Suns Rumors & News

  • Phoenix Suns' Marcus Morris showing more improvement

    Arizona Republic "So many players improved for the Suns last season that Marcus Morris' progression into a rotation player was easily overlooked. There is still time to acknowledge it because Morris might still be improving if this preseason is any indication. Other than Eric Bledsoe's torrid preseason shooting,..." October 24

  • T.J. Warren Out Indefinitely With Bone Crack In Thumb

    Real GM Basketball "T.J. Warren has sustained a small crack in a bone in his left thumb and will be treated with a splint and rest, the Phoenix Suns announced on Thursday. There is no timetable for Warren's return." October 23

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

  • Popovich says he's surprised Sarver didn't apologize in chicken suit "There's a bit of a history between the San Antonio Spurs and the Phoenix Suns. Over the past 10 years, we've seen the Spurs and Suns have some incredible battles in the regular season and the playoffs. We've seen teams knocked out of the postseason, hip-checks that caused big time playoff..." October 19

  • Suns coach Hornacek says shortening games won’t help teams rest their stars

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA will experiment with a 44-minute game in this Sunday’s preseason contest between the Nets and the Celtics, in what is widely viewed as a compromised attempt to help reduce wear and tear on the league’s biggest stars. The real answer, of course, would be to reduce the number of regular..." October 18

  • Suns owner takes mic mid-game, apologizes to Phoenix fans for Spurs keeping players home

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s the preseason. With that it’s pretty much caveat emptor. The best players play limited minutes if they play at all. In the case of the Spurs, having just gotten back from their NBA preseason tour of Turkey and Germany, Gregg Popovich decided to give pretty much everybody the night off..." October 17

  • Suns' weakness in rebounding could be a concern

    Arizona Republic "There are no statistical alarms going off after the Suns finished in the middle of the NBA last season for rebounding percentage and outrebounded their first two NBA opponents this preseason. The eye test says something else. The Suns' roster is lean on big men, who often face bigger men. On..." October 16

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

  • Suns will go small a lot this season

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Excuse me if you've heard this one before. The Phoenix Suns have spent 46 years "going small" and plan to continue that trend into the future. You would think at some point in 46 years, the Suns would have been "going big", but since the team lost the coin flip for Lew Alcindor (later, Kareem..." October 14

  • T.J. Warren focusing on improving 3-pointers, defense

    Arizona Republic "T.J. Warren was such a pure scorer at North Carolina State that it came as no shock when he snapped the Suns' four-minute fourth-quarter scoreless drought Friday night. The surprise came in how he did it, scoring eight points in 66 seconds to secure a preseason win against Denver. Warren's..." October 13

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

  • Suns eager to see Anthony Tolliver contribute

    Arizona Republic "Anthony Tolliver missed a week of action before he started shooting over the past two days with his right pinkie and ring fingers taped together and three stitches in between them. And he still barely missed shots during practices. The first trial for Tolliver — his shooting, overall skill..." October 11

  • Eric Bledsoe tries to perfect midrange shot for Suns

    Arizona Republic "Few guards have the ability to get to the rim as well as Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe does. But for the past year, Suns coach Jeff Hornacek has been trying to find middle ground with Bledsoe too. Because Bledsoe often has defenders retreating hard or going under screens in fear of his..." October 11

  • Alex Len re-fractures pinky finger, out again

    Bright Side Of The Sun "It certainly is starting to feel like Alex Len is cursed. The young Phoenix Suns big man managed to re-fracture his pinky finger on his right hand. According to a Phoenix Suns press release, second-year center Alex Len is sidelined with a fracture of the right hand fifth finger and will be..." October 07

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    Craig Grialou @CraigAZSports

    Hornacek on playing his 3 PGs at the same time, "Probably not very often. Maybe if we're down...big we might throw it out there" #SunsCamp

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Tolliver caught finger in a jersey and tore right pinky/ring fingers webbing at #Suns camp. Took 3 stitches.

