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Searching for a superstar, the Phoenix Suns "have shown interest" in acquiring Al Jefferson or Gordon Hayward from the Utah Jazz, the Arizona Republic reported.
A deal for either could include Jared Dudley. And if the trade was for Jefferson, Marcin Gortat would likely be included.
The deal makes sense for Phoenix, but not Utah. The Jazz are reportedly more inclined to keep Jefferson than Paul Millsap. And the franchise seems to favor building around Hayward, who is nursing a sprained shoulder.
Phoenix appears determined to move Dudley before the February 21 deadline. His name has come up in rumored deals with multiple teams, notably Iman Shumpert of the New York Knicks.
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After all the speculation, rumors and wishful thinking, all the San Antonio Spurs fans that wanted to see Al Jefferson wearing silver and black will probably not get that chance. It was a fun dream while it lasted, but it looks like the Utah Jazz are intent on keeping Jefferson around.
According to Ric Bucher, the Jazz are not looking to part ways with Jefferson, but may be looking...
The entire Phoenix Suns roster is on the trading block.
Fox Sports' Sam Amico reported that Suns GM Lance Blanks is willing to trade anyone on the roster. No player is untouchable. Not "Polish Hammer" Marcin Gortat. Not Goran Dragic. And especially not Michael Beasley or Jared Dudley, who has been shopped pretty hard in the last week.
With the February 21st trade deadline approaching, the Suns have been one of the more active teams around the league. It was reported over the weekend that the Suns are trying to trade for Knicks guard Iman Shumpert, and according to Arizona Republic, Phoenix has also shown interest in Utah’s Al Jefferson and Gordon Hayward.
According to Paul Coro, Arizona Republic:
The Suns also...
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The last of these events ended with the Phoenix Suns needing a Wes Johnson tip-dunk at 7.8 seconds remaining to avoid establishing a new single-game, franchise record for fewest points. The 1981 Suns once...
Utah Jazz forward Paul Millsap is drawing interest from the Brooklyn Nets.
ESPN New York (citing the New York Daily News) reports that the Nets want Millsap as their starting power forward. No word on who Brooklyn is offering, but the franchise has been trying to unload Kris Humphries and MarShon Brooks.
The Nets have been mentioned as a possible destination for Josh Smith...
The Suns have shown interest in Al Jefferson, Gordon Hayward and Iman Shumpert.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Thabo Sefolosha made a career-high 5 of 7 3-pointers and the Oklahoma City Thunder routed the Phoenix Suns for the second game in a row 97-69 on Sunday night.
The 28-point blowout followed a 127-96 Thunder romp over the Suns in Oklahoma City on Friday night.
Russell Westbrook scored 24 points in 28 minutes in the Thunder's 10th straight victory over Phoenix...
The Utah Jazz have a very bright future, headlined by their ridiculously talented young frontcourt duo, made up by Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors, the 3rd picks in the 2011 and 2010 drafts respectively. They also have two very talented young wings in recent lottery picks, Gordon Hayward and Alec Burks, the former, is already their best perimeter scorer. That is a lot of young...
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There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home…
After two weeks and seven games on the road, the Lakers returned to the comforts of Staples Center to face a Phoenix Suns team who recently rallied in the final minutes of their last contest to beat them in the end.
Looking determined to prevent the same ending, the Lakers got...