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  • Suns owner Robert Sarver donates to support campaigns of Phoenix politicians who voted for arena deal

    Pro Basketball Talk "Phoenix will spend $150 million of taxpayer money to renovate the Suns’ arena. In what I’m sure is a complete coincidence… Brahm Resnik of NBC 12 News: Nine days after the Phoenix City Council approved a controversial deal to renovate..." March 18

  • Steve Kerr: Suns shocking win a wake-up call for Warriors

    Sporting News "Steve Kerr said a shock defeat to the Suns served as a wake-up call for the Warriors after they clinched a playoff spot on Saturday. The Warriors last week went down 115-111 to the Suns, which are rooted to the bottom of the Western Conference, handing their opponents a rare..." March 17

  • Pelicans Call Timeout They Don't Have, Lose to Suns on Technical FT

    Bleacher Report "The New Orleans Pelicans channeled their inner Chris Webber in a 138-136 overtime loss to the Phoenix Suns on Saturday when they were whistled for a technical foul for attempting to call a timeout when they had none left. After Josh Jackson tied the game at 136-136 on a three-pointer..." March 17

  • Lakers Rumors: Luke Walton a Top Target for Suns HC Job If Fired

    Bleacher Report "If the Los Angeles Lakers move on from Luke Walton after this season, he will be in demand for another head coaching job. Per Sean Deveney of Sporting News, Walton is considered a "top potential replacement" for the Phoenix Suns if Igor..." March 15

  • Knicks, Hawks, Suns Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "All but two 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 (or having 10-day contracts..." March 12

  • Report: NBA ticket sales down slightly this season

    Larry Brown Sports "The landscape of the NBA changed quite dramatically last offseason when LeBron James decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. While it may be a coincidence, that has not resulted in an increased level of interest in the league. In a recent conversation with Bill Simmons of The..." March 08

  • Adam Silver Admitted Shorter Contracts Have Given Star Players Too Much Power

    Dime Magazine "Adam Silver sat down with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons for a wide-ranging chat about the state of the NBA at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and was surprisingly candid about the biggest challenges his league faces in 2019. Right off the bat, Silver made a somewhat..." March 07

  • Kelly Oubre Wants To Remain With Suns Long-Term

    Hoops Rumors "Kelly Oubre Jr. will be a restricted free agent at the end of the season and while he’s only been in Phoenix for a few months, he’s sure that he wants to stick around long-term. “Why would I go anywhere else?” Oubre said (via Kellan Olson of..." March 06

  • Adam Silver Says ‘A Lot’ Of NBA Players Are ‘Generally Unhappy’

    NESN "Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave a sobering answer about the mental health of players in the league. As part of an hour-long panel with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Silver said that a lot of the players he interacts..." March 05

  • Sources: Suns Offered Protected First-Round Pick for Terry Rozier Prior to Season

    Basketball Insiders "Terry Rozier will also be a restricted free agent, with Phoenix considered by league sources as a team likely to make a strong push for the point guard. The Suns offered a protected first-round pick for Rozier before the season. " March 05

  • Inside the Phoenix Suns' messy and dysfunctional front office

    ESPN "ASK ANYONE WHO has come through the Phoenix Suns organization over the past decade, and they'll likely have a Robert Sarver story. One longtime former player remembers the owner barging into the locker room following a loss to officiously instruct big men on how to..." March 04

  • Report: Suns likely to make a strong push for Terry Rozier in free agency

    Bright Side Of The Sun "The Phoenix Suns and Terry Rozier have long been connected since before this season even started. 98.7 FM’s John Gambadoro reported back in October that both Ryan McDonough and James Jones tried to trade for Rozier before ultimately settling on a..." March 04

  • Ray Spalding To Get Multi-Year Deal From Suns

    Clutch Points "The Phoenix Suns are finalizing a deal to sign 6-foot-10 power forward Ray Spalding to a two-year contract. The Phoenix Suns are finalizing a deal to sign 6-foot-10 power forward Ray Spalding to a two-year contract: Spalding hails from the University of Louisville, where he..." March 03

