Suns Rumors & News

  • Johnson heats up late, pushes Jazz past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- It's been more than a decade since Joe Johnson left the Phoenix Suns, but he's still haunting his former team. The 35-year-old Johnson scored 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 49.8 seconds left, and the Utah Jazz held off the Phoenix..." January 17

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Booker scores 39 -- again -- to lead Suns over Spurs

    The Sports Xchange "Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker may want to look into making a real estate purchase in Mexico City or at least find a way to make sure the NBA schedules his team to play more often south of the border. Who could blame Booker for his affinity for this place after the 20-year old scored 39..." January 14

  • Mavericks beat Suns in Mexico City

    The Sports Xchange "With his team down 12 points after three quarters, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker tried to rally his team in the fourth quarter and beat the Dallas Mavericks all by himself. It almost worked. Booker scored 29 of the Suns' 32 points in the fourth quarter, including Phoenix's final 21..." January 13

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Cavs hang on to beat Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- What looked like an easy night at the office quickly turned into a fourth-quarter dogfight for the Cleveland Cavaliers. But in the end, their big dogs had enough left to take care of business. LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love combined for 80 points for Cleveland,..." January 09

  • 5 NBA players likely to be traded before the deadline

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2016-2017 NBA regular season is nearing its midway point, and that means trades will soon start flying. Contenders will be looking to add the final pieces to their puzzle as they gear up for a potential playoff run, while the pretenders will be looking to unload big contracts or big-named..." January 07

  • Blazers targeting Tyson Chandler

    Hoops Hype "Word is Portland, of late, has been tracking Tyson Chandler as a potential trade target, since the Phoenix center could certainly help the Blazers with their defensive issues." January 07

  • Bledsoe comes up big as Suns beat Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Eric Bledsoe isn't shy about the kind of player he wants to be. "Big-time players show up in big-time games, and I want to be a big-time player," he said. "So I have to show up in crunch time no matter how bad the game is going for me. The last couple of minutes is my time."..." January 06

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • Kiki Vandeweghe Confirms NBA Will Not Get Rid of Last-2-Minute Reports

    Bleacher Report "Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, confirmed the league will continue to produce the last-two-minute officiating reports despite recent criticism. Zach Lowe of reported Thursday that Vandeweghe said there's been no discussion about removing..." January 05

  • Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the top two vote-getters overall, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead all Western Conference players in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by..." January 05

  • Is the NBA's scoring explosion too hot or just right?

    ESPN "Joe Harris, fresh from the D-League, couldn't believe what Brooklyn's new coaching staff was telling him in training camp. "We pushed him to be our Kyle Korver," Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn's head coach, told "And he was kinda like that battered little doe you find in the forest. He had..." January 05

  • NBA, Adidas unveil 2017 All-Star uniforms for next month's game at Smoothie King Center

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When the All-Stars take to the court for the Feb. 19 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center, the West players will be wearing charcoal-gray uniforms with red numbers trimmed in gold, while the East players will be wearing light gray jerseys with blue numbers trimmed in white. Both..." January 05

  • Suns hand Heat 6th straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The last time the Phoenix Suns beat the Miami Heat, Devin Booker had just turned 13 years old and Marquese Chriss was 12. The Suns' young guns played a key role in ending a 12-game losing streak to the Heat, as Booker scored 18 of his 27 points in the second half and Chriss added..." January 04

  • Report: Knicks view Suns’ P.J. Tucker as potential trade target

    Arizona Sports "Just this weekend, Jeff Hornacek called out the New York Knicks’ defense. Now, his Knicks higher-ups might be willing to do something about it, and it could involve acquiring one of Hornacek’s former Phoenix Suns players. ESPN’s Ian Begley reports that New York has labeled Phoenix forward P.J...." January 04

  • Clippers top Suns to end six-game losing streak

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- After losing six in a row, the Los Angeles Clippers turned to defense to help end their skid against the Phoenix Suns on Monday night. J.J. Redick scored 22 points and Jamal Crawford contributed 18 as the Clippers defeated the Suns 109-98 at Staples Center. "It's..." January 03

  • Jazz step up their defense in fourth quarter to top Suns

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- With yet another injury putting their starting point guard on the bench, Utah relied on tough defense to finish the job. The Jazz shut down the Phoenix Suns when it counted in the fourth quarter of a 91-86 victory on Saturday night. Utah allowed just two baskets in..." December 31

  • Brandon Knight likely to be dealt by trade deadline

    Larry Brown Sports "Brandon Knight may be a dead man walking in Phoenix. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports on Friday that the latest indications are that the Suns will move Knight in between now and the February 23 trade deadline. The 25-year-old combo guard has been demoted to a sixth man role for Phoenix this season..." December 31

