Suns Rumors & News

  • Behind the Scenes of the NBA Draft Lottery

    Grantland "A few thoughts on the playoff interruption that is the annual NBA draft lottery … • The best thing about the lottery is watching some of the world’s most sophisticated basketball thinkers sweat over the order in which numbered Ping-Pong balls get sucked up a tube. The absurdity hits home in the..." May 21

  • Why NBA Has So Many Dumb Rules--And Won't Change Them

    Forbes.com "There’s a reason the NBA has dumb rules like Hack-a-Shaq, which is messing up a perfectly good post-season, dating back to the 1940s when the league emerged from the bushes in Tri-Cities and Ft. Wayne. We always did it this way. I didn’t say it had a good reason. If hacking represents the..." May 19

  • Suns' research at NBA combine primarily via interviews

    Arizona Republic "The NBA draft combine will feature five-on-five play for the first time in seven years, but the Suns' best look at their first-round draft candidates likely will come off the court. The combine began Tuesday at the Quest MultiSport Complex here and runs through Saturday with the featured parts..." May 13

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    Matt Petersen @TheMattPetersen

    Bogdan Bogdanovic -- PHX selected him 27th overall in 2014 -- named 2014-15 Euroleague Rising Star for 2nd year in a row. Story coming.

  • Suns Morris brothers 'not guilty' plea arraignment set for today

    Bright Side Of The Sun "The Phoenix Suns had a tough year, and it's only getting worse. Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris have each been charged with two counts of aggravated assault, and face their initial arraignment today on Maricopa Superior Court. If ultimately convicted, the Morris twins could each face several..." May 07

  • Report: NBA in negotiations with “global sports betting companies” to partner in Europe

    Pro Basketball Talk "When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver came out in support of legalized gambling legislation, there was one motivation behind it — money. Silver looked at things like the Barclays Premiere League where three teams have their kit/jersey deal with an online gambling company, and numerous other teams..." May 06

  • Report: NBA could eliminate Hack-a-Shaq strategy

    SI.com "The NBA is considering a rule change that will punish teams for employing the Hack-a-Shaq strategy, according to a report from Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently said that he expects the NBA to engage in "full-throated" discussions about the possibility of..." May 05

  • NBA Commissioner Sends Veiled Warning to Players' Union Regarding Labor Deal

    Bleacher Report "If NBA players opt out of the league's labor agreement in 2017, they might find themselves staring at some familiar and unsettling proposals: a hard salary cap, shorter contracts, smaller raises and perhaps an end to guaranteed contracts. No one is making that threat directly, at least not yet,..." May 04

  • NBA signs deal with Stance to become official league sock

    The Score "The NBA is filling some big shoes with its latest licensing deal. The league has inked a multi-year deal with Stance, a sock manufacturer, to put its logo on socks worn during games starting next season, according to Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick. John Wilson, founder and president of Stance,..." April 27

  • Phoenix Suns believe in 'bright future' for Eric Bledsoe

    Arizona Republic "There are oodles of advanced stats, an overabundance of scouting analyses and a planet of critics and fans to assess where Eric Bledsoe stands as a Suns cornerstone at age 25. All of that just says what Bledsoe already said — more succinctly — about his first full season as a starter and first..." April 26

  • NBA Announces First Game in Africa

    Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24

  • Morris twins charged with felony aggravated assault for Jan. 24 incident

    ESPN.com "Phoenix Suns forwards Marcus and Markieff Morris have been charged with felony aggravated assault following an incident on January 24 at a Phoenix recreation center. The Morris twins are among five men charged in the alleged assault of a 36-year-old man at the Nina Mason Pulliam Recreation..." April 21

  • Adam Silver on gambling: 'It's good for business, I don't want to hide from that'

    CBSSports.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20

  • Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight undergoes ankle surgery

    Arizona Republic "Suns guard Brandon Knight underwent arthroscopic surgery Friday on the left ankle that sidelined him for most of his time in Phoenix. Knight injured the ankle March 9 against Golden State and missed 16 of the Suns' final 17 games. He tried a March 29 return but was unable to finish the game..." April 19

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Brandon Knight underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle Friday. The injury kept him to 11 games after the Suns acquired him Feb. 19.

