Suns Rumors & News

  • Phoenix Suns close out season with win over Sacramento Kings

    Arizona Republic "The Suns' regular-season finale Wednesday night could have been a what-if night as they watched the shooting guard they passed on in the draft. Sacramento's Ben McLemore, a No. 7 pick, posted a season-high 31 points. But not when they feel just as strongly about their rookie shooting guard from..." April 17

  • Channing Frye would love to work out an extension with the Suns "The Phoenix Suns have an incredibly bright future after this surprise season. While picked by most to be near the bottom of the league in a rebuilding year, the Suns dazzled us all season with a fun style of play and a regular season that fell just short of making the playoffs. They don't have a..." April 16

  • Suns eliminated from playoff picture with loss to Grizzlies

    Arizona Republic "The Suns could not make their own luck when they had a chance to win their way into the playoffs. They also did not have any luck with just keeping postseason hope alive Monday night, getting eliminated with a 97-91 loss to Memphis at US Airways Center. The franchise's hard luck now lays..." April 15

  • Mavericks clinch playoff spot with 101-98 win over Phoenix

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Champagne might as well have been flowing in the Dallas Mavericks’ locker room after what they were able to accomplish Saturday night. Down 13 points in the third quarter and in a tense fight for their playoff lives, the Mavs clinched their 13th postseason berth in the past 14 years with a..." April 13

  • Markieff Morris says he ‘deserves’ Sixth Man of the Year award due to Suns unexpected success

    Pro Basketball Talk "We broke down the race for the Sixth Man of the Year award a couple of weeks back, and Markieff Morris of the Phoenix Suns definitely received consideration. It’s just that given the cases you can make for guys like Jamal Crawford and Manu Ginobili, each of whom has been extremely valuable to..." April 13

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    Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

    Suns beat writer @paulcoro tells us on 103.3 FM ESPN that he expects PG Goran Dragic (ankle) to play tonight vs. Mavs.

  • Spurs 112, Phoenix 104: Best in the NBA…for now

    San Antonio Express-News "With a 99.8 percent chance of clinching home-court advantage over their final three games, and Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili both chilling out in street clothes, the Spurs (62-18) didn’t have a whole lot to play for Friday against Phoenix. And it showed as they slept-walked through the first..." April 12

  • Suns Hang On for Tough Win in New Orleans

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Tonight's game won't be sent to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame for display. An injured and overmatched New Orleans Pelicans team gave the Suns all they could handle, as the Suns looked discombobulated and short on energy for most of the game before finally securing the critical 94-88..." April 10

  • Suns' playoff hopes get boost with win over Thunder

    Arizona Republic "If the Suns truly do not want to be denied a playoff chance, they just need to take on the ways of their emotional leader, P.J. Tucker, on nights like Sunday night when he helped them move back into playoff position by beating Oklahoma City 122-115 at US Airways Center. Knocked woozy and nose..." April 07

  • Gerald Green carries Suns over Portland Trail Blazers

    Arizona Republic "The Suns were approaching the final seven games of the regular season as if their postseason had begun. But it is a worse situation than playoffs. Winning four of seven games might not be enough. Rallying furiously to a 109-93 victory at Portland on Friday night made it seem possible to pull..." April 05

  • Mourning, Richmond reportedly elected to Hall of Fame

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA doesn’t have a Hall of Fame, leaving the duty of honoring its all-time greats to the Basketball Hall of Fame – an organization hung up on honoring players and coaches (way too many coaches) based on accomplishments at lesser levels. Its processes are both screwed up and secretive (though..." April 04

  • Clippers Gut Out Comeback Win Over Suns, 112-108

    Clips Nation "With the Golden State Warriors' 111-90 loss to the San Antonio Spurs earlier tonight, the Clippers had a chance to clinch the Pacific Division for the second straight year with a win over the Phoenix Suns. Thanks to losses by the Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors, Phoenix had the..." April 03

