Report Card Grades for Phoenix Suns' New Uniform Design

Maxwell Ogden@MaxwellOgdenCorrespondent IIIAugust 16, 2013

Over the past two seasons, the Phoenix Suns have parted ways with franchise player Steve Nash, hired a new general manager and replaced two head coaches. Now, continuing the trend of going in a new direction, the Suns appear to making their most drastic image change of all.

Phoenix has given its uniform a makeover.

The Suns revealed their updated uniforms at Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Ariz. This marked the first major uniform change since the organization adopted the legendary Suns logo, as it had remained true to a certain structure since its inception.

It's safe to say Phoenix was excited.

Here's how they look.

Home Jersey

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The Suns showcased their home-court jerseys with first-round draft choices Archie Goodwin and Alex Len. All white with orange text and black numbers, the jersey has "Suns" emblazoned above the number and an orange streak on the back of the shorts.

Simple, but effective.

Some will claim this looks like an NBA D-League jersey, as simplicity often garners that response. With that being said, it's a new generation in Phoenix and the plain-white jersey offers a more serious look than the previous streaking sun.

It may take some getting used to, but it's a quality look.

Grade: B

Road Jersey

Energizer and fan favorite P.J. Tucker donned the new Suns road jerseys. The uniform is all purple with white letters and orange numbers, showing the same streak on the back of the shorts.

They aren't the most lovely looking jerseys, but it stays true to Phoenix's iconic color scheme, and that's enough for me.

The Suns illustrated just how powerful a consistent color scheme can be, even in its most basic form. More color would have been welcome, as the purple isn't complemented by much else, but it's striking nonetheless.

A quality road uniform that still looks great as Phoenix's young guns push the pace in transition.

Grade: C+

Alternate Jersey

New acquisitions Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler took the stage to show off the Suns' new alternate jerseys. They were purely orange jerseys with white text and black numbers.

Did we mention the jerseys have short sleeves?

If you're a fan of the new wave of short-sleeved jerseys, then you'll be thrilled to see the Suns adopting the trend. If you're against it, you'll probably be disgusted as the Suns buy into a movement started by the Golden State Warriors last season.

In one humble writer's opinion, these jerseys are gold.

Grade: B+

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