Suns Rumors & News

  • Report: Kris Dunn's camp doesn't want him going to Celtics, Suns

    The Score "With the draft order officially set, top prospect Kris Dunn is looking to control his NBA future. Dunn's camp wants to avoid certain teams who already have a young, established point guard, The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reports, making the Boston Celtics (No. 3 pick) and Phoenix Suns (No...." May 18

  • Tales from the NBA draft lottery

    ESPN "For a moment in the closed-off lottery drawing room, there is real suspense. The machine with the 14 pingpong balls inside flips on, the balls fly around, and a timekeeper with his back to it waits 20 seconds before raising his hand, the signal for the operator to suck up the first ball. Those..." May 18

  • Barkley bemoans current NBA: 'Worst I've ever seen'

    The Score "Another day, another retired player complaining about today's game. Charles Barkley made an appearance Wednesday on the Dan Patrick Show to deliver a take down of the modern game. "The NBA is watered down," Barkley said. "The NBA is the worst I’ve ever seen it." Keep in mind Barkley was..." May 11

  • Phoenix Suns center Alex Len saves friend from drowning in Dominican Republic

    Arizona Republic "Being 7 feet 1 and transforming a spindly, 230-pound body on his 2013 NBA draft night into a sturdy, 260-pound pillar have made Alex Len a better basketball player for the Phoenix Suns. That size and strength were more vital when Len needed to save a friend’s life last week. “I thought I was..." May 06

  • Report: Jeff Hornacek emerges as candidate for Pacers’ coaching job

    Larry Brown Sports "On the heels of Thursday’s news that Frank Vogel will not be retained as head coach of the Pacers, team president Larry Bird will apparently consider an old competitor from back in his playing days to fill the fresh vacancy. According to a report by Ken Berger of CBS Sports on Thursday, former..." May 05

  • Tim Donaghy: '100 percent' of NBA refs gamble

    Fox Sports "Whether you believe all his claims or not, few (if any) know the inner workings of the NBA and the role referees play in determining outcomes of games better than Tim Donaghy does. The disgraced former ref worked in the NBA for 13 seasons, until an FBI investigation revealed that he had bet on..." May 05

  • NBA to ban alcohol and gambling advertisements on jerseys

    Sportsnaut "The NBA will soon allow advertisements on jerseys but according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the companies eligible for advertisements will be limited. Rovell also added that the NBA can veto any other possible company. There are no big surprises here, but a few things do stand..." May 04

  • Why NBA Players Lie About Their Height

    Wall Street Journal "Kevin Durant is 6-foot-9. That’s his height by all official accounts—the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, his Wikipedia page—and that’s how Durant will be described throughout the basketball playoffs. As it turns out, though, there is one person who disagrees. His name is Kevin Durant. This..." May 03

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • Nearly Perfect: Charles Barkley Was The Patron Saint Of Moral Victories

    Deadspin "I’m a sucker for those moments when athletes lose themselves a little bit. When Jose Bautista gets mad at baseball and then throws a bat into baseball’s face; when Rajon Rondo realizes it’s him against the world and still asks LeBron James to come get some; when Baron Davis decides that the only..." April 20

  • Suns To Formally Make Earl Watson Head Coach

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns will remove the interim tag from Earl Watson‘s title and formally make him the team’s head coach, as team sources told Jude LaCava of KSAZ-TV in Phoenix and as Marc J. Spears of The Vertical confirms (Twitter links). Watson and the Suns have a deal on a three-year contract, according to..." April 19

  • Suns GM Ryan McDonough talks changes, coach hire, hope

    Arizona Republic "Like most Suns fans, team general manager Ryan McDonough looks at this season’s final ledger with disappointment and disgust. But also disbelief. “I still can’t believe that happened,” McDonough said. “I don’t think any of us could’ve envisioned this, especially when we started out 7-5 and..." April 17

  • Phoenix Suns deal with backcourt trio dynamic again

    Arizona Republic "Off the court, the Suns’ first order of offseason business is to pick next season’s head coach. The Suns who take the court were clear and unanimous on Thursday’s exit day that they back interim head coach Earl Watson, who sources consider to be the leading candidate as the search and interview..." April 15

  • Suns roll past Clippers' second team

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- For the Phoenix Suns, the goal was finishing the season strong. For the Los Angeles Clippers, it was about being strong for the finish. Mirza Teletovic led seven players in double figures with 22 points as the Suns closed out a disappointing season with a 114-105 win over the..." April 14

  • Seth Curry guides Kings past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Seth Curry is waiting for his chance to show what he can do at the NBA level. With five Sacramento Kings out of the lineup Monday, Curry used an opportunity as an audition. Curry scored 20 points and added a career-high 15 assists, and a watered-down Kings team held off a late..." April 12

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Phoenix Suns to move D-League team to Prescott Valley

    Arizona Republic "Seeing the Suns organization play in state will not be limited to Phoenix any longer. The Suns are taking full control of their D-League operation by placing an affiliate team in Prescott Valley at the 10-year-old Prescott Valley Event Center. The team will base all operations at the arena..." April 12

