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  • Suns sign forward Quincy Acy to 2nd 10-day contract

    Arizona Sports "The Phoenix Suns are bringing back forward Quincy Acy for a second 10-day contract, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Acy, 27, originally signed a 10-day contract with the Suns on Jan. 7. Since signing, Acy has appeared in all four games for the Suns with the..." January 16

  • NBA, NBPA agree to $1.1B ‘NBA 2K’ licensing agreement

    Sportress of Blogitude "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to a lucrative licensing agreement extension with Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., creators of the popular “NBA 2K” video game franchise, the league announced this week. The new agreement reportedly spans seven years and is said to be..." January 16

  • Nuggets head coach: Playing the Suns and the Warriors is the same thing

    Sportsnaut "The Denver Nuggets are hosting the two-time defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors for the top spot in the Western Conference Tuesday evening. It’s one of the biggest mid-season games on the NBA’s slate. Can Denver announce its presence league-wide with a win over a..." January 15

  • Pistons, Suns, Magic Pursuing Dennis Smith Jr.

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks are ramping up trade discussions for point guard Dennis Smith Jr., ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweets. The Suns and Magic are involved in talks with the Mavs, Wojnarowski adds. Smith Jr. has missed the last three games with a..." January 15

  • NBA Rumors: These teams are willing to give up first-round picks, SN sources say

    Sporting News "The countdown to the NBA’s trade deadline has reached four weeks, and with 25 teams within 3.5 games of a postseason slot, the league swap meet could be as confused as ever. Let’s have a look in this week’s Friday Rumor-rama, or as it is known in Canada,..." January 11

  • Ayton understands Doncic hype: 'He's a beast'

    The Score "Deandre Ayton has managed to average a double-double and put up some eye-popping stat lines through the first 42 games of his career since being drafted No. 1 overall by the Phoenix Suns last June. However, despite his impressive play, the 7-footer hasn't been the most talked..." January 09

  • Josh Jackson, Suns' revitalized reserves giving Igor Kokoskov more flexibility

    Arizona Central "Igor Kokoskov has spent the better part of this season trying to fix problems for the 9-30 Suns. Some issues, though, he'll allow. "It’s a good problem to have, when you have all these options," Kokoskov said. The good problem is deciding if and..." January 07

  • Suns rebirth now depends on in-season player development

    Bright Side Of The Sun "The Suns are back into one of their low periods, so of course we have to talk about the season within the season again, and whether the Suns are showing any progress as a team and/or developing players into better versions of themselves. First, a quick stroll down memory..." January 07

  • Report: Phoenix Suns to sign Quincy Acy to 10-day contract

    Arizona Sports "The Phoenix Suns will reportedly get help at the forward position. The Athletic’s Shams Charania on Saturday reported the Suns plan to sign Quincy Acy to a 10-day contract. " January 05

  • Deandre Ayton does not speak with media after Suns loss

    Larry Brown Sports "Deandre Ayton was not one for words after the Phoenix Suns’ 121-111 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night. Ayton only attempted three shots in 27 minutes for four points in the game. The total matched the lowest of the No. 1 pick’s season, which also came..." January 05

  • Suns Release Eric Moreland

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns have waived veteran forward/center Eric Moreland, the team announced today in a press release. Assuming he goes unclaimed on waivers, Moreland will become an unrestricted free agent on Saturday. Moreland, 27, signed with Phoenix last month and appeared in..." January 03

  • Josh Jackson was ‘really sad’ to see Trevor Ariza go

    Clutch Points "The trade of forward Trevor Ariza left a lasting impact for the Phoenix Suns, as the longtime veteran already left vestiges of wisdom on a young Josh Jackson. Ariza was acquired the first day of free agency on a one-year, $15 million contract, one the Suns looked to move as..." January 02

  • Why the Suns even getting a meeting with Kevin Durant should be on their 2019 wish list

    Bright Side Of The Sun "First off, let me say there’s a minuscule chance Kevin Durant, one of the greatest pure scorers in NBA history, even considers the Suns once July rolls around. But that doesn’t mean they should pack up shop and quit. No, the Suns should actually let it be..." January 02

