Suns Rumors & News

  • Did Suns Have Something To Do With Josh Jackson Skipping Celtics Workout?

    NESN "After the Boston Celtics traded down to the No. 3 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, many thought the C’s would use their top selection on Josh Jackson. The former Kansas guard was touted as one of the best two-way players in the draft with a very high ceiling. The Celtics certainly had interest in..." June 24

  • Ratings for 2017 NBA Draft on ESPN are up from 2016

    Awful Announcing "This year’s NBA Draft which had plenty of buzz going into the event certainly scored for ESPN. The Draft averaged a 2.7 overnight rating which is up 13% from last year’s event. It peaked at a 4.0 rating in the 8:15-8:30 p.m. ET quarter-hour. ESPN is really ecstatic about its streaming numbers...." June 23

  • Danny Ainge: Josh Jackson canceled Celtics workout while Brad Stevens and I flew there

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Celtics were the first playoff team to win the lottery, which brought a complication: Some draft prospects and their agents wanted to avoid Boston, which has a deep roster and fewer avenues to immediate playing time. Lonzo Ball wouldn’t work out for the Celtics, and neither would Josh..." June 23

  • Josh Jackson says of teams who passed on him in NBA Draft: 'One day they'll be sorry'

    Kansas City Star "Josh Jackson smiled as his mother, Apples Jones, planted a kiss on his cheek, the former Kansas guard and his family members noticeably pleased Thursday night upon hearing from commissioner Adam Silver he’d been selected by the Phoenix Suns as the No. 4 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. “I’m pretty..." June 23

  • The Suns Proposed Offer For Porzingis Is Out, And It Features A Ton Of Young Assets

    Uproxx "The ongoing saga of Kristaps Porzingis in New York has been so fascinating to watch. While the New York Knicks don’t seem like they’re in any rush to trade their 21-year-old star, Phil Jackson has openly expressed that Porzingis is on the market if the price is right because he missed an exit..." June 22

  • Suns select Josh Jackson with fourth pick in NBA Draft

    Arizona Sports "Josh Jackson was there after all. After the Kansas swingman’s stock soared to the point where he was reportedly in the mix to be selected by the Lakers at No. 2, he ended up falling into the lap of the Phoenix Suns. With the pick, the Suns grabbed the best two-way lottery talent in the..." June 22

  • Bledsoe shopped to Denver for Mudiay, No. 13

    ESPN "The Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns have held discussions on a trade that would send point guard Emmanuel Mudiay and the No. 13 pick in Thursday's NBA draft for point guard Eric Bledsoe, league sources told ESPN. However, sources described the dialogue as "fluid." Denver, for some time, has..." June 22

  • Suns Attempting To Trade Away Eric Bledsoe

    Real GM Basketball "The Phoenix Suns are attempting to trade Eric Bledsoe in any package they discuss with rival teams leading up to the draft. Bledsoe has two seasons and $29 million remaining on his contract." June 22

  • Hawks Exploring Sign-and-Trade for Paul Millsap

    SLAM Online "With the Dwight Howard era officially over in Atlanta, the Hawks could be heading toward a full rebuild. Atlanta has already made it clear that they will not offer All-Star forward Paul Millsap a max contract. But since Millsap, an unrestricted free agent, can leave the team outright, the..." June 21

  • Clippers have explored trade market for DeAndre Jordan

    Pro Basketball Talk "As if Tuesday couldn’t get crazy enough, with both Brook Lopez and Dwight Howard reportedly getting traded, the market for big men this offseason could get even more crowded. According to a report from ESPN’s Chris Haynes, the Los Angeles Clippers have had exploratory talks with other teams as..." June 21

  • Cavaliers, Celtics Suns, Timberwolves Reportedly Exploring Jimmy Butler Trade

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves and Phoenix Suns are either targeting or have interest in a potential Jimmy Butler trade as the offseason heats up. Marc Stein of ESPN reported the Cavaliers are working on potential multi-team trades, while Vincent Goodwill of CSN..." June 19

  • Suns seeking to trade up in draft, snag Lonzo Ball

    Arizona Sports "We are less than one week away from the NBA Draft, which means the rumors and speculation are about to ramp up a notch or two. When it comes to the top of the draft, these days much of the speculation revolves around the Phoenix Suns. The Suns currently hold the fourth overall selection, but..." June 19

  • Blake Griffin names New York, Phoenix, Toronto, Boston as his favorite NBA cities

    Mass Live "Blake Griffin put Boston on his Mt. Rushmore of NBA cities during a recent appearance on the Pardon My Take podcast. For those who don't listen regularly to the show, it's a comedic sports podcast that doesn't take itself too seriously. Because of the lighthearted nature of the conversation..." June 19

