Solar Flares 8/12: Phoenix Suns Sign Rookies, "Downsizing," Shaq Wrestles Nude

So that's the kind of team Alvin Gentry was running.

It's official!  The Suns have inked two of their three first round picks to deals.  Welcome to Phoenix T.J. Warren and Tyler Ennis.

One perspective on how players like Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic spend their summers, and the unavoidable risk of injury.

Randy Hill takes a look at how the Phoenix Suns "downsized" this summer.  He means that quite literally, it's a markedly shorter squad.

A recent poll indicates fans believe the Arizona Cardinals are the best team in town.  It's by a wide margin.  The Suns did not come in second.  Nor did they come in third.

Could Eric Bledsoe become a Laker in 2015?

Here's a list of NBA winners and losers for the summer to this point, and the Suns are represented on both lists.

Following P.J. Tucker's recent DUI arrest, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio feels the Suns forward should be serving his sentence in the famed "Tent City" outdoor jail. He's also upset that Tucker will be able to view pornography at his leisure.

Hot on the heels of the BSOTS Mount Rushmore roundtable, the Suns took a look back at Alvan Adams, Team USA, and the 1972 Olympics.

For the first time ever, voting for the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame will be open to the public.  Based on how fans handle voting for the NBA and MLB All Star games, this is obviously a terrible idea.

Former Suns coach Alvin Gentry told True Hoops Henry Abbott about Shaquille O'Neal's exploits as a prankster while in Phoenix.  Notably, a Brazilian naked wrestling contest that involved a nude Shaqtus.  After informing the training staff, the Big Aristotle tackled unsuspecting Suns to the ground, then rolled over with them five times.

Former Sun Josh Childress is back to playing basketball abroad. This time he's of to Australia to play with the Sydney Kings.

There was an executive shake up with the Suns last week.  Out:  Tanya Wheeless, senior vice president.  In:  former Arizona State Land Commissioner and Phoenix City Councilwoman, Maria Baier.  Baier is the new senior vice president for marketing and public affairs.

New Bakersfield Jam head coach Nate Bjorkgren told First Look's Scott Cox that his team will play the same style as the Suns.

The latest NBA offseason hashtag game to take the internet by storm.  #NBASweets

Former Phoenix Sun Shawn Marion is still shopping his services around, this time meeting with Larry Bird and the Indiana Pacers.

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