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Jared Dudley Out 3-4 Months With Surgery On Toe

Jun 27, 2017 7:41 PM

Jared Dudley underwent a left toe ligament and bone procedure last Friday. The surgery was performed by Dr. David Porter at Methodist Sports Medicine in Indianapolis.

Dudley is expected to return to full basketball activity in approximately 3-4 months.

Dudley averaged 6.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 64 appearances in 2016-17, his 10th NBA season, sixth with the Suns and first in his second tenure with the team. Dudley ranks third in franchise history by shooting 41.2 percent from three-point range and seventh with 514 three-point makes.

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Suns Tender Qualifying Offers To Alex Len, Alan Williams

Jun 27, 2017 3:13 PM

The Phoenix Suns have tendered a qualifying offer to both Alex Len and Alan Williams.

Both Len and Williams will enter restricted free agency.

Len averaged 8.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 20.2 minutes per game last season. Len was the fifth overall pick out of Maryland in 2013.

Williams went undrafted in 2015 out of UC Santa Barbara. Williams averaged 7.4 points and 6.2 rebounds in 15.1 minutes per game.

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Tags: Alex Len, Alan Williams, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Discuss Eric Bledsoe Trade With Bulls, Nuggets

Jun 22, 2017 6:12 PM

The Denver Nuggets and Chicago Bulls were engaged with the Phoenix Suns on Eric Bledsoe trade talks leading to the draft.

If the Suns pick De'Aaron Fox at No. 4, it likely means they were able to trade away Bledsoe.

Chris Haynes adds the talks with Denver would feature Emmanuel Mudiay and the No. 13 pick.

Josh Jackson is a more likely pick at No. 4 if Bledsoe is not dealt.

Bledsoe signed a five-year, $70 million contract with the Suns in 2014.

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Tags: Eric Bledsoe, De'Aaron Fox, Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks Have 'So Far' Yet To Find Team To Meet Trade Price On Kristaps Porzingis

Jun 22, 2017 1:43 PM

The New York Knicks have "so far" been unable to find a team willing to meet their asking price for Kristaps Porzingis.

Phil Jackson admitted in an interview on the eve of the draft that the Knicks are entertaining offers for Porzingis.

The Boston Celtics are one of the teams engaged with the Knicks on Porzingis as the Knicks attempt to trade into the top-4.

Both David Aldridge and Sam Amick refute a report that the Phoenix Suns are closing in on a deal for Porzingis.

According to Marc Stein at 2:11 PM EST, the Celtics are still working to put together a trade package for Porzingis.

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Tags: Kristaps Porzingis, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Consider Devin Booker Untouchable In Kristaps Porzingis Trade Talks

Jun 22, 2017 9:31 AM

The Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks have discussed a Kristaps Porzingis trade, but talks haven't gained traction due to Ryan McDonough's refusal to part with Devin Booker.

Booker averaged 22.1 points per game in his second season though his True Shooting Percentage dropped to .531. Booker scored 70 points in a loss to the Boston Celtics in March, which further cemented his standing within the Suns' organization.

Booker won't turn 21 until the end of October as he was one of the youngest players of the 2015 draft class.

The Knicks continue to consider trading away Porzingis, focusing on teams at the top of Thursday's draft.

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Tags: Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Celtics, Lakers, 76ers, Suns, Kings Thunder Have Discussed Kristaps Porzingis Trade

Jun 21, 2017 11:18 PM

The New York have discussed Kristaps Porzingis trade scenarios with each of the teams in the top-5 of the lottery as well as the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings comprise the top-5.

The Suns have had recent conversations with the Knicks on Porzingis, while New York has also had substantive talks with at least two other teams.

The Knicks would like to target Josh Jackson if they do move up.

Phil Jackson expressed in an MSG interview that he's still disappointed that Porzingis skipping his exit meeting.

"I don't think I've ever had a player over 25 years of coaching not coming to an exit meeting, so it hasn't happened to me,'' Jackson said. "It happens to other people and other players. His brother and his agent have downplayed it, but still it's a chance for a person to express themselves. I had a real good relationship with Kristaps over the last two years. It was kind of surprising.''

In 2004, Shaquille O'Neal skipped his exit meeting with the Jackson-coached Lakers.

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Tags: Kristaps Porzingis, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Sixers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Attempting To Trade Away Eric Bledsoe

Jun 21, 2017 9:42 PM

The Phoenix Suns are attempting to trade Eric Bledsoe in any package they discuss with rival teams leading up to the draft.

Bledsoe has two seasons and $29 million remaining on his contract.

Phoenix has held trade talks with the Chicago Bulls on Jimmy Butler, as well as the Indiana Pacers on Paul George and the New York Knicks on Kristaps Porzingis.

The Suns own the No. 4 overall pick in the draft.

