CSN Northwest "Things aren’t looking good when it comes to negotiations between the Phoenix Suns and their restricted free agent star guard Eric Bledsoe. According to league sources, an “ominous development” has arisen with sides still “very far apart” in contract negotiations. It has even escalated to the..." July 30
Arizona Republic "Phoenix Suns player P.J. Tucker was arrested for "super extreme DUI" in May by Scottsdale police. Tucker's blood alcohol content registered at .201 on a preliminary breath test in the field on May 10, according to Scottsdale police. A driver is considered legally drunk for a DUI charge in..." July 29
NBC Philadelphia "NBA legend and former Philadelphia 76er Charles Barkley has offered to pay for the funerals of three young siblings killed after a carjacking went awry in the city last week, according to District Attorney Seth Williams. Ten-year-old Joseph Thomas Reed, his 15-year-old sister Keiearra Williams..." July 29
Eric Bledsoe made first public comment to Fox TV Birmingham-"Suns are using rules against me"
OFFICIAL: The Phoenix Suns have waived guard Dionte Christmas, the team announced today.
NBA.com "When Phoenix took T.J. Warren with the 14th overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft, they’d hoped what he’d done in college would carry over. All the evidence suggested he would. His sophomore year scoring (24.9 ppg) was backed up by efficiency (52.5 FG%). The manner in which he scored wasn’t the..." July 24
CBSSports.com "The Phoenix Suns recently executed a sign-and-trade for Isaiah Thomas from the Sacramento Kings. After starting 153 out of 216 games the last three seasons since being the last pick in the 2011 draft, Thomas wasn't really wanted by the Kings anymore. At least, he wasn't wanted for the price it was..." July 24
Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23
Arizona Republic "After three weeks of free agency, the Suns have not signed Eric Bledsoe. But neither has anyone else. Bledsoe, a restricted free agent, is considered to be the best remaining player available in free agency but he has not signed an offer sheet from any NBA team. It is due to a combination of..." July 22
Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22
Pro Basketball Talk "Eric Bledsoe remains the most attractive free agent still available, but the combination of his restricted status with the Suns and his desire to secure a max contract have scared teams away from coming at him hard with a realistic offer sheet. Phoenix has said repeatedly that the team will..." July 21
Hearing Suns may be considering a Greg Monroe offer. They have space to get both him and Bledsoe but would lose cap flexibility long-term.
Arizona Sports "The sports world was abuzz last week when LeBron James made it known that after four trips to the NBA Finals and two championships with the Miami Heat, he was going home to Cleveland to play for the Cavaliers once again. Even the most ardent critics of James and the move can see a shred of..." July 18
Sources: Suns offered Eric Bledsoe 4-year, $48 million contract. Bledsoe wants max of 5 years, $80 million. Sides far apart
Real GM Basketball "The Phoenix Suns will keep forward Shavlik Randolph past his contract guarantee date Thursday, his agent Joel Bell told RealGM. The Suns faced a decision on whether to fully guarantee Randolph's deal or release him on Thursday. Randolph played in the Chinese Basketball Association last..." July 17
ESPN.com "The future of one of the most talented free agents left on the market remains cloudy as Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns remain far apart in contract talks, according to sources close to the situation. Bledsoe's representatives have been engaged in discussions with Phoenix, but the Suns' offer..." July 17
SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16
Brew Hoop "The latest on Milwaukee's rumored interest in Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe. Gery Woelfel talked about the pursuit on 1250 WSSP, calling it "a possibility" and saying he's more optimistic about it than he was two weeks ago. However, the big hang-up is that the Suns have apparently been..." July 16
Real GM Basketball "Free agent Anthony Tolliver has reached agreement on a two-year, $6 million contract with the Phoenix Suns, league sources told RealGM. His agent, Larry Fox, confirmed the deal on Tuesday night. On the first day of free agency, every NBA general manager received a hard copy 20-page..." July 16
The #Suns waived Ish Smith before his $985K salary became guaranteed tonight. No PG space. His play should help him find a seventh NBA home.
