PHOENIX SUNS NEWS

Report: Suns highly unlikely to trade Markieff Morris

Many of the Phoenix Suns are already hard at work in Arizona, building team chemistry and sharpening their fundamentals in optional workouts and pickup games at the team's practice facility. Among the notable absences is Markieff Morris, of course, as the disgruntled forward has reportedly asked for a trade. But according to Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic, the odds of the Suns...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Jent to coach Bakersfield Jam in D-League

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) Chris Jent will coach the Bakersfield Jam, the Phoenix Suns' affiliate in the NBA Development League. The Suns and Jam announced the move Thursday. Jent replaced Nate Bjorkgren, now the Suns' assistant coach/player development coordinator. The 45-year-old Jent spent the 2013-14 season and the start of last season as an assistant coach with the Sacramento...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Jent named head coach of Suns' D-League team in Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- The Phoenix Suns and Bakersfield Jam have named Chris Jent the head coach of the Jam, it was announced Thursday. Jent, 45, joins the Jam organization after spending the 2013-14 season and the beginning of the 2014-15 season as Michael Malone's lead assistant with the Sacramento Kings. Prior to his role with the Kings, Jent served as an assistant coach at his...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Jent Named Head Coach Of Baskersfield Jam

The Phoenix Suns and Bakersfield Jam have named Chris Jent head coach of the Jam. "It's an honor to be named Head Coach of the Bakersfield Jam and to be a part of an organization like the Phoenix Suns," said Jent. "Personally, it's a great opportunity to once again be a Head Coach and there couldn't be a better setting in the NBA D-League to help players develop and reach their basketball...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns to host Kings in preseason opener on Oct. 7

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns will open their six-game preseason schedule at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Wednesday, Oct. 7, against the Sacramento Kings. The Suns preseason schedule features three home games and three on the road. In addition to the Oct. 7 game, the Suns will host the Utah Jazz on Friday, Oct. 9, and the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Their final three preseason...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns Sign Henry Sims, Cory Jefferson To Camp Deals

The Phoenix Suns have agreements for Henry Sims and Cory Jefferson to compete for roster spots. Sims, 25, played 73 games last season for Philadelphia and started 32 games after starting 25 of his 26 appearances for the 76ers in the prior season. Jefferson, 24, is a 6-foot-9, 218-pound power forward who played 50 games as a rookie last season for Brooklyn
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Suns rookie Devin Booker beat up a giant tire (VIDEO)

Even though he's only technically been a professional for a couple months now, Phoenix Suns rookie Devin Booker is making it look like he's already a hardened veteran. He's been giving back to all of his "hometown" communities this summer, which is one of the best things an NBA player can do. And when he's not turning heads at the Las Vegas Summer League or making the day of dozens...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

One study rates Tyson Chandler among most impactful newcomers

Until the dust settles, it's hard to judge properly the Phoenix Suns' 2015 offseason. But one thing is for sure -- in adding Tyson Chandler, the Suns got the impact center on both ends of the floor that the team has been sorely lacking.In fact, Chandler's potential impact might have been understated to this point, as his advanced age and recent health problems give NBA observers...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nash to be inducted into Suns' Ring of Honor

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns will induct Steve Nash into the franchise's Ring of Honor at halftime of their game against Portland on Oct. 30. Nash was twice named NBA MVP while at the controls of the high-octane Suns teams that were the forerunner of the style employed by reigning NBA champion Golden State. Nash was an eight-time All-Star, six with the Suns, and earned league MVP...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns to induct 2-time MVP Nash into team's Ring of Honor

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns will induct Steve Nash into the franchise's Ring of Honor at halftime of their game against Portland on Oct. 30. Nash was twice named NBA MVP while at the controls of the high-octane Suns teams that were the forerunner of the style employed by reigning NBA champion Golden State. Nash was an eight-time All-Star, six with the Suns, and earned league MVP...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Suns' Alex Len to skip EuroBasket 2015

International play is a tricky thing for NBA players. The drive to represent one's country is always strong. But injuries such as the recent ACL tear suffered by Utah Jazz point guard Dante Exum reinforce the risks. For Phoenix Suns center Alex Len, that risk-reward ratio has led to the decision not to participate for the Ukrainian national team at EuroBasket 2015, according to a...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Terrico White To Sign Deal With Suns

Guard Terrico White has reached agreement on a free-agent contract with the Phoenix Suns, league sources told RealGM. White’s agent, Daniel Hazan of Hazan Sports Management, confirmed the deal via text message Thursday. White, the No. 36 overall pick to the Pistons in the 2010 NBA Draft, has spent time on the roster of Detroit and New Orleans. The 25-year-old has played the past...
Via RealGM
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Fellow NBA rookies deem Suns' Devin Booker the best rookie shooter

The Phoenix Suns got a 3-point specialist who can do a little bit of everything else, too, when they selected Devin Booker in this year's draft. It was an inspired pick, one that should end up working out well for the Suns as teams emphasize the 3-pointer more and more.And if Booker's fellow rookies are to be believed, no one in this year's class can come close to touching Booker...
Via Fox Sports
12 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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via A Dry Heat
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...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns' P.J. Tucker hosts back-to-school party in his hometown

These days, he's a member of the Phoenix Suns. A number of years ago, he chose to attend the University of Texas in Austin. But for P.J. Tucker, Raleigh, North Carolina will always be home. And over the weekend, he and North Carolina Central University basketball coach Levelle Moton hosted a back-to-school function and community party at the Raleigh Boys and Girls Club."We wanted...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Markieff Morris is willing to be traded anywhere, wants nothing to do with the Suns

The disconnect between the Phoenix Suns and forward Markieff Morris gets larger by the minute. After the Suns traded his twin brother Marcus to the Detroit Pistons, the organization has expressed concern about Markieff’s state of mind. Well it seems like Markieff mind is made up and wants nothing to do with the Suns. According to John Gambadoro of 98.7 Arizona Sports, Markieff...
Via No Guts, No Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Insider: Markieff Morris a Potential Fit in Boston

Morris averaged 15.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game in 82 games last season for the Suns.
Via CLNS Radio
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Road to the Playoffs for the Phoenix Suns will be Exceedingly Difficult

Eric Bledsoe #2 of the Phoenix Suns takes the basketball upcourt as James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets looks on during their game at the Toyota Center on March 21, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) The Phoenix Suns have been ever so close to making the playoffs the last two seasons. Unfortunately for Phoenix, they’ve found themselves looking from...
Via The Sports Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns 2015 Offseason Grade

The Phoenix Suns had a busy offseason, looking to acquire talent they hope will help turn up the heat in the Western Conference and help move them back into the playoffs. In Mirza Teletovic – one year, $5.5 million Ronnie Price – one year, $1.5 million Sonny Weems – two years, $5.8 million Tyson Chandler – four years, $52 million Jon Leuer – trade with Grizzlies Out Earl...
Via The Lottery Mafia
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics could make bid for Markieff Morris

Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris wants out of the desert, and the Boston Celtics could be one of the teams in hot pursuit of the veteran forward. Morris, 26, signed a 4-year, $32 million contract extension — a total bargain for the talented forward’s services — last September. The contract matched the length of his twin brother Marcus’. The two took discounts to stay...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Celtics make a move for Markieff Morris?

Phoenix power forward Markieff Morris has demanded a trade. He’s pissed off with the organization’s decision to trade his twin brother Marcus. Because of the Celtics overwhelming supply of assets, they are referenced when just about any player hits the trade market. ESPN Insider’s Kevin Pelton throws out this scenario: Offer: F Perry Jones, F/C Jared Sullinger, F/G James...
Via Red's Army
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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