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  • 5 Necessary NBA Trades Teams Are Too Scared to Make

    Complex "The job of an NBA general manager is to maximize value. Whether it's wringing the most that you can out of a player, a contract, or a trade, the mantra stays the same: maximize value. This is not always easy. In a league with 29 direct competitors and only one champion, it's difficult to always..." October 25

  • 'Huge Influx Of Money' Motivated Both Sides On New CBA

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver said the NBA and their players are close to a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement but aren't quite there yet. Multiple reports have indicated a deal on the main parts of the CBA have been agreed upon. "The reports aren't far off, but we're not quite there, yet," Silver..." October 25

  • Where Are All the White American NBA Players

    The Undefeated "J.J. Redick will be entering his 11th season in the NBA this week and for the first time he has noticed he is part of a small — and shrinking — club as a white American NBA player. The NBA certainly has its long list of European players. But the Los Angeles Clippers starting guard says he..." October 25

  • Every NBA team's best-case scenario and worst nightmare this season

    Fox Sports "The start of another NBA season is the time for hope to spring eternal — even if we're all seemingly counting the days until we crown an inevitable champion. But seasoned sports fans know a new season also brings the potential for everything to fall apart. With opening night upon us, we dived deep..." October 25

  • Archie Goodwin requests trade, Suns waive him

    Pro Basketball Talk "Archie Goodwin had been stuck behind better guards with the Suns, most notably Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight. But when Goodwin lost playing time to someone better and younger – Devin Booker – it became time to exit Phoenix. Suns general manager Ryan McDonough complied. Paul Coro of The..." October 25

  • Suns release guard Archie Goodwin

    Arizona Sports "In a surprising move leading into opening night, the Phoenix Suns have released fourth-year guard Archie Goodwin, reports The Vertical’s Shams Charania. Phoenix Suns' Archie Goodwin (20) drives next to Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) during the second half of an NBA basketball game,..." October 24

  • Report: New CBA deal “within sight,” one-and-done rule remians

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody likes the NBA’s one-and-done rule. Adam Silver and the owners want to extend that to two seasons out of high school, and they have colleges in their corner (while a couple of coaches know how to work the one-and-done system, none of them prefer it). The players want to be able to make the..." October 20

  • The NBA sent players to Google, Facebook to help answer the biggest questions of their careers

    Business Insider "C.J. Watson’s mom pushed him at a young age to get ready for the “real world,” making him learn how to write checks, do mock job interviews, and accompany her to work. Watson wasn’t sure if he was going to keep playing basketball, much less make the NBA, and his mom wanted him to be prepared..." October 20

  • GMs Predict Warriors Win 2017 Finals, LeBron For MVP

    Real GM Basketball "The Golden State Warriors are predicted to win the 2017 NBA Finals by 69 percent of general managers while 31 percent predict the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs received 53.6 percent of the vote last season. LeBron James received the most votes in predicting the 16-17 MVP at 46.7 percent,..." October 18

  • Phoenix Suns rookie Marquese Chriss: I’m not intimidated by anyone

    Arizona Sports "Fearless. It’s been the one word used to consistently describe Marquese Chriss, the Phoenix Suns’ No. 8 overall pick. Here in the preseason, Chriss, listed at 6-10 and 230 pounds, has come face-to-face with players taller, bigger, stronger and certainly more experienced, yet not once has he..." October 15

  • NBA Considering Possibility Of Expansion?

    Hoops Rumors "As the NBA and NBPA work toward finalizing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the league is also reportedly considering the possibility of expansion, according to Kevin Nesgoda of While no NBA teams are expected to relocate anytime soon, the league apparently hasn’t ruled out..." October 13

  • Zach Lowe's crazy predictions for the 2016-17 NBA season

    ESPN "Even the NBA, the most predictable major U.S. pro sports league, is fraught with uncertainty. The Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals! But making predictions is a useful thought exercise, and it's healthy to creep out on a limb once in a while. As usual, we throw darts at..." October 12

  • NBA uniform ad sales face complications

    ESPN "It's been almost five months since the NBA announced it would allow its 30 teams to sell small advertising patches on jerseys beginning in the 2017-18 season. So why has only one team -- the Philadelphia 76ers -- made a deal, one that was announced the very first day deals could be done? We..." October 09

  • Adam Silver optimistic NBA can avoid lockout

    USA Today "From the start of discussions about a new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and players, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has pledged optimism that the two sides can avoid a lockout. That scenario becomes more and more plausible following Silver’s comments during a trip to China for..." October 09

  • Phoenix Suns tracking team’s high-fives this year (because winning teams do it more)

    Pro Basketball Talk "Back in 2010, a study was done that found a correlation between how much teams high-fived and how much they won (other congratulatory contacts were counted, too). For the most part, the more high-fives, the better the team. One of the authors of that first study took it another step last year..." October 07

  • Suns Seeking Trade Partner For Brandon Knight?

