If the Phoenix Suns had established a reputation as an offense-only team in recent years, it would be due to their decided lack of a true post defender. That need has been fulfilled and then some, as the Suns added vaunted big man Tyson Chandler to anchor their interior defense. The former Defensive Player of the Year will combine with Alex Len to guard the paint as speedy Kentucky alums Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight take charge in the backcourt. With former Suns All-Star Jeff Hornacek calling shots from the bench this year, the new-and-improved Phoenix Suns are ready to rise from the ashes and make some noise in the NBA’s Western Conference! Score your Phoenix Suns tickets for US Airways Center today—the Purple Palace is sure to be rocking for every home game!
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Phoenix Suns 2015-2016 News and Updates
8/13/15 - The Phoenix Suns are still settling a few team dynamics issues as they prepare to head into the 2015-2016 season. Although Markieff Morris says he wants to be traded after claiming “disrespect,” the power forward and the rest of the Suns are going to have to learn to work together if they want to turn their luck around. They finished with a record of just 39-43 last season and placed third in the Pacific Division. With the official schedule for the NBA 2025-2016 season just published this week, the Suns will no doubt be looking for redemption. It’s not going to come easily, unfortunately for the Suns. They’ll face their bitter rivals the Dallas Mavericks in the home opening game on Wednesday, October 28. Tickets start at $85.
4/9/15 - A season that looked promising for the Phoenix Suns will apparently end well short of where the team would have liked. The Suns, one game under .500 and 3 ½ games behind New Orleans for the final playoff spot with three games left, will be left as spectators to the NBA’s second season which starts later this month.
4/2/15 - There’s never really a good time to go on a losing streak, but for the Phoenix Suns, now is probably the single worst time to drop four straight. The Suns have fallen well back in the chase for the Western Conference’s No. 8 seed, currently four games behind Oklahoma City, who currently holds that final position.
3/26/15 - Another team in the Western Conference who needs to make a move is the Phoenix Suns, who currently trail eighth-place Oklahoma City by three games with just 10 to play. The Suns lost their last outing but have six wins in their last 10 games.
3/18/15 - After a triumphant 102-89 win over the Knicks on March 15, the Phoenix Suns will be looking to beat the Pelicans on March 19. The victory brings their record to 35-33, placing them third in the Pacific Division. The game against the Knicks started out bad for the Suns, with the Knicks leading going into halftime. However, the Suns were able to pull ahead early during the second half and never allow the Knicks to get ahead. The Suns had significant help from Eric Bledsoe, who scored 21 points, and had nine assists and nine rebounds. Marcus Morris also helped out with 20 points. Regular starters Brandon Knight and Alex Len were out due to sprained ankles, but will hopefully be back for the Pelicans game. Tickets are still available, starting at $11.
3/5/15 - The last of the Western Conference’s squads with a winning record, the Phoenix Suns have been unable to close the gap on either New Orleans or Oklahoma City to gain the conference’s eighth seed in the playoff chase. The Suns are 16 ½ games back of Golden State, at the top of the Pacific Division and conference standings, and 2 ½ games back of Oklahoma City, who holds the eighth slot.
2/26/15 - Another team who would be on the upside of the playoff race if they were in the East is the Phoenix Suns. In the Western Conference standings, though, the Suns are in 10th place, a half game behind New Orleans and 2 ½ games behind the current eighth seed, Oklahoma City.
2/20/15 - One of the league’s busier teams at yesterday’s trade deadline was the Phoenix Suns, involved as they were in a trio of three-team deals. One deal saw the Suns get guards Brandon Knight and Kendall Marshall, both from Milwaukee, while sending center Miles Plumlee and guard Tyler Ennis to the Bucks. Later the Suns sent guard Goran Dragic to Miami for Danny Granger and draft picks; the Suns also acquired forward John Salmons from New Orleans.
2/12/15 - It’s been a bit of a struggle of late for the Phoenix Suns, who have come to the All-Star Break having won just once in the month of February, and fallen in five of their last six. The lone win this month came in a 100-93 victory over Utah at U.S. Airways Center late last week.
