General manager Jerry Colangelo, only 28 at the time, settled on a name for his expansion franchise using a name-the-team contest in 1968. Colangelo chose Suns over Scorpions, Rattlers, and Thunderbirds, among the other suggestions included in the 28,000 entries. One lucky fan won $1,000 and season tickets as part of the contest, which included such obscure entries as White Wing Doves, Sun Lovers, Poobahs, Dudes, and Cactus Giants.

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Deandre Ayton says he hasn’t spoken to Monty Williams since Game 7 defeat

Kellan Olson: Deandre Ayton was asked how he and Monty Williams have moved on and Ayton said he hasn't talked to Williams “at all ever since the game.” Source: Twitter @KellanOlson What's the buzz on Twitter? Kellan Olson @ KellanOlson (We are set … I need to read more from this story

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Bucks a potential suitor for Jae Crowder?

Zach Lowe on Bucks interest in Jae Crowder: The Bucks will look though I bet. The Bucks were sneakily kind of sniffing around Jerami Grant in Detroit before Portland swooped in. I think they like the idea of the switchable, switchable, switchable … I need to read more from this story