Suns Rumors & News

  • OKC Thunder: Offense overcomes poor defensive effort in win over Suns

    The Oklahoman "Cameron Payne hustled back in transition, slid with a Devin Booker drive and absorbed the first charge of his young career. Kevin Durant bolted off the bench to congratulate him with a howl and high-five. Two plays later, Serge Ibaka stood tough on a Markieff Morris fourth quarter post-up,..." February 09

  • How Spike Lee, the NBA commissioner and ESPN took a stand on gun violence

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In late October, the film director Spike Lee visited the National Basketball Association's Manhattan headquarters to discuss a bold idea. He had, for months, wanted to produce a commercial that would denounce gun violence in America. It is perhaps the most polarizing subject in the country, but..." February 09

  • Nash open to working with Suns one day, not ready to coach

    The Score "Between his work as a consultant for the Golden State Warriors and his position as general manager of the Canadian senior men's national team, Steve Nash sounds like he has enough basketball in his life right now. That's why he doesn't see himself involved with his former team, the Phoenix..." February 08

  • Brandon Knight to remain out until after All-Star break

    The Score "Phoenix Suns point guard Brandon Knight will continue to sit until after the All-Star break, according to Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic. Knight has missed the last nine contests with a groin injury, with the Suns going just 1-8 in his absence. The 24-year-old is averaging 19.7 points,..." February 08

  • Bob Hill ends 9-year NBA absence to join Phoenix Suns

    Arizona Republic "It has been nine years since Bob Hill coached from a NBA bench. The game has evolved. Hill's familiar white hair now covers his jawline. But Earl Watson still is to his right, just much closer now as fellow Suns coaches than when Watson was Hill’s Seattle SuperSonics point guard. Watson told..." February 08

  • Utah Jazz continue era of good feeling with win over Phoenix Suns

    Salt Lake Tribune "Loud and lively, the Utah Jazz lockerroom is a happy place to be these days. This was especially true following Utah's 98-89 win over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night at Talking Stick Resort Arena. There was Derrick Favors teasing Rudy Gobert about a second-half jumper that didn't catch the..." February 07

  • Rockets overcome putrid start to beat Suns on the road

    Houston Chronicle "J.B. Bickerstaff had to do something. It was not so much that the Rockets were defending with the intensity of an old man whittling on his front porch. It was not that they were shooting terribly or crawling to a 15-point deficit in the first quarter. The Rockets were so lacking intensity,..." February 05

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • Earl Watson hails influence of D'Antoni's, Nash's Suns

    Arizona Republic "It was 2005 and Earl Watson was a fourth-year NBA point guard unaware that the playoff visit would be his last for nine more years and that it would be so fleeting. As his Memphis Grizzlies went down in a first-round sweep to the Suns, Watson also did not realize what he witnessed then with..." February 05

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Toronto, I'm told, also showing interest in Suns' Markieff Morris; PHX widely seen as a LOCK to do at least one deal before Feb. 18 deadline

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Toronto is among the teams expressing trade interest in Suns swingman P.J. Tucker in advance of the Feb. 18 trade deadline

  • Lowry, DeRozan lead Raptors over Suns

    Toronto Sun "On the day they were honoured as co-Eastern conference players of the month, Toronto’s dynamic duo of DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry led the team to what they hope is the start of another winning streak. A night after the 11-game run was ended by a poor effort against the Denver Nuggets, the..." February 03

  • Raptors interested in Suns' Morris and Tucker

    The Score "The Toronto Raptors are one of the teams expressing interest in Phoenix Suns forwards Markieff Morris and P.J. Tucker, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Both are known to be available with the Suns effectively out of postseason contention. Morris is believed to have worn out his welcome in the..." February 03

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojVerticalNBA

    Phoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren will miss the rest of the season with a broken foot, league sources tell @TheVertical.

  • Suns GM: 'The losses may come but we need to play harder'

    The Score "Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough told reporters Tuesday that it was his recommendation to owner Robert Sarver to fire head coach Jeff Hornacek early Sunday morning and replace him with Earl Watson. "We expect better effort," McDonough said of the call to part ways with Hornacek after..." February 02

  • Sources: Suns’ T.J. Warren to miss rest of season with broken foot

    Yahoo! Sports "Phoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren will miss the rest of the season with a broken right foot, league sources told The Vertical. It is immediately unclear if Warren will need surgery, but he’s expected to make a full recovery, a league source said. He had an MRI on Monday in Phoenix after..." February 02

  • Tyson Chandler isn't drawing much interest on the trade market.

