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  • NBA discussing new In-Season Tournament, starting in 2023-24

    Sportsnaut "When the NBA made the decision to introduce the Play-In Tournament following the regular season, we heard all about it, from fans and players across the nation. Some liked the idea of lower-seeded teams having a chance at competing for a playoff spot by winning an extra game or two,..." May 17

  • Adam Silver on NBA Stars Forcing Trades: We Want Players and Teams to Honor Contracts

    Bleacher Report "NBA commissioner Adam Silver told ESPN's Malika Andrews on Tuesday that he wanted to see both players and teams honor existing contracts.   "From a league standpoint, we want teams to honor contracts, we want players to honor contracts," he said...." May 17

  • Could The Suns Make A Blockbuster Trade For Lakers’ Anthony Davis?

    NBA Analysis "The Phoenix Suns‘ 2021-22 NBA season came to an abrupt halt in the second round of the postseason. Hosting the Dallas Mavericks at Footprint Center in Game 7, the Suns were blown out of the gym, losing 123-90. That could lead to an offseason of change, but could Los Angeles..." May 17

  • NBA 'Transition Take Foul' Rule Change Receives 'Widespread' Support From GMs

    Bleacher Report "A potential rule change to the NBA's "transition take foul" was reportedly met with "widespread support" during the league's general managers meeting in Chicago on Tuesday, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.  Per that..." May 17

  • 'Daryl Morey has big, giant plans to acquire another star' for 76ers

    Yardbarker "Despite adding point guard James Harden before the trade deadline to pair with superstar Joel Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers' postseason run ended with a second-round loss to the Miami Heat in six games.  ESPN's Brian Windhorst, a guest on Mike Greenberg's ESPN Radio..." May 17

  • Patrick Beverley: Chris Paul History Dates Back to Showdown at LeBron James Camp

    Bleacher Report "After calling out  Chris Paul during an appearance on ESPN's Get Up, Minnesota Timberwolves veteran Patrick Beverley revealed to Stephen A. Smith on Stephen A's World that his beef with the Phoenix Suns point guard began when he was in college and went to a..." May 17

  • These 3 Teams Should Monitor Chris Paul’s Trade Market

    NBA Analysis "Nothing lasts forever, but some things are more sustainable than others. The Phoenix Suns’ reign as one of the top teams in the NBA, however, looks to be crashing at warp speed. They surely didn’t look the part in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals. The Mavericks..." May 17

  • 3 Intriguing Trade Ideas Involving 76ers’ James Harden

    NBA Analysis "The Philadelphia 76ers set some lofty expectations when they acquired James Harden at this year’s NBA trade deadline. Having been eliminated in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, it’s fair to say they fell short of them. This offseason, they’ll need to improve their..." May 17

  • Biggest 2022 NBA Conference Finals X-Factors

    Bleacher Report "We're finally down to the NBA's Final Four. With the Boston Celtics defeating the Milwaukee Bucks and the Dallas Mavericks shocking the world with a 33-point win over the Suns in Phoenix, both have moved on to the conference finals. Here's how the final two..." May 17

  • What’s the future hold for NBA’s second-round losers? Free agents, cap exceptions, more

    The Athletic "Take a breath. Losing in the second round sucks. You can see the conference finals — the only portal to the glorious, honey-drenched, sun-filled NBA Finals — right in front of you. All you have to do is beat this damn annoying team in front of you, that..." May 17

  • Best & Worst Free Agency Destinations For Deandre Ayton

    NBA Analysis "Here’s a question being asked throughout NBA circles: is Deandre Ayton a max player? It’s not an easy call to make. On the one hand, Ayton is a hyper-efficient pick-and-roll finisher. He’s basically a walking block of granite who can use his bulk and mobility to get..." May 17

  • 3 Blockbuster Trades The Phoenix Suns Can Do This Summer

    Fadeaway World "After their embarrassing Game 7 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, the Phoenix Suns are going to have some thinking to do. Many believed that this would finally be the year that Chris Paul would win his first championship ring. Instead, the team lost to the Mavericks at home for the first time since..." May 17

  • 5 teams set to improve the most with luck in Tuesday’s NBA Draft Lottery

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the annual NBA Draft Lottery set to take place prior to the start of Tuesday night’s Eastern Conference Finals matchup, there is no top consensus, LeBron James, Zion Williamson, or otherwise top-regarded No. 1 prospect in the incoming class. Instead, there are..." May 17

