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Suns To Sign Bryce Cotton From D-League

Nov 25, 2015 3:52 PM

The Phoenix Suns are in the process of calling up Bryce Cotton from the Austin Spurs of the D-League.

Cotton was with the Utah Jazz in the preseason but didn't make their regular season roster.

Cotton is averaging 22.3 points, 4.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game in the D-League this season.

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Tags: Bryce Cotton, Phoenix Suns, Austin Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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Suns Exercise 16-17 Options On Archie Goodwin, Alex Len, T.J. Warren

Oct 26, 2015 8:38 PM

The Phoenix Suns have exercised their 2016-17 options on guard Archie Goodwin, center Alex Len and forward T.J. Warren.

Goodwin, who has spent each of his first two NBA seasons with the Suns, averaged career-highs of 5.6 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 13.0 minutes in 41 games in 2014-15. The 29th overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft, Goodwin averaged 14.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in the two games in which he started last season. 

Len led the Suns with 1.6 blocks per game during the preseason, also averaging 10.2 points and 6.0 rebounds. In 2014-15, he produced a breakthrough second season as he emerged as one of the league’s best shot blockers, ranking seventh in the NBA among qualified players with 2.5 blocks per 36 minutes. 

Warren led the Suns in scoring with an average of 13.7 points during the preseason, in addition to averaging 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.8 steals. 

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Tags: Alex Len, Archie Goodwin, T.J. Warren, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Thunder, Celtics, Grizzlies Finish Preseason Top-3 In Efficiency Differential

Oct 26, 2015 1:02 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder led the NBA in efficiency differential during the preseason with a mark of +12.5.

During the 14-15 preseason, the Golden State Warriors had the league's best mark with +11.0, which became a first indicator of their jump as title contenders.

Here's the full rankings from the 15-16 preseason:

1. Thunder: 12.5
2. Celtics: 11.6
3. Grizzlies: 11.5
4. Wizards: 10.4
5. Hornets: 10.0
6. Pistons: 7.1
7. Raptors: 5.6
8. Pacers: 4.7
9. Knicks: 4.0
10. Suns: 3.9
11. Nuggets: 3.5
12. Kings: 3.3
13. Magic: 2.8
14. Blazers: 1.8
15. Jazz: 0.4
16. Heat: 0.0
17. Hawks: -0.7
18. Rockets: -0.7
19. Nets: -1.0
20. Warriors: -1.3
21. Spurs: -1.9
22. Lakers: -2.1
23. Bucks: -3.4
24. Bulls: -3.6
25. Pelicans: -3.6
26. Clippers: -4.2
27. Cavaliers: -6.5
28. 76ers: -8.6
29. Mavericks: -10.7
30. Wolves: -11.0

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Suns Waive Henry Sims

Oct 25, 2015 10:09 AM

The Phoenix Suns have waived center Henry Sims.

Sims initially signed with the Suns on Sept. 16. He played in all six of the Suns’ preseason games, totaling 10 points and seven rebounds in 28 minutes.

The Suns’ roster now stands at 14 players.

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Pistons Interested In Trading For Markieff Morris

Oct 6, 2015 6:16 PM

The Detroit Pistons are monitoring the Markieff Morris situation with the Phoenix Suns and have interested in trading for him.

The Pistons acquired his brother, Marcus Morris, in the offseason.

Markieff Morris previously requested a trade, but he's reported to camp saying he wants to remain with the Suns.

Vincent Ellis/Detroit Free Press

Tags: Markieff Morris, Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Markieff Morris: I Want To Be Here With Suns

Sep 28, 2015 2:02 PM

Markieff Morris backtracked from his offseason wishes to be traded during media day with the Phoenix Suns.

"I want to be here," Morris said.

Morris didn't elaborate on how has expressed unhappiness with the Suns since his brother, Marcus Morris, was traded to the Detroit Pistons.

"I'm looking forward to the season, not really trying to look at the past," Morris said. "I don't really want to talk about what I did in the summer. I really want to look forward to this up-and-coming season. Glad to be back with my teammates and glad to be back with the team."

When asked about his discord with the front office, Morris said, "It's between us and we're going to deal with it."

Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Tags: Markieff Morris, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Lakers, Suns Also Tried To Hire Steve Nash

Sep 26, 2015 3:07 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns attempted to hire Steve Nash in a similar position in which he joined the Golden State Warriors following his acceptance of their offer.

Nash finished his career with the Lakers and spent the majority of his career with the Suns.

Nash joined the Warriors as a player development consultant.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Markieff Morris Will Report To Suns' Camp

Sep 25, 2015 12:39 PM

Markieff Morris remains unhappy with the Phoenix Suns after the offseason trade of his brother, Marcus Morris, but he will report to training camp next week.

Morris was fined $10,000 for publicly demanding a trade.

