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  • Devin Booker responds to Embiid shading Suns

    Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid’s list of rivals may be expanding further westward. In an appearance Friday on ESPN’s “The Jump,” the Philadelphia 76ers center threw some shade at the Phoenix Suns, particularly rookie big man Deandre Ayton. Embiid was shown a picture of Ayton..." September 22

  • Suns Sign De’Anthony Melton

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns have officially signed rookie guard De’Anthony Melton, the team announced today in a press release. Phoenix now has 18 players under contract, including 14 on guaranteed contracts, assuming Melton’s first-year salary is fully guaranteed, as..." September 21

  • NBA announces three rule changes for 2018-19 season

    247 Sports "Some changes will be coming to the NBA for the 2018-19 season.  According to a press release from the league office, the NBA's Board of Governors unanimously voted to pass three rule changes for the 2018-19 season. The tweaks include a change to the shot clock..." September 21

  • Joel Embiid on Deandre Ayton: 'He's about to get his ass kicked'

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Joel Embiid, no stranger to overcoming the rigors of the NBA, says Phoenix Suns rookie Deandre Ayton is about to be introduced to a process all his..." September 21

  • Report: Silver memo encourages teams to put more women in leadership roles

    The Score "NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo "strongly" encouraging all 30 teams to increase the number of women in their organizations in general, including in leadership roles, and improve reporting processes for sexual harassment, sources told The Athletic's Shams..." September 21

  • Josh Jackson is the Phoenix Suns’ best trade asset... for now

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Forget what Josh Jackson did in overcoming a December DNP-CD, forget the high-usage, end-of-season travails that inspired voters to put him on the All-Rookie Second Team, forget the fact, for a moment that the Suns spent the No. 4 pick on him. At this point, after..." September 21

  • Suns Have Inquired On Tyus Jones

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns, who remain on the lookout for possible point guard targets, have asked about Timberwolves guard Tyus Jones, sources tell ESPN’s Zach Lowe. It’s not clear how recently that inquiry happened, or if the two teams engaged in any..." September 21

  • Matt Barnes Says He Smoked Weed Before NBA Games

    TMZ "If you've seen Ex-NBA tough guy Matt Barnes play basketball, chances are you've seen him high as a kite ... because MB says he smoked weed before every game he played ... SINCE HIGH SCHOOL.  Barnes appeared on Van Lathan's 'Red Pill Podcast' and..." September 18

  • Clippers Want First-Rounder From Suns For Beverley

    Hoops Rumors "The Clippers’ Patrick Beverley is at the top of the Suns’ list of potential point guards, but the teams haven’t been able to work out a price, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). In a video, Charania says L.A. is asking for a..." September 17

  • Report: Former Sun Alan Williams agrees to two-way deal with the Nets

    Arizona Sports "Alan “Big Sauce” Williams has reportedly found a new team in the Eastern Conference. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Williams has agreed to a two-way contract with the Brooklyn Nets. A 6-foot-8, 265-pound center, Williams played five games for the..." September 14

  • Phoenix Suns should have been more forthcoming about Devin Booker's hand injury

    Arizona Central "It’s hard to state just how important the convalescing Devin Booker is to the Phoenix Suns, but a recent conversation with Jerry Colangelo helps. “I’m really high on him,” Colangelo said. Colangelo, former owner of the Suns, these days is chairman of..." September 12

  • Suns GM McDonough elaborates on trading Chriss, current PG situation

    Arizona Sports "Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough was not short of topics to discuss with 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Bickley & Marotta when joining them Tuesday. Since he last spoke publicly, McDonough had traded Marquese Chriss and Brandon Knight to the..." September 12

  • Devin Booker has successful surgery on right hand, out roughly 6 weeks

    Arizona Sports "The Phoenix Suns announced Monday that shooting guard Devin Booker had successful surgery on his right hand. The expected recovery time is approximately six weeks. The surgery was to repair an injury to the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint in his right hand. 98.7 FM..." September 11

  • At least 18 NBA players will play for home country in FIBA World Cup qualifiers this month

    Pro Basketball Talk "We’ve focused mostly on the big names not taking part — Giannis Antetokounmpo, Danilo Gallinari, Marco Belinelli, any notable player for Team USA — in the September qualifying window for FIBA’s World Cup next season. If you..." September 10

  • Booker will be out indefinitely after hand surgery

    Clutch Points "Phoenix Suns star guard Devin Booker will be out indefinitely as the guard is set to go under the knife for a hand surgery. As reported by 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro, Booker will head to Los Angeles for the surgery and will likely miss..." September 09

  • Suns’ PG search continues, discussing Beverley, Joseph, Dinwiddie

    Arizona Sports "UPDATED: September 8, 2018 at 2:52 pm Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough does an interview with The Doug & Wolf Show on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (Matt Layman/Arizona Sports) The Phoenix Suns are still actively seeking out..." September 09

  • Suns' Ryan Anderson to take a pay cut

    Yardbarker "Suns forward Ryan Anderson lowered his guaranteed salary to $15.4M for the final year of his contract in 2019/2020 but it can be traded for the prior fully guaranteed value of $21.4M, Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post tweets. Anderson agreed to the reduction to..." September 08