2/5/15 - The Phoenix Suns are currently holding on to the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference, just a game and a half of New Orleans and 12 ½ games behind conference leading Golden State. The Suns need to turn around a two game winning streak to stay competitive.
1/29/15 - If the season ended today, the Phoenix Suns would be in the playoffs, as the Western Conference’s eighth seed and paired up with division rivals Golden State. The Suns have a 2 ½ game lead over the No. 9 team in the conference, New Orleans, while sitting three games back of San Antonio and Dallas in the conference standings.
1/15/15 - If the season ended today, the Phoenix Suns would hold the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot. The Suns are 2 ½ games ahead of New Orleans, who is ninth overall in the conference – but just a game ahd a half back of defending champions San Antonio.
1/8/15 - Who’s got the second-best winning streak in the Western Conference at the moment? The Phoenix Suns, who have prevailed in their last four games, and now stand 3 ½ games back of the L.A. Clippers in the Pacific Division.
12/18/14 - With a victory Wednesday night over Charlotte, the Phoenix Suns broke a six-game losing streak, their longest of the season. The Suns’ effort was led by Goran Dragic, with 20 points, and reserve Isaiah Thomas, who had a team high 23 points.
12/11/14 - As Golden State and the L.A. Clippers pull away from the pack in the Pacific Division, the Phoenix Suns are treading water and barely keeping afloat. The Suns have dropped their last three contests to fall five games behind the Clippers and eight full games behind the white-hot Warriors.
12/4/14 - After ending November with three losses in four games, the Phoenix Suns started December back on the right foot with a win over injury-ravaged Indiana. The Suns stand in third place in the Pacific Division, behind red=hot Golden State and the L.A. Clippers.
11/20/14 - The Phoenix Suns are working their way though an Eastern swing at the moment. They slipped past Detroit earlier in the week, and then will take on winless Philadelphia and injury-ravaged Indiana in back to back games this weekend.
11/13/14 - The Phoenix Suns are in the middle of the league’s Pacific Division at the moment, riding a two game win streak after first dealing Golden State their first loss of the season, then knocking off visiting Brooklyn. The Suns are tied with Sacramento just a half game back of Golden State.
11/6/14 - Between unbeaten Golden State and the winless L.A. Lakers, there’s the Phoenix Suns, in the middle at 3-2 after falling to the Memphis Grizzlies, who are also undefeated. In fact, the Suns have defeated the Lakers twice already in this young season.
10/30/14 - The Phoenix Suns made quite the statement in their season opener against the LA Lakers last week, winning the game 119-99. The Suns pulled an early lead and maintained it through each quarter of the game by shooting more three-pointers than they did in any one game last year. The team made an all-around effort in rebounding with no one player grabbing more than six and with at five of the Suns having at least five rebounds. Eric Bledsoe led the Suns in a 20-9 start to the game in which Phoenix never trailed. It was Isaiah Thomas who was the Phoenix leader in points with 23 in his Suns debut. Goran Dragic and Bledsoe also topped two digits with 18 and 16 point respectively. Catching more of the Suns’ fire can be easy with available tickets for upcoming games starting at $24.
8/26/14 - The 2014-2015 Phoenix Suns schedule recently released, and everyone wants to get their hands on tickets to see last year’s surprise team. The Suns open their regular season with two high-profile games at home: Oct. 29 against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers and Oct. 31 against the defending champion Spurs. With a good amount of cap space, and a genius GM at the helm, see who Arizona is toting in the 2014-2015 season with Phoenix Suns tickets today!
The Phoenix Suns lambasted naysayers and predictions of a cellar destination by becoming the NBA’s Cinderella team. After trading away three veterans in the offseason, basketball fans presumed a tank was imminent, but rookie GM Ryan McDonough was one step ahead of the game. He hired Jeff Hornacek as their solid head coach, locked-in three first round and one second-round pick and followed with a slew of wildly beneficial free agent acquisitions. Enter the tag-team of Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic, compounded by the return from injury of Channing Frye, and the reawakening of Gerald Green, and the Suns nearly scored a playoff berth in the eleventh hour.
