Suns already practicing hard: 'It's just been really competitive'

If the Phoenix Suns are going to make the playoffs this season, they'll need to overcome some chemistry question marks and outwork their opponents from day one. Fortunately for the Suns, such a plan of attack is already in action, as most of the team is back in Phoenix and participating in offseason workouts. According to Dave King of Bright Side of the Sun, everyone but Tyson Chandler...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

One popular 2015-16 season projection has Suns missing playoffs once again

Despite the turmoil and the trades (both real and demanded), the Phoenix Suns have gotten better in a lot of ways this offseason. Tyson Chandler should be a welcome addition in the middle next season. Brandon Knight is comfortable and locked in as a member of the Suns with a new contract. And Devin Booker is a great young rookie in a league that values 3-point shooting.But with the...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns' Goodwin weighs in on Markieff Morris: 'One of my favorite guys'

It might seem impossible that the Phoenix Suns and Markieff Morris would be able to work something out that has Morris in a Suns uniform next season. But the players in the Phoenix locker room are making it very clear that they would welcome the disgruntled forward back with open arms.Over the weekend, Brandon Knight shared his thoughts on Morris, saying he'd love to have him back...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns Most Expensive Games For 2015-16 Season Against NBA Champion Golden State Warriors

The Phoenix Suns took a step back last season, going from 48 wins in 2013-14 under first-year coach Jeff Hornacek to four games under .500 last season, extending the franchise’s playoff drought to five years. But the Suns were beneficiaries of the DeAndre Jordan and Dallas Mavericks saga, as Phoenix was able to sign Tyson Chandler during free agency as everyone involved in the...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns' Brandon Knight on Markieff Morris: 'We'd definitely love to have him' back

His current disdain for the Phoenix Suns has been broadcast loud and clear. But if Markieff Morris somehow ends up staying in Phoenix for next season, his teammates will welcome him back with open arms.That was the message from Suns point guard Brandon Knight when he joined SiriusXM NBA Radio's Off The Dribble on Friday:"That's really all I can speak on that matter -- just want him...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Who Should Be Their Starting Five?

(March 6, 2015 – Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America) By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… *The following is an analysis of what I believe should be the Suns starting 5, not a prediction of what it will be. PG: Eric Bledsoe For the time being, the Phoenix Suns are Eric Bledsoe’s team. That plus his eight figure salary make him the obvious choice for starting...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

ICYMI: Brandon Knight gets basketball impersonation treatment (VIDEO)

NBA impersonator Brandon Armstrong has swept through this summer with his entertaining mix of endearment, playfulness and mimicry in his videos emulating Russell Westbrook, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant and more. And Phoenix Suns point guard Brandon Knight got an impersonation video, too, although this one probably won't get the ringing endorsement that Bryant gave to his version.In paying...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Five 2nd year NBA players ready to take the next step

While there has been an evolution in the way first year players have impacted the NBA game, they still need extra time to develop. The 2014 draft class was predicted to make a big impact on the NBA landscape, and, although some players have already broken through, it's largely been a waiting process. These five players are ready to make a big leap and a serious impact in NBA...
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28 days 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...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Hornacek says Brandon Knight should've gone as high as four in 2011 NBA Draft

The Suns shook up their backcourt significantly at the trade deadline last season, sending both Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas out of town while bringing back Brandon Knight, who would enter this summer as a restricted free agent.Despite being limited to just 11 appearances with the Suns due to injury, Phoenix was confident in its decision, and inked Knight to a deal worth $70 million...
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July 22, 2015  |  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...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

What direction are the Phoenix Suns heading?

The Phoenix Suns claim to have a plan to finally win that elusive championship; it’s just that no one else understands what that plan is. Flashback two years ago when Phoenix was the feel-good story of the NBA, a team that missed the playoffs by one game with a roster that was supposed to challenge for a top-5 pick. They spread the floor with three point shooters, scored the most...
July 18, 2015  |  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...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns Run and Gun in Free Agency

The Suns have been very active during the off season, with Phoenix GM Ryan McDonough swinging for the fences. The signing of Brandon Knight to a 5 year $70 million deal was a delightful surprise, considering the Suns gave the same kind of deal to Eric Bledsoe last September. Both Point Guards are very talented, but the Suns have always had talented Point Guards in the Valley. The...
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Can the Suns actually afford both LaMarcus Aldridge and Tyson Chandler?

