The Phoenix Suns will host a NBA Draft Viewing Party at Copper Blues in Downtown Phoenix on Thursday, June 26 beginning at 4 p.m. The party is FREE and open to the public.

There’s a 98.2-percent chance of Phoenix’s summer hand holding three mid-to-late first-round picks, upwards of $20 million in cap space and a plethora of young talent.

The Suns -- like the rest of the teams involved in the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night -- will wait to move forward with their plans until the outlying possibility is accounted for by ping pong balls.

PHOENIX – Suns Head Strength & Conditioning Coach/Athletic Trainer Mike Elliott has been named NBA Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year by the National Basketball Strength & Conditioning Association (NBSCA), the NBSCA announced yesterday.

“We are delighted to congratulate Mike Elliott on this very prestigious award,” said Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby. “Mike is an integral part of our world class training staff. His approach to the care and well-being of our players is innovative and highly effective. This is a well-deserved honor.”

Tests are never fun -- unless they’re the finite variety that measure various aspects of athleticism.

Vertical leap, sprints, agility drills. Fans can’t get enough of that stuff. The same can be said of reporters.

It’s hard to blame them. Such data provides easily dissect-able means with which to measure, quantify and label prospects.

Player A showed off a 38-inch max vertical leap and recorded a 3.14-second three-quarter court sprint, both tops at his position.

It’s tough to pinpoint just one standout moment from a season chock full of them, but that’s exactly what Suns.com’s Greg Esposito and Matt Petersen attempted to do in their latest round of e-mail debates. The duo discussed the 2013-14 campaign in hopes of reaching a consensus on 1) the best moment from the season and 2) the best individual story of the year. Did they get it right? Read on to find out.

PHOENIX – Phoenix Suns Head Coach Jeff Hornacek will travel to Johannesburg, South Africa, as part of the 2014 Basketball without Borders (BWB) schedule, it was announced today by the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). Basketball without Borders, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development program, has reached 1,700 campers from more than 120 countries, with 28 BWB campers drafted into the NBA.

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns, Bakersfield Jam, and NBA Development League today announced that the Suns have entered into a single-affiliation relationship with the Jam beginning with the 2014-15 season. With the partnership, the Suns become the record 15th NBA franchise to have a one-to-one relationship with an NBA D-League team, solidifying half of the NBA’s 30 teams as singly-affiliated.

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