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2017 Schedule
23-59, 4th in Pacific
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With 4th pick in 2017 draft, Suns would ...

Chad Ford writes that Phoenix would look at point guards to fill a presumed void created during the coming year. Ford sees the Suns tabbing NC State freshman Dennis Smith, who has come back strong following a torn ACL. Mock Draft 1.0 (Insider)

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Suns duo needs turnaround season

Different injuries during 2015-16 led to the same thing for guards Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe. Bradford Doolittle notes they missed plenty of games and saw rookie Devin Booker (how many Kentucky players are allowed on one team?) stand out in the backcourt. Top bounce-back players for 2016-17 (Insider)

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Bogdanovic leaves Rio with silver medal

Bogdan Bogdanovic struggled during Serbia's 96-66 loss to Team USA on Sunday. He shot 2-for-12, missing all seven from behind the arc, and finished with seven points. The 24-year-old guard averaged 12.2 points during the tournament, topped by games of 19 each against Venezuela and China.

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What will Booker do for an encore?

Devin Booker finished fourth in voting for the rookie of the year in 2015-16. Chad Ford ranks the shooting guard from Kentucky higher than that in his assessment of second-year NBA players. Top sophs for 2016-17 (Insider)

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Ranking 10 best sophomores this NBA season

Who will be the top 10 sophomores in 2016-17? Where do D'Angelo Russell, Justise Winslow and Devin Booker land? Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton rank the NBA's best second-year players.

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Can Bender be NBA's rookie of year?

Chad Ford writes that Dragan Bender could finish higher in the balloting than his slot in the league's June draft, which was No. 4. Ford likes that the teenager has already played against experienced pros and should be an immediate starter with the Suns. Top rookie of the year contenders (Insider)

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Brian Grant shares his battle with Parkinson's

Retired forward Brian Grant contributed a piece to The Players' Tribune, titled 'Joining the Fight,' detailing his struggles with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease. After retiring from the NBA in 2006, Grant started the Brian Grant Foundation to encourage, educate and support those with the disease. The Players' Tribune

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Jared Dudley returns to the desert

Phoenix signed the veteran forward to a three-year, $30 million deal. Dudley may not be a household name, but he'll provide leadership in the locker room. According to advanced stats, good things happen when he's on the court. Best NBA free-agent deals (Insider)

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Eeny, meeny -- Suns drafted both!

Kevin Pelton applauds Phoenix's decision to trade up in the first round to draft forwards Dragan Bender at No. 4 and Marquese Chriss at No. 8, then provide them a mentor in free-agent signee Jared Dudley. Biggest NBA offseason winners (Insider)

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Amar'e: Suns not receptive to retirement idea

Amar'e Stoudemire says he heavily weighed retiring with the Suns instead of the Knicks as he did Tuesday but "wasn't getting any positive response" from Phoenix.

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Suns add Corbin, Triano, Bjokgren to staff

Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson rounded out his coaching staff Wednesday, naming Jay Triano associate head coach and Tyrone Corbin and Nate Bjorkgren assistant coaches.

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Is Stoudemire headed to Hall of Fame?

Kevin Pelton details the cases for and against an induction speech for Amar'e Stoudemire, who twice helped the Suns reach the Western Conference finals. Springfield for STAT? (Insider)

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Stoudemire's career full of highlight-reel moments (0:47)
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Amar'e Stoudemire sure did like to dunk (1:47)
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Suns fans will need more patience

That's to be expected coming off a 23-59 finish even with top-10 draftees Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss coming aboard. ESPN's ninth annual Summer Forecast predicts more victories that result in the same conference finish. Forecast: 2016-17 West standings

Team Stats

Points Per Game100.922nd
Rebounds Per Game44.87th
Assists Per Game20.724th
Points Allowed107.528th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-162359.280
2014-153943.476
2013-144834.585
2012-132557.305
2011-123333.500

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