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  • Memphis Grizzlies reportedly interview Igor Kokoskov "The first non-North American born-and-raised head coach in NBA history, Igor Kokoskov, was recently interviewed by the Memphis Grizzlies per ESPN’s Tim Bontemps. The 47-year-old Serbian was fired last month after one season with the Phoenix Suns, but is right back in the hunt for a head..." May 19

  • Luka Doncic, Trae Young, Deandre Ayton Named 2018-19 NBA ROY Finalists

    Bleacher Report "The NBA unveiled the finalists for the 2019 Rookie of the Year award Friday: Dallas Mavericks swingman Luka Doncic, Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young and Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton. Doncic is the favorite after averaging 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 6.0 assists in 72..." May 17

  • Sources: Belief Is Suns Promised Darius Garland

    Bleacher Report "Darius Garland seems likely to be a top-six pick at this year's NBA draft. According to B/R's Jonathan Wasserman there's "some belief among NBA teams that Garland left the combine with a promise from the Phoenix..." May 16

  • Should Kings trade for Josh Jackson two years after 2017 NBA Draft?

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Josh Jackson went one spot higher than Kings rising star point guard De'Aaron Fox in the 2017 NBA Draft. Two years later, could Sacramento try to make a trade with the Suns to acquire the small forward?  “I think the Knicks would have interest in him. I think Sacramento..." May 16

  • Shelburne: Suns Would Be a 'Great Fit' for Kyrie Irving If He Leaves Celtics

    Bleacher Report "While most of the Kyrie Irving free-agency speculation has been focused on the two New York teams, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne offered a potentially underrated destination for the Boston Celtics point guard. "I just see a world in which he goes to..." May 16

  • Will Suns try to trade up in effort to land Ja Morant?

    Amico Hoops "The Phoenix Suns tied the Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA’s worst record, but that meant nothing on NBA draft lottery night. Instead of finishing in the top three, the Suns dropped all the way to sixth. But instead of pouting, first-year general manager James Jones may be..." May 16

  • NBA Likely To Move Up Start Of July Moratorium

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA is expected to tweak the start date and time of its annual July moratorium, sources tell Tim Bontemps of (Twitter link). According to Bontemps, rather than starting at 12:00 am eastern time on July 1, the moratorium will likely begin six hours earlier, on June 30 at 6:00..." May 15

  • Ranking the best and worst NBA fits for Zion Williamson

    USA Today "At some point Tuesday night, we’re going to expect a comment from assumed No. 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson about whichever team lands the opportunity to select him during the NBA draft lottery in Chicago.  Of course, we more or less already know what Williamson is..." May 14

  • Suns F Josh Jackson charged with resisting arrest and escape in Florida

    Arizona Sports "Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson was arrested in Miami Gardens, Fla., and charged with resisting arrest and escape while attending the Rolling Loud music festival over the weekend. Miami-Dade County police records show that Joshua O’Neal Jackson, born Feb. 10, 1997, was..." May 13

  • The Suns’ moves are taking pressure off Devin Booker to be the franchise’s sole leader

    Bright Side Of The Sun "In many ways, it helps to be at the start of my career covering this Suns team. Most of the players are my age, and not only does that make it easier to relate to their state of mind but also allows me a clearer understanding of how bonkers it is that people in their early 20s are..." May 13

  • Anthony Davis to Suns: Could Phoenix trade Deandre Ayton for New Orleans Pelicans star?

    Arizona Central "Before the NBA trade deadline, there was speculation that the Phoenix Suns could become involved with the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans as part of a three-team deal which would have brought Anthony Davis to L.A., with Phoenix potentially acquiring point guard..." May 13

  • Monty Williams Turned Down Lakers’ Coaching Offer

    Hoops Rumors "Monty Williams, who will take over as the Suns’ new head coach when the Sixers’ playoff run ends, rejected an offer from the Lakers before accepting the job in Phoenix, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Tyronn Lue made headlines on Wednesday when he turned down the..." May 12