  • Suns Fans Wait Hours For Josh Jackson But Instead Get Free Beer, Which Is Way Better

    Deadspin "Several dozen otherwise normal adult human beings waited for several hours in a Phoenix grocery store Wednesday night for an opportunity to meet and score an autograph from utterly unremarkable Suns second-year forward Josh Jackson. The deal, arranged through the team, had it that fans who..." March 01

  • GM Jones: Suns committing to coach Igor Kokoskov through season

    Arizona Sports "UPDATED: February 27, 2019 at 3:57 pm Phoenix Suns head coach Igor Kokoskov gestures during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik) The Phoenix Suns are sticking with head coach Igor..." February 28

  • Suns Launch Search For New GM

    Arizona Sports "The Phoenix Suns have begun the process of interviewing candidates for their general manager job, 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro has learned. The possibility remains open for co-interim general managers James Jones and Trevor Bukstein to remain..." February 27

  • NBA Hasn't Received Demand To Increase Jersey Sponsorship Patch Size

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA’s jersey patch program is more than halfway through its three-season test and the results are clear: It’s a slam dunk. As the league continues to search for new revenue, the patch program has delivered, generating more than $150 million. And 20 of the 29 team patch..." February 27

  • The NBA Is Reportedly ‘Concerned’ About The Phoenix Suns

    Uproxx "Despite boasting both Devin Booker, who is 14th in the NBA in scoring at 24.6 points per night, and DeAndre Ayton, the No. 1 overall pick in this past summer’s draft, the Phoenix Suns remain horrid. Their record sits at 12-50, worst in the entire NBA, and a win over the Miami Heat on..." February 27

  • Veteran Crawford not ready for NBA career to set with Suns

    Amico Hoops "Jamal Crawford is one of the best sixth men in NBA history. However, last Saturday night he was dressed in street clothes. After the game, he didn’t even need to shower. The Suns had just lost their 17th game in a row, falling to the Atlanta Hawks, a game where they did not..." February 27

  • NBA Rumors: Suns could fire coach Igor Kokoskov

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Suns are losing – and miserable. Devin Booker said, “We’re not on the same page. It’s the worst I’ve seen it since I’ve been here, and that’s saying a lot.” Rookie Deandre Ayton said his patience has run out and..." February 26

  • Tyler Johnson still gaining his bearings in trade from Heat to Suns

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Tyler Johnson has convinced himself his trade from the Miami Heat to the Phoenix Suns can be a turn for the better. At the moment, though, gaining his bearings is the issue. With the Suns having practiced Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena in advance..." February 25

  • NBA jersey patch program has generated $150 million

    Mass Live "Some fans weren’t particularly thrilled when the Boston Celtics, along with the rest of the NBA, decided to add an advertiser patch to their jerseys. The traditional jerseys, it was said, were sullied by a cash grab, and tradition had been sold out for a few bucks. Well, it..." February 25

  • Can contenders still find contributors for playoff runs?

    Sporting News "The time for trades has ended, but contenders searching for slight upgrades still have the ability to scour the buyout market. As long as they are waived by March 1, buyout candidates are eligible to compete in the postseason. These kinds of players typically only fill small..." February 25

  • How will the Suns’ wing rotation look with Kelly Oubre Jr. now in the starting lineup?

