PHOENIX SUNS NEWS

Isaiah Thomas 'felt very disrespected' by Kings

Isaiah Thomas is extremely happy to be with an organization that appreciates him rather than looks for an excuse to replace him. Thomas was sent by the Sacramento Kings to the Phoenix Suns and signed a four-year, $27 million deal as part of a sign-and-trade this summer. Thomas said at his introductory press conference earlier […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Suns waive guard Dionte Christmas

The Phoenix Suns, who appear well set in the backcourt, waived guard Dionte Christmas on Thursday. Christmas averaged 2.3 points, 1.2 rebounds and 6.4 minutes while appearing in 31 games last season as an NBA rookie. The Suns recently signed free agent guard Isaiah Thomas, who joins third-team All-NBA point guard Goran Dragic and, potentially, restricted free agent guard Eric Bledsoe...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns release Dionte Christmas

  The Phoenix Suns ended Christmas early this summer by waiving fan and locker room favorite Dionte Christmas. Christmas was on a non-guaranteed contract for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. The move will save the Suns $816,482 this year. However with the glut of guards and small forwards, including the two new first round picks from this years draft Tyler Ennis and T.J. Warren...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns formally re-sign P.J. Tucker

Suns forward P.J. Tucker playing solid defense on Warriors guard Klay Thompson (AP photo/ Tony Avelar) The Phoenix Suns have officially re-signed forward P.J. Tucker on Wednesday, after agreeing to a three-year deal earlier in the month. Tucker, 29, has had an interesting basketball career after playing at the University of  Texas. He was drafted in the second round of the 2006...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Suns Waive Dionte Christmas

The Phoenix Suns released Dionte Christmas on Thursday. Christmas averaged 2.29 points in 31 appearances for the Suns last season.
Via RealGM
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

What Exactly Are the Phoenix Suns Doing?

Nobody seems to have a handle on what the Phoenix Suns are trying to do this offseason. Despite the lofty (and unrealistic) initial goal of signing both LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, Phoenix has been fairly quiet so far in the offseason. The Suns wisely spent $3 million per year on role player extraordinaire Anthony Tolliver, a cost-effective and reasonable replacement for Channing...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eric Bledsoe And The 20 Best Available NBA Free Agents

The 20 Best Available NBA Free Agents By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… 1. Eric Bledsoe - Bledsoe and the Suns cant seem to agree on terms, but he is a restricted free agent and despite their bounty of point guards there is little chance they let him leave, as he is their best player. Phoenix apparently gave the restricted free agent 48 million and he said no because...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Team considered making a run at Eric Bledsoe earlier in free agency

While the recent rumors of the Lakers’ apparent interest in pulling off a sign-and-trade for Eric Bledsoe turned out to be false, it appears that the purple and gold did in fact have some interest in the 24-year-old earlier this month. According to Gary Washburn from the Boston Globe, the Lakers “considered making a bid” for Bledsoe, though they ultimately decided to pass and...
Via Lakerholicz.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Pay Bledsoe, But The Max?

Phoenix Suns: Pay Bledsoe, But The Max? By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Since last July, the Suns have maintained a commitment to match any offer for restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe. Thus far, that commitment has not been put to the test, as no other team has forced the Suns’ hand by signing him to an offer sheet. While there has been no bidding war for Bledsoe’s...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sorry Eric and Greg, NBA free agency money drying up

Being a restricted free agent sucks. The last two major pieces of free agency this summer have been stuck in a holding pattern because of restricted free agency. Potential suitors have been scared off of Greg Monroe and Eric Bledsoe knowing full well the Pistons and Suns are likely to match any offer they would receive. So Monroe and Bledsoe, two borderline all stars potentially...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns "expect" Eric Bledsoe to return

After three weeks of free agency, the Suns have not signed Eric Bledsoe. But neither has anyone else. Bledsoe, a restricted free agent, is considered to be the best remaining player available in free agency but he has not signed an offer sheet from any NBA team. It is due to a combination of circumstances, including how most teams have used their salary cap space, his desired price...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns Maintain Hope Of Re-Signing Eric Bledsoe

Eric Bledose has yet to sign with an NBA team in restricted free agency, and the Phoenix Suns remain a likely option. "We'll continue to work as hard as we can within that restricted free agency system established by the collective bargaining agreement," Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby said Monday. "We continue to hope and expect that he will...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns Rumors: Phoenix considering offering Greg Monroe an offer sheet

With the frenzy stage of NBA Free Agency over, the remaining free-agents begin to carve their path to finding their new homes or remaining with their current team. A hot rumor going around now is that the Phoenix Suns are intrigued about the possibility of a Eric Bledsoe-Greg Monroe pairing and are considering making him an offer sheet, according to Jordan Schultz of the Huffington...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns continue to say they expect to keep Bledsoe