    Hoops Rumors "If the Suns have interest in moving point guard Brandon Knight, a strong start would help create a “palatable” market for him, according to Zach Lowe of (Links here). Knight, who has four years and approximately $57MM remaining on his contract, has become a backup behind Eric Bledsoe and..." October 07

  • Report: NBA, Union Optimistic New CBA Deal Will Get Done

    Bleacher Report "The NBA and National Basketball Players Association could have a new collective bargaining agreement finalized in the near future after reportedly making "significant progress" in negotiations. On Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the new deal could be done within the next..." October 06

  • Suns Not Currently Interested In Trading Eric Bledsoe

    Real GM Basketball "The Phoenix Suns don't currently have interest in trading away Eric Bledsoe. Bledsoe is coming back from a torn meniscus in his left knee. The Suns may eventually have to choose between Bledsoe and Brandon Knight " October 06

  • NBA Tiers of Contention: Teams with a Chance to Win the Crown in 2016-17

    Bleacher Report "There is a school of thought in the NBA that if you enter the season with a shot at winning the championship, that's all you can ask for. As Kevin Durant will tell you, however, not every championship opportunity is the same as another. Nevertheless, what follows is a list of 10 teams that..." October 05

  • Suns’ Brandon Knight accepting of new role

    Arizona Sports "Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight is entering territory he’s never dealt with regularly as an NBA player. The Suns’ newly-appointed sixth man has started 315 of the 328 games he’s played during his five-year career. “I mean, we’ll see, I can’t predict the future, I don’t how it will be,”..." October 05

  • Jeff Van Gundy Advocates Zero-Tolerance Policy For Domestic Violence Offenders

    Deadspin "The Houston Rockets and New York Knicks met in the preseason this evening, and ESPN announcer Jeff Van Gundy used the occasion of Derrick Rose’s first appearance with the Knicks to make some points about domestic violence and how Adam Silver and the NBA should deal with players who are convicted..." October 05

  • Nike releasing self-lacing shoes through public lottery

    ESPN "The first pairs of the famous self-lacing MAG shoes from "Back to the Future II" will be made available this month to the public, but you won't be able to buy them. You'll have to win them. Nike announced that only 89 pairs will be available through an online draw that begins Tuesday and..." October 04

  • Phoenix Suns' Brandon Knight will come off the bench

    Arizona Republic "Devin Booker is still the Suns' starting shooting guard. Brandon Knight is now the team's sixth man. A Suns offseason of curiosity about the loaded backcourt rotation was settled before the preseason even started when coach Earl Watson announced that Monday's preseason starting lineup would..." October 04

  • Alex Len maturing out of unstable Phoenix Suns years

    Arizona Republic "Maybe it is being 23 years old with three teenagers also in the gym. Maybe it is being a fourth-year pro. It probably is not the goatee, as he would attest. Whatever it is, Alex Len feels more mature as a Phoenix Suns center. After three seasons of injuries, inconsistent roles and coaching..." October 01

  • Marquese Chriss' potential leaps to Suns forefront

    Arizona Republic "It is appropriate that Marquese Chriss' pro introduction has come during Suns training camp in Flagstaff, a vibrant art community. Chriss is that fresh piece of clay that the Suns can shape into something to hold his immense promise. Chriss is only 19 years old, but the Suns have drafted..." September 30

  • NBA hopes new replay protocol speeds up play

    USA Today "In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league’s staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Last season, 72% of reviews were determined by the replay center, and during..." September 29

  • Brandon Knight open to idea of coming off bench for Suns

    Arizona Republic "The Philadelphia 76ers are still waiting on the fruit of a three-team trade in 2015 with Phoenix and Milwaukee. So are the Suns in a way. While the Suns gave up the rights to a Los Angeles Lakers first-round draft choice that is top-three protected in the next draft, the Brandon Knight that..." September 28

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • Suns Sign Bakumanya, Cooke, Harrison, Jones

