Suns Rumors & News

  • Suns plan to be 'major players' in 2017 free agency

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Suns have swung big in free agency the previous couple years, chasing LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony in 2014 and LaMarcus Aldridge in 2015. But 2016 appeared to be the year Phoenix really eyed. The Suns structured the contracts of multiple players – including Brandon Knight, Tyson..." August 26

  • ESPN confuses Devin Booker with arrested Notre Dame cornerback Devin Butler

    Larry Brown Sports "Devin Booker is the sharpshooting young 2-guard the Phoenix Suns drafted No. 13 overall last summer. Devin Butler is the Notre Dame cornerback who was arrested over the weekend on preliminary felony charges of battery to law enforcement and resisting arrest. ESPN ran into a bit of trouble making..." August 23

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Brandon Knight deserves a clean slate from Suns fans

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Knight is one of the more controversial members on the current Suns squad. It started when the Suns acquired him at the trade deadline in 2015, on the same day they dealt Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas. The message was that he was a better, more valuable player than the two departed guards he..." August 15

  • Report: Ronnie Price, Thunder Agree To Two-Year Deal

    The Sports Quotient " Free agent guard Ronnie Price and the Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to a two-year deal, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. The two-year deal is reportedly worth $5 million. The addition of Price should bring veteran leadership and depth off the bench for the Thunder." August 11

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • Raja Bell Details Why Manu Ginobili Was Harder To Guard Than Kobe Bryant

    Uproxx "Raja Bell’s battles with Kobe Bryant are legendary. One of basketball’s most aggressive wing defenders and a notorious hothead, the former Phoenix Suns guard went toe-to-toe with the Los Angeles Lakers icon on 44 separate occasions from December 2001 to February 2012. The statistics, as you..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • Amar'e Stoudemire had offers from non-playoff teams

    CBS Sports "Amar'e Stoudemire retired last week, and signed with Hapoel Jerusalem to finish his basketball career. Stoudemire finishes his NBA career at age 33. Knee injuries had robbed him of what made him an MVP candidate in 2010 and one of the most dominant offensive players of the 2000's. But..." August 03

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • Ronnie Price leaving Suns for OKC Thunder

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Ronnie Price was a great veteran influence on the Phoenix Suns last year, and ended up playing the most minutes of his 11-year career when Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight both went down with lengthy injuries. He was a free agent this summer that the Suns wanted to bring back for another season,..." August 01

  • Amar'e Stoudemire wanted to retire in Phoenix, but Suns didn't want him

    The Score "Many thought it was rather peculiar that Amar'e Stoudemire chose to retire Tuesday as a member of the New York Knicks. After all, he spent the majority and best parts of his career in a Phoenix Suns uniform. As it turns out, the 33-year-old wanted to close out his career where he started it,..." July 28

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Phoenix Suns stoking the fires of optimism after a 23-win season

    Arizona Republic "The NBA offseason has been full of surprises. Kevin Durant became an instant villain by joining the Warriors. Dwyane Wade signed with his hometown Bulls. Derrick Rose said the Knicks “have a chance to win every game” under new head coach Jeff Hornacek. There should be a fine for that kind of..." July 24

  • Alan Williams likely to stay on Phoenix Suns roster

    Arizona Republic "Alan Williams’ NBA existence is not guaranteed until September but he can feel much better about his future with the Suns. Williams, the Phoenix native who spent the final five weeks of last season with the Suns, appears to be part of the Suns' plans for 2016-17 after being selected to the..." July 23

  • Ryan McDonough reviews Suns draftees' summer play

    Arizona Republic "Tyler Ulis made it difficult not to appreciate his play during the NBA Summer League. As an all-NBA Summer League honoree, the Suns’ second-round pick was considered the 24-team league’s second-best point guard to Minnesota second-year player Tyus Jones. Ulis played all six Suns games, averaged..." July 22

  • Devin Booker: “I know one day I’ll be named with the best of them”

    Believe The Hype "Today I caught up with Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker who’s currently here in Las Vegas taking part in Team USA Camp as a part of the USA Basketball Select Team. D-Book took some time to have a chat about his experiences at Team USA camp so far, the Kentucky brotherhood, looking ahead to next..." July 21

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Is Dragan Bender Good?