The Phoenix Suns recently agreed to a $70 million contract with Brandon Knight and a $52 million contract with Tyson Chandler. Knight's deal will pay $14 million per year, while Chandler's will pay around $13 million per year. Those two contracts, combined with Eric Bledsoe's deal, swallow up a significant portion of the Suns' cap space. So if the Suns actually land LaMarcus Aldridge...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: Khris Middleton Re-Signs With Bucks On Five-Year, $70M Deal

To the surprise of no one, the Milwaukee Bucks agreed to re-sign Khris Middleton just a few hours after free agency opened early Wednesday. The Bucks, armed with significant cap space after a series of moves over the past few months, rewarded Middleton for a breakout season with a five-year, $70 million contract. Oddly enough, Middleton's contract mirrors the one Brandon Knight...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Brandon Knight Contract Grade

(Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America)Ph By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Phoenix Suns have signed another guard to a five year, $70 million contract. Fortunately, this one took far less drama. Despite playing only eleven games for Phoenix, the Suns felt comfortable enough with restricted free agent Brandon Knight to pay him handsomely and make...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Knight Agrees to 5-year, $70 Million Extension with the Phoenix Suns

Former Kentucky Wildcat Brandon Knight just signed a hefty extension. According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Knight, who was a restricted free agent, has agreed on a five-year, $70 million extension with the Phoenix Suns. Phoenix has agreed to a five-year, $70 million extension with guard Brandon Knight, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski […]
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Brandon Knight, Suns Agree to 5-Year Deal

The Phoenix Suns have agreed to a five-year contrac with restricted free agent Brandon Knight, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Phoenix has agreed to a five-year, $70 million extension with guard Brandon Knight, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015 Phoenix acquired Knight at the 2015 trade deadline, and he appeared...
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July 01, 2015  |  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...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Knight, Suns Agree Upon Five-Year, $70M Deal

Brandon Knight and the Phoenix Suns have agreed upon a five-year, $70 million deal. The Suns acquired Knight from the Milwaukee Bucks at the trade deadline as part of a multi-team deal in which they sent a future first round pick from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Philadelphia 76ers. Knight had an outstanding first half last season, but struggled with the Suns.
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Current NBA contracts of John Calipari’s first-round picks

Phoenix is reportedly offering former UK guard Brandon Knight a lucrative deal to sign with the Suns after being acquired from the Bucks last season. So thought it might be a good time to check out the current status of … Continue reading →
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June 29, 2015

Report: Brandon Knight, Suns agree on $70-million extension

Free agency doesn't officially begin until midnight on July 1, but that's hardly ever stopped teams from negotiating beforehand, especially when it's between a team and their own player. The Phoenix Suns acquired Brandon Knight last year in a trade, and though he's a restricted free agent, the Suns were quick to ensure he'd be a part of the team's future. According to Gary Woelfel...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Suns Look to Trade Eric Bledsoe?

The Phoenix Suns will “seriously explore” potential trades for Eric Bledsoe once they re-sign Brandon Knight, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. Bledsoe, 25, averaged 17 points, 6.1 assists and 5.2 rebounds in 81 games for the Suns last season. Most importantly, he managed to stay healthy throughout 2014-15. Phoenix is expected to bring back Brandon Knight on a five-year, $70 million deal.
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Suns, Brandon Knight To Agree Upon Five-Year, $70M Deal

Brandon Knight and the Phoenix Suns will agree upon a five-year, $70 million deal. The Suns acquired Knight at the trade deadline in a deal that included trading away a future first round pick from the Los Angeles Lakers. Knight becomes a restricted free agent on July 1st. Phoenix signed Eric Bledsoe to a five-year, $70 million deal last year after a prolonged restricted free agency.
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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