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  • Suns’ attendance could be the worst this century

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Your Suns have stumbled out of the gate in 2018. Phoenix won just three of its first 16 games, and sits in the basement of the Western Conference by a healthy margin. It appears, at this time, that Suns basketball is not an attractive entertainment option for Joe..." November 20

  • Deandre Ayton gains Joel Embiid's respect, but loses battle of big men as Suns fall to 76ers

    Arizona Central "“Oh my God. He’s about to get his ass kicked this year.” – Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Joel Embiid about Phoenix Suns rookie center Deandre Ayton before the season. PHILADELPHIA – Joel Embiid got the better of Deandre Ayton in leading Philadelphia to..." November 20

  • Josh Jackson’s play is bringing deserved questions about his long-term future in Phoenix

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Slow starts have become a familiar theme for Josh Jackson. Following an abysmal beginning to his rookie campaign, the same is happening again in his sophomore season. In the NBA, though, time goes by fast in terms of patience. And with an owner who supposedly favored..." November 19

  • Raptors' Lowry: I'm 'shooting the ball pretty bad' "Kyle Lowry wasn't happy with his performance against the Boston Celtics on Friday. Following the Toronto Raptors' 123-116 overtime loss to their division rival, the four-time All-Star told the media that he's "been playing pretty bad lately" and that he's got..." November 17

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver previews technological advances coming to help fans enjoy games

    CBS Sports "The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, but even with the talent and interest in the league at an all-time high, it's always looking at ways to improve the experience. Especially for fans. One way that could be possible is through the use of augmented and virtual..." November 15

  • Suns move Elie Okobo to G League

    Arizona Sports "The Phoenix Suns announced Tuesday they have assigned point guard Elie Okobo to the G League’s NAZ Suns. After playing only 12 total minutes in the team’s first four games, Okobo became the team’s backup point guard in the last nine games, playing over 10 minutes in..." November 14

  • Suns setting new marks for franchise futility

    Bright Side Of The Sun "On the plus side, the Phoenix Suns have not lost any games by 40+ points this year! Last year, by November 16 they had lost 11 games total, six of them by 13+ points, including two by 40+ and another by 26. They would already set a league futility record for being the first..." November 13

  • Did ex-teammate do LeBron a favor by waiving Tyson Chandler?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers got an immediate boost from their newest addition in their win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night, and many people believe LeBron James should be thanking one of his former teammates for that. Tyson Chandler cleared waivers this week after being..." November 08

  • FAs Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent, without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then that club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 08

  • Could Richaun Holmes become the Suns’ first real player development success story?

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Losing as badly as the Suns did Tuesday night at home, their eighth loss out of 10 games to start the year, has a way of bringing attention toward what is missing on the basketball court: What could fix this mess? Tanking, as aggressive as it was under general manager Ryan..." November 07

  • NBA To Televise 2019 All-Star Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and the players’ union have reached an agreement to televise the draft for this season’s All-Star Game, according to a report from Marc Stein and Kevin Draper of The New York Times. Sources tell Stein and Draper that a date for that draft has yet to be scheduled, but..." November 07

  • Devin Booker says Suns must improve chemistry after 'embarrassing' loss

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Devin Booker says the struggling Phoenix Suns need to start holding one another accountable, citing a lack of team chemistry, after an "embarrassing"..." November 07

  • Tyson Chandler Signs With the Los Angeles Lakers

    New York Times "The veteran center Tyson Chandler cleared waivers Tuesday and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, who are counting on the 36-year-old to bring a much-needed boost to the Lakers’ ailing defense. Two clear needs have emerged during the Lakers’ stumble to a 4-6 start in the..." November 06

  • Ryan McDonough says Suns fired him over the phone

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Suns fired general manager Ryan McDonough just nine days before the season. Why? Suns owner Robert Sarver provided some rationale, but not nearly enough to explain letting McDonough run nearly the entire offseason then canning him before seeing whether his..." November 06

  • Tyson Chandler Agrees To Buyout With Suns, Will Sign With Lakers

    Real GM Basketball "Tyson Chandler has agreed to a buyout with the Phoenix Suns and plans to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. The sides agreed to a buyout on the $13.6 million left in the final year of his original four-year deal. Chandler will be a backup to starting center JaVale..." November 05

  • Suns, Tyson Chandler Finalize Buyout Agreement

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns officially reached a buyout agreement with Tyson Chandler and have requested waivers on the veteran center, the team confirmed today in a press release. It was first reported on Saturday that the two sides would be parting ways. “We want to thank Tyson for his..." November 04

  • Tyson Chandler to Sign with Lakers After Suns Buyout

    Bleacher Report "The Phoenix Suns and Tyson Chandler are reportedly negotiating a buyout of the remaining portion of the center's four-year, $52 million contract, which is in its final season. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported the update Saturday. The Los Angeles Lakers would be at the..." November 03

  • How NBA sparked the American sports gambling gold rush

    ESPN "On a Saturday afternoon in October, the race and sportsbook at the Borgata Hotel Casino is packed with horse racing enthusiasts cheering on the ponies. No one is paying attention to what's hanging on the wall, but it's a big deal, a sign of a monumental shift in the American..." November 01

