Suns Rumors & News

  • Amar'e Stoudemire wanted to retire in Phoenix, but Suns didn't want him

    The Score "Many thought it was rather peculiar that Amar'e Stoudemire chose to retire Tuesday as a member of the New York Knicks. After all, he spent the majority and best parts of his career in a Phoenix Suns uniform. As it turns out, the 33-year-old wanted to close out his career where he started it,..." July 28

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Phoenix Suns stoking the fires of optimism after a 23-win season

    Arizona Republic "The NBA offseason has been full of surprises. Kevin Durant became an instant villain by joining the Warriors. Dwyane Wade signed with his hometown Bulls. Derrick Rose said the Knicks “have a chance to win every game” under new head coach Jeff Hornacek. There should be a fine for that kind of..." July 24

  • Alan Williams likely to stay on Phoenix Suns roster

    Arizona Republic "Alan Williams’ NBA existence is not guaranteed until September but he can feel much better about his future with the Suns. Williams, the Phoenix native who spent the final five weeks of last season with the Suns, appears to be part of the Suns' plans for 2016-17 after being selected to the..." July 23

  • Ryan McDonough reviews Suns draftees' summer play

    Arizona Republic "Tyler Ulis made it difficult not to appreciate his play during the NBA Summer League. As an all-NBA Summer League honoree, the Suns’ second-round pick was considered the 24-team league’s second-best point guard to Minnesota second-year player Tyus Jones. Ulis played all six Suns games, averaged..." July 22

  • Devin Booker: “I know one day I’ll be named with the best of them”

    Believe The Hype "Today I caught up with Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker who’s currently here in Las Vegas taking part in Team USA Camp as a part of the USA Basketball Select Team. D-Book took some time to have a chat about his experiences at Team USA camp so far, the Kentucky brotherhood, looking ahead to next..." July 21

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Is Dragan Bender Good?

    Complex "Eighteen years ago, Dirk Nowitzki became the first foreign-born player to be chosen in the NBA Draft lottery without first attending college in the United States. Selected ninth-overall by the Milwaukee Bucks and subsequently traded to the Dallas Mavericks, Nowitzki was an unknown to American fans..." July 15

  • Charles Barkley claims he's been offered up to $3 million to tweet

    The Score "No money in the world could convince Charles Barkley to join Twitter. During an appearance on ESPN's "Dan Le Batard Show," Barkley claimed he's been offered millions to tweet, but has no intentions of ever doing so. "I've been offered as much as $3 million to do tweets," he said. "I said,..." July 13

  • Charles Barkley weighs in on police shootings: 'We’ve got to do better as black people'

    USA Today "TNT basketball analyst and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley joined ESPN’s Dan Le Batard Show on Tuesday to discuss the recent police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Philando Castile in Minnesota and the deadly attack on officers during a rally in Dallas. Barkley said that there is..." July 13

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Suns' Dudley: 'My contract's just not for what I do on the floor'

    The Score "Jared Dudley wasted little time in free agency, committing to return to the Phoenix Suns on July 1. The 31-year-old forward had spent four-and-a-half seasons with the Suns before they traded him away in 2013. He admitted Friday he never wanted to leave. "I've been secretly wanting to come back..." July 09

  • Suns Sign Dragan Bender, Marquese Chriss and Tyler Ulis

    NBA.com "The Phoenix Suns have signed 2016 NBA Draft acquisitions Dragan Bender (fourth overall pick), Marquese Chriss (eighth overall) and Tyler Ulis (34th overall). All three will make their Suns debuts as members of Phoenix’s entry at NBA Summer League 2016 in Las Vegas. Bender, Chriss, Ulis and the..." July 08

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • Leandro Barbosa to join Phoenix Suns for 3rd stint

    Arizona Republic "The Suns’ vision is all a Brazilian Blur after convincing Leandro Barbosa to return to Phoenix for the third Suns playing stint of his career. Barbosa, 33, agreed Wednesday night to a two-year contract potentially worth $8 million. Barbosa will be paid $4 million this season, his 14th in the..." July 07

  • Suns second round pick Tyler Ulis to get paid like a first round pick

    Bright Side Of The Sun "As first reported by Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic, Tyler Ulis, drafted in the second round and 34th overall in the last month's NBA Draft, will receive a contract consistent with that of a first round pick when he signs with the Phoenix Suns. Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss, both lottery..." July 06

  • Should the Phoenix Suns move Brandon Knight?

