Suns Rumors & News

  • Butler keeps shooting; Bulls pull out OT win

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- When Jimmy Butler struggled to find his shooting touch on Friday night, his teammates, namely rookie Denzel Valentine, told him to keep shooting. Butler missed 10 of his first 13 shots, but when the Chicago Bulls needed their star most, the shots that had missed their mark most of..." February 25

  • Suns to waive Jared Sullinger, Mike Scott; sign Ronnie Price

    Fanrag Sports "The Phoenix Suns acquired power forwards Jared Sullinger and Mike Scott in trades prior to the trade deadline Thursday, but neither is expected to remain with the team for long. The Suns plan to waive both Sullinger and Scott according to Doug Haller of AZ Central. Haller also reports that..." February 24

  • Suns' Booker told Tucker he wouldn't be traded - right before he was traded

    Bleacher Report "The NBA trade deadline struck at 3 p.m. ET. Of course, news of some finalized deals occasionally funnels through the grapevine after the window officially closes. At 3:04 p.m. ET, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the Phoenix Suns had dealt P.J. Tucker to the Toronto Raptors. If..." February 24

  • Suns To Acquire Mike Scott

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks will send Mike Scott to the Suns in exchange for cash compensation, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (Twitter link). Atlanta will also receive a heavily protected second-round pick in the trade, Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com tweets. Phoenix has 15 players under contract,..." February 23

  • Raptors To Acquire P.J. Tucker

    Hoops Rumors "2:21pm: The two picks heading to the Suns in the deal are the Raptors’ unprotected second-rounders in 2017 and 2018, tweets Gambadoro. 2:04pm: The Suns will trade P.J. Tucker to the Raptors, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports. In return, Toronto will send Jared Sullinger and two future..." February 23

  • Suns Seek 2nd Rounder For Brandon Knight

    Real GM Basketball "The Phoenix Suns continue to shop Brandon Knight in trade scenarios. Two years after the Suns traded a future pick from the Los Angeles Lakers, they are seeking an expiring contract and a high second rounder for Knight. " February 23

  • Raptors Debating Whether To Trade 1st Rounder To Suns For P.J. Tucker

    Real GM Basketball "The Toronto Raptors are considering whether to give up a first round pick in a trade for P.J. Tucker of the Phoenix Suns. The Raptors would likely include Jared Sullinger as salary filler in the deal." February 23

  • With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

    KSL "We're not under 24 hours until the NBA's trade deadline. Here's what's going on with the Jazz and around the NBA. Derrick Favors trade looks unlikely Monday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Jazz have tested the market for Derrick Favors, seeing what kind of interest there is in the Jazz's..." February 22

  • Wizards, Jazz, Others Interested In P.J. Tucker

    Hoops Rumors "P.J. Tucker‘s name has been coming up in trade rumors for over a month now, and with less than 48 hours to go until the deadline, the Suns swingman appears to be receiving interest from several potential suitors. Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link) identifies the Raptors, Wizards,..." February 21

  • Utah Jazz have interest in Lakers’ Lou Williams; Suns eyeing Derrick Favors

    Salt Lake Tribune "The NBA's trade deadline is two days away, and the Jazz have been aggressive on the open market, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned. The Jazz have reached out to the Los Angeles Lakers with an interest in acquiring shooting guard Lou Williams, league sources tell The Tribune. Williams, 30, is..." February 21

  • Ending Contracts To Watch At The Deadline

    Basketball Insiders "The Ending Contracts With the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline approaching on Thursday, February 23 at 3 p.m. EST, there is more and more chatter in NBA circles, and the biggest questions facing NBA teams is what to do with their ending contract or possible ending contract players. The bulk of deals..." February 21

  • Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "Only a week or so ago, most league executives anticipated a quiet deadline. So many teams were in desperate win-now mode, few would sell off quality veterans to the grease the trade wheels. Teams just outside the contender circle wouldn't mortgage the future for a suicide mission against Golden..." February 21

  • Suns GM Ryan McDonough: How patient are we going to be?

