Suns Rumors & News

  • Standard NBA Deal Expected For Mike James

    Hoops Rumors "Perhaps one of the more surprising stories to come out of the 2017/18 NBA season so far is the play of Suns‘ rookie point guard Mike James. James is currently averaging 11.4 PPG and 4.0 APG, good enough for top-10 in both categories among all rookies. And, according to Scott Bordow of..." November 20

  • Report: NFL Owners Asked Adam Silver About Becoming Commissioner

    SLAM Online "NFL owners reportedly reached out to Adam Silver to gauge his interest in succeeding Roger Goodell as commissioner of the league. According to ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr and Seth Wickersham, Silver immediately declined. [NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell] knows that there’s no clear successor,..." November 17

  • Adam Silver, Michele Roberts Meet with Commission to Discuss One-and-Done Rule

    Bleacher Report "The NBA could be one step closer to changing its heavily debated "one-and-done" rule. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts met with the Commission on College Basketball Thursday to discuss possible changes. There is..." November 17

  • Greg Monroe to make Suns debut with Tyson Chandler out

    Fanrag Sports "Phoenix Suns big man Greg Monroe will be making his debut with his new team on Thursday evening against the Houston Rockets. He will notably be filling in for veteran center Tyson Chandler, who will miss the Western Conference clash due to an illness. Monroe was originally acquired by the Suns..." November 16

  • Nuggets Were Close To Eric Bledsoe Trade

    Hoops Rumors "Denver was in the “red zone” on a potential trade for Eric Bledsoe last month, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN. Complete details aren’t provided, but Lowe believes Phoenix would have received Emmanuel Mudiay and a first-round pick. Negotiations with the Suns eventually fell apart and the Nuggets..." November 16

  • NBA Players Increasingly Switching To Plant-Based Diet

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Wilson Chandler, Al Jefferson, Garrett Temple, Enes Kanter, JaVale McGee and Jahlil Okafor have all made a switch to a vegan or vegetarian diet over the past year or so. "Been on more of a plant-based diet, getting away from the animals and all that," Irving told..." November 15

  • USA Basketball Announces Roster For First World Cup Qualifiers

    Hoops Rumors "USA Basketball has announced its 12-man roster for the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers, bringing back four members of the squad that won gold earlier this year in FIBA’s AmeriCup tournament. Here’s Team USA’s full 12-man roster: Semaj Christon, PG..." November 14

  • Who was Suns guard Devin Booker arguing with on the Lakers bench, anyway?

    Arizona Republic "The most interesting thing to happen when the Phoenix Suns played the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night involved Suns star Devin Booker but it had little outcome on the game. Booker, who scored 36 points on 14-of-27 shooting, got into a verbal dispute with someone on the Lakers bench late in..." November 14

  • Suns Initially Told Earl Watson He Wouldn't Get Job Permanently

    Real GM Basketball "Earl Watson spoke candidly about his tenure as head coach of the Phoenix Suns, which began on an interim basis in February of 2016. “To be honest with you when I took over as interim, management and ownership told me I would not be taking over the team permanently," said Watson on ESPN's The..." November 14

  • Greg Monroe was ‘blindsided’ by trade to the Suns

    Sportsnaut "When the Milwaukee Bucks signed center Greg Monroe to a three-year, $51.4 million deal back in 2015, it caught a lot of people around the NBA world by surprise. Then a top-end free agent, Milwaukee didn’t necessarily seem like a top destination. The idea for the Bucks was to build their..." November 10

  • What will Suns do with treasure trove of assets?

    Arizona Republic "The first three weeks of the season have been a whirlwind for the Phoenix Suns. The worst-ever loss in franchise history on opening night. The firing of coach Earl Watson and the naming of Jay Triano as interim coach. Eric Bledsoe’s tweet and on Tuesday, the deal that sent Bledsoe to Milwaukee..." November 09

  • Bledsoe: Suns shutting me down healthy last season sparked trade request

    Pro Basketball Talk "Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said Eric Bledsoe requested a trade after Phoenix refused to renegotiate-and-extend the guard’s contract over the offseason. Bledsoe, traded to the Bucks, provided a different reason. Bledsoe, via Chris Haynes of ESPN: “I felt like it was time [to..." November 09

  • Suns GM disappointed with how Eric Bledsoe situation played out

    Fanrag Sports "Eric Bledsoe essentially constructed a step-by-step tutorial on how to get traded. After the disgruntled guard tweeted he didn’t “wanna be here,” the Phoenix Suns made the decision to send Bledsoe home. Voila, Bledsoe was finally traded to the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday in exchange for Greg..." November 08

