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Suns make series of coaching, front-office moves

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns have added Nate Bjorkgren and former NBA players Earl Watson and Corey Gaines to Jeff Hornacek's coaching staff and shifted Mark West from the bench back to the front office as vice president of player relations. The Suns said Thursday that Bjorkgren will serve as assistant coach/player development coordinator, and that Watson and Gaines will be assistant...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Suns announce additions to coaching staff

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns announced several changes to their coaching staff, promoting Corey Gaines to assistant coach and adding Nate Bjorkgren as assistant coach/player development coordinator, Earl Watson as assistant coach and Jason Fraser as player development assistant. Mark West will return to the front office as vice president of player relations. The team also promoted...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Suns Still Believe In Two Point Guard System

The Phoenix Suns still believe they can run a two point guard system. Phoenix entered last season with Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas, but traded away Dragic and Thomas in February. The Suns have Bledsoe and Brandon Knight on long-term contracts. "The system is good so long as there’s buy-in from the players," Ryan McDonough said. "We value guys who can push the ball...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Weems and Price Signing Grades

(May 11, 2013 – Source: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images Europe) By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… To round out the busy offseason, the Phoenix Suns brought in a former NBA player playing in Europe and a former Sun to provide backcourt depth. The first player is ex-Raptor Sonny Weems, who spent the last few years playing for CSKA Moscow in Russia. Weems was drafted in...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns president says team 'not quite done' adding players to the roster

The Suns made an unexpected splash in free agency this summer, when they got Tyson Chandler to agree to a contract worth $52 million over four years.Phoenix added six new players to the roster in total, and while the bulk of the key positions seem to be set, Suns president Lon Babby says the team might not be finished tinkering just yet."I think we are maybe not quite done, but almost...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Booker best highlights from 2015 Summer League

As the Phoenix Suns look to get back into the Western Conference playoffs next season, they might see a solid contribution from rookie Devin Booker. During the Summer League, Booker averaged over fifteen points, grabbed over five rebounds, and dished out nearly two assists per game. Check out some of his best highlights in the below video clip: *** Booker Summer League Highlights...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns are concerned about Markieff Morris’s state of mind after trading his brother

When the Phoenix Suns decided to trade Marcus Morris to the Detroit Pistons, they know that the two brothers were going to be upset. That was made pretty clear by Marcus during his introductory press conference with the Pistons. Marcus told the media that he felt like it was a slap in the face once he found out the Suns traded him.Now they have might have a bigger problem on their...
Via No Guts, No Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mirza Teletovic says Nets wanted him to stay, Kings offered two-year deal

The Nets may have rescinded their qualifying offer to Mirza Teletovic, but that doesn't mean they had no interest in keeping him around. Igot Marinovic, who attended a press conference in Teletovic's home country Bosnia, had some interesting quotes to tweet out:Add Teletovic to the long list of players who have turned down money from the Kings this offseason, though we don't know...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Thornton officially signs with Australia's Sydney Kings

On Tuesday we reported that Marcus Thornton, the last of the Celtics' four picks in the recent NBA Draft, was heading to Australia for the upcoming season. In the early hours of Wednesday morning, the move became official and we learned which team he'll be playing for: the three-time National Basketball League champion Sydney Kings. #SydneyKings sign @celtics 2015 second round pick...
Via Celtics Life
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Seth Curry agrees to deal with Sacramento Kings

Seth Curry is reaping the rewards from his strong performance in the NBA Summer League. The 24-year-old guard who is the brother of league MVP Steph Curry has agreed to a two-year guaranteed deal for $2 million with the Sacramento Kings. The contract includes a player option for a third year. Curry led the summer...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Knight says decision to re-sign with Suns was 'no-brainer'

PHOENIX -- Brandon Knight was the last piece of the off-season puzzle to sign a contract with the Phoenix Suns, but the first piece to fall into place. The restricted free agent guard, who re-upped with the Suns for five years and $70 million, met with the media Monday to talk about his new deal with the team and his decision to remain in Phoenix rather than wait and see what the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan accuses Suns ticket rep of hitting on wife, gets free tickets

The Phoenix Suns have some very interesting ways of trying to sell tickets. In a recent email to a female fan, a Suns sales coordinator came off like he was trying to set up a date. At least, that’s how the fan’s husband felt about it. TMZ has a copy of the email, which reads...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Warren's big second half powers Suns into summer league semis

