Suns Rumors & News

  • Suns' Booker scores 70, but Celtics prevail

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The outcome was clearly not in doubt, so it was OK for the TD Garden crowd to be cheering for someone on the other team. Devin Booker did not disappoint. The Boston Celtics won the game 130-120 over the Phoenix Suns on Friday, but no one seemed to notice. The..." March 24

  • Suns now own record for youngest starting lineup in NBA history

    Arizona Sports "The NBA is no place for excuses, but the Suns’ 126-98 loss to the league-worst Brooklyn Nets (15-56) might have been more palatable with this fact: Phoenix rolled out the youngest starting lineup in the history of the NBA. T.J. Warren was listed as out with a foot contusion before the Suns..." March 24

  • Nets rally past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Coming off a dramatic last-second win, the Brooklyn Nets saw things going south in a hurry Thursday. Their attempts to win consecutive games for the first time in nearly a year started with a state of confusion, and the Nets were so out of sorts that during a timeout, pens went..." March 23

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • Earl Watson focused on Suns, not UCLA job

    Larry Brown Sports "Earl Watson says he is focused on improving the Phoenix Suns amid rumors connecting him to the UCLA basketball job. UCLA is currently led by Steve Alford, who is in his fourth — and by far most successful — season as head coach of the Bruins. Rumors have tied Alford to the Indiana head coaching..." March 23

  • Suns' Earl Watson on UCLA rumor: My focus is here

    Arizona Republic "Earl Watson got a lot of text messages Monday. That wasn't a coincidence. Earlier in the day, ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Williams had brought up his name on a national radio show. The context: After the NCAA Tournament, Williams predicts UCLA coach Steve Alford will leave for..." March 22

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Whiteside leads Heat, gets 13 stitches on finger

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Hassan Whiteside's standout performance also came at a possibly huge cost. The Heat center set two team records during his 23-point, 14-rebound outing to lead Miami to a 112-97 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. However, Whiteside also sustained a deep cut to the..." March 21

  • Pistons beat Suns to end three-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Saddled with a three-game losing streak and down double digits to a shorthanded opponent, the Detroit Pistons displayed signs of high anxiety and frustration. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Aron Baynes came to the rescue. Caldwell-Pope scored 11 of his 23 points..." March 19

  • Magic slip past Suns, end four-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- A night after being embarrassed by 30 points against the Golden State Warriors, the Orlando Magic regrouped and made enough plays down the stretch to pay back the Phoenix Suns. Evan Fournier scored 25 points and Nikola Vucevic had his 30th double-double of the season with 18..." March 18

  • Given choice by owner, GM, Suns' Chandler decided to stay

    Arizona Republic "As his name surfaced in trade rumors, Tyson Chandler said he'd simply deal with it whenever management brought something to his "doorstep." A few weeks later, after a pre-trade-deadline practice, the Suns veteran center met with General Manager Ryan McDonough in a conference room at Talking Stick..." March 17

  • Labissiere pours in 32 as Kings top Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Skal Labissiere had a fourth quarter to remember, and the Sacramento Kings hope what they saw is a harbinger of things to come. The rookie from Kentucky scored a career-high 32 points, including his team's first 16 points of the fourth quarter, to help the Kings beat the Phoenix..." March 16

  • Suns guard Eric Bledsoe to sit remainder of season "With the Suns well out of the playoff picture and long-term health the main concern, Phoenix has decided to sit point guard Eric Bledsoe for the remainder of the season according to AZCentral reporter Doug Haller. The 27-year-old sat out last night's game against Sacramento despite being in..." March 16

  • Lillard, McCollum help Blazers hold off Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The Portland Trailblazers weren't about to let another big lead turn into a huge loss. Their star backcourt made sure of it. Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum combined for 65 points and the Trail Blazers regrouped after blowing an 18-point lead in the third quarter to turn back the..." March 13

  • Booker's buzzer beater lifts Suns over Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Asked during a timeout if he wanted a screen on what was going to be the final shot of regulation, Devin Booker declined. He carried the Phoenix Suns to that point, so why not finish the job himself? Booker drilled a turnaround jumper at the buzzer over Wesley Matthews to..." March 12

  • Suns coach Earl Watson benching Brandon Knight and Tyson Chandler ‘unless management changes it’

    Arizona Republic "The Suns entered Sunday's win over Boston coming off two of their more impressive wins. This youth evaluation period, which started after the All-Star break, has produced positive stretches from forward Alan Williams, rookie point guard Tyler Ulis and at times from rookie wing Derrick Jones..." March 11

  • Lakers smash Suns, snap eight-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Magic Johnson has his first win as the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations. And the Phoenix Suns have a better shot at a few more ping-pong balls in the NBA draft lottery. In a matchup of young, athletic, fast-paced teams who are headed for high spots in..." March 10

  • Jared Dudley, Brandon Jennings fined $35K each for roles in Suns-Wizards fracas

    CBS Sports "On Tuesday night during a wild game in Phoenix, Jared Dudley and Brandon Jennings were ejected from the matchup between the Suns and Wizards for their roles in a scuffle between the two teams. Dudley was tossed for headbutting Jason Smith, while Jennings was sent to the showers early for making a..." March 10