  • Four potential Ricky Rubio landing spots in free agency

    Hoops Hype "In the modern NBA, you need a strong point guard to even have a chance to compete. Without one, you’re lost. One of the top options set to come available this offseason in free agency is Utah Jazz floor general Ricky Rubio, who will receive a good amount of interest from..." May 08

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

    Bleacher Report "Whichever team wins the NBA draft lottery on May 14 will focus its attention on Zion Williamson. That organization can also expect phone calls from franchises across the league looking to pry away the No. 1 pick. Regardless of how highly the lottery winner thinks of..." May 08

  • Blockbuster NBA Trades That Should Happen This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The approaching 2019 NBA offseason means attention will soon pivot from reality to fantasy. When the games end, roster reconstruction begins. That means the draft, free agency and, most of all, fanciful trade speculation. Every team has a shot to do something spectacular..." May 07

  • Los Angeles Lakers were surprised by Monty Williams accepting Phoenix Suns job

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers’ coaching search hasn’t gotten off to the best of starts, according to a new report. According to Adrian Wojnarowski on The Woj Pod, Monty Williams was the Lakers’ first choice to become their new head coach, and they did not take seriously the..." May 06

  • Deandre Ayton will represent Phoenix Suns at 2019 NBA Draft Lottery

    Arizona Sports "Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton will act as the team’s representative during the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday, May 14. He will replace Josh Jackson, who last season attended the event for the Suns as they earned the No. 1 pick, which was later used to select..." May 06

  • James Jones seems to be the first Suns GM to gain the full trust of Robert Sarver

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Over the past 15 years, the Phoenix Suns under Robert Sarver’s ownership has resembled a steady decline to rock bottom rather an ascent to the mountaintop. Nine different coaches and four general managers have cycled in and out of the organization following the in-house..." May 06

  • NBA Rumors: Nuggets Could Acquire Bradley Beal In Three-Team Deal With Suns, Wizards, Per ‘Bleacher Report’

    Inquisitr "The Denver Nuggets are currently battling against the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Semifinals. After a 116-112 Game 4 victory on Sunday night at Moda Center, the Nuggets have succeeded to even the series with the Trail Blazers at 2-2. As of now, Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets..." May 06

  • Robert Sarver owning up to past mistakes, providing vision for Suns helped team sign Monty Williams

    Clutch Points "The Phoenix Suns finally found their man to call the shots on the sidelines, with Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Monty Williams agreeing to a five-year deal with the rebuilding franchise. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, Suns owner Robert Sarver owned up to..." May 05

  • Monty Williams Agrees To Become Head Coach Of Suns

    Real GM Basketball "Monty Williams has agreed to a five-year deal to become head coach of the Phoenix Suns. Williams has also been a candidate for the Los Angeles Lakers' head coaching vacancy. Williams was fired by the New Orleans Pelicans as head coach in 2015.  " May 03

  • NBA Rumors: Suns Could Trade Josh Jackson, Tyler Johnson & Draft Picks For Mike Conley

    Inquisitr "The Memphis Grizzlies may have decided to keep Mike Conley for the rest of the 2018-19 NBA season, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they still consider him as part of their long-term future. In the 2019 NBA offseason, the Grizzlies are expected to trade Conley for assets that could..." May 03

  • Report: Monty Williams can have Phoenix Suns job if he wants it

    Larry Brown Sports "The Phoenix Suns’ head coaching job is Monty Williams’ if he wants it, according to a report. The New York Times’ Marc Stein reported on Wednesday night that talk of Williams to Phoenix is gaining momentum. May 02

  • NBA Free Agents Who Can't Afford to Stay Put This Summer

    Bleacher Report "Before every 2019 NBA free agent ventures into the open market, they'll inevitably be advised of how the grass isn't always greener on the other side. But as that adage concedes, sometimes the grass is greener—maybe dramatically so. A change of..." April 30

  • Report: Monty Williams to have second interview with Suns that includes owner

    Larry Brown Sports "The Phoenix Suns appear to be very serious about their pursuit of Monty Williams for their head coaching vacancy, and they plan to show that in their second meeting with the Philadelphia 76ers assistant. Shams Charania of Stadium reports that Williams is expected to meet with the Suns..." April 30

  • Report: Pelicans poach Suns’ well respected athletic trainer Aaron Nelson

    Pro Basketball Talk "When David Griffin was hired as the new president of basketball operations in New Orleans, he talked about investing in critical areas for the Pelicans: Analytics, player development, and the athletic training side. Marc Stein of the New York Times reports Griffin is making..." April 30

  • Why would any ‘good’ coach want the Phoenix Suns job?

