At 12:30 p.m. local time in Phoenix today, the Suns will let fans into Talking Stick Resort Arena to get a taste for their new-look team.
Not only can you see coach Monty Williams run his team through some drills to get a sense of what the on-court product, but according to the Suns, you will be able to win prizes as well as learn about the team’s new mobile ticketing initiative.
And best of all, no cost for entry and DISCOUNTED CONCESSIONS!
The event kicks off with a performance by the Suns entertainment team before the players take the court to practice.
Asked on Friday in Flagstaff what fans could expect from the open practice, Williams said he hoped fans would be excited to see Ricky Rubio running the show, getting ball moving and guys running up and down the court. That, Williams said, is the type of basketball he loves watching, and hopes the fans get excited about it, too.
After yesterday’s injury update, anyone who comes out to the arena today will also get to play reporter with us and monitor the involvement of the players who are nicked up. Aron Baynes is supposed to be re-evaluated today after a fracture in his nose, so we could see him participate on a limited basis. If you’ve ever wanted to see Masked Aron Baynes, today could be the day.
It also remains to be seen how involved Mikal Bridges and Kelly Oubre Jr. will be throughout the remainder of camp. They are each going to be re-evaluated in 7-10 days, but could slowly ramp up participation or play it safe, depending on how the coaching and training staff wants to take things. The same goes for Jalen Lecque and David Kramer.
Even if none of them are out there, there will be plenty to see at the open practice. Besides Rubio’s gunslinging, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton will both be on the court preparing for the biggest season of their careers. See whether rookies Cam Johnson and Ty Jerome continue to earn the hype they’ve been getting throughout camp. If you’re an Arizona fan, sift back through your own devastation as you see Frank Kaminsky in-person.
Headed to the arena tomorrow?— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) October 5, 2019
Cons : No one likes lines and metal does go off, make sure you’re ready when you get to security.
Pros : @SunsGorilla will be on the court, not at security.
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Should be a fun time!