  • Bledsoe, Booker guide Suns past Raptors

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Some teams talk about absorbing a blow and responding. Phoenix coach Earl Watson believes in a more proactive approach. "Our thing is, let's be first first one to hit," Watson said. "Let's come out, be the aggressors, and let them try to counteract us. It was great lesson to..." December 30

  • Aldridge leads Spurs past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- LaMarcus Aldridge's recent streak of aggressive play on the offensive end has paid huge dividends for the San Antonio Spurs, and his last two games have been more than impressive -- they've been off the charts. Aldridge poured in 27 points and Tony Parker tied a season high..." December 29

  • Some teams are reportedly pushing for 48-minute reports on NBA officiating

    CBS Sports "While players like Kevin Durant and LeBron James have spoken out against the NBA's Last Two Minute reports, some teams are pushing for a full 48-minute report on officiating every game, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. In a video report, Wojnarowski described a "war in the NBA"..." December 29

  • Adam Silver says NBA players boycotting Trump White House would be 'lost opportunity'

    Sporting News "While there have been hints — and even overt statements — that players on NBA championship teams over the next four years will forgo the traditional visit to the White House because of President-elect Donald Trump, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is imploring players not to go through with any such..." December 28

  • Harden double-double carries Rockets past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- With another back-to-back looming, the last thing the Houston Rockets wanted was to extend maximum effort deep into the second half against an inferior opponent. Their bench occupants in the fourth quarter revealed a job well done. Guard James Harden posted his 24th double-double,..." December 26

  • Suns surge past 76ers for 123-116 win

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX, Ariz. -- At crunch time Friday night, the Philadelphia 76ers needed ball-handling in the worst way. Instead, they handled the ball in the worst way. The Sixers, who had led the Phoenix Suns almost the entire first three quarters, killed themselves with five turnovers early in the..." December 24

  • Kings have inquired about Suns' Knight since summer

    Larry Brown Sports "The unpredictability of the Sacramento Kings continues. According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst in a recent appearance on Zach Lowe’s “The Lowe Post” podcast, the Kings have been talking to the Phoenix Suns about the availability of guard Brandon Knight since the summer. Knight, 25, is in the..." December 24

  • Rockets bounce back, beat Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- James Harden was officially designated as Houston's point guard for the first time in his career this season, although the mindset has always come naturally. Wednesday was no different. Harden had 27 points and 14 assists and extended his career-high string of double doubles to..." December 22

  • GMs Calling 2017 NBA Draft 'Strongest In A Decade'

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Draft will be the "strongest in a decade", according to multiple NBA scouts and general managers. Chad Ford projects 10-15 potential All-Stars in the class, headlined by Markelle Fultz. Ford elevated Fultz up from No. 3 in his previous big board to No. 1, while Lonzo Ball jumped..." December 22

  • Guards To Watch on Trade Market

    Basketball Insiders "Trade talk around the league has been relatively quiet compared to previous years as teams waited for updates on the new CBA. Teams are also trying to figure out if they’re contenders or pretenders due to league-wide parity. However, it won’t be long before trade winds begin to swirl. The No. 3..." December 22

  • The NBA's New "Kevin Durant Rule" Will Incentivize Young Superstars To Stay Put

    Deadspin "We knew the new CBA made life a little sweeter for the NBA’s superstars, but it’s a dense thing to parse, and explanations have been dribbling out slowly. ESPN’s new Q&A with salary cap expert Larry Coon argues that the most noteworthy development is the owners’ new weapon to keep their superstar..." December 20

  • Report: NBA salary cap to rise to $120 million by 2020 season

    Fanrag Sports "Details of the new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and NBPA came out last week, but nothing was reported about the projected salary cap escalation. However, on Tuesday afternoon, he Vertical reported that the NBA’s salary cap will rise to $120 million by the 2020 season. That..." December 20

  • NBA maximum contracts could approach $250 million by 2020

    Fox Sports "The NBA is awash in cash these days, and that means future free agents are going to get paid. On Tuesday, Yahoo Sports reported that the NBA salary cap is expected to rise from approximately $94 million in 2016 to an astonishing $120 million in 2020: Of course, that salary cap is just a..." December 20

  • Craig Sager’s Memorial Service Was A Collection Of Painfully Beautiful Moments And Tributes

    Uproxx "Craig Sager’s memorial service was held in Atlanta on Monday. His family and friends from decades of covering sports came out to say goodbye, including his long-time co-worker and friend Ernie Johnson, who delivered a touching tribute to Sager in the form of a poem. NBA TV aired the service..." December 20

  • New CBA prohibits players from using hoverboards, guns

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith bummed around with a beer on hoverboard after the Cavaliers lost to the Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals. Cleveland then banned hoverboards from its locker room and won the 2016 championship. Coincidence? If there’s good fortune in ridding hoverboards from the picture, the..." December 20