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns signed four players just before the start of training camp, the team announced today on its website. The addition of Gracin Bakumanya, Derek Cooke, Shaquille Harrison and Derrick Jones gives Phoenix 19 players under contract heading into the first day of camp on Monday. Bakumanya, a..." September 25

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

    East Bay Express "Multiple sources have confirmed that Sacramento Mayor, former NBA star, and UC Berkeley standout Kevin Johnson was hit in the face with a pie tonight at a farm-to-table dinner event — then he tackled and assaulted the protester in a "bloody" brawl. Sources in attendance have told the Express..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • No truth to John Wall-Jahlil Okafor-Reggie Jackson-Brandon Knight trade rumor

    Pro Basketball Talk "There was a rumor floating around a few days ago that seemed to originate from the type of website that shamelessly turns fan ideas into “trade rumors” without any knowledge into whether the teams are actually discussing it. The version I saw was a four-team trade: Pistons Give: Reggie..." September 20

  • One thing every NBA Western Conference team must fix in training camp

    Fox Sports "A few NBA teams will hold their media days on Friday, and the rest will do so beginning next week. That means training camps are just about upon us, so with that in mind, here's an introductory look at one thing each team should look to address before the regular season gets going at the end of..." September 20

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • Eric Bledsoe reportedly cleared to do 5-on-5 work

    Larry Brown Sports "Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe has cleared another hurdle in his recovery from a meniscus tear suffered last December. According to a report by Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic, Bledsoe has been cleared to participate in 5-on-5 scrimmages. The 26-year-old has been out since suffering the..." September 18

  • Phoenix Suns add budding trio for camp, D-League

    Arizona Republic "The Suns will head to training camp this month with three additional players who could typify the D-League ideals of untapped potential, second chances and late-bloomers. Overseas two-year pro Mike Moser, a former Arizona commit who had stops at three other colleges, and undrafted rookies..." September 16

  • P.J. Tucker Out 6-8 Weeks With Back Injury

    Hoops Rumors "Suns forward P.J. Tucker may not be ready for opening night, after having undergone a successful microdiscectomy procedure on his lower back, the Suns announced today in a press release. The team expects Tucker to be sidelined for the next six to eight weeks. Tucker, the longest-tenured Sun,..." September 15

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • Suns Add Mehmet Okur, Jason Hervey to Basketball Staff "The Phoenix Suns announced on Tuesday the team has added Mehmet Okur as player development coach and Jason Hervey as advance scout. Okur, a 2007 NBA All-Star, will specialize in the skills development of the Suns’ post players. A former 10-year pro in the NBA, Okur averaged 13.5 points and 7.0..." September 13

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Drake wears Devin Booker Suns jersey at a concert in Phoenix

    CBS Sports "Toronto Raptors global ambassador Drake's Summer Sixteen Tour stopped at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix on Tuesday, and up-and-coming Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker was extremely pleased with the artist's choice of attire. A Booker jersey! Does this mean that Drake is switching..." September 07

  • Shaquille O'Neal: I Only Played 30 Percent Of My Real Game

    Real GM Basketball "Shaquille O'Neal will enter the Hall of Fame this week as one of the most dominant big men in basketball history. “I only played 30 percent of my real game,” O’Neal told The Vertical. “I had a great career, but I didn’t get a chance to showcase what I can really do. That’s because the double-..." September 07

  • Suns hope rookie big men mold into solid foundation "The NBA Draft was approaching in June, and the Suns were facing a difficult choice among teenaged forwards. Would they invest their No. 4 pick in the length and skills of 7-1 Dragan Bender, or in the athletic potential of 6-10 Marquese Chriss? The Suns went for Bender. But that didn't mean..." September 05

  • Phoenix Suns get early start with voluntary workouts

    Arizona Republic "The tradition of Suns voluntary workouts beginning in earnest after Labor Day has another developing tradition – an earlier start. In recent summers, many players have arrived early in Phoenix for workout sessions and pickup games, or never left. Suns players Eric Bledsoe, Devin Booker and..." September 03

  • Alan Williams' Phoenix Suns contract becomes guaranteed

    Arizona Republic "When starring at California-Santa Barbara and the NBA Summer League did not land Alan Williams an NBA contract last year, Williams said he was more motivated than ever to reach the NBA as he left his Phoenix home to play in Qingdao, China. A year later, Williams has a guaranteed contract with..." September 02

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