Stephen PridGeon-Garner has been covering the Phoenix Suns since 2020. After becoming a staff writer in 2022 for Bright Side of the Sun, he transitioned upward in his contribution role in 2023. The 2018 sports journalism graduate, by way of Illinois State University, has desires of parlaying his efforts in this space into full-time work. He's a point guard enthusiast, loves pick-and-roll chess from both ends of the floor, and defensive nuance.
Bookers usage continues to evolve, in addition to the usage of guards screening, and the Suns execution after timeouts are a bit of what stood out to me in their win over the Knicks.
The Suns are putting it together as they solve the defensive end of the floor, as a collective, and find their footing particularly defending in fourth quarters.
Here’s a look at some interesting numbers both over the season, and over the six-game win streak, that the Suns have compiled.
Another nail biter sees the Suns — again — scrap out another road win in Utah as the Jazz give the Suns everything they can handle in front of their home crowd.
This one has no In-Season Tournament implications, but a win is always welcomed!
Phoenix has a great opportunity to turn the tides, sweep their weekend series in Utah, and compile a three-game win streak this evening.
A career-best playmaking night for Booker "reveals" who the Suns' point guard is.
Prolific pick-and-roll play, punctual pace, and defensive moments garner the Suns much-needed win.
The Suns have a great test ahead tonight, while also having nearly their full roster intact as Devin Booker returns to the lineup, with Durant and Beal. Plenty to watch for, here’s a brief few that will catch my eye.
Phoenix’s breakdowns late versus the Lakers and Thunder are a result of a lapse in execution that has persisted, in efforts to "shut the door" on opponents. They’re far from "dooms day,’ but are in need of an identity.