Suns Rumors & News

  • Adam Silver on tanking: 'I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose' "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it. "I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," Silver said in an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz for "Outside the Lines." "No player is going out there to lose," Silver..." December 21

  • Suns survive early game against the Knicks in 99-90 win

    Bright Side Of The Sun "First Quarter The Phoenix Suns got off to a beautiful start. After winning the tip off, they got into a nice half court set and swung the ball around the perimeter several times before finding Eric Bledsoe open for a 3. He drilled it. Things looked a little sluggish from here, with Markieff..." December 20

  • Knicks get glimpse at stud point guard tailor-made for them

    New York Post "Here come the Suns. And here comes Phoenix point guard Goran Dragic into the Garden for a Saturday matinee — a crafty, left-handed point guard who will be a free agent in July armed with a skill set that could make Phil Jackson’s triangle offense make sense. Knicks fans can dream. While big men..." December 20

  • Suns overtake Hornets, hang on for victory, snap 6-game skid

    Arizona Republic "The Suns kept charging at the hill with all the determination of a rhinoceros that did not have the stamina to clear the summit. In a game they once trailed by 17, the Suns pulled within one or two points five times in the first 10 minutes of the fourth quarter Wednesday night and never got..." December 18

  • NBA Commissioner talks new arena with Suns owner, but it's not 'imminent'

    Arizona Republic "Earlier this year, Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver acknowledged the need and desire for the franchise to play in a new arena with eight years left on the US Airways Center lease. Sarver also shared that sentiment with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently. "I had this conversation with..." December 18

  • Suns' Goran Dragic expected to play Wednesday against the Hornets

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Suns point guard Goran Dragic is expected to play Wednesday after going through a full shootaround and is listed as probable against the Hornets." December 17

  • Khris Middleton sinks buzzer beater to burn Suns in 96-94 win

    Brew Hoop "Six lead changes in the final 42 seconds. Six consecutive made baskets to close the game out. One ridiculous buzzer beater. One win for the road team. The Milwaukee Bucks got off to a very sluggish first half against the Phoenix Suns, allowing them to get whatever Phoenix wanted offensively..." December 16

  • 5d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Among most active teams on phones: (in no order): Celtics, Pistons, Suns, Timberwolves, Hornets, Clippers, Pacers, Nets, Nuggets, Rockets.

  • Phoenix Suns players wear 'I Can't Breathe' T-shirts

    Arizona Republic "The Phoenix Suns wore "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts during warm-ups and on the bench for their Monday night loss to Milwaukee. Suns point guard Isaiah Thomas organized the idea for the Suns to follow the lead of other NBA players and teams who have worn the protest shirt at games. The slogan..." December 16

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    Jon Bloom @JonBloom

    Gerald Green once again starting for Dragic, and @alexlen getting the call at center with Plumlee off the bench. #SunsVsBucks

  • Pistons hold off Suns, end losing streak at 13

    Detroit News "Conventional wisdom goes out the window when you're knocking on infamy's doorstep, when carefully constructed game plans turn futile and you're facing the prospect of going nearly 30 days without feeling the simple satisfaction of an NBA victory. All the stops were pulled Friday, as Pistons..." December 13

  • Suns' Babby: 'We don't have a home-court advantage'

    Arizona Republic "The Suns are not off to the hot start they had last season, and much of the struggles have gone down in the friendly confines of US Airways Center. Too friendly, according Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby. The Suns are 6-5 at home, and currently find themselves in an early..." December 13

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    Vincent Ellis @Vincent_Ellis56

    Suns expect Isaiah Thomas (right ankle) to play tonight after 8-game absence. #Pistons

  • Suns' small ball is not just for catching up any more

    Arizona Republic "When the season began, a lineup with Markieff Morris at center, P.J. Tucker at power forward, Gerald Green at small forward and Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe in the backcourt was reserved for playing catch-up. Now, it looks like it could be the Suns' best lineup. Coach Jeff Hornacek played it..." December 10

  • Heat strong at finish, down Suns 103-97

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Finally, an opportunity to exhale. Thanks to Chris Bosh. Thanks to two-point defense that mattered (even as the opposing threes continued to torment). Thanks to an NBA schedule that this time was forgiving. With Bosh scoring 34 points, and with the Heat stepping up enough defensively to..." December 10

  • Clippers Break Suns' Hearts, 121-120

    Clips Nation "Riding the spectacular play of Blake Griffin, the Clippers overcame red-hot shooting by the Phoenix Suns and a triple-double by ex-Clipper Eric Bledsoe to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat at the buzzer in overtime. The Clippers have won eight games in a row, and they next leave Staples..." December 09

  • Phoenix Suns Beat Indiana Pacers, 116-99

    Bright Side Of The Sun "First Quarter The Suns begin the game with a new starting lineup of Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe, P.J. Tucker, Markieff Morris, and Miles Plumlee. P.J. Tucker is getting his first start of the season to help the Suns bring more energy, defense, and rebounding back to the starting unit. Plumlee..." December 03

