Duane Rankin, USA TODAY

Duane Rankin

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Phoenix, AZ, United States

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Past articles by Duane:

Charles Barkley rips Cleveland Cavaliers players for John Beilein departure: 'I'm so disgusted'

Charles Barkley takes issue with Cleveland Cavaliers players after John Beilein stepped down as head coach earlier this week. → Read More

Devin Booker selected to replace Damian Lillard in 2020 NBA All-Star Game

The Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker has been selected to replace Damian Lillard in the 2020 NBA All-Star Game. → Read More

'Put the best players in the game': Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker after NBA All-Star selection snub

Devin Booker laments NBA All-Star Game doesn't look like it did when he was growing up. "It’s an entertainment, drama, political-filled league." → Read More

Devin Booker, Suns hands Kawhi Leonard, Clippers unlikely first loss of season

Phoenix fans broke out the "Beat L.A.!" chant as Devin Booker and the Suns beat Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers their first loss of the season. → Read More

Suns' Deandre Ayton suspended 25 games for violating NBA anti-drug policy

The league informed the Suns that Ayton, the top pick in the 2018 draft, tested positive for a diuretic. His suspension begins Friday. → Read More

Suns' Josh Jackson arrested at Florida music festival

Josh Jackson allegedly tried to enter a VIP area at the Rolling Loud hip-hop festival without the proper pass and was charged with resisting arrest. → Read More

Phoenix Suns' Deandre Ayton surprises 8-year-old fan Gabriel Olvera with invite to NBA draft lottery

Suns 7-footer Deandre Ayton invited 8-year-old fan Gabriel Olvera to the join him on a trip to Chicago for next week's NBA draft lottery. → Read More

Phoenix Suns hire 76ers assistant Monty Williams as coach

The Phoenix Suns have agreed to terms with Monty Williams to become the team’s new head coach, the team announced in a news release Friday. → Read More

Suns fire head coach Igor Kokoskov after one season

Phoenix has dismissed Igor Kokoskov after finishing with the second-worst record in franchise history at 19-63. → Read More

Igor Kokoskov sounds comfortable with his future with Phoenix Suns

The Suns end their second-worst season ever on Tuesday under first-year coach Igor Kokoskov. → Read More

Devin Booker plans to have say in what the Phoenix Suns do this summer

Devin Booker plans to have a say in what Phoenix does this summer as he's ending his fourth NBA season on an amazing scoring tear that includes consecutive 50-point games. → Read More

Devin Booker told his brother sitting courtside at halftime he'd score 50, then he did it

Devin Booker made history in the Phoenix Suns' loss Thursday -- and he called his shot while doing so. → Read More

Devin Booker's 50 not enough in Suns' home loss to Wizards

Thomas Bryant scored Washington’s last six points including the game winner in the Wizards’ 124-121 win Wednesday night over Phoenix at Talking Stick Resort Arena. → Read More

Devin Booker drops 59 points, but Jazz crush Suns in Utah

Devin Booker couldn’t win the game by himself. But he sure tried to do so. → Read More

Igor Kokoskov thinking present, not uncertain future with Phoenix Suns

Igor Kokoskov is winding down his first, and perhaps last, season as Suns head coach, but he's concerned with the present, not his future. → Read More

Jimmer Fredette likely to see considerable playing time with Phoenix Suns

Playing for the Shanghai Sharks, Fredette led the league in scoring at 36.9 points a game in 43 regular season games. → Read More

Kevin Durant injures ankle as Suns rally to stun Warriors at Oracle

Kevin Durant left with a right ankle injury midway through the fourth quarter as Devin Booker scored 37 points to rally the Suns from 16 down. → Read More

Deandre Ayton delivers as Suns hand LeBron James, Lakers another costly loss

The Lakers' playoff chances took another hit with a loss to the league-worst Suns that dropped L.A. 4½ games out of the eighth spot in the West. → Read More

Suns botch opportunity in loss to Hawks; Booker reiterates team too 'comfortable with losing'

The Suns keep failing to close out winnable games that have kept them from ending this record-losing skid. → Read More

Austin Rivers explains why he didn't join the Suns after trade from the Wizards

Austin Rivers loves the city of Phoenix. He just wasn’t trying to play for Suns. Rivers wanted to play for a contender after being dealt from Wizards. → Read More