The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15
Arizona Republic "What was supposed to be an important NBA Summer League for Suns center Alex Len is already over. Len broke his right pinky finger when it got caught in an opponent's jersey during his summer league debut Saturday night at Cox Pavilion. He will miss the rest of summer league play and have the..." July 13
Arizona Republic "En garde, NBA, for Suns guards. Since the Suns agreed to a four-year, $27 million sign-and-trade acquisition of Isaiah Thomas that was finalized Saturday, onlookers have been trying to figure out how point guards Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic and Tyler Ennis will figure into the Suns..." July 13
Suns and Kings are finalizing a sign-and-trade deal on a four-year, $27M contract for Isaiah Thomas, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
FA guard Anthony Morrow still considering the Clippers, Heat, Wizards, Raptors and Suns, per source. All willing to use some portion of MLE.
League sources also say stars now align in post-decision world for Luol Deng to land in Phoenix. Several teams still in mix.
SLAM Online "Sometimes, being good enough just doesn’t cut it, especially in the case of restricted free agent point guard Isaiah Thomas. Despite numbers that put him in elite company in 2014, IT is still waiting for a deal to materialize. He thinks he knows why, too. Thomas’ averages of 20 points and 6..." July 11
Suns and Bogdan Bogdanovic have agreed in writing that he will not join this season, therefore his cap hold for the 2015 season is expunged.
Suns will re-sign forward PJ Tucker to a three-year, $16.5 million deal, a source told Yahoo.
Restricted free agent guard Isaiah Thomas visiting Suns today, sources tell Yahoo. Suns looking to build on deep backcourt.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10
Arizona Republic "Last season's NBA Summer League laid an ideal foundation for a newly constructed Suns team to begin building its eventual success. Alex Len is ready for his turn. After surgeries on each ankle following the end of his collegiate career last year, Len lost the usual rookie opportunity at the..." July 09
Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent forward Channing Frye has reached agreement on a four-year, $32 million contract with the Orlando Magic, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Frye had opted out of the final season of his contract with the Phoenix Suns to become an unrestricted free agent. Frye passed on his player's..." July 08
Suns & RFA Eric Bledsoe's agent Rich Paul in early stages of contract talks, a source said.Other suitors in limbo until LeBron & Melo decide
Lakers free agent G Kent Bazemore is receiving interest from BOS (meeting), SA (meeting), ATL, HOU, UTAH, GS, LAL, PHX, DAL, a source said.
In addition to weighing possible trade for Lin, I'm told Bucks are pitching offer sheet to RFA Eric Bledsoe and pursuing PG Greivis Vasquez
Marvin Williams solidly on "next" line for threes after top four/five. Talking with Spurs, Heat, Wizards, Hornets, Clips, Magic, Suns.
Free agent center Spencer Hawes is visiting with the #Suns later today.
Indiana Pacers, I'm told, have tried to engage Phoenix in trade talks for Goran Dragic, but teams have found no common deal ground. Yet
CBSSports.com "LeBron James won't take meetings at the start of free agency, but that doesn't mean teams won't speak with his agent. The Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets are among the teams that will meet with Rich Paul in Cleveland, according to the Boston Globe's Gary Washburn. This runs..." July 01
Yahoo! Sports "Armed with an offer that no else in the NBA can make – a chance to partner with Carmelo Anthony on an instant championship contender – the Phoenix Suns are planning an aggressive pursuit of LeBron James on Tuesday, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Suns officials understand the bid will be..." June 30
Arizona Republic "On nearly each scorching June weekday that a millionaire could be anywhere, Suns executives and coaches descend from their US Airways Center offices and find eight to 10 of their roster players working out or doing drills on the practice court. The Suns captured a community of chemistry and..." June 28
NBA.com "The Phoenix Suns announced today that the team has extended qualifying offers to guard Eric Bledsoe and forward P.J. Tucker. Bledsoe appeared in 43 games for the Suns in 2013-14, averaging career-highs of 17.7 points, 5.5 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 32.9 minutes while also shooting..." June 27
Arizona Republic "Forty-five years ago, a Kennedy half-dollar twirled in the air and with it the fate of the Phoenix Suns. Jerry Colangelo called "heads." The coin showed "tails," and the Milwaukee Bucks won the rights to the 1969 NBA draft's first pick, who would become one of the sport's all-time..." June 26
PSD Staff Thursday night's draft should be one of the best in recent memory. But more importantly, the draft day rumors should be flying around all day long with dozens of teams looking to move up into the lottery positions. Buckle up! June 26
Arizona Republic "The NBA draft landscape is shaking, but these are only tremors compared with what may be in store during Thursday's draft. The Suns figure to be a player in the surprises and maneuvers. While Phoenix is the only team with three first-round picks (Nos. 14, 18 and 27), it is one of eight teams..." June 25