    Arizona Republic "Ryan McDonough expected growing pains. Maybe not to this extent, but the Suns general manager knew this season might be a struggle. That tends to happen with a young group. The next step: Figuring out what to do before Thursday's trade deadline. At 18-39, the Suns are out of playoff contention...." February 19

  • Suns GM Ryan McDonough: Eric Bledsoe unlikely to be traded

    Arizona Republic "Less than a week before the NBA's trade deadline, the Suns still are exploring their personnel options. One player unlikely to be moved, however, is point guard Eric Bledsoe. "We never say 'never,' but I think he's one of the least likely guys on the roster to get traded,'' Phoenix General..." February 18

  • Suns get all-time win vs. Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns have not had many runaway wins this season, but they ran all over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday. Eric Bledsoe had his third career triple-double with 25 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists, and the Phoenix Suns rolled to their biggest win of the season, a..." February 16

  • Davis nails winner to lift Pelicans past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The New Orleans Pelicans and the Phoenix Suns played four nail-biting games this season. The difference was eight points and one Anthony Davis. Davis had the last three New Orleans baskets, including a put-back, 5-foot jump hook with 40.3 seconds left to put the Pelicans..." February 14

  • Harden scores 40 in Rockets' blowout win

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- With the short-handed Phoenix Suns having arrived roughly 16 hours before tipoff and on the heels of a Friday night game, the Houston Rockets had one pressing objective: jump on their weary opponent and don't let them back up for air. James Harden produced his league-leading ninth..." February 12

  • Suns take short way past Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Fresh out of centers, the Phoenix Suns used their small-ball lineup to fashion one of their biggest wins of the season. Devin Booker and Eric Bledsoe combined for 50 points and little-used reserve Alan Williams contributed 14 points, 11 rebounds and eight blocks as the Suns..." February 11

  • Alex Len suspended, three others fined for Suns-Grizzlies fight

    Pro Basketball Talk "Troy Daniels, Tyler Ulis and Marquese Chriss did most of the pushing and shoving. Devin Booker did most of the trash-talking. Alex Len paid the biggest price. NBA release: Phoenix Suns center Alex Len has been suspended one game without pay for leaving the bench area and entering the..." February 10

  • Grizzlies maintain dominance over Suns

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis Grizzlies, the NBA's second-best defensive team, played Wednesday night like the league's best. Holding Phoenix to 33 percent shooting -- including 29 percent in the opening quarter and 22 percent from beyond the arc -- the Grizzlies defeated the Suns, 110-91,..." February 09

  • Devin Booker on Troy Daniels: ‘Been on five teams in three years, and he has the nerve to talk trash to me’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Late in the Grizzlies’ win over the Suns yesterday, Troy Daniels made a 3-pointer while drawing a Devin Booker foul. From there, plenty of pushing and shoving broke out. Daniels and the Suns’ Marquese Chriss and Tyler Ulis were ejected. Those three received technical fouls, as did Booker, Alan..." February 09

  • NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League

    Fox Sports "Think you’re one of the best NBA 2K players on the planet? Now, you’ll be able to prove it — and maybe even make a living doing it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced plans Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional..." February 09

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Is Close To Joining ESPN

    Deadspin "NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only..." February 08

  • Suns’ rookie Dragan Bender done for season due to ankle surgery

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Phoenix Suns took Dragan Bender with the No. 4 pick in last year’s draft, and like much of the top of this draft class he’s not come around quickly (not one of the top 10 picks in the draft started opening night for their respective teams). On paper, the 7-foot forward fits the direction..." February 08

  • Report: NBA also reduces projected 2018-19 salary cap to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver said he dislikes the 1+1 contracts signed by players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The NBA commissioner might soon see players lock into longer deals more often and switch teams less often. Not only does it now project the 2017-18 salary cap to reach just $102 million, the..." February 07