  • Channing Frye admits 'tension' in Phoenix exit but has no ill will

    Arizona Republic "Channing Frye always appreciated the rare opportunity to have a NBA run in his hometown. It was made even better when he bonded with different waves of Suns teammates to the point that his first return to Phoenix included a Saturday dinner with former teammates Miles Plumlee and P.J...." December 03

  • Channing Frye receives warm welcome in his return to Phoenix

    Orlando Sentinel "You could tell Channing Frye felt amped to play the Phoenix Suns as early as the Orlando Magic's shootaround Sunday morning at the US Airways Center. As he walked off the court, he decided to dunk the ball. "Look at him," said Frye's first cousin, Tobias Harris. "He's dunking over there, so..." December 01

  • The Magic dial up the physicality in 93-90 win over the Suns

    Orlando Sentinel "Orlando Magic players must’ve hated what they saw Saturday when Jacque Vaughn showed them video clips from their loss the night before in Indianapolis. The Magic looked like a timid, lazy team in their loss to the Indiana Pacers, and the film offered countless instances of Magic players giving up..." December 01

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Hornacek said Isaiah Thomas (ankle bruise) is out for #SunsVsMagic tonight. It will be his third consecutive game out.

  • Denver Nuggets get back at Suns with blowout victory

    Denver Post "Consecutive games against the same team hadn't proven to be the Nuggets' finest hours this season. There was the double loss to Sacramento. Then there was the double loss to Portland. And now a third chance — the charm? — in a duo of contests against Phoenix. The first didn't go so well:..." November 29

  • 23d
    Diamond Leung @diamond83

    Isiah Thomas told Sirius XM Stephen Curry is NBA's best point guard. "He's also trying to dominate you on the defensive side of the ball."

  • Suns do the Gerald Roll over Nuggets, 120-112

    Bright Side Of The Sun "The Phoenix Suns came out running hard and the Denver Nuggets stayed with them for three quarters. And then GERALD GREEN happened. Dunks. Threes. It was a thing of beauty. And then the game was over, despite there being 6 minutes left. Suns highlights: Markieff Morris: 15 points, 9..." November 27

  • 25d
    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    With Isaiah Thomas out, Zoran Dragic is active instead of Tyler Ennis. Hornacek said he'll rotate Bledsoe & Dragic at point. #SunsVsNuggets

  • Raptors cool off Suns

    Toronto Sun "Powered by the reigning NBA player of the week and Jonas Valanciunas, the Raptors soared past another team built on impressive depth and athleticism — just barely. But only the final score matters and the Eastern Conference-leading Raptors improved to 12-2. Up by 15 points entering the..." November 25

  • Isaiah Thomas and the Suns search for cohesion in 'tough situation' "Isaiah Thomas is trying to get used to his new station. After three seasons in Sacramento, the Phoenix Suns dynamo has wound up in a three-point-guard experiment that is both promising and perplexing. Last year, Thomas finally broke out as the unquestioned Kings starter, averaging 20.3 points and..." November 25

  • Zoran Dragic in Phoenix Was No Favor to Goran

    Basketball Insiders "While brothers playing in the NBA isn’t neccesarily a rare thing, having two brothers actually play for the same team for an extended period of time in the regular season is pretty rare. Of course, you wouldn’t know that looking at the Phoenix Suns’ roster, since they’ve got not one but two..." November 25

  • Suns stay hot on the road with win over Pacers

    Fox Sports Arizona "If you ask the Phoenix Suns about their promising start to the NBA season, coach Jeff Hornacek is optimistic while the players are focused on the long-term goal of getting back to the playoffs. After making a late-season playoff push last spring, the Phoenix Suns have picked up where they left..." November 23

  • Eric Bledsoe on flagrant foul he took from Nerlens Noel: ‘They did it on purpose’

    CSN Philly "Eric Bledsoe knew the Sixers were coming after him. “They were telling me before if I came into the paint they were going to do something dirty,” Bledsoe said. “I did it on purpose.” Thirty seconds into Friday’s game between the Sixers and Suns, Bledsoe drove into the paint, where he was met..." November 23

  • KCP, Van Gundy dismiss Markieff Morris' 'mouthing off'

    Detroit News "Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and coach Stan Van Gundy were equally dismissive of Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris' claim that the Pistons' second-year guard "had no heart," after the Suns beat the Pistons 88-86 Wednesday. "That's his opinion. I know what I can do and how I carry..." November 21

  • Bledsoe was joking, but Brown says Sixers lack 'senior men'

    CSN Philly "The Sixers take on the Suns Friday night, seeking their first win in 12 tries. With every passing game in which a victory has not been produced, the conversation shifts further from what happened on the court, and closer to what is happening behind the scenes of the Sixers' rebuild. "I think..." November 21

  • Suns Hang On In Detroit, Outlast Pistons, 88-86

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Gotta win some ugly ones. Two nights after winning a high scoring thriller in Boston, Phoenix rolled into the Motor City with a fantastic opportunity. Games against sub .500 Detroit, Indiana, and Philadelphia, should mean three wins before a trip to red-hot Toronto to face the Raptors on..." November 20

  • Sources: Suns' Dragic free-agency to be 'open,' with Rockets, Lakers in pursuit