  • Patrick Beverley Continues Feud With Matt Barnes After Chris Paul Comments

    SI "A war of words between Patrick Beverley and Matt Barnes continued Tuesday when the Timberwolves’ point guard appeared on ESPN’s Get Up Tuesday morning. Beverley addressed Barnes after he had some choice words for Beverley after he was on several ESPN shows and criticized..." May 17

  • Deandre Ayton 'Going To Get A Max Contract Somewhere'

    Real GM Basketball "Deandre Ayton will be a restricted free agent this offseason after the Phoenix Suns were unable to sign him to an extension. "Going into this season, Deandre Ayton did not feel valued by this Phoenix organization," said Adrian Wojnarowski on Monday. "They were not able..." May 17

  • Pacers, Suns Could Pull Off Trade Involving Myles Turner, Deandre Ayton

    NBA Analysis "The Phoenix Suns season came to a screeching halt in the second round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs. The No. 1 seed in the Western Conference and owners of the best record in the regular season, were embarrassed in Game 7 on their homecourt by the Dallas Mavericks, who will be advancing onto the..." May 17

  • 3 Trade Targets Phoenix Suns Must Pursue

    NBA Analysis "Heading into the postseason, the Suns looked like the most complete team in the NBA. The Mavericks thought otherwise though, embarrassing Phoenix 123-90 in Game 7 to knock them from the postseason. Phoenix is left to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of one of the largest home Game..." May 17

  • Suns Should Consider A Trade For Buddy Hield

    NBA Analysis "The Phoenix Suns came up short in their pursuit of an NBA championship run. The Dallas Mavericks defeated them in epic fashion in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals. Now, it’s back to the drawing board to reconfigure the roster. In today’s NBA, a team can never..." May 17

  • Skip Bayless Said Lil Wayne Told Him Monty Williams Told Deandre Ayton ‘You Quit On Us’

    Uproxx "Of the many subplots of the Suns disastrous Game 7 performance against the Mavs on Sunday night, the one that has the most bearing on Phoenix’s future is that of Deandre Ayton’s standing with the team. Ayton played just 17 minutes and when Monty Williams was asked why..." May 17

  • These 3 Teams Should Monitor Kevin Huerter Trade Market

    NBA Analysis "The Atlanta Hawks might be making some changes this NBA offseason after an underwhelming year. The Hawks made a run to the Eastern Conference Finals last season when no one expected much. This season, the Hawks were looking to prove that last season was not a fluke but was unable..." May 17

  • The Phoenix Suns' Current Players' Status For The 2022-23 Season

    Fadeaway World "The Phoenix Suns concluded the regular season with an NBA best 64-18 record, eight games over the second-place Memphis Grizzlies. The Suns dispatched a feistier than expected Pelicans squad in six games during the First Round of the Western Conference playoffs before opening up 2-0 in the..." May 17

  • Matt Barnes Criticizes ESPN And Pat Beverley For Disrespecting Chris Paul

    Black Sports Online "Patrick Beverley came on ESPN and obliterated Chris Paul on several segments that ESPN posted multiple times on social media to make sure you didn’t miss any of them. At one point at least five clips of Beverley were on their social media spaces and YouTube..." May 17

  • Kevin Durant Refuses To Answer Who Are His Top 10 NBA Players Right Now

    Yardbarker "Kevin Durant is one of the best players in the world but that has never stopped him from being extremely active on social media sites like Twitter. While many of his contemporaries use it as a means to engage with fans in a friendly manner and ignore the haters, KD usually comes out all..." May 17

  • 1 Trade Every Lottery Team Must Consider If It Wins No. 1 Draft Pick

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 NBA draft lottery is Tuesday, and it could change everything for whichever team lands the first overall pick. In most cases, the squad that secures that top selection should keep it. Cost-controlled players with star potential are hard to come by, and there's a..." May 16

  • This Lakers-Suns Trade Swaps Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook

    NBA Analysis "The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers are very different NBA teams – yet they have some eerie similarities. Both ended their seasons in embarrassing fashions, despite high hopes to begin the year. Both have aging point guards on massive contracts, and it’s unclear if..." May 16