  • Pitbull, Travis Scott and 'Inside the NBA' live will be at All-Star Weekend

    USA Today "TNT wants to party with you in New Orleans. The cable network is throwing a four-day bash for NBA All-Star Weekend, starting Thursday night with a free show from rapper Travis Scott and continuing all the way to Sunday. It's the "NBA on TNT Road Show," an extension of the branding the league..." February 07

  • Late work from Davis, Holiday lifts Pelicans past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- During their recent 0-3 road trip, the New Orleans Pelicans played so atrociously on offense in the fourth quarter that coach Alvin Gentry would have been well-advised to check the status of his long-term annuities. In losing to Toronto, Detroit and Washington over the past..." February 06

  • Bucks ride fast start to rout of Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- On a five-game losing streak and playing on back-to-back nights to end a road trip, Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd didn't know what to expect from his Bucks against the Phoenix Suns. What he got was the team's best quarter of the season and an offensive explosion. Giannis..." February 05

  • Booker's buzzer-beater lifts Suns over Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- As he moved right, then jumped, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker looked anything but balanced, and the basketball launched from his right hand didn't seem to be aimed anywhere in particular. But more than 30 minutes after the ball caromed off the backboard square and..." February 04

  • DeAndre Jordan and Aaron Gordon highlight 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest field

    Yardbarker "With two-time defending NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion Zach LaVine sitting out this year’s edition, many are wondering who will fill the void in his absence? The field this year does have the Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon — who was the runner up last-year with his amazing dunk over the Magic’s..." February 03

  • Clippers sink slumping Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- With Chris Paul out with a thumb injury and DeAndre Jordan ejected in the third quarter, having Blake Griffin back at the top of his game helped the Los Angeles Clippers persevere. In his third game back from a right knee injury, Griffin tied a season high with 29 points and the..." February 02

  • Suns, Kings have had trade discussions about Cousins

    Arizona Sports "The Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings have had discussions about a trade involving All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins according to Arizona Sports’ John Gambadoro. Gambadoro reports the discussions have centered around involving small forward T.J. Warren, center Alex Len, Phoenix’s first-round..." February 01

  • Conley pours in 38 as Grizzlies sink Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- He didn't get the last basket for a 40-point night, but Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley did just about everything else he wanted on Monday. Conley scored a career-high 38 points and hit seven of Memphis' 16 3-pointers before leaving with five minutes left in a 115-96 win over..." January 31

  • Six NBA Teams Still Below Salary Floor For 2016/17

    Hoops Rumors "With the NBA’s 2017 trade deadline fast approaching, it’s worth taking a look at which teams around the league remain below the salary floor for the 2016/17 season. Each NBA club is required to spend at least 90% of the cap in each league year — if a team doesn’t meet that requirement, it will..." January 30

  • Nuggets breeze past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- It took about 16 minutes for the Denver Nuggets to adjust to life without starting center Nikola Jokic. Once they did, they dominated the Phoenix Suns for a fourth straight time this season. Danilo Gallinari had a season-high 32 points and the Denver Nuggets scored 18 of their 36..." January 29

  • Jokic, Nuggets run past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- As Nikola Jokic lay on the court, pounding the floor in pain and his team gathered around him, the Denver Nuggets were bracing for the worst. Thirty minutes later, Jokic was sitting at his locker with an icepack on his left hip and joking with his teammates. It was the best news of..." January 27

  • Suns Sign Ronnie Price

    NBA.com "The Phoenix Suns have signed guard Ronnie Price to a 10-day contract. An 11-year NBA veteran, Price most recently played last season with the Suns when he averaged a career-best 5.3 points while appearing in a career-high 62 games. This is Price’s third tenure with the Suns as in addition to..." January 27