  • De’Anthony Melton brings rare defensive potential to Suns

    Arizona Sports "When the Phoenix Suns traded Brandon Knight and Marquese Chriss to the Houston Rockets for Ryan Anderson and De’Anthony Melton on Aug. 30, there was not a universal reaction shared amongst the masses. “The Rockets finally got off Ryan Anderson’s..." September 06

  • Boris Diaw reportedly close to retirement

    EuroHoops.net "It’s the first time in years (ten, to be exact) that Boris Diaw is not included in the French NT squad for the FIBA World Cup qualifiers and the rumors of his retirement have circled the press. As reported by L’Equipe, Diaw hasn’t played or been to practice..." September 06

  • Report: Suns aren't interested in trading for George Hill

    247 Sports "The Phoenix Suns have done a great deal of reshaping their roster throughout the offseason. Despite the fact that Phoenix traded away a veteran piece of their backcourt in Brandon Knight, it doesn't appear that the Suns are extremely desperate to fill that hole anytime..." September 05

  • LiAngelo Ball thought Lakers or Suns would draft him

    12 Up "LiAngelo Ball had a brief but rough experience with the NBA. Footage was released of Ball shooting in a pre-draft workout and it was awful. 'Gelo even hit the side of the backboard on one of his threes.  Then, LaVar called LiAngelo the "best two-guard in the draft"..." September 05

  • Suns’ Contract Options For De’Anthony Melton

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns acquired Ryan Anderson, a veteran stretch four they like, in their trade with the Rockets last week, but the prize of the deal looks to be rookie guard De’Anthony Melton. Melton was highly regarded by several draft experts and flashed his NBA potential in Las Vegas in July with a..." September 03

  • Phoenix targeting Terry Rozier in trade

    The Sports Daily "Could Terry Rozier head to the desert? After a breakout performance in the 2018 NBA Playoffs, Terry Rozier has drawn some serious interest from teams to trade for. In fact, some people went as far as to say the Celtics should build around Terry Rozier and trade Kyrie Irving for a..." September 01

  • Report: Suns tried to trade for top-tier point guard

    Larry Brown Sports "The Phoenix Suns made a rather curious trade on Thursday, but they’ve apparently been trying to make some even bigger moves recently. According to Arizona Sports 98.7’s John Gambadoro, the Suns have tried to trade for several high-profile point guards this summer. Those..." August 31

  • Brandon Knight may not be ready for training camp due to ‘minor cleanup’ on knee

    Clutch Points "Brandon Knight’s future completely changed in the dead of the night when the Phoenix Suns traded Knight and Marquese Chriss to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Ryan Anderson and De’Anthony Melton. Knight goes from one of the weaker teams in..." August 31

  • Rockets trade Ryan Anderson to Suns in 4-player deal

    Houston Chronicle "With the addition of Carmelo Anthony taking forward Ryan Anderson a step further removed from the Rockets' rotation, the Rockets agreed to deal the veteran forward to the Phoenix Suns on Thursday for young forward Marquese Chriss and point guard Brandon Knight, a person with..." August 31

  • Suns could consider trading Ryan Anderson by end of season

    Clutch Points "The Phoenix Suns will have until July 10, 2019 to decide whether they will guarantee the full amount for Ryan Anderson’s final season of his contract, or waive him and owe him the $15.6 million remaining, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Ryan..." August 31

  • Grant Hill explains why Shaquille O'Neal choked out a Suns teammate before a game

    CBS Sports "Croatian guard Gordan Giricek had a solid six-year NBA career, but the highlight of his stint in the league has nothing to do with his play. He's more well known for being the Phoenix Suns teammate that Shaquille O'Neal put into a sleeper hold before a game. Grant..." August 31

  • Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker has long memory for snubs and seems poised to take it out on NBA

    Arizona Central "Devin Booker’s got a good memory. He was speaking to a group of about 300 kids at a youth camp in Gilbert over the weekend when the youngsters found out just how good — and when it became clear that Booker is ready to take the next step toward stardom...." August 30

  • NBA's No. 1 Options Who Would Be Better Off as Sidekicks

    Bleacher Report "In the perfect-world NBA, all player roles fit like skinny jeans and prove ideal vehicles for their abilities. In the actual Association, roster construction and team dynamics often force players into roles that either mask their full range of skills or ask too much of..." August 29

  • The NBA Will Remove Restrictions On What Color Sneakers Players Can Wear Next Season

    Dime Magazine "For quite some time, the NBA has led the way when it comes to player expression and individualism, especially when compared to other major American sports. Players are generally entertaining on social media, fashion before and after games has been a point of popular monitoring, and the..." August 29

  • Devin Booker ready to be leader for new-look Suns, excited about team's potential: 'It's winning time'

    CBS Sports "Devin Booker signed a five-year max extension with the Phoenix Suns this offseason to become the face of a franchise looking to turn things around. The transaction was one of many for the Suns, who finished with the worst record in the NBA last season. Based off their offseason moves,..." August 28