  • Phoenix Suns' free agents have split future outlooks

    Arizona Republic "The Suns' changes will start with those already at the end, or potential end, of contracts. Of the seven current roster players in that situation, the only three with a good chance of returning are Brandon Knight, Brandan Wright and Danny Granger. Gerald Green, Marcus Thornton and Earl..." April 17

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • Suns close out disappointing season in disappointing style

    Fox Sports Arizona "It began almost six months ago with an expectation-satisfying rout of what had been the preeminent team from L.A. It ended with a spirited-though-incomplete rally from a 30-point deficit against the team from L.A. currently sitting in second place in the NBA's Western Conference. And, for..." April 15

  • Clippers beat Phoenix Suns, clinch at least No. 3 playoff seed in Western Conference

    L.A. Daily News "Chris Paul’s 22 points, including six 3-pointers, led the Clippers to a 112-101 win over the injury-depleted Phoenix Suns in the Clippers’ final regular-season game before the NBA playoffs. The Clippers clinched the West’s No. 3 seed with the win. Blake Griffin hit his first six shots on his..." April 15

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

  • Phoenix Suns' changes, issues complicate Jeff Hornacek's job

    Arizona Republic "Last season, Suns coach Jeff Hornacek took an assembly of players who were unproven, overlooked and discarded and created a team that was unexpected, overachieving and distinct. That made him the NBA Coach of the Year runner-up to Gregg Popovich and an inspiration for Steve Kerr to..." April 14

  • Spurs move to second in West with 11th straight triumph

    San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up It wasn’t the same shock and awe the Spurs have unleashed in most of their previous home games. But, after a lethargic third quarter Sunday at the AT&T Center, they hammered Phoenix — so depleted they suited up just nine plays — in the fourth, pushing their lead as high as 24..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13

  • Pepsi takes over as NBA sponsor in new deal

    Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    And then there were nine. Brandan Wright (sore foot) won't play #SunsAtSpurs. Archie Goodwin gets the start in a small-ball first five.

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Reggie Bullock (concussion) and Marcus Thornton (ankle) won't play in #SunsAtSpurs, leaving the Suns with 10 available players. Green is OK.

  • Suns sign Jerel McNeal

    NBA.com "The Phoenix Suns have signed guard Jerel McNeal through the 2015-16 season. The Suns had previously signed McNeal to a 10-day contract on April 1. McNeal, whose first name is pronounced Jah-rell, made his NBA debut with the Suns on April 2 and has appeared in four games with the team since..." April 12

  • Pelicans keep NBA playoff race lead after win vs. Phoenix Suns

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In a game the New Orleans Pelicans needed to win to keep a lead in the race for an NBA playoff spot, star forward Anthony Davis missed nearly two full quarters Friday against the Phoenix Suns. Instead of playing, Davis was in the locker room getting treated for a throat contusion injury that..." April 11

  • Suns' disappointing season was borne of immaturity

    Fox Sports Arizona "With 79 down and four to go, the Suns have been excised from what had become a Keystone-Kops-style race for the eighth playoff seed in the NBA's Western Conference. Let's hold on for a check of the math. In an 82-game season, it should be three games remaining, correct? Absolutely, but for..." April 10

  • Agent: Suns' Jeff Hornacek ripping Gerald Green was 'nonsense'

    Sporting News "In what has been a long, strange season for the Phoenix Suns, it is fitting that the final week brings more intrigue. This time it involves Gerald Green, whose agent stepped out to defend his client on Wednesday after coach Jeff Hornacek criticized Green’s defense in the news media. “It's..." April 09

  • Dallas hangs on for 107-104 win over Phoenix

    Mavs Moneyball "With the playoffs, and the No. 7 seed locked up, the Dallas Mavericks knew they didn't have much left to play for, other than pride. Try telling that to Dirk Nowitzki, who showed he still has a lot left in the tank for this playoff journey the Mavericks are about to go on. Dirk scored 19 points..." April 09

  • Suns center Alex Len unlikely to return to action this season

    Arizona Republic "Brandon Knight now has a weightlifting buddy at US Airways Center until the Suns return for their season finale Tuesday. Like Knight, Suns center Alex Len is now unlikely to play again this season due to injury. The Suns originally planned for Len to join the Suns on Thursday in New Orleans and..." April 09

  • Atlanta blasts Phoenix, 96-69, in setting franchise mark for wins

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks zoomed to their second straight blowout win, blasting past the Phoenix Suns by a final score of 96-69. With the win, the Hawks have set a new franchise record with 58 victories. Another game, another blowout. The Atlanta Hawks trailed exactly once in a lopsided win over the..." April 08

