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  • Suns' Devin Booker & Tyler Ulis Provoked In Elevator Beatdown

    Hot New Hip Hop "Footage from 2017 of an elevator attack involving Tyler Ulis and Dev Booker has surfaced. Humans are sometimes utterly terrible; Let me explain. Former Phoenix Suns guard Tyler Ulis was attacked by two individuals for holding up an elevator because his friend was trailing by a few..." July 14

  • Devin Booker is someone all major sneaker brands will likely target

    Hoops Hype "Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker is an upcoming sneaker free agent who’s expected to get a ton of attention from the marquee brands next fall. July 13

  • NBA Teams With 2018/19 Cap Room Remaining

    Hoops Rumors "Last Wednesday, we noted that only three NBA teams still had significant cap room available. Depending on your definition of “significant,” that’s still the case. One of those three teams – the Kings – made a player for another’s..." July 12

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Free Agency Will Be Moved to Earlier Time Next Summer

    Bleacher Report "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is apparently aware his league's offseason generates plenty of buzz and is ready to move up the start of free agency accordingly. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Silver said the start of free agency will be earlier than..." July 11

  • Move to eliminate NBA one-and-done rule gaining momentum, commissioner Adam Silver says

    USA Today "The NBA’s one-and-done rule is unofficially done. Commissioner Adam Silver made it clear on Tuesday that there is growing support for a change that would allow players to enter the league at the age of 18 rather than require them to play one year of college basketball – or..." July 11

  • Bamba keeps photo of Ayton being drafted No. 1 as his screensaver

    The Score "Prior to last month's NBA draft, Mohamed Bamba made his case that the Phoenix Suns should select him first overall. "I do more and require less," he said. The Suns, as expected, however, picked fellow center DeAndre Ayton. Bamba went No. 6 to the Orlando Magic. While..." July 10

  • Michele Roberts on N.B.A. Competitive Imbalance: Don’t Blame the Players

    New York Times "Michele Roberts has heard the complaints about the N.B.A.’s best team, the Golden State Warriors, signing an All-Star. She has heard the whining about the league’s best player, LeBron James, moving westward in the first week of free agency. She has seen fans and pundits proclaim the..." July 09

  • Devin Booker, Suns Reportedly Agree to 5-Year, $158M Max Contract Extension

    Bleacher Report "Devin Booker will be in the desert for years to come. Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reported on Saturday that Booker and the Phoenix Suns came to terms on a five-year, $158 million maximum contract extension.  ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported in..." July 08

  • Suns point guard Brandon Knight has chance to rehabilitate his career

    Arizona Central "Listen to the Suns and they’ll tell you Brandon Knight didn’t just rehabilitate his surgically repaired left knee last season. He rehabilitated his attitude as well. Now comes the hardest part. Can Knight rehabilitate his career? Knight, 27, hasn’t played..." July 06

  • Sources: Suns, Devin Booker moving toward finalizing 5-year, $158M max extension

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns are progressing toward finalizing a five-year, $158 million maximum contract extension as soon as this weekend, league sources..." July 04

  • Suns Sign Ayton, Bridges; King Gets Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns have officially signed three of their four 2018 draft picks, according to RealGM’s transactions log. First-round selections Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges have inked their rookie deals with Phoenix, while second-rounder George King has finalized a two-way..." July 03

  • Suns To Waive Alan Williams

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns are waiving big man Alan Williams, reports John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 (Twitter link). Williams will become an unrestricted free agent if and when he clears waivers. Williams, 25, played well for the Suns in 2016/17, averaging 7.4 PPG and 6.2 RPG in just 15.1..." July 02

  • Devin Booker Set To Meet With Suns

    Arizona Sports "The Phoenix Suns and Devin Booker have scheduled a meeting to discuss a contract extension, 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro confirmed. On Tuesday, Booker and his agent Leon Rose will meet with Suns owner Robert Sarver, general manager Ryan..." July 02

  • Devin Booker reportedly upset with Suns for releasing Tyler Ulis

    Sportsnaut "The Phoenix Suns apparently didn’t take the feelings of star guard Devin Booker under consideration when they released Tyler Ulis. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, Booker is upset with the front office in Phoenix for releasing Ulis, who is his best friend, and who..." July 01

  • Guarantee Dates Pushed Back For Whitehead, Reed

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets have pushed back the salary guarantee date for Isaiah Whitehead and the Suns have done the same for Davon Reed, according to reports. Both players were initially on track to have their salaries for 2018/19 guaranteed if they remained under contract through..." July 01

  • NBA salary cap expected to spike considerably after next season

    Sportsnaut "The NBA released its 2018-19 salary cap on Saturday evening, mere hours prior to the start of free agency. As expected, the cap has been set at $101.9 million with a luxury tax threshold of $123.7 million. It’s expected that the market this summer for non-stars is going to be..." July 01

  • Phoenix Suns agree to 1-year deal with Trevor Ariza

    Arizona Central "The Phoenix Suns have agreed to a one-year, $15 million deal with Trevor Ariza, azcentral sports confirmed Saturday night.  Ariza, 33, averaged 11.7 points and 4.4 rebounds per game last season for the Houston Rockets. " July 01

