Brian M. Bergner Jr.

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Column: Why it’s harder to win an NBA title today than ever before

'On The Ball'

Like most Phoenix Suns fans, I ponder, when is it our turn? When is it our turn to be a quote-unquote “Super Team” and compete for an NBA title?

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Archie Goodwin scores 23, leads NAZ Suns to 4th straight win

NBA G League

Archie Goodwin scored 23 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished six assists to lead Northern Arizona to its fourth-straight victory in a 119-94 win over Canton on Friday afternoon.

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NAZ Suns open G League Showcase with win over Erie

NBA Gatorade League

A few days after winning NBA Gatorade League Player of the Week, Josh Gray was at it again Wednesday afternoon in Canada, scoring a game-high 24 points and leading Northern Arizona to a 102-96 win over the Erie BayHawks.

On The Ball: Too many good teams, not enough playoff spots

Although the College Football Playoff was supposedly built to withstand criticism after its 12-year television contract with ESPN, just like its BCS predecessor, a needed change is dreadfully obvious, painfully outdated and eventually inevitable.

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Column: Too many good teams unable to shine in current College Football Playoff system

'On The Ball'

Although the College Football Playoff was supposedly built to withstand criticism after its 12-year television contract with ESPN, just like its BCS predecessor, a needed change is dreadfully obvious, painfully outdated and eventually inevitable.

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NAZ Suns shake up roster, flip Booker, Bennett in pair of trades Thursday

Booker was all-time club assists leader, 3rd in points scored

The Northern Arizona Suns made a pair of trades Thursday sending the team’s all-time assist leader Askia Booker to Delaware and flipped former NBA No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett to Maine.

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NAZ Suns ‘run out of gas’ in 4th, lose 3rd straight

Peters, Harrison record double-doubles; Suns begin 7-game road trip Dec. 29

Alec Peters and Shaquille Harrison each had a double-double, Derrick Jones Jr. added 16 points, but the Northern Arizona Suns blew a 19-point first-half lead in a 120-114 loss to Oklahoma City on Friday night.

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NAZ Suns nearly set point margin league record, rout Warriors 138-94

Silas hits seven 3-pointers, Canaan scores 18 in Suns debut

Xavier Silas scored a game-high 23 points on seven 3-pointers, Isaiah Canaan added 18 points in his club debut and the Northern Arizona Suns hit 23 3-pointers in a 138-94 rout over Santa Cruz on Tuesday night.

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G League: ‘Airplane Mode’ waived by Suns

Derrick Jones Jr. may return if no other NBA team claims him in next 48 hours

After converting Mike James’ two-way contract into a standard NBA deal Thursday, the Phoenix Suns were forced to make a roster move, leaving Northern Arizona Suns’ fan-favorite Derrick Jones Jr. the odd man out.

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NAZ Suns hit team record 23 3-pointers, snap three-game losing streak

Young narrowly misses triple-double, Bennett adds 23 points in win

Mike Young barely missed a triple-double with 17 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, Anthony Bennett added 23 points and the Northern Arizona Suns hit a franchise-record 23 3-pointers in a 140-115 road win over the Greensboro Swarm on Thursday night.

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