Suns Rumors & News

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • Nearly Perfect: Charles Barkley Was The Patron Saint Of Moral Victories

    Deadspin "I’m a sucker for those moments when athletes lose themselves a little bit. When Jose Bautista gets mad at baseball and then throws a bat into baseball’s face; when Rajon Rondo realizes it’s him against the world and still asks LeBron James to come get some; when Baron Davis decides that the only..." April 20

  • Suns To Formally Make Earl Watson Head Coach

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns will remove the interim tag from Earl Watson‘s title and formally make him the team’s head coach, as team sources told Jude LaCava of KSAZ-TV in Phoenix and as Marc J. Spears of The Vertical confirms (Twitter links). Watson and the Suns have a deal on a three-year contract, according to..." April 19

  • Suns GM Ryan McDonough talks changes, coach hire, hope

    Arizona Republic "Like most Suns fans, team general manager Ryan McDonough looks at this season’s final ledger with disappointment and disgust. But also disbelief. “I still can’t believe that happened,” McDonough said. “I don’t think any of us could’ve envisioned this, especially when we started out 7-5 and..." April 17

  • Phoenix Suns deal with backcourt trio dynamic again

    Arizona Republic "Off the court, the Suns’ first order of offseason business is to pick next season’s head coach. The Suns who take the court were clear and unanimous on Thursday’s exit day that they back interim head coach Earl Watson, who sources consider to be the leading candidate as the search and interview..." April 15

  • Suns roll past Clippers' second team

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- For the Phoenix Suns, the goal was finishing the season strong. For the Los Angeles Clippers, it was about being strong for the finish. Mirza Teletovic led seven players in double figures with 22 points as the Suns closed out a disappointing season with a 114-105 win over the..." April 14

  • Seth Curry guides Kings past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Seth Curry is waiting for his chance to show what he can do at the NBA level. With five Sacramento Kings out of the lineup Monday, Curry used an opportunity as an audition. Curry scored 20 points and added a career-high 15 assists, and a watered-down Kings team held off a late..." April 12

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Phoenix Suns to move D-League team to Prescott Valley

    Arizona Republic "Seeing the Suns organization play in state will not be limited to Phoenix any longer. The Suns are taking full control of their D-League operation by placing an affiliate team in Prescott Valley at the 10-year-old Prescott Valley Event Center. The team will base all operations at the arena..." April 12

  • Brandon Knight Undergoes Successful Sports Hernia Surgery

    Real GM Basketball "Brandon Knight underwent successful surgery to treat a sports hernia. The surgery was performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia. Knight has already begun rehabilitation and will return to Phoenix next week." April 09

  • Earl Watson, Luke Walton, Mike D'Antoni among Suns' targets

    ESPN "The Phoenix Suns will conduct a full-scale coaching search at season's end, with interim coach Earl Watson among the candidates who will be considered, according to team sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Suns plan to consider multiple candidates, with Watson among them, once they complete..." April 09

  • Suns' Brandon Knight opts for sports hernia surgery

    Arizona Republic "Suns guard Brandon Knight underwent surgery Thursday in Philadelphia for a sports hernia that shut down his season early. Knight, 24, sought a second opinion on the groin strain that sidelined him for seven weeks (Jan. 21 to March 9). He returned for 10 appearances but aggravated the injury..." April 08

  • Rockets' playoff hopes dim after loss to Suns

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- James Harden wore a somber expression in a virtually empty locker room late Thursday night, a scene that painted the perfect picture of the Houston Rockets' season-long struggle with failure and frustration. Phoenix's P.J. Tucker and Mirza Teletovic shared the offensive load, and..." April 07

  • Suns targeting Jay Wright for head coaching job

    VU Hoops "NBA journalist Mitch Lawrence tweeted out minutes ago that the Phoenix Suns are targeting Villanova Wildcats head coach Jay Wright for their head coaching vacancy. This isn't the first time in recent years we've heard Wright associated with open head coaching jobs, with both high-major colleges..." April 07

  • Opportunistic Hawks pull away from Suns

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks overcame a ragged first half and a big game from the Phoenix Suns rookie guard Devin Booker to stay on top of the Southeast Division. The Hawks took advantage of 24 Suns turnovers and pulled away late for a 103-90 victory on Tuesday night despite 34 points from..." April 05

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry Reinsdorf Sheryl Swoopes and Yao Ming join Iverson, Izzo in 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class.

