For those worried about the Suns being complete also-rans this season, and ignored by national TV, don't worry. There promises to be plenty of 8:30 tip-offs in the upcoming season.
Today the NBA announced big-night matchups (opening week, Christmas, MLK Day) as a prelude to the full schedule, which comes out next week.
Suns play at the Jazz on Oct 28 and then host the Lakers the next night (yes, another back end of a B-2-B against the Lake Show!). These games follow opening night on the road against Portland.
That's a tough opening week. They don't give this schedule to cellar-dwellers.