All the magic of preseason basketball is nigh.
The Suns have released their 2015 preseason schedule and the thrill of uninspired offensive sets that curiously lead to an abundance of turnovers is a mere six weeks away.
Phoenix will open the preseason against the Kings at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Wednesday, October 7. They play two more at home against the Jazz and Rockets before ending with stops in Denver, San Antonio and finally Dallas on October 21.
For Suns fans, this will be another chance to catch up on the development of young Sunsters like Alex Len, T.J. Warren, Archie Goodwin and Devin Booker. It will also offer the opportunity to get a glimpse of Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight on the court together, as the pair have only notched ten career games as teammates.
Tickets are on sale at Suns.com.
The summer is finally running out of steam. Basketball, cooler temperatures and Al McCoy are on their way.
Steve Nash just officially retired this summer, when his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers expired. He will quickly be inducted into the Suns Ring of Honor in their second home game of next season, on October 30 against the Portland Trail Blazers (one of the last teams the Suns beat in the playoffs, by the way).
Watch Suns managing partner Robert Sarver talk about Nash here.
"It was a pretty simple decision," he said. "To me, it was kind of a no-brainer."
Many Suns fans will blast Sarver, rightly, for refusing the invest that little bit of extra money to push the Suns over the top in the playoffs to bring home a ring. It was Sarver who let the championship aspirations slip away after the 2010 WCF run. And it was Sarver that traded...
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The Suns reached a training camp agreement with former Harvard forward Kyle Casey. Casey may be best known for his involvement in a cheating scandal at the Ivy League school in the spring of 2012.
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Warriors guard Stephen Curry told Sporting News that free agency "isn't really appealing" to him. Tactful move. At this point that's probably better than, "I'm looking forward to testing the waters in 2017."