  • Phoenix Suns' Brandon Knight done for season; surgery possible

    Arizona Republic "Suns guard Brandon Knight’s season is ending early due to a health issue for a second consecutive season with Phoenix. Knight and the team made a collaborative decision to have him sit out the remainder of the season and get a second opinion this week on his sports hernia. Missing the past two..." April 04

  • Jazz finish strong to down Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Guard Rodney Hood epitomized the philosophy of the Utah Jazz on Sunday: A slow start doesn't necessarily mean a bad finish. Hood, who missed all six of his shots in Utah's miserable first quarter, regrouped and hit six 3-pointers in the final three quarter as the Jazz overcame the..." April 03

  • Morris leads Wizards past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Washington forward Markieff Morris played as he seldom did while with Phoenix earlier this season, and in so doing kept the Washington Wizards' slim playoff chances alive. Morris had 21 points and nine rebounds while being booed virtually every time he touched the ball in the..." April 02

  • Opportunistic Bucks stop Suns

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Phoenix Suns interim coach Earl Watson didn't need to think too long when trying to figure out where his team went wrong Wednesday night. He needed to look at only one column on the stat sheet. The Suns committed 24 turnovers against the Milwaukee Bucks, who converted..." March 30

  • The Power and Polarity of Peter Vecsey

    The Big Lead "It was a late afternoon in early December 1997. Peter Vecsey had an 8 pm deadline for his New York Post column, which ran three times per week, but the Golden State Warriors weren’t returning his calls. Vecsey had recently reported that Latrell Sprewell was on the trade block, and was trying to..." March 30

  • Who's in and who's out for Team USA Basketball's 2016 Olympics roster?

    SB Nation "Team USA Basketball will try to take home its third consecutive gold medal when they head to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. But before Team USA officially begins that quest, they must select a 12-man roster. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike..." March 30

  • Timberwolves hang on to defeat Suns

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- For most of three quarters, the Minnesota Timberwolves were in complete control against the Phoenix Suns. A late burst by the visitors made it interesting but the Timberwolves held on late in a 121-116 win over the Suns at Target Center on Monday. Andrew Wiggins led..." March 29

  • Suns interested in signing Bogdan Bogdanovic next season

    The Score "After spending the last two seasons playing in Turkey, Bogdan Bogdanovic may finally be be coming to the United States as a member of the Phoenix Suns. Phoenix is interested in signing the 2014 first-rounder before next season, according to Eurobasket correspondent David Pick. " March 29

  • Celtics hang on to defeat Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Isaiah Thomas was making his return to Phoenix, but it was Avery Bradley who had the more adventurous trip to the Valley of the Sun. Thomas scored a game-high 28 points in his first game in Phoenix since being traded a year ago and Bradley added 15 as the Boston Celtics, after..." March 27

  • Kings rout Suns to end home skid

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento Kings are going nowhere for the 10th straight summer. The future of their head coach and top scorer are uncertain, and the team's longest home losing streak in eight years brought boos from the home crowd on Friday night. So they'll seize any..." March 26

  • Suns' Booker tops his idol, Lakers' Bryant

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- After a 10-minute postgame audience with his childhood idol and holding a pair of autographed sneakers, Phoenix rookie Devin Booker wasn't sure which part of his brush with Kobe Bryant was better. Either way, he knew the whole night couldn't have gone better. Booker scored a..." March 24

  • Best-Selling Retro Jerseys By State: Larry Bird Dominates New England

    NESN "here are few better ways to show your fandom than with an awesome throwback jersey. And while there are plenty of sports legends who have come through Boston, one player’s threads still reign supreme. Mitchell & Ness, a clothing company that specializes in throwback apparel, released its annual..." March 24

  • Suns rookie Devin Booker gets Lakers star Kobe Bryant's time, more

    Arizona Republic "The next time someone tells Devin Booker that he should have stayed in college this season, he probably will think about Wednesday night, glance at a pair of a pristine basketball shoes on a shelf and have a hearty laugh. Booker lived a boyhood dream of playing against Kobe Bryant before..." March 24

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Tyson Chandler (back spasms) said he doesn't expect to play in #SunsVsLakers tonight. He is bummed not to face Kobe Bryant one last time.

  • Grizzlies rally in second half to defeat Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Jordan Farmar hasn't been with the Memphis Grizzlies for 24 hours, but he's already made a strong contribution to a team looking for a little help. After becoming the fifth Memphis player signed to a 10-day contract in the past 11 days to bolster an injury-riddled team earlier in..." March 22

  • NBA All-Star Game going to L.A. in 2018

    USA Today "Los Angeles it is for the 2018 NBA All-Star game. And what a warm, welcome sight that will be. After six consecutive stops in central or Eastern locations, the league’s annual extravaganza – one that has been held amid frigid temperatures in New York and Toronto the past two seasons – will..." March 22

  • Fixing the NBA age minimum is hard, but it must be done

    SB Nation "We're officially in NBA draft season as underclassmen declare and fans of lottery teams begin taking a shine to certain prospects. We're also a decade into the NBA age minimum. In the wake of the publication of Jonathan Abrams' book on the one-and-done era, Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller assess the..." March 22

  • Dikembe Mutombo was at the Brussels Airport attacks, is unharmed

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo was in the Brussels Airport at the time of today’s coordinated attacks, bombings that have killed dozens and injured well into the hundreds. Soon after the blasts Mutombo went onto his Facebook page to assure followers and friends that he was safe: God is..." March 22

