Suns Rumors & News

  • Steve Kerr has “regrets” over time as Suns GM with Mike D’Antoni as coach

    San Jose Mercury News "Over nine years have passed since they last worked together. Since then, Warriors coach Steve Kerr and Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni raved endlessly about each other’s character, their coaching, how they empower players and how they have overseen high-powered offenses that very few teams can..." January 20

  • Is fighting becoming an issue in the NBA?

    NBC Sports Boston "Three Houston Rockets players entered the Los Angeles Clippers’ training room before being stopped by security but not before a profanity-laced exchange that’s sure to result in fines and possibly some suspensions. Orlando’s Arron Afflalo threw a punch – and barely missed – hitting Minnesota’s..." January 18

  • Amar’e Stoudemire Recalled The Time He Saw A Teammate Choke Someone Out In The Locker Room

    Uproxx "On Tuesday, Amar’e Stoudemire appeared on the best show in late night, Desus and Mero. The hosts have a knack for making their guests comfortable enough to tell some crazy stories, and Stoudemire did not disappoint. The interview portion of the show dealt with Stoudemire’s Israeli awakening and..." January 18

  • Devin Booker says Josh Jackson has ‘no ceiling’ on Twitter

    Clutch Points "Having played with Josh Jackson since the start of the season, Devin Booker has seen first hand how good he is as a player during practices and games. He is impressed with what he has seen from him so far and knows that the former Kansas star will only get better in the future. When asked..." January 15

  • Nikola Mirotic, 15 Others Become Trade-Eligible

    Hoops Rumors "Today is January 15, which means that trade restrictions have lifted for most of the rest of the NBA’s 2017 offseason signees. While the majority of those ’17 free agents became trade-eligible on December 15, there was a small subset of free agent signees whose trade ineligibility lasted for..." January 15

  • Pelicans To Sign Mike James To Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans will fill their remaining two-way slot by signing former Suns‘ point guard Mike James, tweets Shams Charania of The Vertical. James will move into the opening created by the Pelicans earlier this week when they waived two-way player Jalen Jones. James, the 27-year-old rookie who..." January 13

  • Who Are The NBA’s Best And Worst Scorers In The Clutch This Season?

    Dime Magazine "Being “clutch” comes to define a superstar, for better or worse, and it can be hard to shake perception from reality once a reputation is built. Take for example LeBron James, who has become one of the NBA’s best players in crunch time over the past seven or eight seasons but still gets criticized..." January 11

  • Adam Silver on not televising All-Star draft: ‘The goal was to improve the All-Star game’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Early indications the NBA wouldn’t televise the new All-Star draft were met with swift opposition from fans and media. Yet, the league isn’t budging. NBA commissioner Adam Silver, via NBA TV: Should there be a public selection? Now, I get it. Yes, it would be more fun if we had that kind..." January 11

  • Jared Dudley was close to signing with Nets instead of Suns back in 2016

    Clutch Points "Jared Dudley seems to be enjoying his role in providing veteran leadership for the young Phoenix Suns. But he almost found himself with an Eastern Conference team a couple of years ago. Dudley ultimately signed with the Suns in the summer of 2016 — his second stint in Phoenix — but he recently..." January 10

  • Report: Kyrie Irving Trade for Paul George, Eric Bledsoe Was Explored by Cavs

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly were in talks to trade Kyrie Irving to the Phoenix Suns in a three-team deal in June, according to Jackie MacMullan of ESPN: "In mid-June, shortly before [former general manager David] Griffin left, team and league sources confirm, the Cavs explored a..." January 04

  • Five things to watch from the Phoenix Suns in 2018

    Arizona Central "Let’s assume the Phoenix Suns aren’t going to make a miraculous playoff run this season. Or that a disgruntled player won’t tweet while he’s at a hair salon. That doesn’t mean there aren’t a few things to look forward to the rest of the 2017-18 season. Here are five of them: February 8 trade..." January 02

  • LaVar Ball is the founder of the NBA, according to Google

    CBS Sports "LaVar Ball just keeps on padding his resume. To ring in the New Year, a Google glitch has everyone turning their heads to answer a common question: Who founded the NBA? For the time being, if users google to find out who the NBA's founder is, it turns up none other than Mr. Ball. Ball, who was..." January 02

  • Devin Booker to have input in Suns’ decisions moving forward

    Arizona Central "Devin Booker’s importance to the Phoenix Suns franchise continues to grow. General Manager Ryan McDonough said Thursday that Booker will have a voice in all of the organization’s major decisions going forward, including the search for a new coach, free agency and the draft. “With his..." December 29

  • Suns coach had winning play saved for years

    Larry Brown Sports "The Phoenix Suns had a perfect play lined up for the final 0.6 seconds of their game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Apparently it was one interim head coach Jay Triano had saved up for years. Those final two points by Chandler gave Phoenix a 99-97 win, and it made Triano quite proud. After the..." December 27