T.J. Warren scored 23 of his 31 points in the second half as the Suns rallied to beat the Bulls 91-84 in Saturday's quarterfinals of the Las Vegas Summer League. The Suns trailed by 13 in the first half and by four at halftime before Warren scored 12 points in the third and then 11 in the fourth -- when the Suns outscored the Bulls 32-26 -- to lead Phoenix into the league's semifinals...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns Draft Pick Devin Booker Off To A Slow Start In Las Vegas Summer League

With the Phoenix Suns using a two-guard attack led by Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight, they had to make moves concerning the rest of their roster through free agency and the NBA Draft, and it is these moves that should bolster Suns ticket sales. The Suns signed former Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler to a four-year, $52 million deal to work with Alex Len, and acquired Jon Leuer...
Via A Dry Heat
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Booker Set to See First Pro Action in Las Vegas Summer League

PHOENIX, AZ – JUNE 26: The Phoenix Suns 2015 first road draft pick Devin Booker poses for a portrait on June 26, 2015 at US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright...
Via The Sports Journal
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns big man Alex Len Looking to Grow Under Leadership of Tyson Chandler

MEMPHIS, TN –  JANUARY 11: Alex Len #21 of the Phoenix Suns jumps for the rebound against the Memphis Grizzlies during the game on January 11, 2015 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee . NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement....
Via The Sports Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans coach wants Anthony Davis to shoot more threes

Superstar power forward Anthony Davis made a single three-pointer during the 2014-15 season, but it effectively sent the New Orleans Pelicans into the playoffs. However, Alvin Gentry—the franchise’s new head coach—wants to see “The Brow” hoist more triples next year. According to John Reid of, Gentry said: “That’s got to become a consistent shot for...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

How do the Phoenix Suns Look after Striking out on LaMarcus Aldridge?

PHOENIX, AZ – JUNE 26: The Phoenix Suns 2015 first road draft pick Devin Booker poses for a portrait on June 26, 2015 at US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. (Mandatory credit: Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images) The Phoenix Suns made a very strong push for LaMarcus Aldridge, but going home to play in his home state for one of the best well-run organizations in all...
Via The Sports Journal
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons acquire Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock, and Danny Granger from the Suns

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports the Pistons have acquired Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock, and Danny Granger from the Suns in exchange for a 2nd round pick in 2020 as Phoenix clears room in hopes of signing LaMarcus Aldridge. Phoenix has traded Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock and Danny Granger to Detroit for future picks, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski...
Via The Majors Detroit
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns Re-Sign PG Brandon Knight to Five-Year Deal

Brandon Knight was the Phoenix Suns’ number one priority heading into free agency this offseason, and it didn’t take too long for them to get things done. According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Suns have finalized a five-year, $70 million contract with Knight. Phoenix has agreed to a five-year, $70 million extension with guard Brandon Knight, league...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Suns may shop Eric Bledsoe in trade talks

Eric Bledsoe’s name has been coming up in trade talks, and it sounds like the Suns may be willing to deal him. Prior to the NBA Draft, a report by Sporting News’ Sean Deveney said the Suns discussed trading Bledsoe to the Knicks for the No. 4 overall pick, which New York kept and used...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Suns Expected to Re-sign Brandon Knight

It appears that the Phoenix Suns are on the verge of taking care of their top offseason priority by re-signing guard Brandon Knight. Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times is reporting that the two sides are on the verge of agreeing to a five-year, $70 million contract. And while teams can’t necessarily negotiate with impending free agents until Wednesday, we know full well that...
Via Sportsnaut
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

The Phoenix Suns Pick Is In…Devin Booker

during the Midwest Regional semifinal of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.   I hate to brag, but damn I’m good (word to Big Daddy Kane) – on May 20th I wrote that Kentucky’s Devin Booker may very well be the Phoenix Suns selection at #13 in tonight’s NBA draft, and lo and behold.  You can read more...
Via A Dry Heat
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the New York Knicks should trade for Eric Bledsoe

Should Phil Jackson try to trade the fourth overall pick for Eric Bledsoe and the Suns 13th pick? This past week in a mailbag conversation with fans, ESPN’s Chad Ford said that a trade for Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns’ 13th overall draft choice is, “the sort of deal the Knicks would look at,” and definitely could be an option for New York. Rumors have been surfacing...
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Alvin Gentry should make the Pelicans the NBA's fastest team

Even though Anthony Davis just put together the 11th-best PER of all-time in the 2014–15 season—only Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, and LeBron James have ever done better—there’s a lot about the New Orleans Pelicans that feels boring, forced, an obligation. Underneath the astronomically developing Davis, the Pelicans simply have not put together a winning rotation. It’s...
Via The Sports Post
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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