  • Suns declining 4th-year option on Bender

    The Score "The Phoenix Suns are ready to unleash the Dragan. The fourth-year option of former No. 4 overall pick Dragan Bender has been declined by the Suns, making him an unrestricted free agent next summer, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. This..." October 31

  • Suns decline fourth-year option for Dragan Bender

    Arizona Sports "The Phoenix Suns are declining the fourth-year option on former No. 4 overall pick Dragan Bender, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday. According to Wojnarowski, Bender had wished the team had picked up the option, but was going to continue to work to make it in the..." October 30

  • '107 is the new 100.' How scoring trends in the NBA are setting a new bar for what a good defense is.

    Los Angeles Times "Washington coach Scott Brooks stood outside the visiting locker room at Staples Center on Monday night, a tinge of defeatism in his voice — and this was before his team allowed the Clippers to score 136 points. The scoring this season is completely rewriting the rules of what a..." October 30

  • Report: NBA to Push Back Opening Night 1 Week for 2019-2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "The 2019-20 NBA season will tip off Oct. 22, 2019, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported Monday. By comparison, the 2018-19 campaign began Oct. 16, when the Boston Celtics hosted the Philadelphia 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder hit the road against the..." October 30

  • Did Phoenix Suns find their point guard in loss to Oklahoma City?

    Arizona Central "New day. Different opponent. Same result for the Phoenix Suns. Oklahoma City handed them a fifth straight loss, 117-110, in picking up their first win of the season. Turnovers once again destroyed Phoenix (1-5). The Suns committed 22 that led to 22..." October 29

  • Suns’ Devin Booker suffers strained hamstring vs. Lakers

    Clutch Points "After successfully returning from hand surgery, Phoenix Suns rising star Devin Booker hurt himself yet again during his team’s matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers. Booker sustained the injury as the third quarter was about to end. He attempted a hard drive to the..." October 25

  • Suns’ Josh Jackson was at Malice in the Palace, says he threw water bottle

    Pro Basketball Talk "It remains the most famous brawl in NBA history, what former commissioner David Stern remembers as the toughest thing to happen to him as commissioner: The Malice at the Palace. It was the final minute of an already decided game between the Pistons and Pacers on Nov. 19,..." October 24

  • NBA Execs Looking Ahead To 2019 Free Agency

    Hoops Rumors "Front office executives around the NBA, even on probable playoff teams, are already looking ahead to 2019’s free agent period, according to Brian Windhorst of, who notes that next summer’s group of star free-agents-to-be is generating plenty of early..." October 24

  • The Blockbuster NBA Trades We Want to See This Season

    Bleacher Report "The NBA season is underway. Teams are fighting for initial positioning, stars are asserting themselves as celestial presences and youngsters are trying to carve out larger roles in their rotations. The entertainment level is off the charts. We still want..." October 23

  • Jamal Crawford joins Tyson Chandler in providing veteran leadership for Suns

    Arizona Central ""He’s been doing that whenever we’ve been together.” – Tyson Chandler. OAKLAND — Some things never change. There was Tyson Chandler showing that fiery, competitive nature after drawing a technical foul Saturday night in Denver and..." October 23

  • Mikal Bridges deserves rotation minutes after strong debut

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Welcome to the NBA, Mikal Bridges. Following the rookie’s impressive debut on Saturday against the Nuggets — no, I’m not including the 11 seconds he logged in the season opener — Bridges proved exactly why Phoenix made an aggressive move on draft..." October 22

  • Suns wing Josh Jackson finding newfound range from 3 early

    Arizona Central "Josh Jackson still takes pride in defense. Dennis Smith Jr. can attest to that after Jackson walked him down and rejected him at the rim. “I couldn’t let him get a layup after taking the ball away from me,” Jackson said smiling. He’s still..." October 22

  • Suns Exercise 2019/20 Option On Josh Jackson

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns have exercised their 2019/20 option on Josh Jackson‘s rookie scale contract, according to RealGM’s official transactions log. Picking up that third-year option, a procedural move, locks in Jackson’s $7,059,480 for the ’19/20 season. The fourth overall..." October 17

  • Sixers turned down Suns trade offer for T.J. McConnell, sources say "T.J. McConnell came into the NBA in 2015 as an undrafted rookie out of Arizona, battling for a final roster spot. But the reserve point guard has defied odds by becoming a major player in the 76ers' turnaround. And opposing teams are taking notice. The Phoenix Suns..." October 17

  • Suns Waive Davon Reed

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns have waived Davon Reed, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). The team was expected to either trade or waive Reed, as was reported earlier today. Phoenix will incur a cap hit of $1.4MM this season unless another team claims the former second-rounder, as..." October 16

  • Devin Booker Will Play In Phoenix’s Season Opener Despite Offseason Hand Surgery

    Dime Magazine "In mid-September, the Phoenix Suns announced that star guard Devin Booker underwent hand surgery that would require a recovery timetable of approximately six weeks. However, it appears as if Booker is a quick healer, with word breaking on Monday that he will be ready to start the..." October 16