  • Deandre Ayton becomes first rookie in Suns history with 5-straight double-doubles

    Clutch Points "On Sunday night, Phoenix Suns big man Deandre Ayton dropped a huge 26-point, 18-rebound double-double in his team’s 111-103 defeat against the Brooklyn Nets. The 20-year-old has been on a hot streak of late, and after tonight’s spectacular showing,..." December 24

  • Kelly Oubre Jr. on youth of Suns: "I don't really believe in age"

    Sporting News "Kelly Oubre Jr. is one of the newest members of the Suns, and he doesn't think Phoenix's youth will limit the team's success. The Wizards traded Oubre and Austin Rivers to the Suns in a deal for Trevor Ariza, who is one of the NBA's premier 3-and-D players. Oubre, a..." December 21

  • Co-GM James Jones believes Suns have found a player connection ‘that had been missing in the past’

    Bright Side Of The Sun "One of the more tired characterizations of the Suns over the past five or six seasons has been that the organization treats its players poorly and fails to communicate with them. While there have been several examples of such problems, most of it can be chalked up to the business of..." December 19

  • Adam Silver Says He Thinks Suns Will Remain in Phoenix

    Bleacher Report "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he expects the Phoenix Suns to come to terms with the city of Phoenix to keep the franchise in its current location. During an appearance on Bleacher Report's The Full 48 podcast with Howard Beck, Silver said he..." December 19

  • New Sun Kelly Oubre: ‘If you’re in my way, you’re getting destroyed’

    Arizona Sports "Kelly Oubre Jr. wasn’t surprised the Washington Wizards put him on the trade block. The team is off to a 12-18 start, and bloated contracts put the team in a position where re-signing the restricted free agent next summer looked out of the question. He became more expendable as..." December 19

  • Report: Multiple teams interested in Austin Rivers, no offer from Grizzlies

    Larry Brown Sports "Austin Rivers is expected to have a very brief stay in Phoenix after he was traded from the Washington Wizards to the Suns on Saturday as part of a deal involving Kelly Oubre and Trevor Ariza, and it sounds like there are a number of teams that would like to add the veteran..." December 18

  • Rivers Expected To Sign With Grizzlies

    Hoops Rumors "Austin Rivers technically hasn’t been released yet by the Suns, but once he’s officially cut and clears waivers, he’s expected to finalize a new deal with the Grizzlies, league sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). Reports..." December 18

  • Why the Phoenix Suns traded Trevor Ariza to the Washington Wizards

    Arizona Central "Devin Booker said Trevor Ariza was “loved in the locker room” right beside an empty locker where Ariza's last nameplate once hung. Igor Kokoskov called him a mentor to the younger players. “I’m going to miss him for sure,” Josh Jackson..." December 18

  • NBA Rumors: Trevor Ariza had mentally checked out, detached from Suns teammates early in season

    Clutch Points "The Phoenix Suns and Trevor Ariza are no longer together. Despite a “mutual” decision to part ways, the mystery of a bottom-dwelling team willing to trade a recently acquired veteran is perplexing. While most of his former teammates have nothing..." December 18

  • Devin Booker Joins Rich Tradition Of Humiliating Enes Kanter

    Deadspin "Way back in January of last season, Devin Booker was ejected from a game after gently shoving Enes Kanter in the Suns’ 107-85 loss to the Knicks. Kanter, being as exhaustingly online as he is, made an insipid meme depicting Booker holding a large “L” right after the..." December 18

  • Why the Lakers should sign Austin Rivers

    247 Sports "When the Los Angeles Lakers were 4-6, coming off of a brutal stretch on their schedule and facing the real possibility that Head Coach Luke Walton might get fired, they looked to the buyout market to solve one of their roster's biggest problems. What they found there was a defensive-minded..." December 18

  • Report: Guard Austin Rivers, Suns Part Ways Two Days After Trade

    SI "The Suns have agreed to part ways with guard Austin Rivers two days after acquiring him in a trade, reports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  According to Wojnarowski, both sides agreed that the 26-year-old Rivers would fit an older team pursuing the playoffs. Rivers..." December 18

  • NBA Rumors: Suns wanted Lakers’ Josh Hart instead of 2nd-round pick for Trevor Ariza