This Western Conference franchise made mega moves last offseason, so Phoenix was relatively quiet this time around. They locked-in TJ Warren (No. 14), Tyler Ennis (No. 18) and Bogdan Bagondavic (No. 27), whom they may use in attaining higher-level talent at the trade deadline, especially considering Phoenix has good amount of cap space available. Expectations will be high for the Suns this year, as no one will be sleeping on this Western Conference team—will they continue their unparalleled rise in 2015? See what McDonough and Co. have in store for us this year with Phoenix Suns tickets today!
4/17/14 - So close, but so far away. The Phoenix Suns were edged out of the final remaining slot in the NBA Playoffs by the Memphis Grizzlies, who claimed the slot with a 97-91 win in Phoenix on April 14. Despite a team high 21 points off the bench by Markieff Morris, the Suns ultimately fell short in the paint; the Grizzlies finished the game with a 42-30 advantage in rebounding (mostly on the defensive end), and the Suns also fell short in points in the paint, 50-40. After Markieff Morris, the starters who led the scoring for the Suns were Channing Frye and Goran “The Dragon” Dragic, who each had 14; Dragic also had six rebounds (team high), five steals and four assists. Eric Bledsoe contributed 13 points, five assists, three boards and a pair of steals.
4/9/14 - Swapping places nightly with Dallas and Memphis for the last two positions in the Western Conference’s playoff picture, the Phoenix Suns helped themselves greatly on April 6 with a 122-115 home victory over Oklahoma City. Getting the job done for the Suns were their G-Men – Goran Dragic, who lit up the scoreboard for 26 points, and reserve Gerald Green, who was not far behind Dragic on the night with 24 points. Joining them with over 20 points scored was P.J. Tucker, who converted 4-of-5 from beyond the arc en route to a 22 point night; Tucker also pulled down seven boards and a pair of blocked shots. As a team, the Suns shot 58.4% compared to Oklahoma City’s 47.6%.
4/1/14 - As it stands at the moment, the Phoenix Suns, who have an identical won-loss record to Dallas and Memphis in the playoff chase, stand to be the odd squad out on tiebreakers; their weekend 115-99 loss to the bottom-dwelling Los Angeles Lakers, did them no favors in the hunt for the postseason. In the loss, Gerald Green provided a spark off the bench, putting up 22 points, four rebounds and two assists; also coming off the bench, the Morris brothers, Markieff (16 and 12) and Marcus (15 and 6) combined for 31 points and 18 boards. Among the starters, Goran Dragic added 17 points, five rebounds, and four assists.
3/25/14 - Currently sitting in the eighth and last playoff position, a half game behind seventh place Memphis and two games back of Golden State, the Phoenix Suns just keep hangin’ in there. Winners of their last four out of five and six of 10, it’s mostly been the Eric Bledsoe show of late. Bledsoe has been the leading scorer for the Suns in two of their last four wins, over Detroit and most recently Atlanta. Bledsoe was responsible for 20 points, six rebounds, four assists, and a pair of steals; while Goran Dragic added 19 points and six assists. P.J. Tucker was a defensive force for the Suns, pulling down 11 boards and grabbing four steals, to go along with eight points.
3/18/14 - In a crowded Western Conference field, the Phoenix Suns are finding themselves running out of time and opportunities, being unable to make up any ground on eighth-place Memphis, just a game and a half up on the Suns. It didn’t help that the Suns dropped a 108-95 contest to Brooklyn at the Barclays Center on St. Patricks’s Day. Both of the Suns’ top scorers came off the bench, with Markieff Morris collecting 18 points and Gerald Green 17. As a team, the Suns out-rebounded the Nets 40-36, including doubling up the Nets 12-6 on the offensive glass; however, the Nets got the best of Phoenix on scoring in the paint with a 52-44 advantage.
3/13/14 - Despite seven players in double figure scoring, the Phoenix Suns were unable to stop the roll of the Los Angeles Clippers, falling at the Staples Center 112-105. Goran Dragic led the Suns’ effort with 23 points, five assists, three steals and a blocked shot; P.J. Tucker led the defensive effort with 10 boards, while Miles Plumlee collected nine rebounds. This loss to the Clippers was the second in a week for the Suns, who fell 104-96 at the U.S. Airways Center, a game in which reserve Leandro Barbosa left with a fractured hand.