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Some of the maligned contracts that were struck over the last few summers can suddenly be looked at under a "glass half full" prism. After losing a summer-long standoff with Eric Bledsoe over his contract, his $14 million 2016-17 salary is a steal given the scale of the new market. Same goes for..." July 05

  • Books adjust NBA odds in wake of Durant to the Warriors

    Covers.com "Well, this is certainly a holiday weekend that Bay Area basketball fans will never forget. We were told to expect an announcement in the Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes at some point over the weekend, and the bombshell dropped just before noon EST on July 4. Former Oklahoma City Thunder..." July 05

  • "Rumblings" that Pistons are interested in Jon Leuer

    Detroit Bad Boys "The Detroit Pistons struggled to shoot the ball last year, and all their moves in the offseason is make the problem worse. First, they traded away their best shooter in Jodie Meeks (per his request) and are set to sign Ish Smith, a no-shooting point guard who can push the pace and find other..." July 02

  • Why NBA players get paid so much more than NFL stars

    SB Nation "Among the loudest voices expressing shock over some of the massive deals signed on the first day of NBA free agency were NFL players. Ryan Wilson at CBS Sports has a good round-up. This example from DeAngelo Williams sums up the sentiment. Many sports fans — even many NBA fans, who have had..." July 02

  • Jon Leuer agrees to four year, $42 million deal with the Pistons, per report

    The Score "The Detroit Pistons have lured Jon Leuer to the Motor City. The free agent power forward has signed a four-year, $42-million contract with the Pistons, his agency said Saturday." July 02

  • Jared Dudley agrees to 3 year, $30 million deal with the Suns, per report

    SB Nation "Unrestricted free agent Jared Dudley is headed home, agreeing to sign a three-year, $30 million deal with the Phoenix Suns, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. Dudley spent four and a half seasons with the Suns, more than any other team in his career, from 2008 to 2013. Dudley, 30,..." July 01

  • Bucks, Mirza Teletovic agree on 3-year, $30 million deal

    SB Nation "The Bucks and free agent forward Mirza Teletovic have agreed on a three-year, $30 million deal, according to ESPN's Marc Stein." July 01

  • Phoenix Suns guarantee P.J. Tucker's salary for 2016-17

    Arizona Republic "The Suns made an easy call on veteran small forward P.J. Tucker, keeping him on the roster on Thursday to guarantee his full salary for next season. Tucker, 31, only had a partial guarantee of $1.5 million for the 2016-17 season until Thursday, when his final contract year’s full salary of $5.3..." July 01

  • Boivin: The reinvention of Suns guard Eric Bledsoe

    Arizona Republic "Enlightenment comes in a variety of hues and textures. How appropriate that evidence of Eric Bledsoe’s journey took the shape of a yoga pose on a San Diego beach with the soundtrack of crashing waves. The Suns guard has reinvented himself. Not in a publicity-monger kind of way but in an “I’m..." June 30

  • Report: Clippers, Suns, Magic interested in Cole Aldrich

    The Score "The Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic, and Phoenix Suns have all expressed interest in center Cole Aldrich once he hits free agency July 1, according to the Los Angeles Times' Brad Turner." June 29

  • USA Basketball unveils 2016 Olympic team roster

    NBA.com "Featuring six Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup gold medalists, USA Basketball unveiled its official 12-man 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. Selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title, were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse); Harrison..." June 27

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • Tyrone Corbin to join Earl Watson as assistant on Phoenix Suns coaching staff

    The Deseret News "From 2010 to 2013, point guard Earl Watson was coached by Tyrone Corbin as a member of the Utah Jazz, first while Corbin was an assistant to Jerry Sloan and later when Corbin took over following Sloan's sudden resignation in 2011. Watson and Corbin will soon be reunited, but in different..." June 26

  • Suns draft Dragan Bender with 4th pick

    SB Nation "With the fourth pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns selected Dragan Bender, an 18-year-old Croatian power forward who spent last season playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli league. Bender is a a little raw as a prospect, but he's worthy of a high selection thanks to his tools..." June 23

  • Suns Offered Eric Bledsoe, Lottery Pick To Jazz For Gordon Hayward

    Real GM Basketball "The Phoenix Suns attempted to acquire Gordon Hayward from the Utah Jazz by offering Eric Bledsoe and a lottery pick. The Jazz acquired George Hill from the Indiana Pacers in exchange for their own lottery pick on the eve of the draft. The Suns have been shopping both Bledsoe and Brandon..." June 23

  • Suns' Bogdanovic will remain overseas next season

    Arizona Republic "The Suns were exploring bringing Bogdanovic, their 2014 first-round draft pick, to Phoenix for the 2016-17 season but Bogdanovic opted to remain with his Fenerbahce club in Turkey. The Suns will retain Bogdanovic's rights but he will no longer be subject to the rookie contract scale of 2014 if..." June 23

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • Report: Suns shopping Eric Bledsoe, may draft Kris Dunn to replace him

    Larry Brown Sports "The Phoenix Suns could be poised to make significant changes in the coming weeks. According to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News, Eric Bledsoe is “firmly on the trading block,” with the Suns in search of frontcourt help. They may replace Bledsoe with Providence’s Kris Dunn, whom they are..." June 23