  • P.J. Tucker wants to return to Phoenix as a restricted free agent "Suns forward P.J. Tucker is a fascinating story. Drafted in 2006 by the Raptors, he was sent to the D-League and eventually released. He bounced around Europe for several years before landing with Phoenix. Now he's a starter for a team within range of the playoffs and is their tough, emotional..." April 02

  • Lakers beat Suns, 115-99, but what's ahead is the real story

    Los Angeles Times "The Phoenix Suns were in town and handed the Lakers much more to ponder beyond another surprisingly rare and easy victory. The Suns couldn't control Chris Kaman, lost Sunday's game by a 115-99 score and offered the perfect time to explore some big-picture questions involving their past..." March 31

  • Phoenix Suns fan hits half court shot for $77,777, celebrates with team

    Fansided "Remember when that Miami Heat fan hit a big shot for a price at half time and LeBron James tackled him. Well now the Phoenix Sun have their own version of that story. Suns fan Tim Boven hit a halfcourt shot during the second quarter of their game against the New York Knicks to win $77,777...." March 29

  • Phoenix Suns thrash New York Knicks at US Airways Center

    Arizona Republic "Slow starts, defensive issues and injury issues all seem like a distant memory even though this month began with all of them weighing on the Suns like lead jerseys. They dragged the Suns out of the playoff picture but a season-best six-game winning streak makes it seem almost as distant as last..." March 29

  • Dragic, Bledsoe help Suns top Wizards, 99-93

    Arizona Republic "By sinking the Suns' 10th 3-pointer of the game, Channing Frye had brought bench players Marcus and Markieff Morris and Dionte Christmas to their feet. Seconds later, Goran Dragic's drive drew a double team and he kicked to Frye, who swung the ball to Eric Bledsoe for another 3 and the rest of..." March 27

  • Eric Bledsoe leads Phoenix Suns past Atlanta Hawks

    Arizona Republic "The Suns are winners. You could tell that with how hard they played in November. It just was affirmed Monday night when a winning season was guaranteed by the Suns notching their 42nd win in a 102-94 road victory over Atlanta at half-empty Philips Arena. It also said they can be a playoff..." March 25

  • Markieff Morris leads Phoenix Suns rally in win vs Minnesota Timberwolves

    Arizona Republic "As the Suns players' facial hair is turning unruly with a no-shave policy for the playoff chase, they are making the hair on their coaches' heads turn grey or fall out. Watching the Suns this season often has been a hair-raising experience, but games like Sunday's 127-120 victory at Minnesota..." March 24

  • Eric Bledsoe leads Suns past visiting Pistons

    Arizona Republic "After 10 weeks out, Suns guard Eric Bledsoe was not going to instantly play like he did before his knee surgery. But if he can look like that guy more often, the Suns' playoff chances look better. Bledsoe scored 15 fourth-quarter points and finished with 23, his best scoring effort since his..." March 22

  • Lottery or playoffs? Both have an upside for the Suns

    Arizona Republic "Suns fans: Watch the Suns have five chances out of 1,000 in the NBA Draft Lottery in May? Or watch the Suns compete in the playoffs in late April for experiences they never have had? That is the base of the argument between those who want a draft-lottery-bound Suns team and a playoff-bound..." March 21

  • Sponsor Logos "Inevitable" For NBA Jerseys "Get ready to sponsor logos on NBA jerseys. It's most likely coming in the next five years, NBA commissioner Adam Silver told an audience at the IMG World Congress of Sports on Wednesday. "It just creates that much more of an opportunity for our marketing partners to get to get that much..." March 20

  • Suns use 27-5 run to bury Magic

    Bright Side Of The Sun "The Phoenix Suns have lately been very good at making other teams' offenses look better than they are, and tonight's game was no exception. The Orlando Magic stayed close by using opportunistic hustle plays to convert broken plays into points on a regular basis. Until a game-deciding 27-5 run by..." March 20

  • Suns' defense still problem, but not only one

    Arizona Republic "A team's visit to Phoenix these days could be refreshing for more than just the warm sunshine. The way the Suns have defended, playing here could help heat up Orlando, a 4-30 road team that averages only 97 points per game this season. And Detroit, Friday's visitor, could find a spark after..." March 19