    Clutch Points "Despite the recent rumors that said Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver was unwilling to send forward Trevor Ariza to his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Suns were “willing to dance with the Lakers, but only on their terms.” According..." December 17

  • Wizards, Suns, Grizzlies blame each other for failed Brooks trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "A three-way trade between the Wizards, Suns and Grizzlies fell part due to Brooks confusion. Phoenix thought it was getting Dillon Brooks. Memphis thought it was sending MarShon Brooks. In the aftermath, the Wizards and Suns agreed to a simpler deal,..." December 17

  • Is De’Anthony Melton the Suns’ point guard of the future?

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Did the Suns just stumble into the point guard who could start alongside Devin Booker for years to come? It’s early — very early — but De’Anthony Melton is showcasing why he was graded as a lottery prospect on my draft board. Not only have..." December 17

  • Report: NBA to allow fans to vote for All-Stars on Google

    247 Sports "The NBA is switching up the way it handles All-Star voting for the 2019 iteration of the annual exhibition.  For fans, voting for the 2019 All-Star game in Charlotte will begin at 11 a.m. EST on Christmas Day (December 25, 2018) and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Martin Luther King..." December 17

  • Lakers Refused To Include Core Players In Ariza Trade

    Hoops Rumors "It took two attempts but the Suns struck a deal to part with veteran swingman Trevor Ariza, dealing him to the Wizards for Kelly Oubre and Austin Rivers. However, after a three-team deal cratered on Friday, Suns re-engaged the Lakers in trade talks, per ESPN’s Adrian..." December 15

  • Report: Suns owner refused to trade Trevor Ariza to the Lakers

    247 Sports "Trevor Ariza was nearly dealt to the Washington Wizards on Friday before a mixup with the names of the players involved in the deal nixed the transaction. However, the Wizards were far from the most prominent team involved in the still-ongoing Ariza sweepstakes. The Los Angeles Lakers had..." December 15

  • Suns Agree To Trade Ariza To Wizards For Oubre, Rivers

    Hoops Rumors "After a hectic Friday night in which a three-team deal was scrapped, the Suns have agreed to deal Trevor Ariza to the Wizards in exchange for Kelly Oubre and Austin Rivers, John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 reports (Twitter link). This version of an Ariza trade included three..." December 15

  • Wizards, Suns still trying to work on Ariza trade

    The Score "If you fail once, try and try again. After Friday night's three-way trade fell apart due to miscommunication, the Washington Wizards and Phoenix Suns were still trying to strike a deal centered on Trevor Ariza Saturday morning, league sources told ESPN's Adrian..." December 15

  • The twists and turns of the Trevor Ariza trade that never really happened

    ESPN "Trevor Ariza began Friday as a member of the Phoenix Suns. He ended Friday as a member of the Phoenix Suns. But for a few brief hours, it looked as though the 15th-year forward was going to be on the move. A deal that would've sent him to the Washington Wizards was completed, then fell..." December 15

  • Trevor Ariza and his camp want a trade to Lakers, but Suns still trying to deal him to Wizards

    Silver Screen And Roll "The Los Angeles Lakers lost the bidding war for Trevor Ariza to the Washington Wizards on Friday, or so they thought. Due to a confusion of which “Brooks” the Phoenix Suns were getting from the Memphis Grizzlies in the deal — no, seriously, that’s what happened..." December 15

  • Grizzlies GM Issues Statement On Failed Trade

    Hoops Rumors "For about an hour on Friday night, the Grizzlies appeared poised to finalize a three-team trade with the Suns and Wizards. The proposed deal would have sent Trevor Ariza to Washington and Austin Rivers to Phoenix, and would have allowed Memphis to acquire Kelly Oubre for Wayne Selden, two..." December 15

  • Suns owner Robert Sarver overruled draft-night trade for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

    Pro Basketball Talk "On draft night, the Suns traded the No. 16 pick and the Heat’s unprotected 2021 first-round pick to the 76ers for No. 10 pick Mikal Bridges. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander went to the Clippers with the No. 11 pick (via the Hornets). Phoenix is now an NBA-worst 5-24 and lacks even a..." December 15