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Following the much-needed week off with the All-Star break, Suns head coach Igor Kokoskovdecided to tweak his rotation. Instead of Mikal Bridges starting at small forward, which he had the previous 45 games, Kelly Oubre Jr. is getting his opportunity now to..." February 25

  • Deandre Ayton ready to 'take over' after record 16th straight loss by Phoenix Suns

    Arizona Central "Deandre Ayton sat in the visiting locker room at Quicken Loans Arena on the wrong end of another loss that set the wrong kind of record for the Phoenix Suns. The Suns (11-49) dropped their 16th straight game Thursday night, falling to the Cleveland Cavaliers. That..." February 25

  • NBA Denies ESPN's Report That Tim Donaghy Fixed Games

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is denying a report from ESPN that Tim Donaghy fixed games while working as a referee for the league. published the league's official statement, which read in part: "The Tim Donaghy matter concluded over a decade ago with a..." February 22

  • Examining the NBA's easiest and most difficult remaining schedules

    USA Today "Finally, we've arrived. The stretch run of the 2018-19 NBA season is here, and with it come the games that will define the campaign and change the landscape of the upcoming postseason. The final 20-plus games of the year are going to be thrilling to watch unfold, as..." February 20

  • Suns to sign power forward Spalding to 10-day deal

    Amico Hoops "The Phoenix Suns intend to sign power forward Ray Spalding to a 10-day contract, according to Gina Mizell of The Athletic. Spalding is 6-foot-10 and was recently waived by the Dallas Mavericks. He has appeared in just one NBA game this season, as Mizell pointed..." February 20

  • NBA Estimates 37-40 Percent Of Players Will Be Free Agents In 2019 Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is anticipating between 37 percent and 40 percent of current players will be free agents this offseason, according to sources close to Adam Silver. Silver talked about how shorter contract lengths have changed the equation on player movement. "People have lost..." February 19

  • Suns' Deandre Ayton focused on perfecting his body and expanding his game as his rookie season moves forward

    CBS Sports "I'm in the middle of asking Phoenix Suns rookie center DeAndre Ayton about what some scouts consider the biggest weakness of the 20-year-old Bahamian's game – his defense – when he cuts me off. "I'm tired of hearing that," Ayton tells me. "I went..." February 13

  • Deandre Ayton learning to win with his young teammates

    Sporting News "Deandre Ayton has done just about everything the Suns could have asked of him during his first year in Phoenix. The 2018 No. 1 overall pick is averaging a double-double with 16.4 points and 10.4 rebounds while blocking nearly a shot a game. But the young Suns are struggling to win as..." February 08

  • Pistons, Wayne Ellington Nearing Agreement

    Hoops Rumors "Wayne Ellington, who is currently on waivers and will become a free agent this weekend, is closing in on a contract agreement with the Pistons, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). Ellington, who spent most of the season with the Heat, was sent from Miami to..." February 08

  • Phoenix Suns to waive recently acquired guard Wayne Ellington

    Arizona Sports "The Phoenix Suns are planning to waive guard Wayne Ellington one day after acquiring him, 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro has reported. Ellington was traded by the Miami Heat along with Tyler Johnson to the Suns on Wednesday in exchange for Ryan..." February 07

  • Josh Jackson and TJ Warren aren't on trading block, and Suns haven't reached out to Lakers

    Arizona Central "The Phoenix Suns hoped Ryan Anderson would provide leadership, experience and 3-point shooting when they acquired him from the Rockets in August. Months later and less than 24 hours before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, the Suns have traded him to Miami for Tyler Johnson..." February 07

  • Heat, Suns Nearing Tyler Johnson Trade

    Hoops Rumors "The Heat are nearing a trade agreement that would send guard Tyler Johnson to the Suns, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). Johnson, 26, has averaged 10.8 PPG, 2.8 RPG, and 2.5 APG with a shooting line of .426/.353/.693 in 44 games (25.5..." February 06

  • LaVar Ball Already Proven Disastrously Wrong About Lonzo-to-Suns Buzz

    12 Up "LaVar Ball is that overprotective parent who wants to be involved in every step of the decision-making process regarding Lonzo's future. It's no secret that the Lakers are willing to part with Ball in order to land superstar Anthony Davis from the New..." February 06

  • Suns acquire Tyler Johnson, Wayne Ellington from Heat in exchange for Ryan Anderson