  • Suns Interested In Jahlil Okafor

    Real GM Basketball "The Phoenix Suns have interest in trading for Jahlil Okafor. The Suns don't currently have a roster spot available, but that could change once they part ways with Greg Monroe via trade or buyout. Phoenix is rebuilding and presumably view Okafor as a potential reclamation project." November 08

  • Suns may not keep Greg Monroe after acquiring him from the Bucks

    Hoops Hype "When the Phoenix Suns sent Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks, they received protected draft picks as well as veteran big man Greg Monroe. According to team insider John Gambadoro, the Suns have not yet decided what to do with the 27-year-old Monroe. Kevin Pelton wrote about why Phoenix may..." November 07

  • Bucks' reported trade for Bledsoe leaves Cavs fans in a Twitter spiral of depression

    CBS Sports "For the last few years the Cleveland Cavaliers have basically been the older brother to the Milwaukee Bucks. Milwaukee is just a seven-hour drive across the great state of Michigan from Cleveland, and while the young Bucks have slowly been progressing into a team capable of contending for a..." November 07

  • Here are reported protections of first-rounder in Eric Bledsoe trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Bucks made the playoffs in 2013 – then fell to an NBA-worst 15-67 the following year. They rebounded to make the playoffs in 2015 – then stumbled to a disappointing 33-49 the following year. They returned to the playoffs in 2017 – and are an underwhelming 4-5 this year. So, of course..." November 07

  • Report: Milwaukee Bucks finalizing deal for Eric Bledsoe

    NBA.com "The Eric Bledsoe-Phoenix Suns saga may be over. The point guard, who has not played in a game for the Suns since Oct. 21, will reportedly be on the move to the Milwaukee Bucks soon. According to ESPN.com's Zach Lowe and Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bucks and Suns are finalizing a deal that will move..." November 07

  • Devin Booker becomes fourth youngest to 3,000 NBA points for Phoenix Suns

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Former Kentucky basketball star Devin Booker became the fourth-youngest player to reach 3,000 career points in NBA history in the Phoenix Suns’ loss to the Brooklyn Nets Monday night. The 21-year-old needed six points to reach the mark going into the game and got it with a 19-foot jumper with..." November 07

  • Nike 'working to implement a solution' after string of jersey tears

    ESPN "After at least five of Nike's NBA jerseys ripped on players this season, the world's largest shoe and apparel giant has acknowledged it will make substantive changes. The company, which signed an eight-year, $1 billion deal with the NBA that began this year, said in a statement provided to ESPN..." November 07

  • Eric Bledsoe to begin using Suns' facilities again, but will not rejoin team

    CBS Sports "As the saga between the Phoenix Suns and Eric Bledsoe drags on, the disgruntled guard will reportedly be allowed to return to team facilities, but is not expected to actually rejoin the team. Bledsoe, who was sent away from the team after tweeting, "I don't wanna be here," will simply be using the..." November 05

  • NBA fines Eric Bledsoe $10K for 'I don't wanna be here' tweet

    Hoops Rumors "Suns guard Eric Bledsoe received a $10K fine from the league for the tweet that sparked trade talks and led to his dismissal from the team, according to Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic (Twitter link). Bledsoe, who reportedly asked Suns management to trade him during the preseason, hasn’t..." November 05

  • Suns’ T.J. Warren leaves game against Knicks with head injury

    Arizona Sports "Phoenix Suns small forward T.J. Warren left Friday’s game against the New York Knicks with a head injury. On a play in transition with 2:10 left in the first quarter, Warren received a pass from Devin Booker and when attacking the basket, took a bump off Knicks big man Enes Kanter. Kanter went..." November 04

  • Pistons’ Van Gundy: We’re not trading Jackson for Bledsoe

    Detroit News "It’s not quite February, but Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy had to revert to his trade-deadline mode a little earlier than usual on Friday. With rumors emerging that the Pistons were in trade discussions involving Reggie Jackson going to the Phoenix Suns for Eric Bledsoe and others involving a..." November 03

  • Suns are 3-1 since firing of Earl Watson, Eric Bledsoe being sent home

    Clutch Points "Following a porous start to the season that saw the Phoenix Suns drop their first three games in disappointing fashion, it has been quite the opposite with the team hitting stride in the other direction. The Suns have won three out of their last four games following the front office’s decision..." November 02

  • Robert Sarver says he has no interest in selling Suns, disputes Washington Post report