  • Gordon Hayward off the trade table for Utah Jazz

    CBS Sports "The Boston Celtics are trying to move the No. 3 pick urgently, according to multiple outlets. They've been pursuing Jahlil Okafor, Jimmy Butler, and other big-name players given that they don't need another rookie and don't need another guard with their having approximately 700 of them. One..." June 22

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • Suns work out Chriss, Bender in solos, plus star group

    Arizona Republic "If the Suns are making a decision between power forwards Thursday night with the No. 4 draft pick, their preference became clearer this weekend. Croatian 7-footer Dragan Bender and Washington’s 6-foot-10 Marquese Chriss had unannounced, individual workouts with the Suns in Phoenix. The Suns..." June 19

  • Suns To Enter Contract Talks With Bogdan Bogdanovic

    Real GM Basketball "The Phoenix Suns will enter negotiations with Bogdan Bogdanovic to bring him over to the NBA. This is the last year that Bogdanovic would be required to sign on the NBA rookie scale as the Suns' No. 27 draft pick in 2014. That contract could pay him up to $5.7 million over four years, including..." June 15

  • 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

    Fox Sports "While the NBA Finals have fully captured America's imagination over the past two weeks, it's easy to forget that the NBA Draft is slowly creeping toward us. Correction, it's not "slowly creeping toward us," it's basically right here, with slightly more than a week until Adam Silver steps to the..." June 15

  • Craig Sager will join ESPN's coverage of Warriors-Cavaliers Game 6

    Yahoo! Sports "Well, this is awesome: ESPN announced Wednesday morning that Craig Sager, legendary sideline reporter for Turner Sports' NBA coverage and soon-to-be recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs, will join the ABC/ESPN broadcast crew for Thursday's Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals..." June 15

  • Phoenix Suns Tradability Index as the 2016 NBA Draft approaches

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Just how likely are the Phoenix Suns to execute a few trades of their current players this month to re-balance their roster? Well that's a question to be answered by the 29 other NBA teams, not the Suns. While nearly all NBA teams are allowed to consummate trades at this time, you almost never..." June 12

  • The Olympics would be better off without NBA players

    Fox Sports "I love the Olympics. I live for the Olympics. I've been excited about Rio since an hour before the London Closing Ceremony began. I love the big events (swimming, track, gymnastics) as much as the minor-leaguers (shooting, archery, racewalking). Shoot, I'll even willingly watch diving - only in..." June 08

  • Data shows NBA players are dropping $42,500 per month

    Sporting News "NBA players make a lot of money, so that gives them the freedom to spend that money, which data shows they do. According to a San Francisco Chronicle report on data provided by financial advisors Personal Capital, players are dropping about $42,500 a month — or $510,000 a year — on expenses...." June 08

  • Referees union calls for end of NBA's 'Last Two-Minute' reports

    ESPN "The National Basketball Referees Association has called for the NBA to stop releasing its Last Two Minute Reports. In a statement released Tuesday, the NBRA says the NBA's effort to "promote so-called transparency will cause more harm than good for the officials and the game." "Transparency..." June 08

  • NBA Referees Are Officially Pretty Sick Of Having Their Work Publicly Critiqued By The League

    Dime Magazine "The NBA’s intentions were good when it decided to add a dose of clarity to officiating down the stretch of close games. Toward the tale end of last season, newly-implemented “Last Two-Minutes Reports” received nothing but positive attention across the basketball world. The league’s decision to..." June 07

  • NBA creates Pride Month T-shirt line with every team's logo in rainbows

    OutSports.com "The NBA has unveiled a new line of apparel for Pride Month, the likes of which hasn't been done before in men's professional sports, to our knowledge. The League, in conjunction with Teespring, has created T-shirts of every one of the NBA's 30 teams that feature each team's logo in rainbows...." June 07

  • Chandler happy in Phoenix despite disappointing 1st season

    The Score "A disappointing debut season in Arizona hasn't deterred Tyson Chandler from wanting to remain with the Phoenix Suns. "I'm happy where I am," Chandler said Thursday. "I feel like the Suns have a bright future if we continue to build and build the right way. It's all about building the right..." June 06

  • Jeff Hornacek Pushed Suns to Trade Isaiah Thomas, Suns Foolishly Listened

    Valley of the Suns "In May, there were rumors that Goran Dragic had told Jeff Hornacek he was willing to re-sign with the Phoenix Suns if they didn’t trade him (I detail here why that doesn’t actually mean much). Now, Jeff Hornacek is part of a new rumor, this one concerning the trade of Isaiah Thomas to the..." June 06

  • Phoenix Suns work out Domantas Sabonis, Cheick Diallo

    Arizona Republic "The Suns had all the energy of a recoiled spring available for their viewing Thursday with the perpetual motion of Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis and the continuous bounce of Kansas’ Cheick Diallo. The prospective first-round power forwards could not be much different otherwise. Sabonis grew up the..." June 05

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