  • NBA union announces awards players will vote on

    USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08

  • Suns' Morris twins accused of assaulting man who texted mom

    Arizona Republic "The Phoenix Suns' Morris twins live by the mantra "Family over everything." Phoenix police say Marcus and Markieff Morris put those words into action when they and three others committed felony aggravated assault against a man the 25-year-old twins learned had sent "inappropriate" text messages..." April 08

  • Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight likely done for season

    Arizona Republic "Brandon Knight's Suns season barely even started and now it appears to be shutting down. Knight is not expected to play again this season for the Suns due to a heel bone bruise associated with the left ankle sprain that he suffered on March 9. Knight will not join the Suns on their four-game..." April 07

  • Suns fitting Wright in demonstrates his value

    Fox Sports Arizona "The latest injury to center Alex Len enabled the Suns to take a longer look at free-agent-to-be Brandan Wright working with the first unit. That's hardly consideration as a long-range role -- if Wright returns next season -- but seeing what can be accomplished with him on the floor during crucial..." April 06

  • Just what do the Suns have in Alex Len?

    Bright Side Of The Sun "What exactly do the Phoenix Suns have in Alex Len? And, should they develop Len over other options this summer? When the Suns drafted Len last year at #5 overall, he became their highest pick since the late 80s. Will he ever live up to that lofty standard? Or will other centers overshadow him..." April 06

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Brandon Knight will not play in #SunsVsJazz tonight. This will be his 11th missed game in the 12 games since spraining his ankle.

  • Phoenix Suns go to efficient rookie T.J. Warren in crunch

    Arizona Republic "T.J. Warren's route to being the NBA rookie leader in field goal percentage is right to the hoop. That is usually where Warren heads to score, like how he scored all of his 15 fourth-quarter points as Suns coach Jeff Hornacek called plays for Warren in crunch time of Thursday's 107-106 loss at..." April 04

  • Reggie Bullock getting more court time with Phoenix Suns

    Arizona Republic "Reggie Bullock has been with the Suns for 2 1/2 months but has played more for them this week than all of the time prior to it. That should not be mistaken for disinterest or lack of belief in a long-term role. Bullock, 24, could be playing more for the Suns next season after being a new, young..." April 04

  • Barnes, Curry push Warriors past Suns late

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors have owned their home court this season, losing only twice, once to the defending champion Spurs and once to the formidable Bulls. So the Phoenix Suns, losers of four straight, would seem to be the perfect snack before the Warriors take off for a three-game road trip through Texas..." April 03

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Alex Len had surgery on his broken nose today & is out at least a week. A week's absence would only leave 3 #Suns games to play with a mask.

  • Suns center Alex Len out 1 week for broken nose

    Arizona Republic "Suns center Alex Len will not be looking forward to returning to Portland next season unless he is feeling vengeful. The Moda Center and Portland centers have been unkind to him with their latest blow causing a broken nose that will sideline Len for a week. On the Suns' first trip there,..." April 02

  • Suns Eric Bledsoe remains work in progress with first full starting season

    Arizona Republic "Eric Bledsoe does not believe he is having as good of a season as last season. It is a natural thought just based on the state of his Suns team, which went from a surprise success to a team struggling with expectations and trade tumult. It has led to two months of 10-17 basketball. His..." April 01

  • Suns Sign Jerel McNeal to 10-Day Contract

    NBA.com "The Phoenix Suns have signed guard Jerel McNeal to a 10-day contract. McNeal, whose first name is pronounced Jah-rell, has averaged 18.5 points, 4.6 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.1 steals in 27 games with the Bakersfield Jam this season. The 6-3 guard scored a season-high 40 points on 16-of-23..." April 01

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    John Gambadoro @Gambo987

    Suns sign Jerel McNeal to a 10-day contract. AJ Price's 10-day contract has come to an end.

  • Trail Blazers clinch playoff berth with win over Phoenix Suns, but remain unsatisfied

    Oregonian "There was no group celebration. No backslapping or high-fiving. The Trail Blazers clinched a berth to the Western Conference playoffs Monday night with a dominant 109-86 drubbing of the Phoenix Suns before a sellout crowd of 19,441. Yaaaaawn. Grab your pillow. "This is not the peak for..." March 31

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts sees no reason for 2017 work stoppage, warns NBA against 'cry of poverty'

    Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31