  • Phoenix Suns' Markieff Morris, Anthony Tolliver step up to replace Frye

    Arizona Republic "A young Suns team won 48 games last season and has 10 returnees but was pinned with an over/under victory total of 42.5 for this season by Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. It is not the insult that the casino delivered at this time last year with an over/under of 21.5 but it still is a projected..." October 03

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    Phoenix Suns @Suns

    "Coach told me I'll play the five a lot when we need to speed it up." - @Keefmorris #SunsCamp powered by @Verizon

  • Updated NBA season win totals released "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • Suns Need Alex Len To Have a Big Year

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Although this off-season will likely be remembered as "The Summer of the Guards", The Phoenix Suns have also made a statement by who they chose to sign at the center position. Nobody. The only "moves" the Suns made to address the post this off-season are bringing back Shavlik Randolph (his..." September 30

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    Eric Pincus @EricPincus

    Zoran Dragic will make $1.5 mil flat each over 2 years -fully guaranteed - looks like part of that is $412,500 signing bonus @BBallInsiders

  • Suns nearing extensions with both Marcus and Markieff Morris "ESPN reports that the Phoenix Suns are nearing an extension with both twins, Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris, on a combined $52 million deal that will see the money split evenly between the two. Markieff averaged 13.8 points and 6.0 rebounds last season for Phoenix, while Marcus averaged 9.7..." September 29

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Markieff Morris signed a four-year, $32M extension and Marcus Morris signed a four-year, $20M extension with the #Suns. More to come.

  • Eric Bledsoe reaches agreement on $70M deal with Suns

    Yahoo! Sports "Restricted free-agent guard Eric Bledsoe has reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract extension with the Phoenix Suns, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The deal will include no player options, and the $70 million will be fully guaranteed, a source said. Bledsoe and his agent..." September 25

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    Zoran Dragic's deal is worth $3.5 million over two years with the Suns, I'm told.

  • Sources: Eric Bledsoe, Suns make progress in contract talks

    Yahoo! Sports "After a summer of stalled discussions, the Phoenix Suns and restricted free-agent guard Eric Bledsoe have progressed significantly in contract talks with hopes of reaching an extension before the start of training camp, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Suns general manager Ryan McDonough and..." September 24

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Phoenix Suns have emerged as clear frontrunner to sign Zoran Dragic away from Unicaja Malaga in Spanish ACB

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    BrahmResnik @brahmresnik

    NEW Former @Suns player @rexchapman accused of stealing $14K in merch from #Scottsdale Apple store.

  • If Suns hand out a max contract, it should go to Goran Dragic

    Arizona Republic "It's about time for the Suns to get moving, put their priorities in order, take the advice of LeBron James and "break bread." But not with Eric Bledsoe. With Goran Dragic. Dragic is about to enter the third year of a four-year contract he signed with the Suns, but he has a player option at..." September 18

  • Report: Morris twins said they’d take discount to stay together

    Pro Basketball Talk "Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris, twins and Suns, want to keep playing together. You could have guessed that by how they played together growing up, played together at Kansas and urged Phoenix to put them together. But you don’t need to guess. They’ve straight up said it. As both enter..." September 17

  • Suns and Bledsoe could be facing 1-year deal

    Arizona Republic "A midcourt pile of money to the US Airways Center ceiling has sat untouched this summer, awaiting Eric Bledsoe to come from his baseline and meet the Suns. It has been a trying, bewildering and exasperating process to fathom how Bledsoe, with 78 career starts and $7.4 million in career..." September 16

  • Zoran Dragic In Talks With Heat, Spurs, Mavericks, Magic

    Real GM Basketball "Behind a resurgent desire to pursue the NBA culminating in a successful World Cup showing, Slovenian shooting guard Zoran Dragic has maintained discussions with the four teams interested in signing him for next season: the Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks, league..." September 10

  • Coming Attractions: Goran & Zoran Show "American viewers will be getting another up-close look at the Goran & Zoran Show in Tuesday's quarterfinals of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Even better news: It might not be the last time we see them together this year. Sources here in Spain told this weekend that the Phoenix..." September 08

  • Phoenix Suns still in holding pattern with Eric Bledsoe

    Arizona Republic "By Monday, there still will be three weeks remaining until the Suns depart for training camp in Flagstaff, but a roll call would garner nearly the same result this week. Twelve of the 13 Suns under contract are expected to be at US Airways Center for weekday voluntary workouts. The other, Goran..." September 07

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    Steve Kyler @stevekylerNBA

    .@Marcus_Mims212: what are the odds next year Bledsode and Monroe both head to Lakers? ---> Lakers could have the means.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Suns' Bledsoe remains final RFA on market. Agent has held firm on max contract or no deal. He couldn't get Bledsoe an offer sheet elsewhere.

