The NBA's Thursday, 1 p.m., trade deadline never fails to generate plenty of "sources say" and "for what it's worth" rumors.Most are coming from somewhere - and there could be a grain of truth - but all are interesting conversation points one day from zero hour. The latest involving the Suns has second-year forward Marquese Chriss becoming attractive to the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Steve Kyler of basketballinsiders. RELATED: All quiet on Phoenix Suns trade front as deadline looms?Chriss sat out Sunday's home game vs. Charlotte after a reported run-in with an assistant following Friday's loss to Utah.After Tuesday's shootaround, Chriss and interim coach Jay Triano were having fun doing a one-legged half-court shot challenge, so there doesn't appear to be lingering animosity there - and the Suns are pleased with how Chriss handled his "non-suspension."Plenty of people believe it's way too early in Chriss' career to deal him, but if the value meets the Suns' … [Read more...] about Suns trade rumors: Phoenix considering moving Marquese Chriss at NBA trade deadline?
A taste of old favorites and new international flavors are planned for a "micro food hall" restaurant on Hertel Avenue. Paul Tsouflidis, of Acropolis OPA and Newbury Salads, is teaming up with Kevin Lin, of Sun restaurants, to open PK Eats at 1488 Hertel Ave. The restaurant will feature a best-hits compilation from Acropolis and Newbury Salads, and black rice sushi from Sun Roll, according to a press release. Newbury's salads, grain bowls, wraps, smoothies and soups will be available in a quick-serve format. Sun Roll's sushi and Burmese curry burritos will provide another quick option. A selection of Acropolis dishes will be offered with table service, and a full bar. A patio spanning the width of the building is also in the works. At Acropolis OPA, a modern take on family Greek dining New offerings at PK Eats will include Ogenki, offering grilled Japanese and Korean style meats, and wok-fired dishes including pad thai. Plans also include Greek gyro shaved from a … [Read more...] about Acropolis and Newbury Salads join with Sun for new Hertel restaurant
We've celebrated a lot of new releases out of Phoenix in the past few weeks as we head into February with AJJ's Desert Track Festival rocking the Van Buren. DON'T MISS: 50 songs from 2017 we're not ready to let go of yet Here's a look at all the local music highlights. "What would it sound like if the bands Brand New and Saves the Day were produced by the members of Ride and the Cocteau Twins fed on a healthy diet of Phil Spector and symphonic post-rock?" It's a question these Creation Records-loving locals pose on Facebook and proceed to answer in the five songs that make up an EP guitar-playing vocalist Cory Nicol says "was definitely a labor of love that focused on our desire to give people a strong and earnest introduction to our band and our music."Nicol says the four songs on "Strange Ways We Meet" also "helped encapsulate 2016 and 2017 and the subjects we explored, both real and imaginary, painting in colors of ambience, reverberation and … [Read more...] about This week in local music picks: Desert Trash with AJJ, the Stakes, Amor, Sun System
The Suns' Ryan McDonough has made many deals since being hired as the team's general manager in 2013.Many of them have come at the NBA trade deadline.He added two more last season.The Heat Index takes a look at McDonough's deadline deals, moves that included P.J. Tucker, Markieff Morris, Goran Dragic, Brandon Knight and Isaiah Thomas. RELATED: More notable trades in Suns historyThe trade: Toronto sent Jared Sullinger, along with its 2017 and 2018 second-round picks, to Phoenix for Tucker.The trade: Phoenix acquired power forward Mike Scott from the Atlanta Hawks for cash considerations.The trade: The Suns sent Morris to the Wizards for a draft pick that would stay with the Wizards if it was in the draft's top nine. The Suns also acquired DeJuan Blair and Kris Humphries.The trade: Prompted by a trade demand, Dragic and his brother, Zoran, were traded to Miami for two first-round draft picks (2017, 2021), cash and Danny Granger.The trade: The Suns … [Read more...] about Suns trades: Ryan McDonough’s NBA trade deadline deals
Wednesday is national signing day 2.0 for college football programs (there was an early signing period held in December). This presents another chance for new ASU football coach Herm Edwards to solidify the Sun Devils' roster. We'll have live coverage and updates here throughout the day. If you're on mobile and can't see the blog with live updates, click here for the full experience. ASU FOOTBALL: Arizona State football recruiting class for 2018 ASU FOOTBALL SCHEDULE: Michigan State, San Diego State highlight 2018 non-conference foes … [Read more...] about ASU football: National signing day 2018 – Who signed with the Sun Devils?