  • Deron leads Nets to 108-95 win over Suns

    New York Post "For much of this season, the idea of dunking wasn’t even a consideration for Deron Williams. Playing with a pair of seemingly perpetually sprained ankles, Williams was having trouble staying on the court, let alone dunking over defenders. But that finally changed midway through the fourth..." March 18

  • Phoenix Suns take down Toronto Raptors

    Arizona Republic "During this Suns season, stick around and you are bound to see a brand of basketball that you enjoy. With this trip, the gamut of wins came on the same weekend. The Suns followed up Friday night's strange slugfest in Boston with a more familiar fast and furious frenzy on Sunday. Phoenix..." March 17

  • Suns’ Gerald Green: I love this team

    Fansided "ust twelve short days ago the Phoenix Suns were the 7th seed in the Western Conference and only trailing the 6th seeded Golden State Warriors by one game. Times have changed since then for Phoenix. The Suns had lost seven of their last 11 games before beating the Toronto Raptors on Sunday..." March 16

  • Phoenix Suns fight off Boston Celtics for 87-80 win

    Arizona Republic "The Suns finally had their first sighting of a long-lost defense Friday night in Boston but even a season-best statistical performance did not have them ahead in the fourth quarter. With nine minutes to go, Suns center Miles Plumlee took a poke to the eye and had to leave and coach Jeff..." March 15

  • Struggling Suns to start Eric Bledsoe, bring Gerald Green off bench

    Pro Basketball Talk "Phoenix has to turn things around. Fast. The team is 3-7 in their last 10 and in the deep Western Conference that spells trouble — they have tumbled out of the playoffs and now are two games back of Memphis and Dallas in trying to get the last ticket to the postseason dance. Jeff Hornacek is..." March 14

  • Cavaliers lead from start to finish in 110-101 victory over Suns

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Dion Waiters has been through this before. For two years, no Cavaliers lead has been safe against the Phoenix Suns. "It's weird playing against Phoenix,'' Waiters said. "We always get a big lead on 'em every time, and they find a way to come back and beat us.'' Two years ago, the Cavs..." March 13

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    The NBA suspended #Suns forward P.J. Tucker for one game without pay for "elbowing" Clippers forward Blake Griffin in Monday's loss at L.A.

  • Suns' Eric Bledsoe will return Wednesday "The Suns had said last week that Eric Bledsoe could return as early as Monday to face his old team the Clippers in his first game back from a torn meniscus. But the Suns announced Monday that Bledsoe is out for the back-to-back game in LA. Bledsoe is expected to make his return. Bledsoe sitting..." March 11

  • Blake Griffin’s 37 points lead Clippers past Phoenix

    L.A. Daily News "The Phoenix Suns have had the Clippers’ attention ever since Dec. 30, when they beat the Clippers by 19 points at Staples Center. Now you can add the Suns as yet another “rival” after the season series took a more physical turn during the Clippers’ 112-105 home victory Monday night. Blake..." March 11

  • Warriors' 16-0 run help them top Suns

    San Francisco Chronicle "Warriors head coach Mark Jackson sent Steve Blake to the scorer's table with every intention of subbing out Stephen Curry in the third quarter of Sunday's game. But the All-Star point guard campaigned to stay on the floor, despite his cranky quadriceps. Jackson sided with Curry, and he..." March 10

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    #Suns guard Eric Bledsoe said he likely will return to game action Wednesday at home vs the Cavs. He practiced today.