  • Phoenix Suns waive point guard Tyler Ulis

    Arizona Central "The Suns, trying to create as much salary cap space as possible ahead of free agency, have waived third-year point guard Tyler Ulis. Ulis becomes a free agent upon clearing waivers. Ulis’ non-guaranteed contract would have been worth $1.5 million in 2018-19. By waiving..." June 30

  • Amar'e Stoudemire Gunning for NBA Comeback, 'I Feel Great'

    TMZ "Amar'e Stoudemire says he's not ready to walk away from pro basketball -- telling TMZ Sports he's aiming to return to the NBA next season.  The 35-year-old big man hasn't played in the Association since May 2016 -- but, he kept himself busy playing..." June 29

  • New Suns coach Igor Kokoskov tampers with Clippers guard Milos Teodosic

    Pro Basketball Talk "Though the Clippers reportedly plan to drop Milos Teodosic, he’s still under contract with L.A. He opted in for next season, but even if he hadn’t, his contract still would have run for a couple more days. So, new Suns coach Igor Kokoskov violated the..." June 29

  • Report: Suns made Marquese Chriss available on draft night

    Hoop Ball "The Suns made Marquese Chriss available for trade on draft night, per Zach Lowe. It's not all that surprising considering the awful year that Chriss put together. The Suns now have a top prospect in the frontcourt and Mikal Bridges to soak up some time at the power forward spot..." June 29

  • Report: Mavs, Bulls, Suns, and Pacers interested in Marcus Smart

    247 Sports "Marcus Smart is drawing a lot of interest on the market.  According to Yahoo Sports’ Jordan Schultz, the Dallas Mavericks, Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns, and Indiana Pacers are all interested in the possibility of signing Smart this summer.  In addition to..." June 28

  • Suns Won’t Re-Sign Elfrid Payton, Alex Len

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns don’t intend to re-sign either Elfrid Payton or Alex Len in free agency, reports Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic (via Twitter). Payton is eligible for restricted free agency, but with no plans to re-sign him, the Suns won’t tender Payton a $4.75MM qualifying..." June 27

  • Bulls, Suns, Pacers Among Potential Marcus Smart Suitors?

    Hoops Rumors "Marcus Smart is less than a week from reaching restricted free agency, and potential suitors for the four-year veteran are beginning to emerge. According to Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link), the Bulls, Suns, Pacers, and Mavericks are among the teams..." June 25

  • 5 Players Who Should Be on the Trade Block After 2018 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Now that the 2018 NBA draft has passed, the offseason's other big shoe, free agency, is ready begin its descent July 1. In the interim—or even afterward—trades could keep things interesting.  Some teams could feel pressure to deal a critical player..." June 25

  • Suns To Sign Elie Okobo To Multiyear Deal

    Yardbarker "The Suns and the No. 31 overall selection of the 2018 NBA Draft Elie Okobo have agreed to a four-year contract worth approximately $6M, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. Okobo, 20, has a buyout with Pau-Orthez of the LNB Pro A that will allow him to come to the NBA..." June 24

  • Suns to target point guard, stretch four in free agency

    Arizona Central "Three-fourths of the Suns’ offseason plan is complete. Hire a coach. Check. Win the NBA draft lottery. Check. Draft Deandre Ayton. Trade for Mikal Bridges. Pick Elie Okobo and George King, too. Check. All that’s left is free agency, which..." June 24

  • Suns Push Back Tyler Ulis’ Guarantee Date

    Hoops Rumors "Suns’ point guard Tyler Ulis’ salary guarantee date has been pushed back to June 30, reports Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic. As our NBA Guarantee Dates for Summer 2018 shows, Ulis’ 2018/19 salary of $1.54MM was originally set to be guaranteed in full if he..." June 24

  • Deandre Ayton will prove centers remain as relevant as ever in the modern NBA

    USA Today "So the argument goes like this: The NBA has no need for slow, plodding centers, and with the way the pro game is played today, the traditional big man is obsolete. The rebuttal: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. ... The NBA has never been a safe haven for big stiffs, and to say that..." June 24

  • Suns to renounce rights to Alex Len, Elfrid Payton

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Suns want to free up some cap space heading into July. They are not going big game hunting, but with $10 million to $15 million they could bring in some solid veterans to provide leadership to their young core — and win a few games along the way. How they get there starts..." June 24

  • Trade for Mikal Bridges creates 'logjam' at forward for Phoenix

    Yardbarker "The addition of Mikal Bridges gives the Suns a logjam at the forward spots and they still need to address their point guard situation, Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic writes. With the draft-night trade with the Sixers to acquire Bridges’ rights, the Suns now have..." June 23

  • Despite pick tipping, NBA Draft draws fifth best overnight rating on record

    Awful Announcing "Thursday night’s NBA Draft was not the spoiler-free affair the league hoped for, but that doesn’t seem to have held back ratings much. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily reports Friday that ESPN and ESPN2’s draft coverage combined for..." June 22