  • Suns sign Isaiah Canaan to minimum deal, waive Mike James

    Arizona Sports "After joining the Suns on a hardship exception, guard Isaiah Canaan will remain with in Phoenix after reportedly being signed to a minimum deal. To make room for Canaan, the Suns will reportedly waive guard Mike James, who was signed to a standard contract on Dec. 7 after his two-way contract..." December 23

  • Ryan McDonough says Suns plan to keep Isaiah Canaan, which could spark more interesting roster move

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Suns have excelled at identifying fringe players. Unfortunately for Phoenix, that comes with complications. Mike James thrived as a two-way player. To clear a roster spot to convert James to a standard contract, the Suns waived promising young forward Derrick Jones Jr. Then – with..." December 21

  • Meeting held to discuss tensions between refs, players

    ESPN "After Lee Seham, the general counsel for the National Basketball Referees Association, had grown increasingly dissatisfied working with the NBA on contentious issues between game officials and players, he called the players association's executive director, Michele Roberts: Let's get together and..." December 21

  • Another Roster Decision Looming For Suns?

    Hoops Rumors "It was just a couple weeks ago that the Suns were forced to make a roster decision — in order to make room on their 15-man squad to convert Mike James‘ two-way contract into a standard NBA deal, the team had to trade or waive another player. Ultimately, Phoenix opted to waive Derrick Jones to open..." December 20

  • Rumor: Greg Monroe potential buyout candidate for Suns

    Clutch Points "The Phoenix Suns have struggled to break through in the first few months of the season well outside possibly contending for a playoff spot. According to Scott Bordow of, the Suns could look into potentially parting ways with veteran big man Greg Monroe depending on their decision..." December 20

  • The Rock will make Devin Booker a fanny pack if he wins an NBA title

    Arizona Sports "Some are motivated by the haters. Others are motivated by their families. Devin Booker is motivated by a fanny pack. Let’s back up a second for context. A few games back, the Phoenix Suns noticed that Booker’s suit, chain and turtle neck game was not far off from one of the classic..." December 20

  • Devin Booker wants Jay Triano to remain as Suns coach

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay Triano is getting the endorsement that matters — the one from his team’s franchise player. Before the Phoenix Suns played the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, Suns guard Devin Booker said that he would like for Triano to remain as head coach. “Me and Triano have that relationship. He’s..." December 19

  • Eight NBA players who have a real chance to be involved in trade rumors soon

    CBS Sports "Dec. 15 is known by many fans as the unofficial start to NBA trade rumor season. It's the day that players who signed new contracts in free agency can be traded by the team they signed with. Is that big target from the offseason not working out well? Put him on the block and see what's out there...." December 15

  • Phoenix Suns unlikely to swing major trade as free agents become available

    Arizona Central "The NBA trade machine could get cranked up Friday, the first day free agents who were signed over the summer can be traded. But don’t expect the Suns to do a lot of wheeling and dealing. General Manager Ryan McDonough said that while Phoenix will look for ways to upgrade its roster, its..." December 15

  • Suns hoping Devin Booker will be back around Christmas

    Arizona Central "The Suns are targeting a return for injured guard Devin Booker “right around Christmas,” General Manager Ryan McDonough said Wednesday. Phoenix plays the Memphis Grizzlies at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Dec. 26 and then has two days off before playing the Sacramento Kings on Dec...." December 14

  • NAZ Suns sign Derrick Jones Jr., trade for PG Isaiah Canaan

    Arizona Sports "Five days after the Phoenix Suns waived Derrick Jones Jr., opening a roster spot to sign Mike James for the rest of the season, their G League affiliate in Prescott Valley signed the second-year forward. NBA teams passed on adding Jones off waivers, allowing the Suns to retain their undrafted..." December 13

  • Who's on the hot seat? Evaluating job security of every NBA coach

    Sporting News "When Phoenix gave the pink slip to Earl Watson in October, it ended a remarkable stretch of NBA coaching stability. Before the move to replace Watson, it had been a year-and-a-half since the league last had a coach get fired. Since then, we’ve already had another firing, a stunner that saw..." December 12

  • Phoenix Suns coach Jay Triano says Dragan Bender has to earn more playing time

    Arizona Central "Who is that masked man in the Suns’ lineup? Phoenix certainly hopes it’s not the Dragan Bender it sees the rest of the season because in the past seven games Bender has become the invisible man. The numbers: 12 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in the seven games combined, and Bender is..." December 12

  • Report: Suns plan to sign Danuel House to two-way contract

    Arizona Sports "With Mike James on an official NBA deal Thursday, the Phoenix Suns had an open spot for a two-way contract and they reportedly have not waited very long to act on it. The Suns plan to sign wing Danuel House to a two-way contract, according to Yahoo!’s Shams Charania. House played for two..." December 08

  • Suns Waive Derrick Jones Jr.