    Arizona Republic "Suns Managing General Partner Robert Sarver told azcentral sports Thursday that he has "zero interest" in selling the team. Sarver's comment came in response to a note item in the Washington Post in which an NBA writer said, "There are already rumblings around the league that Robert Sarver, who..." November 02

  • Pistons reportedly interested in Eric Bledsoe, but may have to sweeten deal

    Michigan Live "The Phoenix Suns may not have much in terms of leverage, but it can't hurt to ask for more when it comes to potential trades for point guard Eric Bledsoe. According to The New York Times' Marc Stein, the Detroit Pistons are among the teams interested in Bledsoe, who last month asked to be..." November 02

  • Bucks would 'love' to add Eric Bledsoe, but unwilling to move key players

    Sporting News "The Suns have enjoyed a quick turnaround following the firing of former head coach Earl Watson and dismissal of Eric Bledsoe, winning three of their last four games under interim coach Jay Triano after starting the season 0-3. But that question of when the Suns will trade Bledsoe still..." November 02

  • Suns big men Alex Len, Tyson Chandler producing big numbers from center position

    Arizona Republic "Early in the fourth quarter of the Suns’ loss to the Portland Trail Blazers Saturday, 7-foot-1 center Alex Len sprinted down the floor, received a pass near the rim but missed the dunk. Thirteen seconds later, after a Tyler Ulis steal, Len again ran the floor, caught the pass from Ulis and this..." October 31

  • Suns GM Ryan McDonough says no timetable for Eric Bledsoe trade

    ESPN "Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough reiterated that he has no timetable for a potential trade involving disgruntled guard Eric Bledsoe, who has been away from the team for over a week. "We are open to doing a deal whenever the best offer presents itself," McDonough said in a text..." October 31

  • Phoenix Suns' Tyson Chandler not concerned with trade rumors

    Arizona Republic "Suns center Tyson Chandler has heard the rumors, that Phoenix would like to include him in a deal with unhappy point guard Eric Bledsoe. But, at 35 and in the final stages of his career, Chandler takes a matter-of-fact approach. And that includes not letting the rumors affect the way he goes..." October 31

  • Knicks reiterate they won’t trade parts of young core for Eric Bledsoe

    Pro Basketball Talk "There has been much speculation about the landing spot for Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe after he publicly tweeted that he no longer wanted to be in Phoenix. Or was it that he didn’t want to be in a hair salon? It’s hard to tell. Whatever leverage the Suns may have had in the past is..." October 30

  • Knicks accept being bad, resist Eric Bledsoe deal — for now

    Sporting News ""That," the scout said after having witnessed the Knicks get drubbed by the Celtics in Boston this week, "would be a terrible idea." The idea in question would be an earnest pursuit of Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe, which would be a very Knicks-ish trade to make, historically speaking. Bledsoe..." October 28

  • Report: Suns exploring including Tyson Chandler in Eric Bledsoe trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Suns are working on trading Eric Bledsoe – and maybe Tyson Chandler. Marc Stein of The New York Times With Bledsoe headed out, Chandler fits even less than he did before in Phoenix – and the center didn’t fit before. He’s 35 and maybe still capable of helping a winning team with his..." October 27

  • Suns GM Ryan McDonough: Eric Bledsoe mad about not getting contract renegotiation-and-extension

    Pro Basketball Talk "What’s the root of Eric Bledsoe‘s feud with the Suns? Them tanking during his prime years? Him requesting a trade? Their harsh response? Him seemingly making that request public? Him lying about it? Them accusing him of lying about it? Suns general manager Ryan McDonough, via Arizona Sports..." October 26

  • GM: Suns should have conducted more interviews before Earl Watson hire

    Arizona Sports "Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough admits that, in hindsight, he should have considered outside candidates before hiring Earl Watson as head coach. Watson replaced Jeff Hornacek in 2015-16, going 9-24 before the Suns removed the interim tag in April without conducting an interview..." October 26

  • Report: Teams ‘taken aback’ by asking price for Eric Bledsoe

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Suns have talked Eric Bledsoe trades with the Knicks, Bucks, Nuggets and others. Brian Windhorst of ESPN: In the initial conversations that the Suns had with teams yesterday – teams like the Bucks and the Nuggets and the Knicks and the Clippers are some of the teams that they’ve talked..." October 26

  • David Stern says NBA should take marijuana off ban list

    Oregonian "Former NBA commissioner David Stern says he thinks the league should remove marijuana from its list of banned substances. In an interview from a documentary for Uninterrupted, Stern talked with ex-NBA player Al Harrington, who has become a marijuana entrepreneur since he retired in..." October 25