3/5/14 - After dropping three straight, the Phoenix Suns came back to some home cookin’ at the U.S. Airways Center, scoring back to back wins over New Orleans and Atlanta. In the 129-120 win over the Hawks, Gerald Green erupted for a game high 33 points, while Markieff Morris chalked up 21 points coming off the bench for the Suns. Goran Dragic added 19 points and a team high eight assists, with Marcus Morris collecting nine boards in a reserve role. The 129 points scored by the Suns represented a team high for the season.
2/26/14 - Coming out of the All Star break, the Phoenix Suns had reeled off three straight wins, including a key 106-85 victory over the San Antonio Spurs at home. However, that winning streak was stopped by another Texas squad, as the Houston Rockets, behind the efforts of Dwight Howard and James Harden, stopped the Suns 115-112. Suns point guard Goran Dragic led all scorers with 35 points. This past Monday, the Suns did get some good news, as Eric Bledsoe returned to practice, playing in 3-on-3 drills this past Monday in his return from meniscus surgery.
2/21/14 - Coming out of the all Star break, the Phoenix Suns got off on the right foot with an overtime 112-107 win over the Denver Nuggets; a game in which Gerald Green lit it up for 36 points, Markieff Morris pulled down 12 rebounds, and Goran Dragic handed out 12 assists in the winning effort. Dragic also continued his hot scoring, collecting 21 points. The Suns are still in playoff contention in the heated Western Conference, holding down sixth place over Golden State and Dallas.
2/6/14 - After a pair of wins, including an impressive dismantling of the Pacers in Indianapolis, the Suns now find themselves staring at a two-game losing streak, having lost to Chicago 101-92 at the U.S. Airways Center and then falling to Houston, 122-108 on the road at the Toyota Center. Goran Dragic led the Suns in scoring in their loss to the Rockets, and Houston coach Kevin McHale told the Houston Chronicle in an interview that he is not surprised at the year Dragic is having for the Suns, leading the team in scoring per game as well as assists per game.
1/31/14 - Observers of the NBA continue to be surprised at the strength and ability of the Phoenix Suns, staying competitive and in the playoff chase in the Western Conference, led by Slovenian point guard Goran Dragic and second year center Miles Plumlee. Of the major game stats, this duo are leading the way in four of the five major categories – Eric Bledsoe leads the squad in steals while playing in just over half of the Suns contests. The Suns are also getting key contributions from vets Gerald Green and Channing Frye, and another up-and-coming player, P.J. Tucker.
Phoenix Suns tickets are averaging $133 for the 2013-14 regular season, $64 less than the league average. The most expensive matchup on the Phoenix Suns schedule is against the back-to-back NBA Champions, Miami Heat. The game on 2/11/14 at US Airways Center will cost you $62 to get in the arena. The second most expensive home game is against former Suns star Steve Nash and the Los Angeles Lakers who visit Phoenix two days before Christmas. The home opener on 10/30/13 against the Portland Trail Blazers is averaging $74 and is one of the cheapest games of the season in Phoenix.
The Suns are in full rebuilding mode following Steve Nash’s departure last offseason and a last place finish in the Western Conference in 2012-13. Following the disappointing finish, the team fired interim head coach Lindsey Hunter and hired another former NBA player in longtime Suns and Jazz guard Jeff Hornacek. Hornacek was drafted by the Suns in 1986 and was the team’s leading scorer in 1991-92 before being traded for Charles Barkley. The team’s 2013 first round draft picks, skilled center Alex Len and promising guard Archie Goodwin, will hope for a similar level of success in Phoenix. The Suns also acquired point guard Eric Bledsoe from the Clippers after his impressive stint backing up All-Star Chris Paul. Returning players Marcin Gortat, Goran Dragic, Shannon Brown, and the Morris brothers will also be expected to make contributions. While the Suns may experience growing pains during 2013-14 season, they do have three first-round draft picks in the loaded 2014 draft.