PHOENIX -- Monday's media rally was called to give reporters an opportunity to meet and question the two newest Suns. And there they were, lined up with the team's coach, general manager and president on a riser in one of the out-of-the-way regions of U.S. Airways Center. But there also was a sneaky pachyderm lurking in a corner of the Al McCoy Media Center that wasn'...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Suns Want Greg Monroe

Photo Credit: Keith Allison via www.photopin.com Restricted free agent big man Greg Monroe talents maybe wanted by the Phoenix Suns. Reports are swirling that the Suns are interested in bringing on the free agent by offering him an offer sheet. The Suns are deeply in need of a legit big man, who plays above the rim. This move could persuade free agent guard Eric Bledsoe to remain...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Goran Dragic set to continue success?

In fantasy basketball, there are always a limited number of point guards that can score and give you great production in terms of points. Many superstars on teams are not point guards and you are usually stuck with a point guard who gives you decent production. Don't make that mistake this year and draft the one point guard who will have another great year. Goran Dragic. Dragic...
Via Route4Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Uptempo Suns considering signing Greg Monroe to offer sheet

According to Dan Feldman at NBCSports.com the Phoenix Suns are considering signing Greg Monroe of the Detroit Pistons to an offer sheet. This move doesn't make much sense considering Monroe is more of a traditional big man that will anchor your defense as opposed to someone who fits in with Phoenix's NBA fifth highest scoring offense last season.Having said that, for Danny...
Via Celtics Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Suns interested in RFA Greg Monroe

TweetAccording to a report from Huffington Post’s Jordan Schultz, the Phoenix Suns are considering extending an offer sheet for Pistons restricted free agent Greg Monroe: Hearing Suns may be considering a Greg Monroe offer. They have space to get both him and Bledsoe but would lose cap flexibility long-term. — Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) July 20, 2014 Phoenix has been struggling...
Via Los That Sports Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Bledsoe isn’t Worth a Max Contract

Many NBA teams consider Eric Bledsoe as the best free agent still available. Although his desire to secure a max contract may have scared teams away from approaching him with an offer sheet. Bledsoe, an unrestricted free agent, turned down an offer from the Suns that would have netted him $48 million over four years, […] The post Eric Bledsoe isn’t Worth a Max Contract appeared...
Via Champs Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers considered making a bid for restricted free agent Eric Bledoe

Eric Bledsoe remains the most attractive free agent still available, but the combination of his restricted status with the Suns and his desire to secure a max contract have scared teams away from coming at him hard with a realistic offer sheet. Phoenix has said repeatedly that the team will match any offer that Bledsoe receives, and that threat seems strong enough that no one else...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers Interested In Sign-And-Trade For Eric Bledsoe

The L.A. Lakers are reportedly interested in a sign-and-trade centered around Phoenix Suns restricted point guard, Eric Bledsoe. According to the report, the Suns want to receive Julius Randle and a first-round pick in return. Hearing that Lakers have moved to front of the Eric Bledsoe sign-and-trade line. Suns want Julius Randle + HOU first-rounder. — Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report...
Via BlackSportsOnline
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers interested in acquiring Eric Bledsoe

The L.A. Lakers are reportedly interested in a sign-and-trade centered around Phoenix Suns restricted point guard, Eric Bledsoe. According to the report, the Suns want to receive Julius Randle and a first-round pick in return. Hearing that Lakers have moved to front of the Eric Bledsoe sign-and-trade line. Suns want Julius Randle + HOU first-rounder. — Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report...
Via Thacover2
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Just A Rumor: Bledsoe To Lakers For Randle, Hill, First-Round Pick

Eric Bledsoe could be headed to the Lakers, according to Jon Bloom of Arizona Sports 98.7. The Phoenix Suns’ broadcaster says the Lakers are offering Julius Randle, Jordan Hill and a first-round pick (acquired in the Jeremy Lin trade) for Eric Bledsoe. As of right now, this is simply a rumor with... The post Just A Rumor: Bledsoe To Lakers For Randle, Hill, First-Round Pick appeared...
Via Hoops-Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets Could Target Phoenix Suns Guard Eric Bledsoe

The Houston Rockets have swung and missed on their biggest targets in NBA free agency. They managed to miss on Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony while trading away Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin, leaving a huge void on their bench. However, there’s one player that could not only boost their depth, but make them a darkhorse contender in Western Conference. ESPN’s Chris Broussard is reporting...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns end Summer League play with blowout loss to Mavericks

The Phoenix Suns ended their stay in the NBA Summer League with an 88-62 loss to the Dallas Mavericks at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. The Suns finished with a 2-3 record after dropping their last two games. The Suns started fast, jumping out to an 11-1 lead, but the Mavericks began taking control in the second quarter and pulled away by scoring 16 consecutive points --...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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