    Complex "Eighteen years ago, Dirk Nowitzki became the first foreign-born player to be chosen in the NBA Draft lottery without first attending college in the United States. Selected ninth-overall by the Milwaukee Bucks and subsequently traded to the Dallas Mavericks, Nowitzki was an unknown to American fans..." July 15

  • Charles Barkley claims he's been offered up to $3 million to tweet

    The Score "No money in the world could convince Charles Barkley to join Twitter. During an appearance on ESPN's "Dan Le Batard Show," Barkley claimed he's been offered millions to tweet, but has no intentions of ever doing so. "I've been offered as much as $3 million to do tweets," he said. "I said,..." July 13

  • Charles Barkley weighs in on police shootings: 'We’ve got to do better as black people'

    USA Today "TNT basketball analyst and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley joined ESPN’s Dan Le Batard Show on Tuesday to discuss the recent police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Philando Castile in Minnesota and the deadly attack on officers during a rally in Dallas. Barkley said that there is..." July 13

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Suns' Dudley: 'My contract's just not for what I do on the floor'

    The Score "Jared Dudley wasted little time in free agency, committing to return to the Phoenix Suns on July 1. The 31-year-old forward had spent four-and-a-half seasons with the Suns before they traded him away in 2013. He admitted Friday he never wanted to leave. "I've been secretly wanting to come back..." July 09

  • Suns Sign Dragan Bender, Marquese Chriss and Tyler Ulis "The Phoenix Suns have signed 2016 NBA Draft acquisitions Dragan Bender (fourth overall pick), Marquese Chriss (eighth overall) and Tyler Ulis (34th overall). All three will make their Suns debuts as members of Phoenix’s entry at NBA Summer League 2016 in Las Vegas. Bender, Chriss, Ulis and the..." July 08

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • Leandro Barbosa to join Phoenix Suns for 3rd stint

    Arizona Republic "The Suns’ vision is all a Brazilian Blur after convincing Leandro Barbosa to return to Phoenix for the third Suns playing stint of his career. Barbosa, 33, agreed Wednesday night to a two-year contract potentially worth $8 million. Barbosa will be paid $4 million this season, his 14th in the..." July 07

  • Suns second round pick Tyler Ulis to get paid like a first round pick

    Bright Side Of The Sun "As first reported by Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic, Tyler Ulis, drafted in the second round and 34th overall in the last month's NBA Draft, will receive a contract consistent with that of a first round pick when he signs with the Phoenix Suns. Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss, both lottery..." July 06

  • Should the Phoenix Suns move Brandon Knight?

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Some of the maligned contracts that were struck over the last few summers can suddenly be looked at under a "glass half full" prism. After losing a summer-long standoff with Eric Bledsoe over his contract, his $14 million 2016-17 salary is a steal given the scale of the new market. Same goes for..." July 05

  • Books adjust NBA odds in wake of Durant to the Warriors "Well, this is certainly a holiday weekend that Bay Area basketball fans will never forget. We were told to expect an announcement in the Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes at some point over the weekend, and the bombshell dropped just before noon EST on July 4. Former Oklahoma City Thunder..." July 05

  • "Rumblings" that Pistons are interested in Jon Leuer

    Detroit Bad Boys "The Detroit Pistons struggled to shoot the ball last year, and all their moves in the offseason is make the problem worse. First, they traded away their best shooter in Jodie Meeks (per his request) and are set to sign Ish Smith, a no-shooting point guard who can push the pace and find other..." July 02