  • Brandon Knight Undergoes Successful Sports Hernia Surgery

    Real GM Basketball "Brandon Knight underwent successful surgery to treat a sports hernia. The surgery was performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia. Knight has already begun rehabilitation and will return to Phoenix next week." April 09

  • Earl Watson, Luke Walton, Mike D'Antoni among Suns' targets

    ESPN "The Phoenix Suns will conduct a full-scale coaching search at season's end, with interim coach Earl Watson among the candidates who will be considered, according to team sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Suns plan to consider multiple candidates, with Watson among them, once they complete..." April 09

  • Suns' Brandon Knight opts for sports hernia surgery

    Arizona Republic "Suns guard Brandon Knight underwent surgery Thursday in Philadelphia for a sports hernia that shut down his season early. Knight, 24, sought a second opinion on the groin strain that sidelined him for seven weeks (Jan. 21 to March 9). He returned for 10 appearances but aggravated the injury..." April 08

  • Rockets' playoff hopes dim after loss to Suns

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- James Harden wore a somber expression in a virtually empty locker room late Thursday night, a scene that painted the perfect picture of the Houston Rockets' season-long struggle with failure and frustration. Phoenix's P.J. Tucker and Mirza Teletovic shared the offensive load, and..." April 07

  • Suns targeting Jay Wright for head coaching job

    VU Hoops "NBA journalist Mitch Lawrence tweeted out minutes ago that the Phoenix Suns are targeting Villanova Wildcats head coach Jay Wright for their head coaching vacancy. This isn't the first time in recent years we've heard Wright associated with open head coaching jobs, with both high-major colleges..." April 07

  • Opportunistic Hawks pull away from Suns

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks overcame a ragged first half and a big game from the Phoenix Suns rookie guard Devin Booker to stay on top of the Southeast Division. The Hawks took advantage of 24 Suns turnovers and pulled away late for a 103-90 victory on Tuesday night despite 34 points from..." April 05

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry Reinsdorf Sheryl Swoopes and Yao Ming join Iverson, Izzo in 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class.

  • Phoenix Suns' Brandon Knight done for season; surgery possible

    Arizona Republic "Suns guard Brandon Knight’s season is ending early due to a health issue for a second consecutive season with Phoenix. Knight and the team made a collaborative decision to have him sit out the remainder of the season and get a second opinion this week on his sports hernia. Missing the past two..." April 04

  • Jazz finish strong to down Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Guard Rodney Hood epitomized the philosophy of the Utah Jazz on Sunday: A slow start doesn't necessarily mean a bad finish. Hood, who missed all six of his shots in Utah's miserable first quarter, regrouped and hit six 3-pointers in the final three quarter as the Jazz overcame the..." April 03

  • Morris leads Wizards past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Washington forward Markieff Morris played as he seldom did while with Phoenix earlier this season, and in so doing kept the Washington Wizards' slim playoff chances alive. Morris had 21 points and nine rebounds while being booed virtually every time he touched the ball in the..." April 02

  • Opportunistic Bucks stop Suns

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Phoenix Suns interim coach Earl Watson didn't need to think too long when trying to figure out where his team went wrong Wednesday night. He needed to look at only one column on the stat sheet. The Suns committed 24 turnovers against the Milwaukee Bucks, who converted..." March 30

  • The Power and Polarity of Peter Vecsey

    The Big Lead "It was a late afternoon in early December 1997. Peter Vecsey had an 8 pm deadline for his New York Post column, which ran three times per week, but the Golden State Warriors weren’t returning his calls. Vecsey had recently reported that Latrell Sprewell was on the trade block, and was trying to..." March 30

  • Who's in and who's out for Team USA Basketball's 2016 Olympics roster?

    SB Nation "Team USA Basketball will try to take home its third consecutive gold medal when they head to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. But before Team USA officially begins that quest, they must select a 12-man roster. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike..." March 30

  • Timberwolves hang on to defeat Suns

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- For most of three quarters, the Minnesota Timberwolves were in complete control against the Phoenix Suns. A late burst by the visitors made it interesting but the Timberwolves held on late in a 121-116 win over the Suns at Target Center on Monday. Andrew Wiggins led..." March 29

  • Suns interested in signing Bogdan Bogdanovic next season

    The Score "After spending the last two seasons playing in Turkey, Bogdan Bogdanovic may finally be be coming to the United States as a member of the Phoenix Suns. Phoenix is interested in signing the 2014 first-rounder before next season, according to Eurobasket correspondent David Pick. " March 29

  • Celtics hang on to defeat Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Isaiah Thomas was making his return to Phoenix, but it was Avery Bradley who had the more adventurous trip to the Valley of the Sun. Thomas scored a game-high 28 points in his first game in Phoenix since being traded a year ago and Bradley added 15 as the Boston Celtics, after..." March 27

