Morning Sunshine: Phoenix Suns news from around the web (January 27)

 

Dec 23, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Archie Goodwin (20) lays up the ball against Los Angeles Lakers guard Wesley Johnson (11) in the second half at US Airways Center. The Suns won 117-90. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Sunshine: Phoenix Suns news from around the web (January 27)

This is our daily feature here at SunNGun where we scavenge the internet for recent stories related to the Suns organization and relay them to you, so we are the one-stop-shopping for all things Phoenix Suns. We’ll have it for you everyday, hopefully in the morning. The links to these full articles are below, take a look at the entire stories, the writers at all the other blogs are good and have some interesting information and perspective, but come back here for our take and full coverage of the team.

NBA.com: Ish Smith provides on-demand energy for Suns-

“Ish Smith doesn’t know when he will play. Often there is no rhyme or reason to his time on the court. He’s usually a lock for double-figure minutes (at least 12 minutes in 12 of last 13 games), but how they come can be as unpredictable as Smith’s dribble moves in the paint.”

Read full story here- (http://www.nba.com/suns/news/ish-smith-providing-demand-energy-suns)

The Arizona Republic: Goodwin stayed sharp in his D-League stint-

“Suns rookie guard Archie Goodwin racked up 88 minutes of playing time in two nights and scored 59 points in two games but leaving California on a red-eye might have been what he enjoyed most. Goodwin wants to be with the Suns where he has made 36 appearances. But those appearances had become brief or disappeared since Leandro Barbosa’s arrival so Goodwin spent two nights with the Bakersfield Jam to get more game experience. Goodwin had a 32-point, eight-rebound game Friday night on the strength of 15-for-18 free-throw shooting and followed it with a 27-point game Saturday night. He made 42.5 percent of his shots, but more impressively 5 of 12 3-pointers after going just 3 for 28 on 3s with the Suns this season. “It was a good experience to get some playing time,” Goodwin said. “It helped to work on some things I needed to work on but I’m glad to be back.”

Read full story here- (http://www.azcentral.com/sports/suns/articles/20140126phoenix-suns-rookie-guard-archie-goodwin-stays-sharp-california.html)

Bleacher Report: Can the Suns afford to gamble a max-contract on Eric Bledsoe-

“All signs point to the Phoenix Suns retaining 24-year-old point guard Eric Bledsoe when he becomes a restricted free agent at season’s end. He’s been terrific in a limited sample size—Phoenix is 16-8 with him in the lineup—but repeated knee injuries have clouded his promising NBA future.”

Read full story here- (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1937522-can-phoenix-suns-afford-to-take-max-contract-gamble-on-eric-Bledsoe)

Topics: Basketball, NBA, Phoenix Suns

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