Suns Rumors & News

  • Len signs Suns' $4.2M qualifying offer

    Clutch Points "Center Alex Len has signed his one-year qualifying offer from the Phoenix Suns, making him an unrestricted free agent next summer. Shams Charania of The Vertical was first to report the news. Len averaged 8.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game on 49.7-percent shooting for the Suns in..." September 24

  • Suns acquire Devin Booker nemesis Troy Daniels from Memphis Grizzlies

    Arizona Republic "The Suns' acquisition of guard Troy Daniels, along with a second-round pick, from Memphis could be a little awkward at the beginning of their new relationship. Daniels and Suns guard Devin Booker had a memorable exchange last year, and now they are teammates. From an azcentral sports story..." September 23

  • Suns To Sign Anthony Bennett

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns have reached an agreement to sign former first overall pick Anthony Bennett to a contract, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical (via Twitter). According to Charania, Bennett’s deal with Phoenix will be non-guaranteed. Bennett, 24, has bounced around the NBA since being selected with..." September 22

  • NBA Modifies Closeout, Continuation Rules

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has decided to re-evaluate how it handles two particular fouling situations, Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press writes, and two players will see their names live on in notoriety as a result. In what can colloquially be referred to as the Zaza Pachulia rule, officials will be granted..." September 22

  • Converse to release shoes made from authentic NBA jerseys

    Sportsnaut "Converse is getting back into the NBA game. We all remember just how big this shoe company was in the 1980s and early 1990s, with multiple stars sporting the iconic brand. Now, as shoe deals and apparel contracts take on a whole new meaning, Converse itself will release sneakers made from..." September 21

  • NBA's hope for draft lottery reform tied to research showing fans hate tanking

    ESPN "The NBA's pursuit of draft lottery reform is rooted in research that "many fans continue to say that so-called tanking is making them less interested in the league," president of league operations Byron Spruell told ESPN. Lottery reform is moving toward a Sept. 28 vote at the NBA's board of..." September 21

  • Alex Len to sign $4.2 million qualifying offer before start of camp, become unrestricted free agent in 2018

    Clutch Points "Phoenix Suns forward/center Alex Len intends to sign his $4.2 million qualifying offer before the start of training camp, slating him to become an unrestricted free agent by the offseason of 2018, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Suns are slated to open camp on Tuesday at Northern..." September 21

  • Charles Barkley Ripped The ‘Babies’ In The NBA That Want More Rest Between Games

    Uproxx "Charles Barkley is on the same side as all the other Olds that once played in the NBA. The latest generation of NBA stars are lazy, lack grit and are just generally whiny, at least that’s what all the retired players think. Barkley reiterated that point on Wednesday when he was asked about players..." September 20

  • Morris twins could miss start of training camps while on trial for 2015 assault

    CBS Sports "The Morris twins, Markieff and Marcus, could miss the start of their training camps with the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics, as the twins are in Phoenix, standing trial for an assault that occurred back in 2015 when they were playing for the Suns. Markieff and Marcus have been accused..." September 19

  • Suns Sign Alec Peters

    Real GM Basketball "The Phoenix Suns have signed forward Alec Peters, the team’s selection with the 54th overall pick in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft. Peters, a prolific three-point shooter at 6-9 and 232 pounds, was named the Horizon League Player of the Year as a senior following a four-year career..." September 19

  • Bob Delaney will no longer oversee NBA's game officials

    ESPN "Bob Delaney, the NBA's Vice President for Referee's Development and Performance, will no longer oversee the league's game officials, league sources tell ESPN. The NBA has been pursuing a more data-driven and analytical management structure over the NBA's referees, integrating searching more..." September 18

  • NBA Releases ‘I’m Why’ Commercials To Preview the 2017-18 Season

    SLAM Online "With a series of new documentary-style commercials, the NBA launched the next chapter of the “This Is Why We Play” campaign on Monday. The new series entitled “I’m Why” portrays the unique perspectives that make NBA basketball special. " September 18

  • ACL injury in NBA athletes not associated with number of minutes played

    Healio "Results published in Orthopedics showed the risk for ACL injury among players did not increase with the number of minutes played in a single National Basketball Association game. To determine the influence of minutes played on injury risk, researchers assessed minutes played in the injury game,..." September 18

