Suns Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Jazz's young stars shine bright against Suns

    Salt Lake Tribune "Near the start of his first full season with the Jazz, after Derrick Favors had been traded to Utah from the Nets, he uttered the following words: "If coach wants me to be a star, that’s what I’ll be." That’s what coach wants him to be. Asked if he could score 20 points and collect 10..." November 02

  • Phoenix Suns hang on to beat defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs

    Arizona Republic "Going from facing the Los Angeles Lakers to playing the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs can be as dicey as a freeway merge. The Suns entered at a sputter but their top speed proved too much for the Spurs, racing by San Antonio in the fourth quarter for a 94-89 victory at US Airways..." November 01

  • Adam Silver Wants To Help Set Rules For Legalized Sports Gambling "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31

  • Suns' Eric Bledsoe looking to steal the show on the perimeter

    Arizona Republic "Phoenix is point-guard central, but the NBA seems to have a quality point guard at nearly every turn. That makes it all the better for the Suns to have a perimeter defender like Eric Bledsoe, who was a difference maker defensively last season but still has more potential on that..." October 30

  • Suns run away with season-opening win over Lakers

    Arizona Republic "The Los Angeles Lakers have ended a Suns postseason eight times. The history of the two teams meeting in the season opener had not gone much better for the purple from Phoenix. The Suns had never won a season opener or a home opener against the Lakers until Wednesday night, when even an..." October 30

  • Isaiah Thomas said he had interest in signing with Lakers

    Pro Basketball Talk "After years of the Kings’ management seeming to just not believe in him and bringing in guy after guy to take his job, Isaiah Thomas wanted to be wanted as a free agent this summer. Sure, he wanted to get paid, money is king, but part of attracting a free agent is making him feel like your..." October 30

  • PSD’s 2014-2015 NBA Western Conference Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    The Western Conference is filthy. In the Eastern Conference their are two elite teams and everyone else, the west has seven teams that, with a bit of luck, could win the NBA championship. The regular season and playoffs are going to be battle of attrition with furious competition and a list of teams and fan bases ready for long playoff runs. October 29

  • Suns pick up options on Plumlee, Len, Goodwin; others not so lucky

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Just a few short years ago, it was nearly unheard of for a rookie not to play for his drafting team through the first four years of his career. Names like Joe Alexander, drafted 8th overall by Milwaukee but released just two years later, were a punchline rather than a warning shot. Suns fans..." October 28

  • Suns' P.J. Tucker on Bledsoe-Dragic-Thomas: 'That's the best lineup to me'

    Arizona Republic "The Suns' preseason finale started with flat defense and a slow pace. Ending it with the triple-threat lineup of three point guards assured the preseason would not close on that note against the Jazz. The Suns pulled away from Utah down the stretch with Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic and Isaiah..." October 26

  • 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