    Yahoo! Sports "A look at the Phoenix Suns’ situation as the Feb. 18 trade deadline approaches. HANG UP IF THEY ASK ABOUT … Devin Booker Booker, 19, has been one of the lone bright spots in a disappointing year for Phoenix. Size, range and upside have Booker among the top rookies in the 2015 class. Alex..." February 02

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

  • Tyson Chandler 'Not Jumping Ship' From Suns

    Real GM Basketball "Tyson Chandler signed a four-year, $52 million deal with the Suns in the offseason and he's been part of their disappointing season. Chandler pledged his commitment to the Suns just hours before they fired Jeff Hornacek. “I’m not jumping ship,” Chandler said before Sunday's game. “If the..." February 01

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Suns have strong interest in Steve Nash for bench vacancy but Nash not ready at this time to jump into full-time coaching

  • Fourth-quarter defense helps Dirk-less Mavericks outlast Phoenix

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Deron Williams didn’t let an allergic reaction keep him down. The veteran point guard poured in 12 of his 27 points in the second quarter Sunday night as the Dallas Mavericks completed the brutal month of January with a hard-fought 91-78 victory over the hapless Phoenix Suns at American..." February 01

  • Suns promote Earl Watson to interim head coach

    Yahoo! Sports "The Phoenix Suns have promoted assistant coach and former NBA player Earl Watson to interim head coach, a league source told Yahoo Sports. The Suns fired Jeff Hornacek late Sunday night night after a 91-78 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Hornacek compiled a 101-112 record in two-plus seasons..." February 01

  • Suns' interest in Steve Nash as head coach isn't mutual, sources say

    ESPN "The Phoenix Suns have strong interest in former star guard Steve Nash for their coaching vacancy, but Nash is not interested in going into full-time coaching at this time, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN that Suns owner Robert Sarver, even before firing Jeff Hornacek early Monday..." February 01

  • Could Steve Nash be an option for Suns?

    Yahoo! Sports "Last month, the Phoenix Suns’ decision to gut head coach Jeff Hornacek’s staff – canning assistant coaches Mike Longabardi and Jerry Sichting while keeping Hornacek on the job – evoked a similar reaction across the NBA: Huh? Rarely, if ever, have teams turned over assistant coaching staffs like..." February 01

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Suns fire Jeff Hornacek

    ESPN "Jeff Hornacek has reportedly reached the end of the road with the Phoenix Suns a month after they decided to give their coach and popular former player a second chance. According to Yahoo! Sports, Hornacek was relieved of his duties in a conversation with general manager Ryan McDonough on..." February 01

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojVerticalNBA

    Suns will conduct interviews with assistants today and likely choose an interim head coach from staff, league source tells @TheVertical.

  • Knicks beat up on hapless Suns, 102-84, with Warriors on the horizon

    New York Daily News "Think of it as the dress rehearsal before Sunday’s showdown with Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. Occasionally, the NBA schedule falls just right and the desperate Knicks, with Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis back in the lineup, took advantage of a hapless opponent that is in..." January 30

  • Suns Sign Jordan McRae

    NBA.com "The Phoenix Suns announced today they have signed guard Jordan McRae to a 10-day contract. McRae ranks third in the NBA Development League with an average of 23.1 points in 28 games with the Delaware 87ers this season, including a D-League record 61 points in his most recent outing on..." January 29

  • All-Star Reserves Announced

    NBA.com "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

  • Cleveland Cavaliers defeat Phoenix Suns 115-93

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With the Cleveland Cavaliers continuing to adopt a new accelerated offensive flow on the fly, it sure helps to get a mediocre opponent in the house. Fortunately for the defending Eastern Conference champions, the Phoenix Suns were in town and they didn't disappoint. After a competitive first..." January 28

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

  • Report: Suns to sign Jordan McRae, who just set the D-League scoring record

    Arizona Sports "A day after setting the D-League scoring record with 61 points in a game, Delaware 87ers guard Jordan McRae is expected to join the Phoenix Suns on a 10-day contract, reports Yahoo! Sports’ Shams Charania. McRae, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, is averaging 23.1 points on 45 percent shooting and 31..." January 28

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Jon Leuer has been ruled out for tonight's #SunsAtCavs. It will be his fifth consecutive game missed for lower back spasms.