  • Craig Sager tells HBO that his leukemia is no longer in remission

    Yahoo! Sports "In an interview that will air during Tuesday night's episode of HBO's "Real Sports," TNT announcer Craig Sager reveals that the acute myeloid leukemia he has battled for the last two years is no longer in remission. In the interview with HBO correspondent Bernard Goldberg, the 64-year-old..." March 21

  • Front-Office Insider: Stay away from declared underclassmen

    Yahoo! Sports "One thing that drives owners crazy is giving money back to the NBA. Unless teams want to write a blank check to the NBA, early-entry draft prospects like LSU star Ben Simmons are off limits for the next six weeks. Teams cannot contact or talk publicly about players who still have eligibility..." March 21

  • Suns best Lakers in matchup of lowly teams

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- In a matchup of the Western Conference's two worst teams, the Phoenix Suns showed again they are slightly better than the Los Angeles Lakers. Brandon Knight scored 22 points and rookie guard Devin Booker added 21, leading the Suns to a 95-90 victory over the Lakers on Friday..." March 19

  • Chandler wants no part of Suns' rebuild: 'It ain't where I'm supposed to be'

    The Score "Only two teams in the NBA can say they have worse records than the 19-50 Phoenix Suns, whose season spiraled out of control following major injuries to Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight, and lead to the firing of former head coach Jeff Hornacek. It's certainly not what veteran center Tyson..." March 19

  • Jazz reserves step up in win over Suns

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Considering the Utah Jazz were without their best player and were depending on a fill-in starter who usually doesn't score, a point guard who recently joined the team and a rookie, things turned out extremely well for them Thursday night. Rookie Trey Lyles scored 17 points..." March 18

  • Suns players want Earl Watson to become permanent head coach

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Suns had dropped four straight games when they fired Jeff Hornacek, and Phoenix’s losing streak stretched to 13 under interim coach Earl Watson. But the Suns have since lifted from their tailspin, and Watson deserves some credit. At least a couple of his players – and they say more – are..." March 18

  • Sources: NBA, players union agree to shorten free-agent moratorium

    Yahoo! Sports "The DeAndre Jordan Rule has found its way into summer free agency. In the aftermath of the free-agent center’s tortured change-of-heart that led him to return to the Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA and the players association agreed to shorten the July free-agency moratorium and allow verbal..." March 18

  • Jay Williams estimates 75-80 percent of NBA players use marijuana

    The Score "Clifford Robinson, aka "Uncle Spliffy," isn't the only former NBA player who has become a strong advocate for marijuana, as ex-Duke Blue Devils and Chicago Bulls point guard Jay Williams is leading the charge to make cannabis legal in the NBA. Williams estimates that 75 to 80 percent of NBA..." March 17

  • Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker learns how to finish games

    Arizona Republic "Suns rookie guard Devin Booker has been modeling his basketball game and preparation after Kobe Bryant for years so the play call he heard from his coach in crunch time of Monday night's Suns win stoked his confidence. Moments after Booker had his dribble stripped to allow Minnesota’s go-ahead..." March 16

  • Teletovic's last-second 3-pointer lifts Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- In a game with 15 ties and 14 lead changes, it figured the Phoenix Suns and Minnesota Timberwolves would come down to one shot to decide a winner. Suns veteran Mirza Teletovic had no problem being the guy to take the crucial attempt. Teletovic hit his fifth 3-pointer of the..." March 15

  • 'Boys Among Men' showcases the NBA age limit's flaws with entertaining flair

    Sporting News "There’s no blueprint for the NBA. There’s nothing like this.” Jermaine O’Neal, the man who imparted that wisdom, retired at age 35 after an eighteen-season NBA career, something that was almost unfathomable twenty-five years ago and is impossible now. O’Neal is one of the players who elected..." March 15

  • Suns ponder look of 3 'scoring point guards'

    Arizona Republic "The Suns got an answer with Devin Booker’s brilliant rookie season, which brings a new question. How do three “scoring point guards,” as Suns interim head coach Earl Watson calls them, work together next season if Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Knight and Booker are on the roster and healthy. “You..." March 15

  • Wizards made 40 phone calls vetting Markieff Morris

    Larry Brown Sports "To say the Washington Wizards were very thorough when evaluating Markieff Morris for a potential trade last month would be an understatement. The Wizards were aware of Morris’ behavioral issues in Phoenix prior to trading for him before the deadline in February. Before bringing him into their..." March 15

  • Mudiay scores 30 as Nuggets down Suns

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Emmanuel Mudiay didn't win the personal matchup, but he did win on the scoreboard. Mudiay scored a season-high 30 points, Nikola Jokic had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Phoenix Suns 116-98 Thursday night. Will Barton had 17 points and eight..." March 11

  • NBA space race: Here’s what should happen in a $1 billion offseason

    Sporting News "The entire NBA will have almost a billion dollars to spend on free agents next summer. That is the result of the much-discussed new national TV contract (worth $24 billion over nine years) with ESPN and Turner Sports that kicks in next season. The league will make much more money, and the..." March 10

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