  • Clippers offer Suns second-round pick for P.J. Tucker

    Sportsnaut "The injury-plagued Los Angeles Clippers have found themselves subject of major trade rumors as the second half of the season has kicked off. Various reports have them linked to New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony. Though, that’s more about the Knicks themselves reaching out to the Clippers..." January 27

  • Russell Westbrook, Isaiah Thomas lead All-Star Game reserves; Joel Embiid left off list

    Pro Basketball Talk "After the fans/media/players picked the NBA All-Star Game starters, the tough job falls to the coaches: Pick the seven reserves for each side. Hard because each squad has about a dozen deserving guys, and while a few on each side are no brainers it also means some difficult cuts. Cuts will be..." January 26

  • Wiggins' buzzer-beater sends Timberwolves past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau said Anthony Wiggins was the first option on the final play. Wiggins preferred to think of himself as the only option. After missing a free throw with 12.1 seconds left that opened the door for the Phoenix Suns to take a one-point..." January 25

  • Five NBA Players Who Won't Be Traded—But Should Be

    SI "The NBA trade deadline is roughly a month away, and that means we're about to enter peak rumor season around the league. It's already begun, really. In the past week, we learned that Ricky Rubio is reportedly on the block, and that the Pistons and Wolves were discussing a Rubio-for-Reggie Jackson..." January 25

  • Bledsoe's 40 lead Suns over Raptors

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Phoenix Suns were the team that was playing for the second night in a row. The Toronto Raptors, who rested on Saturday, only looked as if they were. The Suns overcame an eight-point disadvantage 45 seconds into the fourth and outscored the Raptors 33-18 in the final..." January 22

  • Phoenix Suns trade Tyson Chandler? Not if Earl Watson has a say

    Arizona Republic "Earlier on this trip, as Earl Watson talked with a news reporter after a pregame shooting session, the Suns coach spotted center Tyson Chandler having a basketball discussion with guard Devin Booker. “Tyson’s over there, schooling Booker on something,” Watson said. Entering Saturday’s..." January 22

  • Suns come up with 107-105 win over Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The new year has been very good to the Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker. The second-year guard from Kentucky scored more than 20 points for the eighth straight time this month, pouring in 26, including what turned out to be the game-winner, to give the Suns a 107-105 win over the New..." January 21

  • Suns Seeking 1st Round Pick For P.J. Tucker With Clippers Interested

    Real GM Basketball "The Phoenix Suns are holding out for a first round pick in exchange for P.J. Tucker. The Los Angeles Clippers have offered a future second round pick in exchange for Tucker. Doc Rivers is known to be an admirer of Tucker's game." January 21

  • Earl Watson: Tyson Chandler is ‘not going anywhere’

    Larry Brown Sports "Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson is throwing cold water on the idea that Tyson Chandler will be traded to facilitate a second-half youth movement. Watson said on Thursday that the veteran seven-footer is “not going anywhere,” per Spencer Davies of 16 Wins A Ring. The 34-year-old Chandler,..." January 20

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star starters to New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fans had their say — they wanted Stephen Curry as a starter in the All-Star Game and they got it. But that leaves Russell Westbrook on the outside looking in. The NBA All-Star Starters for the Feb. 19 game in New Orleans were announced Thursday. Remember, the fan vote — which used to be the..." January 20

  • There Were Two Egregious Snubs On The NBA All-Star Starters Roster

    Uproxx "Normally, the conversation surrounding All-Star “snubs” takes place after full rosters are announced in any sport. On Thursday, the NBA announced only the 2017 starting lineups for both the East and West and, in something of a rare twist, the outrage machine got a very early start. This time,..." January 20

  • Cavaliers notch highlight-reel win over Suns

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Cavaliers had played poorly for long enough offensively that coach Tyronn Lue thought they needed a reminder of how good they can be when they play the right way. So Lue compiled a highlight video of earlier in the season when guys consistently found the open man and made..." January 19

  • TNT planning "Players Only" broadcast night with analysts doing play-by-play

    Awful Announcing "Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t..." January 19