  • Wizards, Wall outlast Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The Washington Wizards are winning a lot of basketball games right now. Even the games they virtually have to win twice. John Wall had 25 points and 14 assists, but the Wizards gave back a 22-point, first-half lead and had to rally from 11 down in the second half to finish off the..." March 08

  • Ulis' buzzer-beater pushes Suns over Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Rookie guard Tyler Ulis capped the best day of his career with his first walk-off game-winner. The Phoenix reserve scored a career-high 20 points, and his 3-pointer from deep on the right wing as time expired gave the Suns a 109-106 victory over the Boston Celtics at Talking Stick..." March 05

  • Westbrook's 48 points wasted in Thunder loss to Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Another big scoring night and near-triple-double by Russell Westbrook was trumped by a balanced attack from the scrappy Phoenix Suns. Eric Bledsoe led six Suns in double figures with 18 points and Phoenix overcame a 48-point, 17-rebound, nine-assist effort from Westbrook to beat..." March 04

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver says All-Star Game needs 'reset'

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that changes will come to the league's All-Star Game next year. Chris Paul, the National Basketball Players Association president, called Silver to discuss changing the league's showcase game shortly after the Western Conference raced past the Eastern..." March 04

  • Hot-shooting Suns knock off Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns shared their way to a season-best shooting night on Thursday. Starting guards Devin Booker and Eric Bledsoe combined for 29 points and 16 assists and reserve point guard Tyler Ulis had a career-high eight assists in the Suns' 120-103 victory over the Charlotte..." March 03

  • Earl Watson sheds light on Phoenix Suns’ rotation changes

    Arizona Sports "The Phoenix Suns have played two games since returning from the All-Star break. They’ve had chances to win both games, but fell short each time. But for a young, last-place team, the final stretch of the 2016-17 season isn’t about wins and losses ultimately. It’s about evaluation; finding..." March 02

  • Amar'e Stoudemire apologizes for remarks he says were made in jest

    ESPN "Former NBA star Amar'e Stoudemire on Wednesday apologized for his comments in which he said he would avoid a teammate if the player were gay. "I want to apologize for my offensive comments against the LGBT community," Stoudemire said in a statement. "These remarks were taken from a larger..." March 02

  • 11-year-old fan sends letters to all 30 NBA teams urging them to draft her favorite player

    SI "Monmouth senior Justin Robinson is the leading scorer in the MAAC, but at 5'8" he’ll need a little extra help to make it to the NBA. That’s where 11-year-old Monmouth fan Erica Schaeffer comes in. The Schaeffers are season ticket holders and Robinson is Erica’s favorite player. When her..." March 02

  • Earl Watson wants enforcer to protect Suns offensive players

    ESPN "Phoenix may be in last place in the Western Conference, but Suns head coach Earl Watson is not happy taking all the losses on the chin. Literally. Following the Suns' 130-112 loss to the Grizzlies in Memphis on Tuesday night, Watson was more concerned with the physical play and altercations..." March 01

  • Grizzlies pile up points against Suns

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- If the Memphis Grizzlies are to improve their playoff positioning during the final 21 games of the season, getting repeat performances like they received Tuesday night from their veterans will play a key role. Mike Conley scored 29 points, Marc Gasol -- hitting all five of..." February 28

  • Amar’e Stoudemire says he'd 'shower across the street' if he had gay teammate

    Sporting News "Amar'e Stoudemire isn't playing basketball in the NBA anymore but the former Suns and Knicks All-Star is once again making homophobic comments. Now playing in Israel for Hapoel Jerusalem, Stoudemire was asked during an interview with Walla Sport if American players in the league would be fine..." February 28

  • Brogdon sparks Bucks past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- With the Milwaukee Bucks in need of a spark, Malcolm Brogdon was there to provide one. Brogdon came off the bench to score all 15 of his points and dish out five of his seven assists in the second half, and Milwaukee survived a late push by the Phoenix Suns to hold on for a..." February 26

  • Butler keeps shooting; Bulls pull out OT win

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- When Jimmy Butler struggled to find his shooting touch on Friday night, his teammates, namely rookie Denzel Valentine, told him to keep shooting. Butler missed 10 of his first 13 shots, but when the Chicago Bulls needed their star most, the shots that had missed their mark most of..." February 25

  • Suns to waive Jared Sullinger, Mike Scott; sign Ronnie Price

    Fanrag Sports "The Phoenix Suns acquired power forwards Jared Sullinger and Mike Scott in trades prior to the trade deadline Thursday, but neither is expected to remain with the team for long. The Suns plan to waive both Sullinger and Scott according to Doug Haller of AZ Central. Haller also reports that..." February 24

  • Suns' Booker told Tucker he wouldn't be traded - right before he was traded

    Bleacher Report "The NBA trade deadline struck at 3 p.m. ET. Of course, news of some finalized deals occasionally funnels through the grapevine after the window officially closes. At 3:04 p.m. ET, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the Phoenix Suns had dealt P.J. Tucker to the Toronto Raptors. If..." February 24