    ABC 15 "The Phoenix Suns have agreed to acquire guards Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington from the Miami Heat in exchange for forward Ryan Anderson, according to reports from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic's Shams Charania on Wednesday. The 26-year-old Johnson is in his..." February 06

  • NBA Team Values 2019: Knicks On Top At $4 Billion "oaring local media deals, new arenas and basketball’s international popularity continue to push the value of NBA franchises higher. The average NBA team is worth $1.9 billion, up 13% over last year and three times the level of five years ago. The New York Knicks lead..." February 06

  • Lonzo wanting to go to Suns will reportedly have ‘no bearing’ on how Lakers approach Anthony Davis talks

    Silver Screen And Roll "With just 24 hours and some change to go before the NBA trade deadline, with some moves having already been made, teams are positioning themselves to either make a transformative trade — as the Los Angeles Lakers would by landing Anthony Davis — or make..." February 06

  • Brothers Stephen and Seth Curry, Dirk Nowitzki headline 2019 NBA 3-Point Contest

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 2019 NBA All-Star Game is nearly upon us. We still have yet to determine the rosters for Team LeBron and Team Giannis, but the rest of the events at All-Star Weekend have been set according to the NBA. On Tuesday, the league announced which players would take part in the 2019 NBA..." February 06

  • Lavar Ball: Championships coming for Suns if they play the three Ball boys together

    Bright Side Of The Sun "This interview on Doug and Wolf on 98.7 FM with Lonzo Ball’s dad, Lavar, was horrifying and highly entertaining interview all at the same time. Kudos to Doug and Wolf for asking the obvious (and tough) questions. Some choice quotes: “I gave..." February 05

  • Report: Suns have reciprocated interest in Lonzo Ball

    Clutch Points "LaVar Ball has already made it clear that his son, Lonzo Ball, wants no part of playing for the New Orleans Pelicans, which is one of the few snags in any potential deal that would send Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers. LaVar states that he wants Lonzo..." February 05

  • Austin Rivers explains why he didn't join the Suns after trade from the Wizards

    USA Today "Austin Rivers thinks Phoenix is a lovely place. He just wasn’t trying to play for the Suns. “I knew I wouldn’t come here,” Rivers said. “I wouldn’t come here. They knew that.” When finally settling on a trade in December to..." February 05

  • LaVar Ball says Suns are 'the best fit' for Lonzo if he's traded

    Sporting News "Lonzo Ball's father has a preference for where his son should go if he's traded. LaVar Ball recently told ESPN that "Phoenix is the best fit" for the Lakers guard. Ball is currently out with an ankle sprain, but has been linked in trade rumors as of late...." February 04

  • Power forward is quickly joining point guard as 1B to its 1A for the Suns’ priority offseason needs

    Bright Side Of The Sun "When one opposing player equals the same offensive rebounding total as the whole roster, questions need to start getting asked. That’s exactly what happened on Saturday night when Atlanta Hawks power forward John Collins had his way against the Suns to the..." February 04

  • Suns official denies report of interest in Lakers guard Ball

    Amico Hoops "After learning of trade talks between the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans, the camp for Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball reiterated that New Orleans is not a desired destination, according to a report from Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times. While Ball does..." February 01

  • Anthony Davis And Russell Westbrook Are Among The 2019 NBA All-Star Game Reserves

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, the NBA announced the pool of 14 players that will be reserves in the 2019 All-Star Game. 2019 All-Star Reserves Western Conference Eastern Conference Russell Westbrook Victor Oladipo Anthony Davis Kyle Lowry Nikola Jokic Blake..." January 31

  • Report: There is mutual interest between Lonzo Ball and Phoenix Suns

    Bright Side Of The Sun "According to The Los Angeles Times’ Tania Ganguli, if Lonzo Ball were to be involved in the Anthony Davis trade, Ball’s camp prefers a situation without an established point guard, namely the Phoenix Suns. Ganguli says there’s mutual interest..." January 31