  • Goran Dragic says FIBA World Cup game was fixed

    USA Today "Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic thinks all was not right in Thursday’s FIBA World Cup match between Angola and Australia. Dragic plays for Slovenia, who handed Australia its only loss so far in Group D. Dragic’s complaint was this: Australia had already qualified out of the group stage, so..." September 05

  • Risk is on both sides in Bledsoe saga "Catching occasional glimpses of Goran Dragic here at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, even when he's wearing the green of Slovenia, inevitably makes you think of Eric Bledsoe. Especially because it's already September. Inside a month to go before the Phoenix Suns and the rest of the..." September 03

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Also pleased to hear, since writing about ZORAN Dragic yesterday, that a few NBA teams are indeed tracking him. Hope for a two-Dragic NBA!

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

  • Suns make late Kevin Love pitch "With just hours to go before a planned megadeal the would send Kevin Love to Cleveland, the Phoenix Suns reached out to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday to ask once more about the possibility of acquiring Love in a sign-and-trade for guard Eric Bledsoe, sources told The..." August 23

  • Suns talks on Bledsoe sign-and-trade deal gathering momentum

    Arizona Republic "The Suns and Eric Bledsoe are past the halfway point. The two sides have less time before a deadline to accept a one-year qualifying offer (fewer than six weeks) than they have had to work out a new multiyear contract (more than seven weeks). The only movement in the situation appears to be..." August 23

  • NBA GM: 'No reason' to trade for potential free agents Monroe, Bledsoe

    Sporting News "Given the stalemates that have gone on with Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe and Pistons forward Greg Monroe, the best option for both players would seem to be some sort of sign-and-trade. Bledsoe has been shopped around the league for the past month, while the Washington Post’s Michael Lee reports..." August 22

  • Suns discussing trade possibilities for Eric Bledsoe ""You can take this to the bank so to speak," Jude LaCava told FoxSports 910, "the Suns are now discussing trade possibilities for Eric Bledsoe. The reality has kicked into the point that my sources are telling me that if they can accomodate Bledsoe and get something that they want in return, trade..." August 20

  • Why the Rockets could still chase Eric Bledsoe

    The Dream Shake "At this point in the off-season, most teams have shifted their focus from signing free agents towards in-house player evaluations, personnel hirings, and season planning. Some executives even go on vacation, getting away from the craziness that is NBA free agency. However, amidst all of this, one..." August 19

  • Heat looking at Barbosa

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Free-agent guard Leandro Barbosa, who currently is working with the Brazil national team in advance of the World Cup in hopes of showcasing his game for an NBA return, has drawn interest from the Heat. A source familiar with the situation said Barbosa is on the Heat's radar, but is one of..." August 19

  • Morris twins want to keep playing together even after rookie contracts end

    Pro Basketball Talk "Through pretty much their entire basketball careers, Markieff Morris and twin brother Marcus Morris have been on the same team. Same youth teams, same Prep Charter high school in Philadelphia, then together in college at Kansas. They were selected back-to-back in the NBA draft in 2011, but a 2013..." August 18

  • Morris twins hope to continue to play together "Markieff and Marcus Morris smiled Saturday while they signed autographs at the Hunting Park Recreation Center in North Philadelphia. The twin forwards for the Phoenix Suns were sponsoring a back-to-school charity event, giving away 200 backpacks to students ages 5 to 15. The twins are happier..." August 17

  • Suns' Isaiah Thomas has surgery on wrist, will return by training camp "After feeling disrespected by the Sacramento Kings, point guard Isaiah Thomas quickly decided on signing with a team in the same division. The Phoenix Suns acquired Thomas in a sign-and-trade with the Kings for the draft rights to Alex Oriahki and a $7 million trade exception. Thomas seems intent..." August 15