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SUNS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Suns trade Marcus Morris, 2 others, clear space for Aldridge pursuit

The Phoenix Suns frantic off-season of roster rearrangement continued Thursday with reports that Marcus Morris, Danny Granger and Reggie Bullock were being traded to the Detroit Pistons in a move specifically resigned to free up salary-cap space for free agent forward LaMarcus Aldridge. The Suns received a second-round draft pick in 2020 from the Pistons in a deal first reported...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
22 minutes ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Suns send 3 to Detroit for pick

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns have traded Marcus Morris, Danny Granger and Reggie Bullock to the Detroit Pistons for a future draft pick, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The move was very likely a bid to clear salary space to sign free agent LaMarcus Aldridge. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal had not been announced...
Via AP on Fox
50 minutes 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
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Suns Trade Marcus Morris to the Pistons in Cost-Cutting Move

The Phoenix Suns anticipate big changes for the upcoming season. A day after signing Tyson Chandler and in the midst of the LaMarcus Aldridge sweepstakes, Phoenix is clearing up cap room to make a play for at least one more upper-echelon free agent. Phoenix has traded Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock and Danny Granger to Detroit for future picks, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. —...
Via Sportsnaut
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Suns trade three players to Pistons to clear salary cap space

Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsThe Phoenix Suns dealt Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock and Danny Granger to the Detroit Pistons for a 2020 second-round pick on Thursday, reports Yahoo Sports. Phoenix has traded Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock and Danny Granger to Detroit for future picks, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2015 The Pistons...
Via Sports-Glory
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Suns Trade Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock, Granger To Pistons For Cap Space

The Phoenix Suns have traded Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock and Danny Granger to the Detroit Pistons for a second round pick in 2020. The Suns have cleared cap space as they pursue LaMarcus Aldridge. Phoenix already signed Tyson Chandler and they are closer to being able to sign Aldridge without the need for a sign-and-trade. Phoenix still needs to unload either Markieff Morris or P.J. Tucker.
Via RealGM
3 hours ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Suns have emerged as contenders to sign LaMarcus Aldridge

The Phoenix Suns were once thought to be a serious long shot, if even that, to land LaMarcus Aldridge. Yet, after yesterday, that may no longer be the case, according to multiple reports. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports said Phoenix had legitimately "closed the gap," while ESPN's Marc Stein said Phoenix has moved into a "contending position" next to the San Antonio Spurs, who...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Suns Not Interested In Trading Away Eric Bledsoe

The Phoenix Suns are not interested in trading away Eric Bledsoe. There have been multiple rumors this offseason of the Suns potentially trading Bledsoe and those intensified with their LaMarcus Aldridge meeting and their re-signing of Brandon Knight on a five-year, $70 million deal. But Bledsoe actually sat in on the meeting with Aldridge. The Suns have multiple players who play...
Via RealGM
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tyson Chandler is the missing piece the Phoenix Suns need

Free agent big man Tyson Chandler sent shockwaves around the NBA galaxy Wednesday, agreeing to a 4-year, $52 million deal with the Phoenix Suns. The deal comes as a major surprise as the seven-foot center was largely expected to either remain with the Mavericks or head to the L.A. Clippers depending on what happened with...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Suns Free Agency Season: The First Domino Has Fallen

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 03: Tyson Chandler #6 (R) of the New York Knicks receives his 2011-12 Defensive Player of the Year Award from former winner Dikembe Mutombo prior to the Knicks playing against the Miami Heat in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images...
Via A Dry Heat
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Suns Smart to Sign Tyson Chandler

Reportedly, the Suns have signed center Tyson Chandler.  Chandler’s contract is reportedly worth 52 million dollars over 4 seasons. While the pay seems a little bit too high, I think it may be worth it for the Suns.  Jeff Honacek has done a very good job of coaching up the Suns guards and has extracted maximum effort and statistical output from them. The thing the Suns have...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tyson Chandler signs four-year deal with Phoenix Suns

Tyson Candler will be playing for his sixth NBA franchise next season after agreeing to a four-year deal with the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. ESPN sources say Tyson Chandler has agreed to a four-year deal with the Phoenix suns worth $52 million — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 1, 2015 Chandler has already played for the Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans, Charlotte Hornets...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phoenix Suns Sign Tyson Chandler, Continue to Eye LaMarcus Aldridge

The Phoenix Suns have reportedly made a pretty big splash during the opening day of free agency. The team has apparently inked former Dallas Mavericks big man and defensive stalwart Tyson Chandler. Chandler, 32, will provide a much-needed interior presence for the Suns in 2015-16 and moving forward. As a former All NBA Defensive Team performer, Chandler will help Phoenix overcome...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  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 […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Clippers interested in signing free agent Gerald Green

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY SportsThe Phoenix Suns saw Gerald Green become one of their most important and dynamic scorers after acquiring him from the Indiana Pacers in the trade that sent Luis Scola on his way out of town. He is a free agent this offseason, and is receiving some interest early on in free agency. According to a report from Brad Turner, the Los Angeles Clippers are...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns May Struggle To Find Acceptable Trade Of Eric Bledsoe

The Phoenix Suns have interest in trading Eric Bledsoe this offseason, but an acceptable deal may be difficult for the team to find. Bledsoe signed a new deal last offseason with the Suns after a prolonged restricted free agency. “There was a reason,” one general manager told SN, “that no one wanted to give him that ($70 million) contract last year. I think you still have to...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  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.
Via Hoops-Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns to Re-Sign Brandon Knight

The Phoenix Suns are expected to re-sign Brandon Knight as soon as the free agency period begins. Knight will receive a five-year, $70 million contract according to Gery Woelfel of JournalTimes.com. Knight, 23, averaged 17 points, 5.2 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game last season. He was traded to Phoenix after 52 games into the season. Knight shot a career-high 40.9% from the...
Via Hoops-Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Why the Suns Were NBA Draft Winners

(Source: Joe Robbins/Getty Images North America) By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Phoenix Suns went into Thursday night’s draft with a need to add another rotation player they can add to their young group. After failed attempts to trade up locked them it at 13, they targeted Kentucky shooter Devin Booker. This was a solid pick for Phoenix, one that makes them...
Via HoopStuff
5 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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