At the end of the scrimmage, P.J. Tucker took the microphone and hazed the rookies a bit. He made them dance in front of 5,000 plus fans.
You'll never guess who won.
Special thanks to Evan Wendt for the video footage. More to come later today, from the scrimmage itself.
It was a bittersweet day where the Phoenix Suns won and the Phoenix Suns lost.
The Phoenix Suns unveiled their new - mostly returning - team to more than 5,000 fans in Flagstaff on Saturday at the Walkup Skydome. And they were treated to a ragtag game of basketball highlighted more by individual plays than team basketball.
The teams combined to shoot poorly, which led to a lot of rebounds and some pretty fast breaks.
Gerald Green showed off his entire game on two possessions - a breakaway windmill dunk and then a breakaway pullup three pointer on consecutive plays.
Eric Bledsoe showed off his greatest strengths on a single sequence in the first half. He emphatically spiked a Dragic floater, grabbed the loose ball, streaked down the court and lobbed an alley-oop to Plumlee.
Bledsoe's Black team - consisting of the Isaiah Thomas, P.J. Tucker, Miles Plumlee and Marcus Morris as well as the surprising Shavlik Randolph - ran out to a 19 point lead early in the second quarter on a series of good defensive plays and run outs.
Dragic's White team - consisting of Markieff Morris, T.J. Warren, Alex Len and Gerald Green - appeared to think this was a fun scrimmage and just couldn't turn on the jets when the other side started to roll.
Before we get too concerned about performance of individual players, let's remind ourselves that this was an instraquad scrimmage held after 8 practices in 5 days at high altitude. Some players handled the fatigue and atmosphere differently than others.
What you can take away from the scrimmage is whether any players have noticeably added to their skill set over the summer:
Don't take a whole lot away from this scrimmage, Suns fans. Appreciate the new skills on display, but otherwise there was no surprise player that made you go "whoa" except maybe Shav's threes.
The Suns were good last year and it appears they will be good again.
Follow along on suns.com and comment throughout the scrimmage!
The Phoenix Suns will host a free scrimmage today in Flagstaff to close out their five day training camp in the pines of Flagstaff, Arizona.
The game will start at noon and probably won't last more than an hour. These scrimmages generally feature a running clock and 10-minute quarters, though this season they will employ referees to make sure no one kills each other.
After the game, every player and the coach will be made available for an autograph session. The Suns will also set up a makeshift pro shop so you can swag out this season as the Suns try to take over the valley again like the old days.
Covering the game for you will be Jim Coughenour, Sean Sullivan and myself, with videographer Evan Wendt taking some footage for a highlight reel and behind the scenes look at the scrimmage.
Anthony Tolliver (hand) won't play, but everyone else is set to suit up. Isaiah Thomas (shooting wrist) has been limited but made it through the whole camp.
I'm sure some BSotS fans will be at the game. Anyone who wants to join us for lunch, the BSotS crew will be stopping for some wings at an old standby right off campus after the game. Tune in to twitter and/or the gamethread for time and place toward the end of the game.
For those not going to the scrimmage, it will be streamed live on suns.com.