  • Peter Jok gets NBA camp invite with Phoenix Suns

    Hawk Central "Former Iowa guard Peter Jok gained some clarity on his professional plans Monday night when he agreed to a partially guaranteed contract with the Phoenix Suns. He chose the Suns over three other offers, guardian Mike Nixon told the Register. The contract means Jok will be one of 20 players..." September 15

  • Stephon Marbury Says His ‘Numbers’ Are Worthy Of The Basketball Hall of Fame

    Dime Magazine "Stephon Marbury may be attempting an NBA comeback, but he says it’s not for a Hall of Fame push. That’s because the 40-year-old says he already has Hall of Fame numbers. Marbury spoke to SI Now on Thursday and said his career numbers both in the NBA and playing in China are enough to justify..." September 15

  • Report: NBA commissioner may soon have power to fine teams for resting players

    CBS Sports "The NBA may soon have new rules for the draft lottery. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Friday that the competition committee has sent the reform proposal through to the Board of Governors, who will vote on the issue at the end of September. Much of the focus of that report is on the..." September 15

  • Report: NBA Would Prefer Teams Lie About Injuries

    Deadspin "Adrian Wojnarowski has another scoop related to an upcoming NBA board of governors meeting, during which potential rule changes will be voted on, and this one makes the league look pretty stupid This is in response to the occasional fits the league gets thrown into when a (not coincidentally)..." September 15

  • NBA board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform Sept. 28

    ESPN "The NBA's Competition Committee has recommended the league's proposal on draft lottery reform, sending it to the board of governors for a vote on Sept. 28, league sources told ESPN. The draft reform changes would start with the 2019 Draft, if passed by the board of governors. Among proposed..." September 15

  • NBA lottery changes would be nice, but will not fix the league's real problem

    CBS Sports "The NBA lottery system is again under scrutiny, and it looks like this time, there may be some real change. A report last week from ESPN outlined myriad changes the competition committee and NBA Board of Governors were to examine this week to the NBA's system for determining draft order. Among..." September 12

  • Stephon Marbury says he's attempting a comeback

    Click On Detroit "Former NBA star Stephon Marbury said on Twitter Tuesday that he's "working on" an NBA comeback. Marbury, now 40-years-old, hasn't played in the NBA since 2009, when he played for the New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics. Marbury, who was drafted in 1996 by..." September 12

  • Proposal for NBA draft lottery reform to disincentivize tanking, set even odds for worst teams

    USA Today "When the NBA’s competition committee meets to discuss lottery reform later this week, it will be presented with a proposal designed to disincentivize the race for the league’s worst record and best odds to win the draft lottery. The proposal has three main elements, four people with direct..." September 11

  • Phoenix’s initial offer did not meet Alex Len’s expectations

    Clutch Points "Over the last few seasons, the Phoenix Suns have constructed a roster around their young core group of players. One of the pieces to the puzzle is big man Alex Len, who is set to enter his fourth season in the league. According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, the Suns recently made a..." September 08

  • GMs say tampering is part of the NBA: Not cheating means 'not trying'

    CBS Sports "Tampering is a part of the NBA. This is a common fact that has become more accepted over the years. General managers and agents around the league work behind the scenes to get deals done before they're technically allowed to. This is why contracts are agreed upon the second free agency begins, and..." September 06

  • Amar’e Stoudemire Retires In Israel

    Hoops Rumors "Six-time NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire is retiring from basketball after playing one season in Israel, relays Orazio Cauchi of Sportando. Stoudemire, 35, made the announcement on Instagram, calling this past season “a great ride for me and my family.” He led his Hapoel Jerusalem team to the..." September 04

  • Suns' Brandon Knight: Undergoes surgery, to officially miss 2017-18 season

    CBS Sports "Knight (knee) underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee and has officially been declared out for the entirety of the upcoming 2017-18 campaign, Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio reports. As expected, Knight will be sidelined for all of 2017-18 after tearing his ACL in late July during..." August 26