  • 1 Free Agent Sleeper The New York Knicks Should Target

    NBA Analysis "One of the biggest goals for the New York Knicks this NBA offseason needs to be figuring out the direction they want to take the roster. When Leon Rose first took over the front office, it looked like this would be a rebuilding effort through the draft. New York would cultivate and..." May 16

  • Suns release open letter to fans after Game 7 disaster

    Clutch Points "The Phoenix Suns are being forced to do a bit of damage control after the team’s atrocious Game 7 performance against the Dallas Mavericks. The Suns posted an open letter to fans a day after Sunday’s loss, a Game 7 blowout that saw the 64-win favorites trailing by 46 at..." May 16

  • Four Deandre Ayton Free Agency Destinations

    The Big Lead "The Phoenix Suns' hopes for a repeat NBA Finals run spontaneously combusted last night, when they fell to pieces for all of Game 7 against the Dallas Mavericks. It was a team failure. No one person can possibly be blamed for the performance. It takes a village to..." May 16

  • 3 moves Suns should make to recover after NBA playoff disaster

    Sportsnaut "The Phoenix Suns finished with the best record in the NBA only to suffer a humiliating Game 7 loss in the Western Conference semifinals. Heading into a crucial offseason, decisions made this offseason will swing how much longer this team is a contender. Heading into the NBA Playoffs,..." May 16

  • 3 Sign-And-Trade To Send Suns’ Deandre Ayton To Spurs

    NBA Analysis "The Phoenix Suns gave a horrendous performance in an elimination game against the Dallas Mavericks last night — ending their time in the NBA playoffs. Today, it shouldn’t be too hard to find Deandre Ayton sign-and-trade proposals on the internet. After all, Ayton logged..." May 16

  • Five finalists named for NBA’s social justice award

    Sportsnaut "The NBA announced the five finalists Monday for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award. Reggie Bullock (Dallas Mavericks), Jrue Holiday (Milwaukee Bucks), Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies), Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Fred VanVleet (Toronto..." May 16

  • 3 Crazy Zach LaVine Sign-And-Trades We’d Love To See

    NBA Analysis "On some level, we’d love to see Zach LaVine stay with the Chicago Bulls. Their 2021-22 NBA season just feels a little incomplete. They had a solid year, but it was unexceptional. They finished the year 46-36 and got eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. After..." May 16

  • Damian Lillard Says Patrick Beverley Ripping Chris Paul is 'Weird Behavior'

    Bleacher Report "Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard publicly questioned Minnesota Timberwolves floor general Patrick Beverley's strong, lengthy criticism of Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns Monday after they were eliminated from the playoffs on Sunday. Among other things, Beverley,..." May 16

  • Chris Paul: 'I'm not retiring'

    SI "On Sunday night, the 64-win Phoenix Suns lost in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals to the Dallas Mavericks, abruptly ending their season and ending all hope of possibly getting a second-chance at winning their first title. Between physical and mental fatigue, the Suns just..." May 16

  • Does Chris Paul (or Anyone) Really 'Deserve' a Ring?

    Bleacher Report "Four teams are left in the 2022 NBA Playoffs, and Chris Paul's team is not one of them. He will go into his 18th season with his place more than cemented on the very short list of greatest point guards of all time but still without a ring. We'll have all summer (and beyond) to..." May 16

  • Mark Cuban’s savage response to Lil Wayne after Luka Doncic, Mavs upset Suns

    Clutch Points "Phoenix Suns fan Lil Wayne took a shot at Luka Doncic over Twitter during the Western Conference Semifinals, and now it looks as if his words have backfired. After the Mavs pulled off the stunning upset of the Suns to advance to the Conference Finals, Mavericks owner..." May 16

  • Damian Lillard 'Likes' Tweet Suggesting Deandre Ayton Should Sign with Blazers

    Bleacher Report "The Phoenix Suns were eliminated from the postseason on Sunday in a blowout 123-90 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals. Now heading into the offseason, Suns center Deandre Ayton is likely set to be the most coveted young player available in free..." May 16

  • Timberwolves' Patrick Beverley on Suns' Game 7 collapse: 'They should've benched Chris (Paul)'