  • Sorry Seattle, Suns CEO says team wants to stay in Valley even if Phoenix rejects arena deal

    Arizona Central "The Phoenix Suns on Thursday vowed to look elsewhere in the Valley for a place to play if the city of Phoenix doesn’t agree to upgrade Talking Stick Resort Arena. Suns CEO and President Jason Rowley told me the team would consider moving out of state only as a last resort and..." December 14

  • Trevor Ariza would prefer to be traded to Lakers

    Larry Brown Sports "Trevor Ariza is drawing interest from numerous contending teams as he is expected to be traded in the coming days, but the veteran forward reportedly has one destination that he prefers above all the others. Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times was told by people close to Ariza..." December 13

  • The NBA Arenas That Did The Best And Worst On Recent Health Inspections

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, ESPN released an exhaustive look at the health inspection scores for every major sporting venue in the United States, with a detailed breakdown of the number of restaurants and vendors within each venue that had high-level violations. Stadium concessions are an..." December 13

  • NBA Rumors: Lakers Not Willing To Give Up Young Players For Trevor Ariza

    Fadeaway World "Yesterday, we heard rumors that a deal between the Lakers and Suns for Trevor Ariza was a “done deal.” Today, it’s no longer imminent. True, Trevor Ariza is a good player that would fit perfectly alongside LeBron and the Lakers. But is he worth giving up..." December 13

  • Suns' Warren fined $15K for comments directed to referee

    The Score "The NBA announced that Phoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren has been fined $15,000 for "directing inappropriate language" toward an official after his ejection from Monday's overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. After being whistled for an..." December 12

  • De’Anthony Melton looks a lot like a former Suns point guard star

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Watching rookie point guard De’Anthony Melton flying all around the court this past week, reaching in for steals, running the offense with pitbull mentality, and flashing a big smile when he makes a big shot, you can’t help but see similarities between Melton and a former..." December 12

  • Robert Sarver Is Reportedly Threatening To Move The Suns If Phoenix Won’t Approve Arena Renovations

    Dime Magazine "Will the Suns be in Phoenix forever? Potentially no. Team owner Robert Sarver is looking to upgrade Talking Stick Resort Arena, but he doesn’t appear to have the votes to get the approval for the $150 million renovations being asked for. Most team owners would respond to this by doing..." December 12

  • NBA Rumors: Suns not interested in Markelle Fultz

    Pro Basketball Talk "We finally have a diagnosis for Philadelphia 76ers point guard Markelle Fultz. According to doctors, Fultz suffers from thoracic outlet syndrome, which has hampered his ability to shoot a basketball and be functional on an NBA floor. There have been rumors that the Sixers want to..." December 12

  • Phoenix Suns Shouldn't Be Surprised by Josh Jackson's Struggles

    Bleacher Report "Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson has been playing better lately, and acknowledging that fact up front should help what comes next feel less like a hit piece and more like a sincere inquiry into, you know, what's upwith the No. 4 pick from the 2017..." December 12

  • Report: Ariza to Lakers is ‘done’ deal

    Larry Brown Sports "Trevor Ariza becoming a member of the Los Angeles Lakers is a “done” deal according to one reporter. Kevin O’Connor said on “The Ringer NBA Show” published Tuesday that he’s heard from multiple NBA executives who have told him Ariza is..." December 12

  • Suns Expected To Sign Eric Moreland

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns are in the process of finalizing a contract agreement with free agent big man Eric Moreland, reports Michael Scotto of The Athletic (Twitter link). The Suns have been carrying just 13 players on their NBA roster after buying out Tyson Chandler and..." December 10

  • Report: Lakers among at least eight teams interested in Trevor Ariza

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers are said to have interest in adding Trevor Ariza when he becomes eligible to be traded, but it sounds like the Phoenix Suns are going to have no shortage of offers for the veteran forward. According to John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 in Phoenix, the Lakers..." December 10

  • Lakers trying to add Trevor Ariza in three-way trade

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Lakers are engaged in talks to try to acquire Phoenix Sunsforward Trevor Ariza, league sources told ESPN. The teams have been working to reach an agreement with a third team that would take on Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope as part..." December 09