    Sporting News "In September, Suns point guard Goran Dragic told a reporter during the FIBA World Cup that it was his intention to opt out of the final year of his contract this summer and become a free agent — but that he would only do so with the intention of quickly re-signing with Phoenix. While that might..." November 19

  • Suns' Eric Bledsoe: Kentucky can 'definitely' beat the Sixers "Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe has the utmost confidence in his alma mater. Or he has absolutely no respect for the Philadelphia 76ers. One of the two. Appearing on Sirius XM NBA radio, he was asked who would win in a series between what might be the best team in college basketball and..." November 19

  • Big men have big night in Suns' win over Celtics

    Arizona Republic "It will only count as one win, but it will feel like more than that. The Suns' Monday night victory counts for more because Markieff Morris and Alex Len had career games, playing big for a team known more for playing small. It feels more substantial because they had to get away from Boston..." November 18

  • Isaiah Thomas: 'An honor' to be called by C's in free agency

    CSN New England "Isaiah Thomas had no idea what to expect when the clock struck midnight, ushering in the start of free agency this summer. The phone rang and a voice mail message was left with a matching text message. It was from Danny Ainge, the Celtics' president of basketball operations, who was the..." November 18

  • Suns’ P.J. Tucker suspended Monday by team after missing team bus

    Pro Basketball Talk "P.J. Tucker‘s production has slipped this young season in Phoenix — he is coming off the bench and giving them 6.6 points and 5.6 rebounds a night — but they still count on him for better than 25 minutes a night of physical, veteran play. Except they didn’t have him Monday night in..." November 18

  • Suns Recall Ennis, Warren from Bakersfield "The Phoenix Suns have recalled rookies guard Tyler Ennis and forward T.J. Warren from the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League. In two games with the Jam, Ennis averaged 22.0 points on 51.4 percent field goal shooting, 7.5 assists and 2.00 steals in 35.5 minutes. Ennis scored 25 points..." November 17

  • Chris Paul scores 32 points as Clippers clobber Suns 120-107

    L.A. Daily News "Now that’s more like it. The Clippers, struggling to become the team they were a season ago, finally came up with a really good effort Saturday night against the Phoenix Suns. They broke open a game that was tied at halftime and rolled to a 120-107 victory before a sellout crowd of 19,060 at..." November 16

  • Charlotte Hornets claim 1st road win, 103-95, over Suns

    Charlotte Observer "With each text message from the athletic training staff, Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford’s Thursday night grew a little worse. No Marvin Williams. No Gary Neal. No Lance Stephenson. And all that on top of no Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for at least two games. Which added up to no chance..." November 15

  • Down by 19, Phoenix Suns roar past Brooklyn Nets

    Arizona Republic "They have white jerseys instead of white horses and chest-pounding in lieu of armor, but Suns reserve guards Isaiah Thomas and Gerald Green keep coming to the rescue. One or the other has led the Suns in scoring for six of eight games. The Suns would not have pulled out Wednesday night's..." November 13

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13

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    Phoenix Suns @Suns

    OFFICIAL: Suns have assigned rookies guard Tyler Ennis and forward T.J. Warren to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.

  • Suns bench wears down Warriors in 4th win, 107-95

    Arizona Republic "Goran Dragic and Markieff Morris were enjoying the fourth-quarter view Sunday night from their US Airways Center bench seats next to fellow starter Eric Bledsoe. "Me and Markieff were talking, 'This is nice,'" Dragic said. They were not kicking back watching some scrubs take home a blowout...." November 10

  • Phoenix Suns hope to be more aggressive offensively

    Arizona Republic "That 36-point first quarter that the Suns posted Friday night on Sacramento was not much different than the 24 points they managed in the game's fourth quarter, first overtime and second overtime. The Suns made open shots in the first quarter and did not do so later but did not help themselves..." November 09

  • Mark Cuban says letting Steve Nash go was his biggest mistake as owner

    Pro Basketball Talk "Mark Cuban has owned up to this before — back in 2004 he listened to his doctors, his experts who told him Steve Nash was going to break down and to not bring him back. Nash’s body did eventually break down, but not for another decade and in the interim he went to Phoenix, won two MVP awards and..." November 09

  • Kings outlast Suns in 2OT, extend win streak

    CSN Bay Area "The Kings trailed by seven points with 3:34 to go in the first overtime sans DeMarcus Cousins, but Sacramento responded in resounding fashion securing a 114-112 win in Phoenix in double OT for their fifth straight win of the young season. Rudy Gay’s jumper with 1:07 to go in the second OT..." November 08

  • Grizzlies move to 5-0 with an impressive win over Suns team

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Eric Bledsoe tried to sink the Grizzlies single-handedly in the first half, notching 14 in the first quarter (78.5% from the floor) and leading a hot-shooting Phoenix offense throughout the second. The Grizzlies bench held on for dear life and the Grizzlies were happy to be within 6 at..." November 06

  • Suns keep Kobe Bryant, Lakers winless

    Arizona Republic "If Tuesday night is winning, losing is going to be really challenging this season for the Suns. The Suns held off the winless Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center for a 112-106 victory that was a display of how deep the Suns roster is and how deeply challenging it will be to juggle that..." November 05