  • Suns Plan To Trade Or Waive Davon Reed

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns, who need to remove three players from their roster in order to officially sign Jamal Crawford and reach the regular season roster limit, continue to work on trade scenarios, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. One player involved in those trade talks is second-year..." October 15

  • The Suns Reportedly Tried To Get Terry Rozier From The Celtics

    Uproxx "The Phoenix Suns finally somewhat addressed their biggest roster need on Monday when they signed veteran guard Jamal Crawford to a minimum deal. The Suns, after dealing the oft-injured Brandon Knight to Houston this offseason, were without an NBA-caliber point guard to pair with..." October 15

  • Jamal Crawford agrees to 1-year deal with Suns

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Jamal Crawford has reached a one-year agreement with the Phoenix Suns, he told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal will pay Crawford $2.4 million, a..." October 15

  • Suns reportedly offer Jamal Crawford minimum deal

    247 Sports "x Is Jamal Crawford going to play in....Phoenix? According to John Gambadoro of 98.7 FM Arizona's Sports Station, the Phoenix Suns have offered Jamal Crawford a veteran's minimum contract: "The Phoenix Suns have offered the veterans minimum to..." October 15

  • Cleared for contact: Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker taking final steps to returning from injured right hand

    Arizona Central "Devin Booker has taken another giant step in recovering from an injured right shooting hand. The Phoenix Suns’ franchise player has been cleared for contact and has been practicing 5-on-5 with the team. “He looked good,” Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said..." October 14

  • Suns offer contract to guard Jamal Crawford

    Sporting News "The Suns may be moving closer to adding a guard. Phoenix has offered Jamal Crawford a contract, according to a report from Arizona Sports 98.7FM. The deal is worth the veteran’s minimum of $2.4 million, the report says. Suns interim general manager James Jones..." October 14

  • Suns, Clippers, Bucks Remain Active In Trade Market

    Hoops Rumors "Most teams made their final roster decisions yesterday, but a few are hoping to swing last-minute trades before Monday’s deadline, tweets Keith Smith of Real GM. The Suns don’t want to start the season without a veteran point guard and are continuing to make calls around..." October 14

  • Jamal Crawford spotted in Phoenix to visit Suns’ Jones and Kokoskov

    Arizona Sports "UPDATED: October 12, 2018 at 2:55 pm Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones (6) celebrates as Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford (11) looks during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference semifinals Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J...." October 13

  • Adidas Consultant Says He Paid Families of Deandre Ayton, Dennis Smith Jr. More

    Bleacher Report "As the NCAA's corruption trial continued on Wednesday, a former Adidas consultant testified to paying families of multiple high-profile college basketball players. Per CBS Sports' Matt Norlander, T.J. Gassnola said under oath he gave money to the families of Deandre Ayton..." October 10

  • Suns Apply For Disabled Player Exception For Darrell Arthur

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns have applied for a disabled player exception for Darrell Arthur, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). As we outline in our glossary entry on the disabled player exception, a team can apply for a DPE to replace a seriously injured..." October 10

  • Report: Rival executives sometimes heard Suns owner Robert Sarver yelling in background of negotiation calls

    Pro Basketball Talk "Suns owner Robert Sarver let Ryan McDonough run Phoenix’s entire offseason then firedthe general manager just nine days before the regular season. Who does that? Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN: Sarver has earned a long-standing reputation for..." October 10

  • Suns’ Josh Jackson worked a lot on his point guard skills this offseason

    Clutch Points "Phoenix Suns sophomore Josh Jackson has been putting in the work over the offseason. According to the 6-foot-8 swingman himself, he has given a lot of time and effort in refining his point guard skills this summer. After a so-so rookie campaign in which he..." October 09

  • Suns leaning toward promoting James Jones to full-time GM

    ESPN "Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver is leaning toward hiring interim general manager James Jones as the franchise's full-time GM, league sources told ESPN. Sarver fired GM Ryan McDonough on Sunday night and issued a statement on Monday that assigned Jones and assistant GM Trevor..." October 09

  • Was lack of quality point guard main reason behind Suns’ GM firing?

    Pro Basketball Talk "This summer the Suns made some odd moves, but they fit with what their GM Ryan McDonough said a few weeks back — the rebuilding was over, it was time to win some games. Which from the outside seemed ludicrous because the team just drafted Deandre Aytonand was leaning..." October 09

  • Devin Booker hopeful to play season-opener vs. Mavs

    Clutch Points "Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker is still hopeful to make his fourth-season debut in the team’s season-opener against the Dallas Mavericks on Oct. 17, according to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. A return against the Mavs would signify the Suns’..." October 09

  • After supporting rebuild, why did Robert Sarver fire Suns GM Ryan McDonough now?

    Arizona Central "Now that the Suns have fired Ryan McDonough as general manager nine days before the season, we should all take a moment to thank Robert Sarver: He’s got the whole world talking about Phoenix’s first franchise. Good luck finding anyone saying anything good, of..." October 09