    Clutch Points "Aside from the Sacramento Kings, no team has a longer active playoff drought than the Phoenix Suns. The rampant disfunction within their organization is a key reason why their last playoff series was the 2010 Western Conference Finals when Steve Nash, Amar’e Stoudemire, and Grant Hill..." April 27

  • Suns interview Williams, Blazers assistants next

    The Score "The Phoenix Suns interviewed Philadelphia 76ers assistant Monty Williams for their head coaching vacancy Friday night in Toronto, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, who adds they will meet with Portland Trail Blazers assistants David Vanterpool and Nate Tibbetts..." April 27

  • D’Angelo Russell May Be Linked To Phoenix Due To Devin Booker

    Fadeaway World "Like so many other stars this offseason, D’Angelo Russell faces a huge decision about his basketball future. He made a name for himself in Brooklyn. And after earning a ticket to his first ever All-Star game, the 23-year-old star must decide if he wants to become the new face of..." April 26

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Giannis Top April 2019 NBA Jersey Sales

    Bleacher Report "LeBron James hasn't played any games in April, but that didn't stop him from having the top-selling jersey in the NBA during the month. Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry and Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo rounded out..." April 25

  • Ratings For NBA Playoffs Down In 30 Out Of 33 Windows Compared To 2018

    Real GM Basketball "Television ratings for the 2019 NBA Playoffs have been down significantly during the first window.  Going into Wednesday's doubleheader of Game 5s, ratings and/or viewership have declined for 30 of the 33 playoff windows compared to last season. Twenty-six games have declined..." April 25

  • James Jones seeks new beginning for Phoenix Suns after firing Igor Kokoskov

    Arizona Central "James Jones took ownership of his first major decision as general manager of the Phoenix Suns without the interim tag. Jones said Wednesday morning he made the decision to fire Igor Kokoskov after just one season as head coach, two weeks after the Suns finished the second-worst record..." April 24

  • Report: Suns to interview two Blazers assistants for head coaching job

    Larry Brown Sports "The Portland Trail Blazers advanced to the second round of the playoffs on Tuesday night with a 4-1 series win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the impressive performance to start the postseason may be causing teams around the league to take notice of their coaching..." April 24

  • ‘Business as usual’: Ryan McDonough blames the GM who built the Suns roster for Igor’s failure

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Former Phoenix Suns general manager, Ryan McDonough, has a new radio show on SiriusXM and made some comments on the firing of the last coach he hired, Igor Kokoskov. “Business as usual with the Suns, unfortunately,” McDonough said. April 24

  • Phoenix Suns have not fired assistants after dismissing Igor Kokoskov

    Arizona Sports "The Phoenix Suns dismissed head coach Igor Kokoskov on Monday night following a 19-63 season, but as of Tuesday morning, the rest of the coaching staff was still in place, 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro learned. The assistant coaches include Joe..." April 23

  • Report: Despite rumor to contrary, Suns would draft Zion Williamson over Ja Morant with No. 1 pick

    Yahoo! Sports "The rumor the Suns might draft Ja Morant over Zion Williamson with the No. 1 pick? It was never that believable. Now comes concrete reporting to the contrary. John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7:

  • Suns Could Have Interest In Trading Up For Ja Morant If They Fall Out Of Top-2

    Real GM Basketball "The Phoenix Suns could have interest in trading up to No. 2 if a team ends up in that slot that already has a point guard. The Suns, however, would draft Zion Williamson first overall if they were to win the lottery despite their need for a point guard. " April 23