    Real GM Basketball "The Phoenix Suns have waived Derrick Jones Jr. in order to create a roster spot to sign Mike James for the remainder of the season." December 07

  • Report: NBA to establish G-League franchise in Mexico as soon as possible

    Larry Brown Sports "In an effort to expand its product internationally, the NBA is reportedly starting a G-League franchise south of the border. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported on Thursday that the NBA intends to “move quickly” to establish a team in Mexico, with play potentially beginning as early as..." December 07

  • Report | Suns to convert Mike James deal to regular contract

    Fanrag Sports "When the Phoenix Suns signed Mike James to a two-way contract over the summer, they had Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Knight and Devin Booker in the fold. With each of these players unavailable or off the roster, the Suns have had to use James more than they planned. As a result, the rookie guard will..." December 07

  • Suns Star Devin Booker Will Miss 2-3 Weeks With An Adductor Strain

    Uproxx "The wayward season of the Phoenix Suns continued on Tuesday night when Devin Booker left the floor with what appeared to be a groin injury. On Wednesday the team learned it might be missing the 21-year-old for at least a fortnight. Booker was hurt on Tuesday night in a game against the Toronto..." December 06

  • Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker carried off court with strained left adductor "Suns star Devin Booker was carried off the court late in Tuesday's game with the Raptors with a strained left adductor muscle. Booker was guarding Fred VanVleet full court with less than three minutes remaining when he pulled up in obvious pain. He stood on the court for several minutes,..." December 06

  • NBA's TV viewership up 32%, highest since 2010-2011 season

    USA Today "Whether it was this summer’s unprecedented player movement or the NBA’s abundance of intriguing story lines, the league's television ratings are up substantially from last season. Between ESPN, TNT and NBA TV, the league’s viewership is up 32% this season and averaging 1.4 million viewers..." December 05

  • Mike James Contract Issue Headed To Wire

    Hoops Rumors "Suns point guard Mike James is unlikely to have his contract issues resolved until Wednesday’s deadline, Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic tweets. James signed a two-way contract over the summer but wound up being a rotation piece after Phoenix decided to trade disgruntled point guard Eric..." December 04

  • The NBA Has Been Making Behind The Scenes Moves For The Legalization Of Sports Gambling

    Uproxx "The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for Christie v. NCAA on Monday, better known as the sports betting legalization case. Gambling, particularly on sports, was once taboo, but has now become part of the sports fan’s lexicon and a ubiquitous presence around sports coverage. A look at..." December 04

  • Suns rookie Josh Jackson dispels notion he didn’t want to play for Celtics

    Boston Herald "One of the most frustrating trips in the life of the current Celtics front office occurred shortly before the NBA draft, when Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens and assistant general manager Michael Zarren flew to Sacramento to work out Kansas forward Josh Jackson. They landed, only to hear that Jackson..." December 04

  • Phoenix Suns' Marquese Chriss admits to being out of shape when season began

    Arizona Central "By any measure Marquese Chriss has had a disappointing season for the Suns. He’s averaging 6.3 points per game compared with 9.2 as a rookie. His shooting percentage has dropped from 44.9 to 39.1 while his 3-point shooting has remained the same at 32.1 percent. Chris is averaging 4.8 rebounds..." December 01

  • Suns' Alex Len fights frustration as playing time disappears

    Arizona Central "This was supposed to be the season Alex Len showed off. When Len didn’t get the free-agent contract he wanted over the summer and had to sign a one-year, $4.2 million qualifying offer from the Suns, he re-dedicated himself, working on his body to become stronger and, at the suggestion of the..." November 28

  • Jay Triano teaching Suns how much coaching matters in the NBA

    Arizona Central "Canada is our friend. The country has given us Steve Nash and Shane Doan. It provides road-clogging snowbirds who buy tickets to sporting events and populate our golf courses. It has yet to steal our NHL franchise. Yet no one could’ve foreseen the latest contribution from the Great White North..." November 27

  • Ryan McDonough: Suns want to sign two-way Mike James to standard contract

    Arizona Central "Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough reiterated Monday that the team would like to sign guard Mike James to a standard NBA contract before his two-way contract expires on Dec. 6 and he becomes a free agent. James is averaging 11.4 points and four assists per game while shooting 38.5 percent from..." November 24

  • 25 Players Still On Non-Guaranteed 2017/18 Salaries

    Hoops Rumors "There are 25 players around the NBA playing on 2017/18 salaries that aren’t yet fully guaranteed. While having those salaries guaranteed will be a mere formality for some players, others may be at risk of losing their roster spot with decision day nearing. If teams keep non-guaranteed players..." November 23

  • Eric Bledsoe’s return to Phoenix just another game

    Fanrag Sports "Former Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe is now officially current Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe. While infamously parting ways with the Suns after exclaiming that he no longer wanted to be a part of the Western Conference franchise, Bledsoe now remains in line to make his return to..." November 21

  • 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