  • Suns' Brandon Knight undergoes surgery for torn ACL

    ESPN "Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight had surgery on Thursday to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, a month after he sustained the season-ending injury during a charity game in Florida. Knight will miss the entire 2017-18 season." August 26

  • Suns rookie Davon Reed out 4-6 months with torn meniscus

    Real GM Basketball "Davon Reed underwent a meniscus repair of his left knee. Reed is expected to return to full basketball activity in approximately four to six months. Reed was the Phoenix Suns' selection with the 32nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft." August 25

  • Cavs nearly landed George, Bledsoe in 3-team Kyrie trade

    Cavs Nation "Rumors had run rampant of the Cleveland Cavaliers exploring trade options to move Kyrie Irving in order to land big-time free agents, even before the 25-year-old requested a trade. According to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, the Cavs were in line to thread a three-team trade with the Indiana Pacers..." August 25

  • Suns, Peter Jok Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "Undrafted shooting guard Peter Jok has reached an agreement on a partially guaranteed contract with the Suns, reports Chad Leistikow of The Des Moines Register (hat tip to Sportando). Guardian Mike Nixon tells Leistikow that Jok had three other offers, but opted for a deal with Phoenix. “I feel..." August 24

  • Suns’ rookie Josh Jackson doesn’t think he’s being traded to Cleveland

    Clutch Points "There had to be some uncertainty for Phoenix Suns rookie Josh Jackson over the last few weeks. Once news broke that Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was requesting a trade from the Cavs, the Suns emerged as a potential landing spot for the All-Star. Any theoretical Suns-Cavs..." August 13

  • NBA expected to approve player-resting rules

    Chicago Sun-Times "NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak..." August 10

  • Kyrie Irving could be dealt to Suns for Eric Bledsoe, Dragan Bender

    Sporting News "We know who the Suns aren't (so) willing to depart with to acquire Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving, who reportedly requested a trade three weeks ago. Now, we know who they might be willing to give up to gain an asset that would immediately give Phoenix one of the best backcourts in the NBA...." August 04

  • Suns tell Devin Booker they won’t trade him

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Suns reportedly proposed a trade for Kyrie Irving. What did Phoenix offer the Cavaliers? Eric Bledsoe makes sense in a deal as a replacement point guard, but he’s worse and older than Irving, so the Suns would have to add more. They reportedly told Josh Jackson they wouldn’t trade him –..." July 30

  • Kyrie deal would 'be done by now' if Suns offered Bledsoe, Jackson, pick

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The word is out around the NBA. The Cavaliers want a veteran starter, a blue chipper on a rookie contract, and a first-round pick for Kyrie Irving. The Cavs are working diligently to make Irving happy (he wants to be traded) and get what they want for him in return. They've been in contact..." July 30

  • Spurs, Clippers, Suns, Timberwolves, Knicks, Heat have proposed Kyrie Irving trades

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kyrie Irving requested a trade – reportedly ideally to the Knicks, Heat, Spurs or Timberwolves. All those teams – plus the Clippers and Suns – have made offers to the Cavaliers. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN: So far, these are among the teams who’ve made offers to the Cavaliers for..." July 28

  • NBA Sees Expansion As Inevitable But Not Sure On Timeline

    Real GM Basketball "In an interview in June with C.J. McCollum for The Players Tribune, Adam Silver talked about expansion. "I think it's just a question of when's the right time to seriously start thinking about expansion," said Adam Silver. "Think about the state we're in the league right now, where amazing to..." July 26

  • Jared Sullinger Headed To China?

