Suns Rumors & News

  • Suns Sign Bakumanya, Cooke, Harrison, Jones

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns signed four players just before the start of training camp, the team announced today on its website. The addition of Gracin Bakumanya, Derek Cooke, Shaquille Harrison and Derrick Jones gives Phoenix 19 players under contract heading into the first day of camp on Monday. Bakumanya, a..." September 25

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

    East Bay Express "Multiple sources have confirmed that Sacramento Mayor, former NBA star, and UC Berkeley standout Kevin Johnson was hit in the face with a pie tonight at a farm-to-table dinner event — then he tackled and assaulted the protester in a "bloody" brawl. Sources in attendance have told the Express..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told ESPN.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • No truth to John Wall-Jahlil Okafor-Reggie Jackson-Brandon Knight trade rumor

    Pro Basketball Talk "There was a rumor floating around a few days ago that seemed to originate from the type of website that shamelessly turns fan ideas into “trade rumors” without any knowledge into whether the teams are actually discussing it. The version I saw was a four-team trade: Pistons Give: Reggie..." September 20

  • One thing every NBA Western Conference team must fix in training camp

    Fox Sports "A few NBA teams will hold their media days on Friday, and the rest will do so beginning next week. That means training camps are just about upon us, so with that in mind, here's an introductory look at one thing each team should look to address before the regular season gets going at the end of..." September 20

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • Eric Bledsoe reportedly cleared to do 5-on-5 work

    Larry Brown Sports "Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe has cleared another hurdle in his recovery from a meniscus tear suffered last December. According to a report by Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic, Bledsoe has been cleared to participate in 5-on-5 scrimmages. The 26-year-old has been out since suffering the..." September 18

  • Phoenix Suns add budding trio for camp, D-League

    Arizona Republic "The Suns will head to training camp this month with three additional players who could typify the D-League ideals of untapped potential, second chances and late-bloomers. Overseas two-year pro Mike Moser, a former Arizona commit who had stops at three other colleges, and undrafted rookies..." September 16

  • P.J. Tucker Out 6-8 Weeks With Back Injury

    Hoops Rumors "Suns forward P.J. Tucker may not be ready for opening night, after having undergone a successful microdiscectomy procedure on his lower back, the Suns announced today in a press release. The team expects Tucker to be sidelined for the next six to eight weeks. Tucker, the longest-tenured Sun,..." September 15

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • Suns Add Mehmet Okur, Jason Hervey to Basketball Staff

    NBA.com "The Phoenix Suns announced on Tuesday the team has added Mehmet Okur as player development coach and Jason Hervey as advance scout. Okur, a 2007 NBA All-Star, will specialize in the skills development of the Suns’ post players. A former 10-year pro in the NBA, Okur averaged 13.5 points and 7.0..." September 13

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Drake wears Devin Booker Suns jersey at a concert in Phoenix

    CBS Sports "Toronto Raptors global ambassador Drake's Summer Sixteen Tour stopped at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix on Tuesday, and up-and-coming Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker was extremely pleased with the artist's choice of attire. A Booker jersey! Does this mean that Drake is switching..." September 07

  • Shaquille O'Neal: I Only Played 30 Percent Of My Real Game

    Real GM Basketball "Shaquille O'Neal will enter the Hall of Fame this week as one of the most dominant big men in basketball history. “I only played 30 percent of my real game,” O’Neal told The Vertical. “I had a great career, but I didn’t get a chance to showcase what I can really do. That’s because the double-..." September 07

  • Suns hope rookie big men mold into solid foundation

    NBA.com "The NBA Draft was approaching in June, and the Suns were facing a difficult choice among teenaged forwards. Would they invest their No. 4 pick in the length and skills of 7-1 Dragan Bender, or in the athletic potential of 6-10 Marquese Chriss? The Suns went for Bender. But that didn't mean..." September 05

  • Phoenix Suns get early start with voluntary workouts

    Arizona Republic "The tradition of Suns voluntary workouts beginning in earnest after Labor Day has another developing tradition – an earlier start. In recent summers, many players have arrived early in Phoenix for workout sessions and pickup games, or never left. Suns players Eric Bledsoe, Devin Booker and..." September 03

  • Alan Williams' Phoenix Suns contract becomes guaranteed

    Arizona Republic "When starring at California-Santa Barbara and the NBA Summer League did not land Alan Williams an NBA contract last year, Williams said he was more motivated than ever to reach the NBA as he left his Phoenix home to play in Qingdao, China. A year later, Williams has a guaranteed contract with..." September 02

  • Suns plan to be 'major players' in 2017 free agency

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Suns have swung big in free agency the previous couple years, chasing LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony in 2014 and LaMarcus Aldridge in 2015. But 2016 appeared to be the year Phoenix really eyed. The Suns structured the contracts of multiple players – including Brandon Knight, Tyson..." August 26