  • Ball considering talking to additional lottery teams

    ESPN "Lonzo Ball is still considering talking to teams that have lottery picks below the Los Angeles Lakers, a source close to the former UCLA Bruins star told ESPN. Ball will work out for the Lakers -- who have the No. 2 pick in next week's NBA draft -- a second time Friday at an undisclosed, Los..." June 16

  • Warriors consultant Steve Nash won his first NBA championship

    Hoops Hype "Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash never made it to the Finals. But as a player developmental consultant for the Warriors, he got his first title. Nash, 43, began working with Golden State in November of 2015. Steve Kerr, who is the coach of the Warriors, was the GM of the Suns from 2007 until 2010...." June 13

  • Glaring needs for 2017 NBA Draft Lottery teams

    Sportsnaut "The countdown has officially begun for the 2017 NBA Draft. This year stands to be one of the deepest drafts in recent memory, with solid players throughout the lottery and deep into the first round. It’s also one of the most consequential. The Boston Celtics — not listed here because they..." June 13

  • De’Aaron Fox Works Out For Kings; Suns Next

    Hoops Rumors "Projected high lottery pick De’Aaron Fox worked out for the Kings on Monday and will visit three other teams with a Top 5 pick over the next week, Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com tweets. The University of Kentucky point guard will work out for the Suns, who hold the No. 4 pick, later this week,..." June 06

  • Players Eligible For Rookie Scale Extensions In 2017

    Hoops Rumors "July 1 marks the start of the NBA’s new league year. At that point, players eligible for free agency will be able to begin negotiating and reaching contract agreements with suitors. In addition to those free agents, another group of players will also become eligible to sign new deals. For..." June 05

  • Olympics considering adding 3-on-3 basketball as event

    Fanrag Sports "The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, appear to have a new event on the horizon. According to the Associated Press, 3-on-3 basketball “is all but certain” to be added to the new list of events, which includes skateboarding and sport climbing. “It would certainly be a perfect fit,” said..." June 04

  • Andre Iguodala To Receive Interest From Suns, Wolves, Hawks

    Real GM Basketball "Andre Iguodala is expected to receive interest from a number of teams in free agency such as the Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves and Atlanta Hawks. Iguodala's ability to re-sign with the Golden State Warriors will be heavily impacted by the amount of money Kevin Durant takes during his own..." June 01

  • Why Adam Silver’s comments on the ‘one-and-done’ rule miss the mark

    Fox Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver joined FS1’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of the NBA on Wednesday. And while issues such as “super teams” and resting players are always hot-button, Silver’s most intriguing response may have come following a question on..." June 01

  • Suns could face tough NBA draft decision with small forwards

    Arizona Republic "Four months ago, playing in the 23rd game of his college career, Jonathan Isaac contested a shot on the baseline in an Atlantic Coast Conference contest at Miami. After grabbing the loose-ball rebound, the Florida State freshman took off downcourt, leading the Seminoles in transition. Head up,..." May 31

  • Adam Silver: NBA rethinking one-and-done rule

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has never been one adverse to change since he took over that role from David Stern. For the most part, it has helped the Association move on from a bygone era that saw popularity dwindle. We can conclude the on-court product has played a role in this, but Silver’s..." May 31

  • Sit Down, Be Humble: An NBA Champion's Guide to Ring Chasing

    Bleacher Report "For the last two seasons, veteran power forward David West has sacrificed bigger roles and much bigger contracts for the sake of being on championship-contending teams. So if he fails to win a ring with the Golden State Warriors in the next few weeks, as he did with the San Antonio Spurs this time..." May 31

  • LeBron And Other NBA Stars Are High On ESPN’s List Of 100 Most Popular Athletes

    Dime Magazine "LeBron James isn’t the most popular athlete in the world, but he’s close. ESPN released its annual list of the 100 most popular athletes on the planet on Tuesday, with Cristiano Ronaldo nabbing the top spot again. James, the top NBA player on the list, was second yet again. Other NBA players..." May 30

  • Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Playoffs will have one of the fewest number of game since the first round was expanded from a five-game series to a seven-game series in 2003. Depending on the length of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, there will be anywhere between 78 games..." May 26

  • Anthony Davis chosen first-team All-NBA for second time in three seasons

    NBA.com "With one week remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, Anthony Davis half-jokingly told the media that although being chosen for an All-NBA team would be meaningful for him, “last year it would’ve meant a lot more.” Davis was referring to a clause in his New Orleans Pelicans contract that..." May 18