    Hoops Rumors "Amid rumors that former Celtics forward Jared Sullinger is eyeing an NBA comeback, the 25-year-old is reportedly headed to China, according to Anthony Puccio of Nets Daily (via Twitter). The former 21st overall pick had a solid showing at The Basketball Tournament in Brooklyn this week — with the..." July 26

  • Suns Will Not Include Josh Jackson In Kyrie Irving Offer

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns will not include Josh Jackson in any trade for Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, reports John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 (Twitter link). Ramona Shelburne of ESPN (Twitter link) adds that the team has reassured Jackson of this as well. Phoenix has been rumored to be interested in..." July 26

  • Report: Suns’ Brandon Knight has torn ACL, could miss entire season

    Arizona Sports "Suns guard Brandon Knight has suffered a torn ACL and could miss the entire 2017-18 NBA season, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Knight, 25, is coming off of his sixth season in the NBA, in which he played 54 games and averaged 11 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per night. " July 25

  • Suns might be able to acquire Irving for Eric Bledsoe, Josh Jackson

    ABC 15 "On Friday, we learned star point guard Kyrie Irving has requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hours later, we learned the Phoenix Suns could be part of a three-team deal involving Irving, but with the four-time All-Star ultimately being dealt to the New York Knicks. But could the Suns..." July 25

  • Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe: I love Phoenix but 'at the same time, I want to win'

    Arizona Republic "Eric Bledsoe loves the Valley. So does his family. He’s purchased a home here and on Sunday he had a big smile on his face as about 90 kids raced up and down the floor on the second day of his summer camp at Supreme Courts in Chandler. “I like seeing the kids who support me,” Bledsoe said...." July 24

  • Details of 3-team trade between Cavs, Knicks and Suns discussed

    Cavs Nation "The moment news broke that fan favorite Kyrie Irving asked the Cleveland Cavaliers to trade him, rumors on potential trades involving Irving started to circulate. One name that kept popping up in the rumor mill was Carmelo Anthony, the All-Star forward of the New York Knicks. However, a..." July 22

  • Bucks, Suns have reportedly reached out to Cavs about Kyrie Irving

    Black Sports Online "After the shocking news of a closed- door meeting with the Cav’s that resulted in the announcement of Kyrie Irving’s desire to leave Cleveland. You can bet your life savings that, the calls are pouring in. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ phone number just may be on speed dial for several NBA teams all..." July 21

  • Adam Silver predicts legal sports gambling ‘in the next few years’

    Larry Brown Sports "Long bullish regarding the prospect of legalizing sports gambling in the United States, NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks it will happen sooner rather than later. Silver said Wednesday that he expects sports betting to be legalized within a few years, saying it would provide “enormous..." July 20

  • Suns extend GM Ryan McDonough, add James Jones to front office

    Arizona Sports "The Phoenix Suns extended the contract of general manager Ryan McDonough on Wednesday in a move that should allow him to see his rebuilding project through. The extension is a multi-year deal through the 2019-20 season. The team also named former Suns forward James Jones the vice president of..." July 19

  • NBA eliminates home and road uniforms, teases new Nike jerseys

    CBS Sports "NBA games will look a lot different next season, as the league has uniform major changes planned as they begin their partnership with Nike. One of the big changes in store is that the league is doing away with home and away jerseys, so expect to see plenty of color vs. color uniform matchups..." July 18

  • Knicks, Suns have also talked Brandon Knight trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks continue to search far and wide for a viable starting point guard option. Ian Begley of ESPN reports on Friday that Brandon Knight’s name recently came up in trade talks between the Knicks and the Phoenix Suns. The 25-year-old Knight had a down year with 11.0 points and..." July 15

  • Tyson Chandler Trade to Spurs for Jonathon Simmons Reportedly Nixed

    Bleacher Report "The San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns were reportedly close to agreeing on a sign-and-trade that would have sent Jonathon Simmons to Phoenix in exchange for veteran center Tyson Chandler, according to the San Antonio Express-News' Jabari Young. However, the deal fell through "at the last..." July 13

  • Knicks Contact Phoenix About Bledsoe

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks believe they can trade for a veteran point guard and have contacted the Suns about Eric Bledsoe, according to Marc Berman of The New York Post. Jeff Hornacek is well acquainted with Bledsoe after coaching him in Phoenix, Berman notes, but outside of Courtney Lee and possibly a..." July 13

  • The NBA Is Reportedly Moving Up The Trade Deadline Next Season

    Dime Magazine "The NBA trade deadline has, for years, happened after the NBA All-Star break. The weekend breeds trade rumors as executives have the chance to meet in person and reporters dig for details of those discussions amid the parties and festivities. Then, the week after celebrating the league’s best,..." July 13