  • Kings rout Suns to end home skid

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento Kings are going nowhere for the 10th straight summer. The future of their head coach and top scorer are uncertain, and the team's longest home losing streak in eight years brought boos from the home crowd on Friday night. So they'll seize any..." March 26

  • Suns' Booker tops his idol, Lakers' Bryant

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- After a 10-minute postgame audience with his childhood idol and holding a pair of autographed sneakers, Phoenix rookie Devin Booker wasn't sure which part of his brush with Kobe Bryant was better. Either way, he knew the whole night couldn't have gone better. Booker scored a..." March 24

  • Best-Selling Retro Jerseys By State: Larry Bird Dominates New England

    NESN "here are few better ways to show your fandom than with an awesome throwback jersey. And while there are plenty of sports legends who have come through Boston, one player’s threads still reign supreme. Mitchell & Ness, a clothing company that specializes in throwback apparel, released its annual..." March 24

  • Suns rookie Devin Booker gets Lakers star Kobe Bryant's time, more

    Arizona Republic "The next time someone tells Devin Booker that he should have stayed in college this season, he probably will think about Wednesday night, glance at a pair of a pristine basketball shoes on a shelf and have a hearty laugh. Booker lived a boyhood dream of playing against Kobe Bryant before..." March 24

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Tyson Chandler (back spasms) said he doesn't expect to play in #SunsVsLakers tonight. He is bummed not to face Kobe Bryant one last time.

  • Grizzlies rally in second half to defeat Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Jordan Farmar hasn't been with the Memphis Grizzlies for 24 hours, but he's already made a strong contribution to a team looking for a little help. After becoming the fifth Memphis player signed to a 10-day contract in the past 11 days to bolster an injury-riddled team earlier in..." March 22

  • NBA All-Star Game going to L.A. in 2018

    USA Today "Los Angeles it is for the 2018 NBA All-Star game. And what a warm, welcome sight that will be. After six consecutive stops in central or Eastern locations, the league’s annual extravaganza – one that has been held amid frigid temperatures in New York and Toronto the past two seasons – will..." March 22

  • Fixing the NBA age minimum is hard, but it must be done

    SB Nation "We're officially in NBA draft season as underclassmen declare and fans of lottery teams begin taking a shine to certain prospects. We're also a decade into the NBA age minimum. In the wake of the publication of Jonathan Abrams' book on the one-and-done era, Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller assess the..." March 22

  • Dikembe Mutombo was at the Brussels Airport attacks, is unharmed

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo was in the Brussels Airport at the time of today’s coordinated attacks, bombings that have killed dozens and injured well into the hundreds. Soon after the blasts Mutombo went onto his Facebook page to assure followers and friends that he was safe: God is..." March 22

  • Craig Sager tells HBO that his leukemia is no longer in remission

    Yahoo! Sports "In an interview that will air during Tuesday night's episode of HBO's "Real Sports," TNT announcer Craig Sager reveals that the acute myeloid leukemia he has battled for the last two years is no longer in remission. In the interview with HBO correspondent Bernard Goldberg, the 64-year-old..." March 21

  • Front-Office Insider: Stay away from declared underclassmen

    Yahoo! Sports "One thing that drives owners crazy is giving money back to the NBA. Unless teams want to write a blank check to the NBA, early-entry draft prospects like LSU star Ben Simmons are off limits for the next six weeks. Teams cannot contact or talk publicly about players who still have eligibility..." March 21

  • Suns best Lakers in matchup of lowly teams

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- In a matchup of the Western Conference's two worst teams, the Phoenix Suns showed again they are slightly better than the Los Angeles Lakers. Brandon Knight scored 22 points and rookie guard Devin Booker added 21, leading the Suns to a 95-90 victory over the Lakers on Friday..." March 19

  • Chandler wants no part of Suns' rebuild: 'It ain't where I'm supposed to be'

    The Score "Only two teams in the NBA can say they have worse records than the 19-50 Phoenix Suns, whose season spiraled out of control following major injuries to Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight, and lead to the firing of former head coach Jeff Hornacek. It's certainly not what veteran center Tyson..." March 19

  • Jazz reserves step up in win over Suns

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Considering the Utah Jazz were without their best player and were depending on a fill-in starter who usually doesn't score, a point guard who recently joined the team and a rookie, things turned out extremely well for them Thursday night. Rookie Trey Lyles scored 17 points..." March 18

  • Suns players want Earl Watson to become permanent head coach

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Suns had dropped four straight games when they fired Jeff Hornacek, and Phoenix’s losing streak stretched to 13 under interim coach Earl Watson. But the Suns have since lifted from their tailspin, and Watson deserves some credit. At least a couple of his players – and they say more – are..." March 18

  • Sources: NBA, players union agree to shorten free-agent moratorium

    Yahoo! Sports "The DeAndre Jordan Rule has found its way into summer free agency. In the aftermath of the free-agent center’s tortured change-of-heart that led him to return to the Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA and the players association agreed to shorten the July free-agency moratorium and allow verbal..." March 18