  • Timberwolves hold off Suns

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- As part of their growing pains, the young Minnesota Timberwolves are learning the hard way how to close out games. Monday was a step in the right direction for Tom Thibodeau's squad. Two days after blowing a late lead, the Timberwolves held onto a late advantage to..." December 19

  • Westbrook records another tirple-double in win vs. Suns

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Before his Phoenix Suns took the court against the Oklahoma City Thunder, coach Earl Watson was asked how to stop Russell Westbrook. All he could say was if there was an answer to that question, there would be no need to ask it anymore. As if on cue, Westbrook then proceeded..." December 17

  • Leonard, Gasol help Spurs stop Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The deep and talented San Antonio Spurs know that teams will make a run at them on the road. But they are well-rested and well-prepared for any and all comers, as the pesky Phoenix Suns found out Thursday. Kawhi Leonard and Pau Gasol scored 18 points apiece and the Spurs used a..." December 16

  • 'Kevin Love Rule' in CBA allows teams to keep 2 designated first-time free agents

    ESPN "A rule that contributed to the Minnesota Timberwolves losing Kevin Love is being adjusted in the new collective bargaining agreement and could help the team keep both Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins long term, sources told ESPN on Thursday. In the previous CBA, teams could only give one..." December 15

  • Longtime sideline reporter Craig Sager dies

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "TV reporter Craig Sager, who held a very public years long battle with leukemia, has died. He was 65. Sager got his first taste on the sidelines as a mascot at Northwestern. A walk-on on the football and basketball teams, injury turned him to cheerleading. He got his start in television as..." December 15

  • Union Sought 'Zero And Two' Rule For NBA Draft Eligibility

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to keep the current "one and done" rule in place without any alteration. Under the 2005 collective bargaining agreement, the owners and players agreed to require players from the United States to be one year removed from high school before entering the draft. The..." December 15

  • From players' perspective, warm reaction to new work agreement

    ESPN "While Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green may have posted some dismissive tweets to Wednesday's news that the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, reaction seemed to be generally positive from NBA..." December 15

  • NBA and players association have one month to ratify new collective bargaining agreement

    Sports Day "The NBA and its players have agreed in principle on a new collective bargaining agreement, one that still needs to be ratified by players and owners in the coming weeks. The league announced the tentative agreement Wednesday night, one day before the sides faced a deadline for opting out of the..." December 15

  • NBA, players union reach tentative new labor agreement

    ESPN "The NBA and the NBA Players Association jointly announced Wednesday night that they have a reached tentative agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement pending ratification by the league's players and team owners. The sides have agreed to extend its mutual deadline to opt out of the..." December 15

  • Bledsoe scores 31 as Suns top Knicks in OT

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The young Phoenix Suns haven't learned how to protect the double-digit leads they are building, but they are learning they possess what it takes to counterpunch and fight back. Eric Bledsoe scored 16 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, and Tyson Chandler had 13..." December 14

  • NBA, NBPA Remain Close On New CBA, Discussing Group Licensing

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA and NBPA continue to work towards completing a new collective bargaining agreement. The final sticking point of the talks has been their group licensing arrangement. The union would like to have control over the licensing of player likenesses." December 13

  • What's the holdup in new NBA deal?

    ESPN "The last several months, the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have been quietly working hard on a new collective bargaining agreement to avoid a work stoppage, which took place before a deal was struck in 2011. The negotiations have been building toward this week, when a..." December 13

  • NBA to test bigger ref crews in D-League

    Toronto Star "The laboratory that is the NBA D-League is open for business again. The NBA will use its farm league to experiment for nine games with four- and five-person officiating crews starting later this month in an attempt to see if more eyes can create a better game. The expanded crews will be..." December 13

  • Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek has reason to stick out his tongue at Suns GM Ryan McDonough in Phoenix

    New York Daily News "Jeff Hornacek arrived in Phoenix Monday as something of a vindicated coach, a man who was scapegoated and undercut by the Suns less than a year ago and resurrected as the maestro of the resurgent Knicks. Predictably, the affable and even-keeled Hornacek wasn’t going to indulge in gloating or..." December 13

  • Pelicans sneak past Suns in OT

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- With Anthony Davis struggling through a rare poor shooting night, the New Orleans Pelicans were forced to rely on the supporting cast to rally the team and pull out a rare road win. Jrue Holiday scored 16 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, and Tim Frazier..." December 12

  • John Legend to headline 2017 NBA-All Star halftime show

    Pro Basketball Talk "After setting the bar impossibly low last year, the NBA improved its headliner for this year’s All-Star halftime show. NBA release: The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that 10-time Grammy® Award-winning recording artist John Legend will headline the 66th NBA All-Star..." December 12