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Devin Booker's career year as a 3-point shooter has unlocked the next level to his game.

Wednesday night’s win over the Oklahoma City Thunder was anything but pretty. The shorthanded Phoenix Suns may have won by 18 points in the end, but there was little reason for an equally shorthanded Thunder squad to be hanging around for as long as they did. Fortunately, the Suns had the best player on the floor in Devin Booker, who finished with 38 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 blocks, all while shooting 12-for-24 from the field and 6-for-12 from 3-point range. His night was also exemplary of the kind of historic benchmarks he’s routinely made mundane. On Wednesday, he became the seventh-youngest player in NBA history to reach 10,000 career points, with only LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kobe…

Devin Booker's seamless return proves how dangerous the Phoenix Suns truly are.

After missing seven straight games with a hamstring injury, Devin Booker did not have his best shooting night against the Charlotte Hornets Sunday night. He was 6-for-15 from the field overall, and he finished with 16 points — well below his season averages of 22.9 points per game on 45.6 percent shooting. And yet, his 16-point, 6-rebound, 5-assist performance in...

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The Phoenix Suns are learning hard but important lessons about their depth with key players out.

Take away two of an NBA team’s best players and you’ll learn a lot about the other guys. Take away two of their best players and several other rotation players, and suddenly things get interesting in a hurry. So far for the Phoenix Suns, the results have been somewhat mixed ever since Devin Booker and then Deandre Ayton went down...

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Landry Shamet was getting comfortable with the Phoenix Suns even before Devin Booker went down.

Landry Shamet has oddly become a scapegoat for Phoenix Suns fans. It could be due to his arrival forcing the departure of a fan favorite like Jevon Carter. Maybe it’s because of the timing of Shamet’s 4-year, $43 million extension right at the deadline, while Deandre Ayton was left hanging. Or perhaps it’s simply because, with knockdown shooters, there’s a...

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In case you hadn’t heard, the Phoenix Suns played the Golden State Warriors Tuesday night in a battle between the NBA’s two-best records. It wasn’t just Phoenix’s franchise-record streak on the line though, since the early title of “league’s best team” also hung in the balance…at least until Friday, when they’ll face off again in the Bay Area. In an...

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The Phoenix Suns are winning ugly, but they've been dominant in the clutch.

The Phoenix Suns are going streaking, winning their 10th straight game Wednesday night to improve to 11-3 overall. Sure, at times the streak has been as aesthetically pleasing as an actual streaker running across the fanbase’s collective line of sight, but winning ugly has its merits too. In a nationally televised matchup against the Luka Doncic-less Dallas Mavericks, the Suns...

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Robert Sarver faces serious allegations of sexism and racism.

The Phoenix Suns played a basketball game Thursday night, and it couldn’t have felt more inconsequential. Not because they beat a 1-6 Houston Rockets team by double figures. Not because it was an early November contest in an 82-game season, and not because it was the exact type of game a Finals-caliber team won’t remember come May or June. No,...

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The Phoenix Suns are off to a 1-3 start, with Wednesday’s loss to the Sacramento Kings serving as perhaps their most discouraging defeat yet. Going 1-2 against playoff teams over a three-games-in-four-nights stretch was one thing, but failing to turn a winnable game into a blowout and getting smoked by a Harrison Barnes game-winning 3? That was quite another. https://twitter.com/GeraldBourguet/status/1453577327955243012...

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Let’s not beat around the bush here: So far, the Phoenix Suns have not looked like a very good basketball team. Through the first three games of the 2021-22 NBA season, the Suns are 1-2. They got drilled by 12 in their season opener at home against a Denver Nuggets team they swept in the playoffs last year, bounced back...

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