    The Athletic "Minnesota Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley weighed in on the Phoenix Suns' Western Conference semifinals Game 7 collapse at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks on ESPN's Get Up Monday morning, saying, "They benched the wrong person. They should've benched Chris..." May 16

  • Suns' Monty Williams hints at 'internal' reasons for only playing Deandre Ayton 17 minutes in Game 7 loss

    CBS Sports "The Phoenix Suns' season ended in devastating fashion on Sunday, as they lost Game 7 of their second-round series with the Dallas Mavericks, 123-90. Their 33-point loss was the worst defeat at home in a Game 7 since the St. Louis Bombers lost by 39 in 1948.  While..." May 16

  • Kendall Jenner Allegedly Told Devin Booker Before Game 7 She Wants To Take A Break In Relationship

    The Sports Rush "Devin Booker and Kendall Jenner have reportedly taken a break from one another and NBA Twitter is corelating that to the Suns Game 7 loss.  There are no words to describe just how unfathomable it is for both Devin Booker and Chris Paul to have 0 field goals..." May 16

  • Suns' Devin Booker on Game 7 Loss to Mavs

    Bleacher Report "The Phoenix Suns were thoroughly defeated in Sunday's Game 7 123-90 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. When speaking to reporters after the blowout, Suns star Devin Booker could only describe it as a "Good old-fashioned ass-whupping, end to end." When..." May 16

  • All season, everything lined up for the Suns, but they missed out on one important lesson

    The Athletic "The most painful moment in recent Arizona sports history might have occurred Feb. 1, 2009. The Arizona Cardinals, seeking their first championship, scored with less than three minutes left to take a lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII. Fans celebrated. They could taste..." May 16

  • Timberwolves' Anthony Edwards flames Chris Paul, Suns over massive ‘disgrace’

    Clutch Points "Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards didn’t hold back as he mocked the Phoenix Suns after their embarrassing downfall at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks. Edwards called the Suns’ performance a “disgrace” after Chris Paul and Co...." May 16

  • Luka Doncic Smiling at Devin Booker Meme Goes Viral Following Mavs Domination Over Suns

    Side Action "Luka got the last laugh, or in this case the last smile. On Sunday, the Mavericks absolutely ripped the Suns apart in a stunning 123-90 blowout. From the jump it was a blowout, the Mavs led by 10 points after the first quarter and just kept stacking onto that margin without mercy. As..." May 16

  • Boban Marjanovic has to be held back after incident late in Dallas' Game 7 blowout win

    CBS Sports "The Dallas Mavericks advanced to the Western Conference finals in stunning fashion on Sunday evening, as they went on the road in Game 7 and embarrassed the No. 1 seed Phoenix Suns, 123-90, in a contest that was not as close as even that lopsided scoreline..." May 16

  • Patrick Beverley subtly hints Suns’ Chris Paul faked injury after Mavs embarrassment

    Clutch Points "The entire NBA world was made witness to the destruction of the Phoenix Suns at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks. Few players relish the on-court demise of others like Patrick Beverley does. The spitfire point guard locks horns with just about any opponent he..." May 16

  • 3 Players For 76ers To Target With James Harden Trade

    NBA Analysis "The James Harden experience is a complicated one. It’s proven to be for multiple NBA franchises. There’s no question that he’s one of the most impactful offensive players in the history of the sport. On the other hand, there’s a case to be made that he tends to..." May 15

  • 2 Dream Team Targets For Los Angeles Lakers To Monitor

    NBA Analysis "As the NBA playoffs rage on, LeBron James’ absence from the festivities only grows more noticeable. Fans of the league have grown accustomed to seeing him on its biggest stage. Unfortunately, his Lakers didn’t come remotely close to qualifying to perform there. In fact,..." May 15

  • Every Team's Biggest Need in the 2022 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Most of the NBA is already operating in offseason mode. The rest will get there in the next month (give or take a few days). If you aren't thinking about your franchise's next step, you're already behind. We're here to bring everyone up to..." May 15

  • 3 trades Sixers must make in 2022 NBA offseason after ugly playoff exit vs. Heat

    Clutch Points "The Philadelphia 76ers have their work cut out for them this offseason. With almost no wiggle room, they will have to find ways to upgrade their roster after losing in the second round of the NBA playoffs for the fourth time in five years. Figuring out what to do with James..." May 14