  • Hawks, Nets Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "Nearly two-thirds of the NBA’s 30 teams are carrying some sort of “dead money” on their salary cap for 2018/19. This dead money is created as a result of having, at some point, waived a player who had guaranteed money left on his contract. In some cases, teams are..." August 23

  • Shorter reset of shot clock after offensive rebound among likely NBA rules changes, report says

    CBS Sports "The NBA is expected to pass three different rule changes next month during the Board of Governors meeting, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Most notable among the changes, is that after an offensive rebound, the shot clock will only reset to 14, instead of giving the..." August 23

  • Rockets could consider bringing back Trevor Ariza in case of a buyout

    Clutch Points "The Houston Rockets received a large blow to start their offseason when Trevor Ariza chose to sign with the Phoenix Suns for a one-year, $15 million deal. According to Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post, Houston could try to walk back that..." August 22

  • Fellow Rookies Pick Ayton, Sexton As RoY Favorites

    Hoops Rumors "For the 10th time in 12 years, John Schuhmann of NBA.com got the opportunity to ask the NBA’s incoming crop of rookies a series of questions related to their fellow draftees. Historically, the NBA rookies haven’t been particularly clairvoyant when it comes to..." August 21

  • Some NBA Owners Want Access To Mental Health Records Of Players

    Real GM Basketball "The public announcements from Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan on their struggles with mental health have prompted action from Adam Silver and Michele Roberts. The National Basketball Players Association to hire Dr. William Parham as its first director of mental health and..." August 20

  • Suns considered drafting LiAngelo Ball in second round?

    Larry Brown Sports "LiAngelo Ball famously went undrafted this year, but he may have been closer to making the NBA than most had thought. In Sunday’s latest episode of his family’s Facebook show “Ball In The Family,”the middle Ball brother was shown with father LaVar and..." August 20

  • Alexey Shved Drew NBA Interest This Summer

    Hoops Rumors "Former NBA guard Alexey Shved received interest from multiple NBA teams this offseason, but decided to remain overseas for the time being, agent Obrad Fimic told Russian outlet Izvestia (translation via HoopsHype). Shved, who played for the..." August 20

  • Luka Doncic picks DeAndre Ayton for Rookie of the Year

    Pro Basketball Talk "Deandre Ayton and Luka Doncic stirred plenty of pre-draft debate. I found them so similar, I rated them in the same tier atop the draft. Those frequent pre-draft comparisons often lead to lasting personal rivalries, each player still trying to one-up the other throughout their..." August 16

  • NBA Insider Shams Charania Leaves Yahoo Sports for The Athletic

    Bleacher Report "One of the biggest names in the basketball world has found a new home. On Tuesday, NBA reporter Shams Charania announced that he will join The Athletic and Stadium: "I am excited to announce I am joining The Athletic and Stadium as the lead Senior..." August 14

  • NBA may play 2019 preseason game in India

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has been working to make inroads in India — it’s nation far more fixated on Cricket, field hockey, and soccer, but it has a lot of youth playing basketball at schools, and it has the second largest population of any country in the world (nearly 1.4 billion..." August 14

  • It's been productive summer for Devin Booker, but real work is about to begin

    Arizona Central "When you’re 21, every summer should be fun, free of worry and full of new experiences. It appears the summer of 2018 has been that for Suns guard Devin Booker. He signed a $158 million contract extension, had his name dropped in a song lyric by Drake and participated..." August 13

  • NBA teams with the most nationally televised games in 2018-19

    247 Sports "The NBA schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 season was officially released in full on Friday, and it features 2,460 total games - a whole lot of basketball.  Between ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV there will be no shortage of games to see on the screen throughout the '18-19..." August 12

  • Kawhi Leonard Will Return To San Antonio In January And More Highlights From The 2018-19 NBA Schedule

    Dime Magazine "Earlier this week, the NBA revealed the schedules and television information for its three marquee regular season dates: Opening night (with the entire televised opening week schedule included), Christmas Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Fast forward to Friday afternoon and the league..." August 10

  • Best Free Agents Still Available That Teams Need to Pounce On

    Bleacher Report "Believe it or not, NBA free agency isn't over yet. The marquee players have already gone about their business, but some noteworthy names remain on the market. None of them have the leverage necessary to broker huge deals, which is part of their charm. They pack a..." August 09

  • How much does scorekeeper bias affect NBA box scores?

    The Score "Statistics are meant to be objective. But it's always worth remembering how they're recorded: by an employee of an NBA team. Each NBA team employs a scorekeeping crew, whose job is to watch each game in real time and instantly categorize and credit every play in an official..." August 07

  • A 2016 salary cap spike helped the Warriors and hurt the NBA. Worse, nobody saw that coming.

    Washington Post "A month into the NBA’s annual free agency period, many available players have had to scrounge for whatever they can get or opt into existing deals. After teams’ wild spending in 2016, there simply isn’t enough money to go around. A decision made in 2015 by the..." August 07

  • Devin Booker gets shoutout from Drake on 'Astroworld' track

    The Score "Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker is the latest athlete to be name-dropped by Drake. The rapper references Booker during his feature on "Sicko Mode," one of the tracks off Travis Scott's new album "Astroworld," saying, "See the shots that I took, wet like..." August 05