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Tags: Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Discuss Trading No. 4 Pick For Jimmy Butler, Paul George, Porzingis

Jun 21, 2017 9:27 PM

The Phoenix Suns have interest in trading the No. 4 overall pick in a package for an "established star".

The Suns have had conversations with the Indiana Pacers on Paul George and Chicago Bulls on Jimmy Butler. Phoenix has also reportedly discussed a Kristaps Porzingis trade with the New York Knicks.

The Suns have two incoming future first round picks from the Miami Heat that they can use in a trade package.

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Tags: Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Cavs Found Lottery Pick In Exchange For Kevin Love, Possibly From Suns

Jun 20, 2017 10:28 AM

During David Griffin's final hours as general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers, he found a team in the lottery willing to trade for Kevin Love in exchange for their lottery pick. 

Griffin was shopping that lottery pick in hopes of trading for either Jimmy Butler or Paul George.

According to sources, that team was the Phoenix Suns at No. 4.

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Tags: Kevin Love, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Discuss Moving Up In Draft With Lakers, Celtics

Jun 19, 2017 10:54 AM

The Phoenix Suns have discussed a trade to move up in the draft with both the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics with sources saying Lonzo Ball is the target.

The Suns also have interest in Josh Jackson, who may also not reach them at No. 4.

Phoenix has multiple future first round picks from the Miami Heat.

If Ball and Jackson are unavailable for the Suns, they are likely to decide between Jayson Tatum, De'Aaron Fox and Jonathan Isaac.

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Tags: Lonzo Ball, Josh Jackson, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Suns See Lonzo Ball As Good Fit With Devin Booker
If Lonzo Ball is off the board, the Suns will likely pick between Fox, Josh Jackson and Jayson Tatum.

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Andre Iguodala To Receive Interest From Suns, Wolves, Hawks
Andre Iguodala is expected to receive interest from a number of teams in free agency.

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LaVar Ball Not Impacting Lakers, Suns' Draft Evaluation Of Lonzo Ball
Magic Johnson said there is no impact on the public personality of LaVar Ball on whether the Lakers target Lonzo Ball.

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Markelle Fultz Interviewing With Celtics, Lakers, 76ers, Kings, Knicks
Markelle Fultz is one of the only top projected picks to attend the pre-draft combine in Chicago.

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Tyler Ulis Undergoes Surgery On Right Ankle
Tyler Ulis is expected to return to full basketball activity in approximately 12 weeks.

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Suns To Keep Ryan McDonough As GM
The Suns intend to retain Ryan McDonough as general manager as he enters the final season of his current contract.

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Willy Hernangomez, Tyler Ulis Named Rookies Of The Month
Tyler Ulis led all rookies with both 20.7 points and 6.8 assists per game in April.

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Suns Sign Elijah Millsap To Multi-Year Contract
Elijah Millsap averaged 4.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 16.4 minutes over 67 games in two seasons with the Utah Jazz from 2014-16.

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Suns Sign Jarell Eddie To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Jarell Eddie has played in five games since joining the Suns and averaged 4.8 points in 12.5 minutes.

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Suns To Sign Jarell Eddie To 10-Day Contract
Jarell Eddie has averaged 14.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 27 D-League games this season.

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Brandon Knight Sits With Back Spasms After Suns Ask Him To Return To Lineup
Brandon Knight hadn't played in since before the All-Star break with the Suns playing Bledsoe and Tyler Ulis.

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Suns Shut Down Eric Bledsoe For Remainder Of Season
Eric Bledsoe recently said he had some pain in his left knee.

Kent Somers/Arizona Republic

Suns To Waive Jared Sullinger, Mike Scott; Sign Ronnie Price For Remainder Of Season
The Suns will sign Ronnie Price for the remainder of the season.

Doug Haller/Arizona Republic

Suns Seek 2nd Rounder For Brandon Knight
Two years after the Suns traded a future pick from the Lakers, they are seeking an expiring contract and a high second rounder for Brandon Knight.

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Raptors Debating Whether To Trade 1st Rounder For P.J. Tucker, Wilson Chandler
P.J. Tucker will be a free agent in the offseason.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Suns Didn't Want To Break Up Core To Acquire DeMarcus Cousins
The Suns could have offered DeMarcus Cousins an opportunity to reunite with his former Kentucky teammate Eric Bledsoe.

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Suns Continue To Shop Brandon Knight
With Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker in the Suns' backcourt, Brandon Knight is the odd man out.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Dragan Bender To Undergo Season Ending Ankle Surgery
Dragan Bender averaged 3.3 points and 2.2 rebounds per game in his first season in the NBA.

Bernard Djurisic (via Sportando)

Suns Sign Ronnie Price To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Ronnie Price has not yet appeared in a game this season since initially signing a 10-day contract with the team on Jan. 27.

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Joel Embiid, Marquese Chriss Named Rookies Of The Month
Marquese Chriss averaged 8.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals for the month.

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