  • NBA Rumors: Suns’ Igor Kokoskov firing did not stem from wins and losses

    Clutch Points "The recent firing of Phoenix Suns head coach Igor Kokoskov was a matter of more than wins and losses, according to Arizona Sports 98.7 radio host John Gambadoro. While it’s true that the organization took a step back from the 2017-18 season in which it won an..." April 23

  • Devin Booker is 22 and has already had more NBA coaches than all of these players

    SB Nation "The only thing the Phoenix Suns love more than winning basketball games is firing head coaches. On Monday night, the team continued to feed their unconventional desires by firing Igor Kokoškov, their fourth coach in four years. While the Suns continue to rearrange the..." April 23

  • Robert Sarver is to blame for the Phoenix Suns' endless coach hiring cycle

    Arizona Central "We were just beginning to know Igor Kokoskov, and learning to pronounce his name, when the Suns fired him Monday night. What we are not, or shouldn’t be, is surprised that Kokoskov was one season and done with the Suns. His replacement will be the Suns fifth coach in five..." April 23

  • Phoenix Suns fire head coach Igor Kokoskov

    Arizona Sports "The Phoenix Suns have fired first-year head coach Igor Kokoskov following a 19-63 season, his first year as head coach, the team made official Monday night. The Suns made vice president of basketball operations James Jones the team’s general manager in early..." April 23

  • Suns targeting Monty Williams after firing Igor Kokoskov

    Clutch Points "After firing Igor Kokoskov, the Phoenix Suns are reportedly eyeing Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Monty Williams as his replacement. Per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Los Angeles Lakers — who are also in search of a new head coach after parting with..." April 23

  • Are we ruling out R.J. Barrett too early in the draft process for the Suns?

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Nearly two years ago, R.J. Barrett broke out onto the scene with a historic performance for Team Canada in the FIBA U19 Semifinal against Team USA. On his way to pouring in 38 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists on 12-of-24 shooting, Barrett established himself as the No. 1 prospect for the 2018..." April 22

  • Celtics And Suns Could Explore Jayson Tatum, Devin Booker Swap Next Summer

    Fadeaway World "One of the biggest storylines with the Celtics has been the status of second-year wing Jayson Tatum, who is playing his way into stardom at just 21-years-old. So far, his name has been linked to Anthony Davis and the Pelicans. But could Tatum be a potential subject in a deal with..." April 22

  • Bulls, Suns, Magic would have interest in Pelicans’ Jrue Holiday if he’s made available

    Clutch Points "If the New Orleans Pelicans make point guard Jrue Holiday available in trade talks this summer, the Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic would have interest in acquiring him, according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News. The Pelicans are widely expected to trade Anthony Davis..." April 20

  • Suns prefer Ja Morant Over Zion Williamson In 2019 Draft

    Fadeaway World "On Wednesday morning, Jerry West compared passing on Zion Williamson in the upcoming draft to passing on Michael Jordan. He made it clear: not selecting Zion when you have the chance would be a tremendous mistake.

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  • We shouldn’t judge NBA players if they struggle when they’re hurt

    SB Nation "The NBA playoffs define the legacies of great players, yet they’re also when those players often aren’t at their best because of injuries. Many times, we don’t find out about these injuries until months or years after the fact. At that point, those..." April 18

  • Igor Kokoskov deserves another year as head coach of the Phoenix Suns

    Bright Side Of The Sun "The 2018-19 campaign was filled with peaks and valleys for rookie head coach Igor Kokoskov. In his return to Phoenix after once being an assistant under Alvin Gentry, immediate results weren’t seen in the win-loss column. Instead, it was a two-game regression from last year..." April 17

  • Trades to Rescue NBA Superstars Who Missed the Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "Winning is among the main criteria for NBA stardom. If you aren't leading your team to success, typically in the form of playoff trips, you're going to face questions about whether you're really all that good. That way of thinking is reductive, though...." April 16

  • Adam Silver: NBA to Debate Shorter Games, In-Season Tournaments, Load Management

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has seen a few sizable changes in commissioner Adam Silver's era, including a revamp of the All-Star game and draft lottery formats.  However, Silver told reporters that the Association is exploring more seismic changes, including reducing games from 48..." April 12