Of course, the reaction is going to be mixed. Some people love change, some people hate it. Some people love purple, some people don't.

But the great thing about life is that nothing stays the same.

Here are the new Suns logos displayed on T-Shirts on store.nba.com


Though I really could do without the 'S' logo, I happen to like the other two renderings.

There are more logos too, but SBNation is not yet licensed to show them and we are a reputable outfit. I just took the ones off the official NBA store.

Suns beat writer Paul Coro, from azcentral.com/sports, conducted an indepth interview with the new logos today in exclusive coverage.

Here's a snippet:

The look of the franchise is changing with new uniforms, including black road jerseys and sleeved orange alternate jerseys, for the coming season. New logos already have shown up on official nbastore.com merchandise.

The new Suns uniforms will not be unveiled formally until late September, but the team's logos already have been changed with an understated roll-out of merchandise and a new logo under the brim of Thursday's draft hat.


The Suns also will have throwback jerseys, planning to return the "Back in Black" campaign that was a popular use of the Suns 1990s black jerseys. The Suns have used black alternate jerseys but this will mark the first time that the Suns' main road jerseys are not purple.

Sleeved orange alternates for the road? Yuck. I remember Golden State's last year. Now 5 NBA teams are going to try them out.

Hit the link for Paul's whole article. Paul knows their siblings names, aunts, uncles and everything. They even made him dinnner afterward.


PHOENIX — Kansas center Jeff Withey and Ohio State hybrid forward Deshaun Thomas highlighted an all-big workout for the Suns on Thursday. Withey’s shotblocking and Thomas’ scoring...

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PHOENIX — Kansas center Jeff Withey and Ohio State hybrid forward Deshaun Thomas highlighted an all-big workout for the Suns on Thursday. Withey’s shotblocking and Thomas’ scoring...

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If the Phoenix Suns decide to go with a wing or a perimeter player with their lottery pick then they are set in their preparation for a big later on in the draft. Today's workout brought in the final group of centers that have the potential of being there for the Suns at the No. 30 Overall pick.

Jeff Withey (No. 23 on the Big Board), Deshaun Thomas (36), Colton Iverson (42), Rodney Williams (NA), Augusto Cesar Lima (NA), and Aaron Anderson (NA) were all in town for a workout just one week before the 2013 NBA Draft.

The two highlight prospects here were Withey and Thomas, both from mid-west schools that reached the Sweet 16 last season behind their best seasons in college. Withey, a former volleyball player, has transformed himself into an elite shot-blocker with the ability to protect the rim in a variety of different ways. Thomas is a stretch four or a post-up three with his size and offensive skill-set.

One thing that has been said about Thomas is that he does a lot of the same things as Shabazz Muhammad, but can be had 20 picks later. Is that a reality? Maybe, maybe not, but Thomas is a very talented scorer and the conversation is not unwarranted.

Two former teammates in Iverson and Williams were "reunited" for this workout as they spent a few years together in Minnesota before Iverson transferred. Four years ago Iverson came in with no acclaim or fanfare while Williams was the "next Tracy McGrady" as a one-and-done prospect. Now, four years later, Iverson is a legitimate prospect and Williams is on the fringe of even being drafted.

Here is a scouting take on the prospects:

  • Jeff Withey -- Kansas -- Senior center: Full Scouting Report
  • Deshaun Thomas -- Ohio State -- Junior forward: Full Scouting Report
  • Colton Iverson -- Colorado State -- Senior center: Full Scouting Report Looking at the lumbering centers that make an impact on the defensive end in Nikola Pekovic and Omer Asik, that is a role that Iverson can play. He has great strength, great size, and is athletic enough to move around the paint to make a defensive impact.
  • Rodney Williams -- Minnesota -- Senior wing: Full Scouting Report Coming into college Williams was seen as a great athlete with unlimited potential. That changed quickly as he struggled with his shot, ball-handling, and overall feel for the game for about three years. He has improved his shot and become a very good perimeter defender, but he showed his potential has a limit.
  • Augusto Cesar Lima -- Spain --1991 power forward: Full Scouting Report Skilled big man that has been on the NBA radar for years, but is finally coming over. Good overall offensive skill-set as a face-up four that can knock down perimeter shots. A little undersized for the position and will struggle defensively against NBA fours.
  • Aaron Anderson -- Kennesaw State -- Senior forward: Undersized four that has a nose for the ball on the glass, especially on the offensive glass. He was second in the A-10 in offensive rebounds this year and averaged 2.03, 3.22, and 3.43 offensive rebounds per game throughout his career.(Local kid, from Tucson)

***The Suns have now worked out 62 total prospects in nine different sessions (technically 64 with the inclusion of Korie Lucious three separate workouts)

***The Suns have now had in 15 point guards, 14 shooting guards, 9 small forwards, 13 power forwards, and 11 centers so far

***There are at least two more workouts scheduled for Friday and Saturday of this week


    In what is being described by many as the greatest NBA Finals in history, the 1993 Phoenix Suns did everything they could to win a championship for the Valley of the Sun.

    They won a club-record 62 games in a new arena with a new NBA MVP teammate.

    "I would have traded me too," Jeff Hornacek said recently about the trade of him, Tim Perry and Andrew Lang for Charles Barkley before that season began. Hornacek went on to make an All-Star team and two Finals appearances of his own, but it was the Chuckster who got the hometown Suns to that promised land.

    The Suns were resilient. They won exciting series against the Lakers (coming back from being down 3-1), the Spurs (Chuck making a jumper over Robinson on the road in game 6) and the Sonics (epic Game 7 at home).

    And after going down 0-2 in the Finals, they won 2 of 3 in Chicago to bring the series back to Phoenix.

    The Suns had the home court advantage, but Michael Jordan didn't want to give it to them.

    Jordan scored 33 points in Game 6 along with 8 rebounds and 7 assists, while Scottie Pippen netted 23 (with 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals) and B.J. Armstrong got 18.

    Some guy named John Paxson totaled 8 points for the game.

    On the Suns side, Charles had 21 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists. Dan Majerle had 21 and 8, while Kevin Johnson had 19 and 10.

    Danny Ainge dropped in 9 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals before blowing the defensive assignment on the game's last play.

    Relive it here:

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