  • ESPN confuses Devin Booker with arrested Notre Dame cornerback Devin Butler

    Larry Brown Sports "Devin Booker is the sharpshooting young 2-guard the Phoenix Suns drafted No. 13 overall last summer. Devin Butler is the Notre Dame cornerback who was arrested over the weekend on preliminary felony charges of battery to law enforcement and resisting arrest. ESPN ran into a bit of trouble making..." August 23

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Brandon Knight deserves a clean slate from Suns fans

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Knight is one of the more controversial members on the current Suns squad. It started when the Suns acquired him at the trade deadline in 2015, on the same day they dealt Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas. The message was that he was a better, more valuable player than the two departed guards he..." August 15

  • Report: Ronnie Price, Thunder Agree To Two-Year Deal

    The Sports Quotient " Free agent guard Ronnie Price and the Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to a two-year deal, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. The two-year deal is reportedly worth $5 million. The addition of Price should bring veteran leadership and depth off the bench for the Thunder." August 11

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • Raja Bell Details Why Manu Ginobili Was Harder To Guard Than Kobe Bryant

    Uproxx "Raja Bell’s battles with Kobe Bryant are legendary. One of basketball’s most aggressive wing defenders and a notorious hothead, the former Phoenix Suns guard went toe-to-toe with the Los Angeles Lakers icon on 44 separate occasions from December 2001 to February 2012. The statistics, as you..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • Amar'e Stoudemire had offers from non-playoff teams

    CBS Sports "Amar'e Stoudemire retired last week, and signed with Hapoel Jerusalem to finish his basketball career. Stoudemire finishes his NBA career at age 33. Knee injuries had robbed him of what made him an MVP candidate in 2010 and one of the most dominant offensive players of the 2000's. But..." August 03

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • Ronnie Price leaving Suns for OKC Thunder

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Ronnie Price was a great veteran influence on the Phoenix Suns last year, and ended up playing the most minutes of his 11-year career when Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight both went down with lengthy injuries. He was a free agent this summer that the Suns wanted to bring back for another season,..." August 01

  • Amar'e Stoudemire wanted to retire in Phoenix, but Suns didn't want him

    The Score "Many thought it was rather peculiar that Amar'e Stoudemire chose to retire Tuesday as a member of the New York Knicks. After all, he spent the majority and best parts of his career in a Phoenix Suns uniform. As it turns out, the 33-year-old wanted to close out his career where he started it,..." July 28

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Phoenix Suns stoking the fires of optimism after a 23-win season

    Arizona Republic "The NBA offseason has been full of surprises. Kevin Durant became an instant villain by joining the Warriors. Dwyane Wade signed with his hometown Bulls. Derrick Rose said the Knicks “have a chance to win every game” under new head coach Jeff Hornacek. There should be a fine for that kind of..." July 24

  • Alan Williams likely to stay on Phoenix Suns roster

    Arizona Republic "Alan Williams’ NBA existence is not guaranteed until September but he can feel much better about his future with the Suns. Williams, the Phoenix native who spent the final five weeks of last season with the Suns, appears to be part of the Suns' plans for 2016-17 after being selected to the..." July 23

  • Ryan McDonough reviews Suns draftees' summer play

    Arizona Republic "Tyler Ulis made it difficult not to appreciate his play during the NBA Summer League. As an all-NBA Summer League honoree, the Suns’ second-round pick was considered the 24-team league’s second-best point guard to Minnesota second-year player Tyus Jones. Ulis played all six Suns games, averaged..." July 22

  • Devin Booker: “I know one day I’ll be named with the best of them”

    Believe The Hype "Today I caught up with Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker who’s currently here in Las Vegas taking part in Team USA Camp as a part of the USA Basketball Select Team. D-Book took some time to have a chat about his experiences at Team USA camp so far, the Kentucky brotherhood, looking ahead to next..." July 21

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Is Dragan Bender Good?

    Complex "Eighteen years ago, Dirk Nowitzki became the first foreign-born player to be chosen in the NBA Draft lottery without first attending college in the United States. Selected ninth-overall by the Milwaukee Bucks and subsequently traded to the Dallas Mavericks, Nowitzki was an unknown to American fans..." July 15

  • Charles Barkley claims he's been offered up to $3 million to tweet

    The Score "No money in the world could convince Charles Barkley to join Twitter. During an appearance on ESPN's "Dan Le Batard Show," Barkley claimed he's been offered millions to tweet, but has no intentions of ever doing so. "I've been offered as much as $3 million to do tweets," he said. "I said,..." July 13

  • Charles Barkley weighs in on police shootings: 'We’ve got to do better as black people'

    USA Today "TNT basketball analyst and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley joined ESPN’s Dan Le Batard Show on Tuesday to discuss the recent police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Philando Castile in Minnesota and the deadly attack on officers during a rally in Dallas. Barkley said that there is..." July 13

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Suns' Dudley: 'My contract's just not for what I do on the floor'

    The Score "Jared Dudley wasted little time in free agency, committing to return to the Phoenix Suns on July 1. The 31-year-old forward had spent four-and-a-half seasons with the Suns before they traded him away in 2013. He admitted Friday he never wanted to leave. "I've been secretly wanting to come back..." July 09