  • Joel Embiid rips Deandre Ayton after being compared to him

    Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid wasted little time shutting down comparisons between himself and Deandre Ayton. Ayton was selected No. 1 overall by the Phoenix Suns during Thursday’s NBA Draft. Leading up to the draft, Ayton had been compared to Joel Embiid because of his big personality. Embiid..." June 21

  • Sixers flip Mikal Bridges to Suns for Zhaire Smith and unprotected 2021 first-round pick from the Miami Heat "The Sixers used the No. 10 pick in the first round on Mikal Bridges and then turned around and traded him to the Phoenix Suns for No. 16 pick Zhaire Smith, a forward from Texas Tech. Trade details Sixers receive No. 16 pick (Zhaire Smith) and unprotected 2021 first-round..." June 21

  • Deandre Ayton goes to Suns at No. 1 in NBA Draft

    Tuscon "Deandre Ayton, the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Wildcats made NBA Draft history together as expected Thursday. The Suns used their first-ever No. 1 overall pick on UA’s Bahamian freshman, making him the first UA player ever taken first in the NBA Draft. However, it was no..." June 21

  • Suns Could Add Another Lottery Pick

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns could move some of their assets to gain another lottery pick, Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic tweets. Phoenix is expected to select Arizona center Deandre Ayton with the top pick. They also own the No. 16 pick, courtesy of the Goran..." June 21

  • Suns Focused On Deandre Ayton, Haven't Had Any Substantive Trade Talks

    Real GM Basketball "The Phoenix Suns are expected to keep the No. 1 overall pick and haven't had any meaningful trade talks. "The only real scenario he considered trading out of No. 1 was if he could get an established young star in the NBA," said Adrian Wojnarowski on ESPN's pre-draft..." June 21

  • Here's why the Suns should make Marvin Bagley III the top pick

    Arizona Central "The Suns are less than a month away from a choice that will define the franchise going forward, for better or worse. General Manager Ryan McDonough is doing his homework, and we’re doing the same. Over the last few weeks, we’ve laid out the case for..." June 18

  • Suns open to taking on worst contract in the NBA?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Phoenix Suns will not be trading their No. 1 overall pick for Kawhi Leonard, but they may still be finding a way to factor into the proceedings. Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic said this weekend that the Suns could get involved in a potential Leonard trade as a..." June 18

  • Rival report indicates Suns will not trade first pick for Kawhi Leonard

    Sportsnaut "A report earlier on Saturday came out indicating that the Phoenix Suns will think about sending the No. 1 overall pick and young forward Josh Jackson to the San Antonio Spurs for disgruntled All-Star Kawhi Leonard. A deal of this ilk would seem to be an overpay for a Suns team that..." June 16

  • Suns to explore No. 1 pick for Kawhi Leonard

    Pro Basketball Talk "There are 29 teams that want to talk Kawhi Leonard trade with the Spurs (once they start taking those calls, they are going to be deliberate about it. Leonard has some leverage here to limit the number of teams by saying he won’t re-sign with them, but a few teams (not just the Lakers)..." June 16

  • Apparently former Spur Boris Diaw joined the French Marines

    NBC San Antonio "He is the most interesting man alive. Former San Antonio Spurs forward Boris Diaw turned in his sneakers and picked up a rifle for the French Marines. According to French site Varmatin, Diaw joined the Toulon French Marines Reserve unit (the citizen unit that is) and..." June 13

  • Suns open to trading No. 1 draft pick, but GM Ryan McDonough vows 'that's unlikely'

    USA Today "The Suns are done auditioning candidates for the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. After Michigan State big man Jaren Jackson Jr. worked out on Sunday, Phoenix general manager Ryan McDonough said the Suns won’t bring in another player for the top pick. In the past week, the Suns..." June 11

  • NBA Rumors: Jared Dudley thinks Dallas will get DeMarcus Cousins or DeAndre Jordan

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks are coming off yet another disappointing season where they fell well short of reaching the playoffs for the second straight year. However, the front office has positioned the organization to be a huge factor in free agency with a plethora of salary cap..." June 11

  • Suns GM: Bamba better than Gobert at same age

    Arizona Central "There’s probably nothing Texas center Mohamed Bamba could have done in his Suns workout Saturday that would change Phoenix’s mind when it comes to the No. 1 pick in the June 21 draft. At this point, with a little less than two weeks to go before the draft, University of..." June 10

  • Phoenix May Trade for 2nd Top-10 Draft Pick, Eye Trae Young Workout

    Bleacher Report "The Phoenix Suns are reportedly in the market for a second top-10 pick—and their target may be former Oklahoma point guard Trae Young.  According to Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman, the Suns "have been trying" to bring Young in for a workout and dinner..." June 09

  • Lonzo Ball, JR Smith Lead Betting Odds for Next NBA'er Busted for Burner Account

    Bleacher Report "Burner social media accounts are apparently all the rage in the NBA. Just ask former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant. And now, you can bet on which player will be caught using one..." June 08

  • Marvin Bagley III to work out for Phoenix Suns on Friday

    Arizona Sports "Two days after working out Deandre Ayton, the Phoenix Suns will bring in a different highly-touted prospect. Duke forward Marvin Bagley III will have a solo workout with the Suns on Friday, the team announced Thursday evening. His workout will have a media..." June 08