  • Why NBA players get paid so much more than NFL stars

    SB Nation "Among the loudest voices expressing shock over some of the massive deals signed on the first day of NBA free agency were NFL players. Ryan Wilson at CBS Sports has a good round-up. This example from DeAngelo Williams sums up the sentiment. Many sports fans — even many NBA fans, who have had..." July 02

  • Jon Leuer agrees to four year, $42 million deal with the Pistons, per report

    The Score "The Detroit Pistons have lured Jon Leuer to the Motor City. The free agent power forward has signed a four-year, $42-million contract with the Pistons, his agency said Saturday." July 02

  • Jared Dudley agrees to 3 year, $30 million deal with the Suns, per report

    SB Nation "Unrestricted free agent Jared Dudley is headed home, agreeing to sign a three-year, $30 million deal with the Phoenix Suns, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. Dudley spent four and a half seasons with the Suns, more than any other team in his career, from 2008 to 2013. Dudley, 30,..." July 01

  • Bucks, Mirza Teletovic agree on 3-year, $30 million deal

    SB Nation "The Bucks and free agent forward Mirza Teletovic have agreed on a three-year, $30 million deal, according to ESPN's Marc Stein." July 01

  • Phoenix Suns guarantee P.J. Tucker's salary for 2016-17

    Arizona Republic "The Suns made an easy call on veteran small forward P.J. Tucker, keeping him on the roster on Thursday to guarantee his full salary for next season. Tucker, 31, only had a partial guarantee of $1.5 million for the 2016-17 season until Thursday, when his final contract year’s full salary of $5.3..." July 01

  • Boivin: The reinvention of Suns guard Eric Bledsoe

    Arizona Republic "Enlightenment comes in a variety of hues and textures. How appropriate that evidence of Eric Bledsoe’s journey took the shape of a yoga pose on a San Diego beach with the soundtrack of crashing waves. The Suns guard has reinvented himself. Not in a publicity-monger kind of way but in an “I’m..." June 30

  • Report: Clippers, Suns, Magic interested in Cole Aldrich

    The Score "The Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic, and Phoenix Suns have all expressed interest in center Cole Aldrich once he hits free agency July 1, according to the Los Angeles Times' Brad Turner." June 29

  • USA Basketball unveils 2016 Olympic team roster "Featuring six Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup gold medalists, USA Basketball unveiled its official 12-man 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. Selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title, were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse); Harrison..." June 27

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • Tyrone Corbin to join Earl Watson as assistant on Phoenix Suns coaching staff

    The Deseret News "From 2010 to 2013, point guard Earl Watson was coached by Tyrone Corbin as a member of the Utah Jazz, first while Corbin was an assistant to Jerry Sloan and later when Corbin took over following Sloan's sudden resignation in 2011. Watson and Corbin will soon be reunited, but in different..." June 26

  • Suns draft Dragan Bender with 4th pick

    SB Nation "With the fourth pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns selected Dragan Bender, an 18-year-old Croatian power forward who spent last season playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli league. Bender is a a little raw as a prospect, but he's worthy of a high selection thanks to his tools..." June 23

  • Suns Offered Eric Bledsoe, Lottery Pick To Jazz For Gordon Hayward

    Real GM Basketball "The Phoenix Suns attempted to acquire Gordon Hayward from the Utah Jazz by offering Eric Bledsoe and a lottery pick. The Jazz acquired George Hill from the Indiana Pacers in exchange for their own lottery pick on the eve of the draft. The Suns have been shopping both Bledsoe and Brandon..." June 23

  • Suns' Bogdanovic will remain overseas next season

    Arizona Republic "The Suns were exploring bringing Bogdanovic, their 2014 first-round draft pick, to Phoenix for the 2016-17 season but Bogdanovic opted to remain with his Fenerbahce club in Turkey. The Suns will retain Bogdanovic's rights but he will no longer be subject to the rookie contract scale of 2014 if..." June 23

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23