up shots. Peters will struggle for minutes even with his shooting and rebounding on the depth chart at either forward position and will very likely spend lots of time with Northern Arizona next season. Not a bad place.
    https://valleyofthesuns.com/2017/06/...d-round-picks/

    Possible that Tyler Ulis can be a (different) version of Phoenix had with Isaiah Thomas and can move into Eric Bledsoe's starting lineup position, assuming if the latter gets traded. Great as part of the second unit if he can develop a lethal scoring mentality with consistentcy:
    https://valleyofthesuns.com/2017/06/...of-tyler-ulis/

    Great draft but there's important questions the Suns must answer with a couple of RFAs in Alex Len and Alvin Williams (like to see both back and hopefully for Len to stay healthy) and does Eric Bledsoe fit in the youth movement? I expect Bledsoe will be dealt by the trading deadline. Then Phoenix can work hard on getting back and maturing towards championship contender status!
    http://valleyofthesuns.com/2017/06/2...-championship/
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    Growing credibility exists from the Chinese social networking site Weibo where a poster there uploaded that the Phoenix Suns will get a new look for their new Nike uniforms coming up. I--and I'm certain that a lot of fellow Suns fans too--will be absolutely none too pleased over the beloved sunstreak missing on the road uniforms. This may be another alternate though. So we must chill for now:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/07/...forms-surface/
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    The 5 takeaways we have learned about the Phoenix Suns Las Vegas Summer League team at 2-4 with an extremely young team. Though we're not supposed to read very much into the Summer League games, Phoenix's players there show some promise for the future. Even Dragan Bender's:
    https://hoopshabit.com/2017/07/15/ph...summer-league/
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    Robert Sarver now is leaning towards the option of just renovating the Talking Stick Resort Arena downtown--and the Phoenix Coyotes NHL team are not invited in it again:
    http://arenadigest.com/2017/07/20/ph...arena-coyotes/
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    Going to be real nice. Phoenix will face the resurrected Brisbane Bullets in Phoenix October 13th for a historic preseason match as part of a trio of NBL-NBA preseason matches. They're both kindred spirits since both teams last in their respective standings in the NBL and in the NBA's Pacific Division/Western Conference:
    https://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2...a-city-thunder
    http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/...22a1142e9f9f85

    And last season's Dan Majerle Hustle Award winner Alvin "Big Sauce" Williams comes back to Phoenix with a multiyear contract:
    http://www.nba.com/suns/press-releas...sauce-williams

    As much as I would like the idea of a Suns starting backcourt of Booker and Irving with Eric Bledsoe moving on to Cleveland in a trade, I can't see Kyrie heading to Phoenix and running the show. Remember, the Cavs still hold two further years in his current contract, and Phoenix may have to give some key young players not named Josh Jackson. Draft picks are OK but I like to see how this youth further develops.
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    The Phoenix Suns embark its 50th golden season starting this month, the longest-running professional sports franchise based in the state of Arizona by far. Hopefully, though it doesn't look good from the outside judging from its very young roster, they'll be better this season than the last in the Pacific Division. They may not make the playoffs but striking distance from it while learning and growing should serve as a goal. We'll get more into the season's Suns makeup very soon regarding its prospects, last season, and other things.

    But with this first post in these new look boards. Let's look back at the very first season that started it all for Phoenix when it entered the NBA with the Milwaukee Bucks, whom the Suns won back-to-back games against, in a lifetime that should've seen plenty of NBA titles at this point. Hell, Milwaukee's got one. After its January 22, 1968 birth, Suns' ownership included singer Andy Williams and former Chicago Bulls scout Jerry Colangelo (who's still in the NBA) as GM and Johnny "Red" Kerr as its first head coach with "Original Sun" Tom Van Arsdale, Gail Goodrich (two of the very first Phoenix Suns NBA All-Stars for the West when there were less teams in the NBA back then and had just about every NBA team represented), Dave Lattin, Jim Fox, George Wilson, and All-NBA Rookie team member Gary Gregor. Won its first regular season game against Seattle on October 18 with 27 points from Goodrich. Talent was apparent to build around Goodrich and Van Arsdale. Thanks to Valley of the Suns:
    https://valleyofthesuns.com/2017/09/...-suns-1968-69/
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    Sad news to report on the eve of the Suns' 50th anniversary: the great Hall of Famer Connie "The Hawk" Hawkins with that finesse dunking skills and was a magician with the ball passes away Friday at the age of 75. A tribute to him here will come shortly before the Suns open the season:
    https://sports.yahoo.com/connie-hawk...191556653.html
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    Just a short friendly reminder that the Brisbane Bullets will play some hoops with the Phoenix Suns at the Talking Stick Resort Arena Friday night. Brisbane vows to bring an "aggro, physical, team-oriented Australian approach" to my Suns. And let the 3s fly too. Devin Booker will play despite his sore left knee. Phoenix better hope not to get shocked like OKC was with Melbourne:
    http://www.news.com.au/sport/basketb...0d8d30108ed990
    http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/...f825d53fed2280
    https://au.sports.yahoo.com/basketba...elbourne-tilt/
    http://www.news.com.au/sport/basketb...053ad8a1cefb3b
    http://www.araratadvertiser.com.au/s...son-challenge/
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