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"Who wants to be a sixth man?" - Isaiah Thomas

Andrew Redington

Steve Kerr on Jeff Hornacek, "The guy's a basketball savant." They're not the trash talking types, but this needs to become the head coaching rivalry of the next decade.

Last week it was Goran Dragic and a fake dinosaur scaring your Suns. This week it's a fake snake in a cooler, and it's even better. Be sure to watch until the end, P.J. Tucker's reaction is the best.

"We walked it up too much," Hornacek said after last Friday's double overtime loss to the Kings. Fast, aggressive play on the offensive end is the goal for the Suns.

Eric Bledsoe has high expectations for the Suns and their loaded backcourt. "I know we're trying to make the playoffs, but at the same time, I think we have a chance to get home-court advantage."

Isaiah Thomas is happy with his new situation in Phoenix, though doesn't deny that he still values himself as a starter. "But I've got to do what's best for this team and what's best as of right now is to come off the bench and be the sixth man and play my game when I do get in," Thomas said. "But at the same time, who wants to be a sixth man?"

So who is the NBA's top sixth man? Here's a look at some of the top options off the bench this season.

Left is right. Southpaws Thomas and Dragic could be a handful for opposing defenses.

Stat of the day for yesterday: Your Phoenix Suns scored a record 107 first half points in a 173-143 win over the Denver Nuggets.

Jeff Hornacek has a young squad. "It's funny because sometimes we get out here and fail to realize how old these guys are," the Suns head coach said. "You think P.J. (Tucker) at almost 30 and Alex (Len, 21) are the same guy."

Friday the season begins for the number one ranked Kentucky Wildcats. The first opponent for John Calipari's squad is the Dan Majerle led Grand Canyon State University Antelopes. Thunder Dan on Friday's game, "We don't have any misconceptions. We understand what we're getting into."

Suns GM Ryan McDonough likes what he sees from second year center Alex Len.

The "Round Mound of Slimdown" is no more. After declaring a hunger strike until Lakers won a game this season, Charles Barkley can chow down following a 107-92 Los Angeles win over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday.

The Suns will be honoring the military Wednesday, November 12th, when the team hosts the Brooklyn Nets. The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a Phoenix Suns dog tag.

A fun, completely unscientific look at the 20 "most interesting talents" of the 101 international players in the NBA this season.

Shopping for a new home in Paradise Valley? Check out Steve Nash's old place, on the market for $4.15 million.