  • NBA Team Option Decisions For 2017/18

    Hoops Rumors "Having created a post last week to track this offseason’s player option decisions, we’re turning our attention today to team options. In the coming weeks, we’ll use the space below to keep tabs on all the team options for 2017/18, making note of whether they’re picked up or declined. True team..." May 15

  • Tyler Ulis Undergoes Surgery On Right Ankle

    Real GM Basketball "Tyler Ulis underwent a minor surgical procedure on his right ankle. The surgery was performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Ulis is expected to return to full basketball activity in approximately 12 weeks. " May 11

  • Report: Suns Passed on Kawhi Leonard in Draft Partially Because of Nervous Interview

    SLAM Online "The Phoenix Suns probably regret this one. The Arizona Republic reports the story of how Phoenix passed on Kawhi Leonard with the 13th pick in the 2011 Draft because of questions about his shot and nervousness during his pre-draft interview. The Suns, of course, selected Markieff Morris, who..." May 11

  • NBA Teams Fed Up with Rockets' 'Jabroni' Foul-Drawing

    Bleacher Report "What the NBA should do about the proliferation of players being fouled on three-point shot attempts is up for debate. What is not is who has practically cornered the market on how to draw them: the Houston Rockets. And for however long they are alive in these playoffs—and facing elimination in..." May 11

  • Suns Jared Dudley: ‘Paul George is not staying in Indiana’

    Sportsnaut "We will surely hear a ton of reports linking Paul George to potential trades once the NBA offseason gets going this summer. George himself wouldn’t commit to remaining with the Indiana Pacers long term after the team lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the playoffs last..." May 11

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Suns To Keep Ryan McDonough As GM

    Real GM Basketball "The Phoenix Suns intend to retain Ryan McDonough as general manager as he enters the final season of his current contract. McDonough became general manager of the Suns in 2013. Phoenix hasn't reached the playoffs for seven straight seasons. "Obviously the record [24-58] is a little bit..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Lawson's first triple-double paces Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Ty Lawson had come close to posting a triple-double more than a couple of times in his eight-season NBA career and never pulled it off. So he appreciated that Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger put him back into the game with his team nursing a huge fourth-quarter lead..." April 12

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Suns topple Mavericks to win final home game of season

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- For the Phoenix Suns, the wins are meaningless but the experience is invaluable. T.J. Warren and Devin Booker scored 21 points each and the Suns closed out the home portion of their schedule with a 124-111 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. Warren made all eight of his..." April 09

  • Westbrook fails to set record in loss to Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook put his name in the NBA record books once on Friday. But a miserable shooting start and an inspired effort from the Phoenix Suns kept him from authoring any further rewrites. Westbrook fell short of setting the NBA record for..." April 08

  • Booker 'took it personally' hearing Suns fans cheering for Westbrook

    Arizona Republic "Devin Booker took ownership Friday night. With the home crowd behind Russell Westbrook's pursuit of history, the Suns second-year guard stole the moment, taking over and sending a message. Late in the fourth quarter, as he dribbled on the left wing, the Talking Stick Resort Arena crowd booed...." April 08

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • Curry, Warriors douse Suns, clinch No. 1 seed in West

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- With their regular-season goals achieved, the Golden State Warriors can focus on getting healthy for the playoffs and reclaiming the NBA championship. Stephen Curry scored 23 of his 42 points in the first 10 minutes, and the Warriors clinched the top spot in the Western Conference..." April 06

  • Devin Booker Gives 70-Point-Game Jersey To Basketball Hall Of Fame

    NESN "Should Devin Booker ever become a hall-of-fame-basketball player, some of his memorabilia will already be waiting for him in Springfield, Mass. The Phoenix Suns shooting guard gifted the jersey he wore March 24 to The Basketball Hall of Fame. Booker scored 70 points that night in the Suns’..." April 04

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

  • Beverley, Troy Williams lead Rockets over Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- When Houston coach Mike D'Antoni found out that star James Harden would miss Sunday's game with the flu, he wasted no time putting heavy expectations on backup Patrick Beverley. "Coach walked up to me and said, 'I need a triple-double out of you tonight,'" Beverley said...." April 03

  • Suns coach believes Devin Booker is the next James Harden

    Larry Brown Sports "Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker has been on fire since the team shut Eric Bledsoe down for the year. Listed as a shooting guard, Booker has been lighting up the scoreboard and dropped 70 points in a game last week against the Boston Celtics. But he has also shown an ability to set his teammates..." April 03

  • Lillard, McCollum lead Trail Blazers in rout of Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The new-look -- and actually old-look -- Portland Trail Blazers, playing for the first time since losing starting center Jusuf Nurkic to injury, made some adjustments Saturday night that helped them keep winning and moved them closer to clinching a playoff spot. Damian..." April 02