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2018 Schedule
24-58, 5th in Pacific
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Racking up MVP honors

In the past 16 years, the NBA has given out back-to-back MVP awards on five different occasions, with Stephen Curry being the most recent back-to-back winner. Will Russell Westbrook be able to duplicate his 2016-17 success and earn the award for a second straight season?

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Summer Forecast: West standings for 2017-18

The Suns have their answer to "The Process" in "The Timeline." Our panel predicts some improvement in Phoenix, but they should still have a shot at the top pick in June.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Six weeks (October 1) until the qualifying offer (QO) for restricted free agents expire (unless extended). There are still five players that can sign the QO; Nerlens Noel ($4.2M), Mason Plumlee ($4.6M), Nikola Mirotic ($7.3M), Alex Len ($4.2M) and JaMychal Green ($2.8M). A player will see still be a RFA past October 1 but with no qualifying offer on the table. A player signing the QO would have veto power to any trade.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

With Kyrie Irving still on the Cavs as we wait to see if his trade request is fulfilled, here are the key dates CLE will play some of his potential suitors for the first time: Oct. 17 vs. BOS (opening night); Oct. 29 vs NYK; Nov. 17 vs. LAC; Nov. 28 vs. MIA; Jan. 8 at MIN; Jan. 23 at SAS; March 13 at PHX.

7dPaul Lukas

Nike's new NBA Uniforms: Suns

The Suns scrapped one of the coolest NBA uniforms for ones that look very generic and are a huge downgrade.

How close was Curry to playing for Suns? (0:56)

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Jamal Crawford's Crawsover squad leads the Drew League squad 51-38 at halftime. Phoenix Suns signee Mike James dominated the first half with 12 points and seven assists, and Seattle has a huge edge in field goal percentage (50% to 36.4%). The Drew has to find a lineup that can defend, as James broke the defense down repeatedly.

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Suns announce 2017-18 preseason schedule

The Suns will open the preseason on the road against the Trail Blazers on Oct. 3 and the Jazz on Oct. 6. Phoenix returns home to face the Jazz again on Oct. 9 and the Blazers once more on Oct. 11. The preseason wraps up at home with a matchup against the Brisbane Bullets of Australia's National Basketball League on Oct. 13.

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17dKevin Pelton

Offseason grades: Phoenix Suns

There was plenty of buzz surrounding Phoenix, but the Suns basically did nothing after drafting Josh Jackson.

AP Photo/Matt York
18dTom Haberstroh

Next NBA superteam: Watch the Suns

The Suns could follow the model of the 2008 Boston Celtics by building a superteam through trades. Phoenix GM Ryan McDonough was with the Celtics when they built their team, and he has the assets to do something similar.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The LeBron James workout summit in Las Vegas started today at UNLV. Among the participants were MVP Russell Westbrook, Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul, Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe and the newest member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Derrick Rose. Cavs assistant coach Damon Jones is running the minicamp which a source described as "intense" and "productive" so far. Cavs development coaches Mike Gerrity and Dan Geriot are also on hand.

LeBron making moves behind the scenes (1:09)
Windhorst says he has the 'best trade' for Kyrie (1:10)
Stats & Info

Knight injury a big loss for Suns?

Brandon Knight suffered a torn ACL in his left knee and could miss the entire 2017-18 season. Knight was the fifth-worst player in the NBA by ESPN's Real Plus-Minus last season.

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Rumor Central: Is Josh Jackson untouchable?

The Phoenix Suns reportedly won't include Josh Jackson, the No. 4 pick in the 2017 NBA draft, in any trade for Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving.

ESPN Stats & Info

Kyrie: Will he stay or will he go?

In the wake of Kyrie Irving's demand to be traded, here are the most likely landing spots for the four-time NBA All-Star -- with the likeliest resulting in no trade at all.

Team Stats

Points Per Game107.79th
Rebounds Per Game45.06th
Assists Per Game19.629th
Points Allowed113.330th

Team History


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