  • Suns GM Blames ‘Bad Advice’ For Bledsoe’s Actions

    Hoops Rumors "Suns GM Ryan McDonough believes Eric Bledsoe is receiving “bad advice” in his desire to get out of Phoenix, relays Chris Haynes of ESPN. The remarks were made during an interview Tuesday with Arizona Sports 98.7 and are apparently a swipe at Bledsoe’s agent, Rich Paul, who represents several..." October 25

  • Suns Receiving 'Pretty Intriguing Offers' For Eric Bledsoe

    Real GM Basketball "The Phoenix Suns put Eric Bledsoe on the trade block on Monday and have received interest from the New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks. Ryan McDonough said publicly that the Suns have received some “pretty intriguing offers.” McDonough added that since the guard is away from..." October 25

  • NBA Viewership On ESPN Is Way Up Through The First Handful Of Games This Season

    Dime Magazine "TV ratings in many sports have seen a drop in recent months for a wide variety of reasons. But the NBA has had a strong start to its 2017-18 season on at least one network. ESPN reported on Tuesday that viewership numbers for the start of the season have gone up to start the new NBA season...." October 25

  • Report: Knicks rejected ‘ridiculous’ Eric Bledsoe trade offer from Suns

    Larry Brown Sports "The Phoenix Suns may have to lower their asking price if they want to strike a deal on the Eric Bledsoe front. Marc Berman of the New York Post reported on Tuesday that the New York Knicks rejected the Suns’ offer of Bledsoe for 19-year-old rookie guard Frank Ntilikina and 23-year-old big man..." October 24

  • Josh Jackson Has Been Fined $35,000 For Making A ‘Menacing Gesture’ At A Fan

    Uproxx "What a start to the 2017-2018 season for the Phoenix Suns. Over the weekend, point guard Eric Bledsoe tweeted out a cryptic message that may or may not but probably absolutely did hint at him wanting a trade, then tried to play it off with the old “I was at the hair salon” excuse, but the..." October 24

  • Report: LeBron James has not made contact with Eric Bledsoe

    Cavs Nation "On Sunday afternoon, Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe sent out a tweet to express his displeasure with the team, simply saying: “I don’t wanna be here.” As a result, the Suns have said that they are open to trading the former No. 18 overall pick in the 2010 Draft (Oklahoma City Thunder)...." October 24

  • Eric Bledsoe for Reggie Jackson: Should the Pistons have trade interest?

    Michigan Live "The next time Eric Bledsoe puts on an NBA uniform, it won't be for the Phoenix Suns. Could it be for the Detroit Pistons? They are just among the many potential teams for the point guard who made his dissatisfaction with the organization public over the weekend, tweeting, "I Dont wanna be..." October 24

  • Josh Jackson Says He Didn't Mimic Gun Gesture Toward Clippers Fan

    Bleacher Report "Frustrations boiled over for Phoenix Suns rookie Josh Jackson during his team's 130-88 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday. After he mimicked shooting a gun toward a fan, he provided something of an explanation on Monday. "That’s what most people thought I was going but I actually wasn’t..." October 24

  • Report: Suns also fire three assistant coaches

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Suns fired Earl Watson just three games into the season – the second-earliest firing in NBA history. They didn’t stop there. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN Twitter Ads info and privacy Firing assistant coaches during the season has become Phoenix’s m.o. I’m just not sure what it..." October 23

  • Report: Denver discussed trading Emmanuel Mudiay to Suns for Eric Bledsoe

    Clutch Points "The Denver Nuggets have had conversations with the Phoenix Suns, offering point guard Emmanuel Mudiay and other pieces for their own point man Eric Bledsoe, according to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders. The Nuggets seem to have committed to Jamal Murray running the point moving forward,..." October 23

  • Eric Bledsoe sent home, unlikely to play for Suns again, per GM

    ESPN "Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe has likely played his final game for the team, general manager Ryan McDonough told reporters Monday. McDonough said he, interim coach Jay Triano and Bledsoe met Monday morning and that Bledsoe was sent home at the end of the discussion. He will not play in..." October 23

  • The Suns Are Reportedly Asking The Knicks For Frank Ntilikina In An Eric Bledsoe Trade

    Uproxx "The Phoenix Suns simply can’t stop tripping over their own shoelaces. Their opening week to the 2017-2018 season has been a disaster of Vesuvian proportions that started with a historic 48-point loss to the Trail Blazers and was book-ended by a semi-cryptic tweet from Eric Bledsoe hinting that..." October 23