  • Gerald Green scores 41 points to lead Phoenix Suns past Oklahoma City Thunder

    Arizona Republic "The NBA needs to look into flex scheduling. While TNT’s intracity Lakers-Clippers Thursday nightcap in Los Angeles has not looked intriguing for months, the Suns and Thunder had pop before it even exploded off the US Airways Center court and Valley television screens on Thursday night. While..." March 07

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    Phoenix Suns @Suns

    Miles Plumlee is officially out tonight with a right knee sprain. #SunsVsThunder

  • Suns' Eric Bledsoe to return in the next week

    Arizona Republic "First, the “if” was removed from an Eric Bledsoe return from knee surgery this season. Now, the “when” is somewhat answered. Bledsoe will return to game action for the Suns in the next week. The point guard will play no later than next Wednesday’s home game against Cleveland and no earlier..." March 06

  • Marcus and Markieff Morris hope to be package deal for Suns

    Arizona Republic "Marcus and Markieff Morris have turned themselves into solid NBA players. The twins are the heartbeat of the Suns bench and are so close that it seems they share one heartbeat. At what financial sacrifice are the Morris twins willing to make to keep that together? What are the Suns willing..." March 05

  • Suns' Leandro Barbosa leaves game with fractured hand "Phoenix Suns' reserve guard Leandro Barbosa has been kind of a fixture for the Suns' franchise during the 2000's. He spent his first seven seasons in Phoenix from 2003-2010. After not finding a home in the NBA this past offseason, he signed back up with the Suns in late January to provide some..." March 05

  • Clippers Vanquish The Suns, 104-96

    Clips Nation "The Clippers went on a wild roller coaster ride in Phoenix, peaking when Matt Barnes lifted the team's spirits with a monster third quarter run and finishing off with a solid stance against a furious Suns run. Basketball is funny sometimes. It's funny how you can go into halftime with your two..." March 05

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Miles Plumlee (sore knee) is out for #SunsVsClips tonight. Rookie Alex Len will get his first NBA start.

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    Matt Petersen @TheMattPetersen

    Bledsoe was sore "body-wise, not in his knee" after going hard in scrimmages, Hornacek said. Not pegging comeback date yet. #SunsVsClippers

  • Suns erupt on offense in win over the Hawks

    Arizona Republic "The Suns have played like magicians in the past two games and not just because their sleight of hands offensively have been so good that they scored 116 points Friday night and a season-high 129 points on Sunday night. It is that their art of misdirection has been artful enough to placate the..." March 03

  • Suns won’t change long term plans

    Fansided "The Phoenix Suns were expected to be very busy leading up to February’s trade deadline. The Suns have been the surprise of the league, posting a record of 34-24, good for seventh in the Western Conference entering Sunday. They have plenty of assets and were interested in Cleveland Cavaliers‘..." March 02

  • Suns sign Shavlik Randolph, waive Slava Kravtsov

    Arizona Republic "The Suns signed veteran power forward Shavlk Randolph in a move to bolster their frontcourt for the playoff race and possible postseason. To make room for Randolph, the Suns waived seldom-used center Slava Kravtsov. Randolph, 30, is a 6-foot-10 power forward who last played in the NBA for..." March 01

  • Jazz Hayward fuels big win over Suns, 112-101

    Salt Lake Tribune "Gordon Hayward and Richard Jefferson scored 17 points each to lead the Jazz to a 109-86 victory over shorthanded Phoenix on Wednesday night at EnergySolutions Arena. The Suns played without top scorer Goran Dragic, who missed the game because of an ankle injury. The Jazz made eight of their..." February 27

  • Suns an option free agents can Love

    Arizona Republic "We’re not sure why the Minnesota Timberwolves decided to take a few days off in their schedule to hang out in Phoenix for four days following their 110-101 victory over the Suns Tuesday night. Maybe it has something to do with the latest polar vortex about to slam the upper Midwest. But if..." February 26

  • Goran Dragic out for Suns game at Jazz

    Arizona Republic "Suns point guard Goran Dragic will sit out tonight’s game at Utah due to a right ankle sprain he suffered during Tuesday night’s home loss to Minnesota. Dragic tweaked the ankle in the third quarter Tuesday night when he grabbed an errant Timberwolves shot and started a fastbreak. Heading..." February 26

  • Wolves Defeat Suns with Big Fourth Quarter

    Canis Hoopus "A breakout game for rookie Shabazz Muhammad highlights a big road win for the Wolves in Phoenix. A somewhat unusual win for the Wolves as they come from behind in the 4th quarter and roll past the Suns 110-101 in Phoenix tonight. Down six heading into the final period, and down 8 with less..." February 26