  • Archie Goodwin settles in at point guard for Phoenix Suns

    Arizona Republic "Archie Goodwin’s stay at point guard might last longer in the NBA than it did in college. Goodwin slid to the point-guard spot for a spell early in his lone season at Kentucky but returned to an off-guard role once Ryan Harrow returned to that Wildcats team. Still at a college age (21),..." January 27

  • Sixers respond with toughness in win for season sweep of Suns

    CSN Philly "The Sixers had two days to think about the blowout loss to the Celtics. On Tuesday night, they had an opportunity to do something about it. Brett Brown's disappointment in his team's performance resonated, as the players came out with a completely different energy and direction in a 113-103 win..." January 27

  • Phoenix Suns' Brandon Knight to sit out 4-game trip

    Arizona Republic "Suns guard Brandon Knight is out for the Suns' upcoming four-game road trip due to a groin injury that sidelined him for the past two games. Knight initially began feeling a groin issue after the Dec. 31 loss at Oklahoma City but aggravated it on a dunk in Tuesday's home loss to Indiana. He..." January 26

  • Phoenix Suns' Brandon Knight to sit out 4-game trip

    Arizona Republic "Suns guard Brandon Knight is out for the Suns' upcoming four-game road trip due to a groin injury that sidelined him for the past two games. Knight initially began feeling a groin issue after the Dec. 31 loss at Oklahoma City but aggravated it on a dunk in Tuesday's home loss to Indiana. He..." January 25

  • Suns down Hawks on Archie Goodwin 3 in final seconds

    Arizona Republic "The view from the driver’s seat was so much clearer for the Suns. The Suns have been like a Slinky for the past few weeks, always playing catch-up, as they lost 15 times in 16 games for the first time in 39 years. On Saturday night, the Suns never trailed except for 28 seconds of the first..." January 24

  • Leonard leads Spurs past depleted Suns

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs started their three-game road trip off with a victory on Thursday night, defeating the Phoenix Suns, 117-89. Kawhi Leonard recorded a team-high 21 points, while Boban Marjanovic led the bench unit with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Express-News Spurs reporters Jabari Young and Nick..." January 22

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    Suns Basketball Comm @SunsBballComm

    Suns Injury Report: Knight (adductor strain), Morris (shoulder strain), Teletovic (ankle sprain), Leuer (back spasm), Price, Bledsoe are out

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    Sporting News NBA @sn_nba

    Eastern Conference All-Star Game Starters: G: K. Lowry G: D. Wade F: L. James F: P. George F: C. Anthony

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    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Western Conference All-Star Starters: Stephen Curry (GSW) Russell Westbrook (OKC) Kobe Bryant (LAL) Kawhi Leonard (SAS) Kevin Durant (OKC)

  • This simple rule change will end the intentional fouling epidemic in the NBA

    SB Nation "On Wednesday, the Rockets intentionally fouled Andre Drummond 12 times in a row to start the third quarter. This included intentionally putting the Pistons into the bonus using an end-of-the-bench player for the first five fouls. This is not basketball. While intentional fouling is only an..." January 21

  • The Big Shorts: An era in basketball fashion is coming to an end

    Washington Post "Jerry West, the model for the logo of the National Basketball Association, wore basketball shorts the length of loincloths. Michael Jordan inspired a major alteration when he appealed for a longer and baggier cut. Then a group of freshmen at the University of Michigan known as the “Fab Five”..." January 21

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Will Explore the Idea of Weekday Morning Games

    Complex "Imagine a world where you have a day off from work, wake up a little later than usual, grab a bowl of cereal, turn on the TV and watch a live NBA game. Sounds too good to be true? It could become a reality. It's an interesting approach by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, but do the positives..." January 21

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    Tim Griffin @TimGriffinBig12

    Will Suns have five healthy players for Spurs? Knight, Morris and Teletovic are questionable; Leuer, doubtful; Price & Bledsoe are out.