  • Suns To Acquire Mike Scott

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks will send Mike Scott to the Suns in exchange for cash compensation, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (Twitter link). Atlanta will also receive a heavily protected second-round pick in the trade, Brian Windhorst of tweets. Phoenix has 15 players under contract,..." February 23

  • Raptors To Acquire P.J. Tucker

    Hoops Rumors "2:21pm: The two picks heading to the Suns in the deal are the Raptors’ unprotected second-rounders in 2017 and 2018, tweets Gambadoro. 2:04pm: The Suns will trade P.J. Tucker to the Raptors, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports. In return, Toronto will send Jared Sullinger and two future..." February 23

  • Suns Seek 2nd Rounder For Brandon Knight

    Real GM Basketball "The Phoenix Suns continue to shop Brandon Knight in trade scenarios. Two years after the Suns traded a future pick from the Los Angeles Lakers, they are seeking an expiring contract and a high second rounder for Knight. " February 23

  • Raptors Debating Whether To Trade 1st Rounder To Suns For P.J. Tucker

    Real GM Basketball "The Toronto Raptors are considering whether to give up a first round pick in a trade for P.J. Tucker of the Phoenix Suns. The Raptors would likely include Jared Sullinger as salary filler in the deal." February 23

  • With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

    KSL "We're not under 24 hours until the NBA's trade deadline. Here's what's going on with the Jazz and around the NBA. Derrick Favors trade looks unlikely Monday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Jazz have tested the market for Derrick Favors, seeing what kind of interest there is in the Jazz's..." February 22

  • Wizards, Jazz, Others Interested In P.J. Tucker

    Hoops Rumors "P.J. Tucker‘s name has been coming up in trade rumors for over a month now, and with less than 48 hours to go until the deadline, the Suns swingman appears to be receiving interest from several potential suitors. Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link) identifies the Raptors, Wizards,..." February 21

  • Utah Jazz have interest in Lakers’ Lou Williams; Suns eyeing Derrick Favors

    Salt Lake Tribune "The NBA's trade deadline is two days away, and the Jazz have been aggressive on the open market, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned. The Jazz have reached out to the Los Angeles Lakers with an interest in acquiring shooting guard Lou Williams, league sources tell The Tribune. Williams, 30, is..." February 21

  • Ending Contracts To Watch At The Deadline

    Basketball Insiders "The Ending Contracts With the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline approaching on Thursday, February 23 at 3 p.m. EST, there is more and more chatter in NBA circles, and the biggest questions facing NBA teams is what to do with their ending contract or possible ending contract players. The bulk of deals..." February 21

  • Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "Only a week or so ago, most league executives anticipated a quiet deadline. So many teams were in desperate win-now mode, few would sell off quality veterans to the grease the trade wheels. Teams just outside the contender circle wouldn't mortgage the future for a suicide mission against Golden..." February 21

  • Suns GM Ryan McDonough: How patient are we going to be?

    Arizona Republic "Ryan McDonough expected growing pains. Maybe not to this extent, but the Suns general manager knew this season might be a struggle. That tends to happen with a young group. The next step: Figuring out what to do before Thursday's trade deadline. At 18-39, the Suns are out of playoff contention...." February 19

  • Suns GM Ryan McDonough: Eric Bledsoe unlikely to be traded

    Arizona Republic "Less than a week before the NBA's trade deadline, the Suns still are exploring their personnel options. One player unlikely to be moved, however, is point guard Eric Bledsoe. "We never say 'never,' but I think he's one of the least likely guys on the roster to get traded,'' Phoenix General..." February 18

  • Suns get all-time win vs. Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns have not had many runaway wins this season, but they ran all over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday. Eric Bledsoe had his third career triple-double with 25 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists, and the Phoenix Suns rolled to their biggest win of the season, a..." February 16

  • Davis nails winner to lift Pelicans past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The New Orleans Pelicans and the Phoenix Suns played four nail-biting games this season. The difference was eight points and one Anthony Davis. Davis had the last three New Orleans baskets, including a put-back, 5-foot jump hook with 40.3 seconds left to put the Pelicans..." February 14

  • Harden scores 40 in Rockets' blowout win

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- With the short-handed Phoenix Suns having arrived roughly 16 hours before tipoff and on the heels of a Friday night game, the Houston Rockets had one pressing objective: jump on their weary opponent and don't let them back up for air. James Harden produced his league-leading ninth..." February 12

  • Suns take short way past Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Fresh out of centers, the Phoenix Suns used their small-ball lineup to fashion one of their biggest wins of the season. Devin Booker and Eric Bledsoe combined for 50 points and little-used reserve Alan Williams contributed 14 points, 11 rebounds and eight blocks as the Suns..." February 11

  • Alex Len suspended, three others fined for Suns-Grizzlies fight

    Pro Basketball Talk "Troy Daniels, Tyler Ulis and Marquese Chriss did most of the pushing and shoving. Devin Booker did most of the trash-talking. Alex Len paid the biggest price. NBA release: Phoenix Suns center Alex Len has been suspended one game without pay for leaving the bench area and entering the..." February 10