The Suns have appeared to have no interest in accommodating Morris' wish for a trade.

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

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Suns Sign Deonte Burton, Kyle Casey, Cory Jefferson, Henry Sims, Terrico White

Sep 16, 2015 4:12 PM

The Phoenix Suns have signed guard Deonte Burton, forward Kyle Casey, forward Cory Jefferson, center Henry Sims and guard Terrico White, bringing the club’s roster to 18 players.

Burton, a 6-1, 190-pound guard, played with Ratiopharm Ulm in Germany last season following a standout four-year career at the University of Nevada, Reno. Burton left Nevada second in Wolfpack history in career scoring (2,102) and assists (515), earning WAC Player of the Year and AP Honorable Mention All-America honors in 2012. 

Casey, a 6-7, 225-pound forward, played last season with KK Helios Suns Domzale in Slovenia after going undrafted out of Harvard University in 2014. 

Jefferson, a 6-9, 218-pound forward, played in 50 games (one start) with the Nets last season after being selected with the 60th overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft. Jefferson averaged 3.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 10.6 minutes in 2014-15, twice scoring in double-digits including his first career double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds against the Suns on March 6. 

Sims, a 6-10, 248-pound center, is a three-year NBA veteran who averaged 8.0 points on 47.4 percent shooting and 4.9 rebounds in 73 games (32 starts) with the 76ers last season. 

White, a 6-5, 215-pound guard, played last season with Yenisey Krasnoyarsk in Russia, averaging 11.6 points in 41 games. 

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Steve Nash To Join Warriors As Player Development Consultant

Sep 15, 2015 2:27 PM

The Golden State Warriors are finalizing an agreement to hire Steve Nash as a part-time player development consultant.

Nash retired last season with the Los Angeles Lakers and was expected to remain part of their franchise.

Nash is familiar with Steve Kerr and Rick Welts from their time with the Phoenix Suns' organization.

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Nikoloz Tskitishvili Signs With Clippers
Nikoloz Tskitishvili was the fifth overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft and hasn't played in the NBA since 2006 with the Suns.

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Suns Not Currently Motivated To Trade Away Markieff Morris
The Suns are hopeful they will be able to reconcile with Markieff Morris.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Markieff Morris Fined $10,000 For Trade Comments
A tweet from Markieff Morris last week said "my future is not in Phoenix."

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Markieff Morris: My Future Will Not Be In Phoenix
The Suns traded away Marcus Morris this offseason and Markieff Morris would also like to be dealt.

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Chris Jent Named Head Coach Of Baskersfield Jam
Chris Jent joins the Jam organization after spending the 2013-14 season and the beginning of the 2014-15 season as Michael Maloneís lead assistant with the.

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Suns Sign Henry Sims, Cory Jefferson To Camp Deals
The Suns have agreements for Henry Sims and Cory Jefferson to compete for roster spots.

Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Terrico White To Sign Deal With Suns
Terrico White has reached agreement on a free-agent contract with the Suns, league sources told RealGM.

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Markieff Morris Requests Trade From Suns
Markieff Morris said he is determined to be traded by the Suns.

Keith Pompey/The Philadelphia Inquirer

Suns Still Believe In Two Point Guard System
The Suns have Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight on long-term contracts.

Rob Mahoney/Sports Illustrated

Ronnie Price, Suns Agree Upon One-Year Deal

Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Mirza Teletovic, Suns Agree Upon One-Year $5.5M Deal
Mirza Teletovic and the Suns have agreed upon a one-year, $5.5 million deal.

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Gerald Green Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Heat
Gerald Green gives the Heat depth on the wings.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Sonny Weems, Suns Agree Upon Two-Year, $5.8M Deal
Sonny Weems has since played in Europe since 2011 with Zalgiris and CSKA.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Spurs, Suns Considered Frontrunners For LaMarcus Aldridge
The Spurs and Lakers were considered the favorites for LaMarcus Aldridge heading into the process.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

LaMarcus Aldridge Grants Lakers 2nd Meeting; Considering Visits
LaMarcus Aldridge is believed to be most strongly considering the Suns and Spurs.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Suns Trade Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock, Granger To Pistons For Cap Space
The Suns are looking to clear cap space as they pursue free agent targets.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Amar'e Receiving Interest From Rockets, Mavs, Clippers, Suns
Amar'e Stoudemire finished last season with the Mavericks following his release by Knicks.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Suns Not Interested In Trading Away Eric Bledsoe
Eric Bledsoe actually sat in on the Suns' meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Grizzlies Agree Upon Three-Year, $18M Deal With Brandan Wright
Brandan Wright played for the Mavericks, Celtics and Suns last season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Suns Move Alongside Spurs As Top Contenders For LaMarcus Aldridge
The Suns gained momentum going into their LaMarcus Aldridge meeting with their free agent signing of Tyson Chandler.

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