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Suns Still Believe In Two Point Guard System

Jul 29, 2015 4:58 PM

The Phoenix Suns still believe they can run a two point guard system.

Phoenix entered last season with Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas, but traded away Dragic and Thomas in February. The Suns have Bledsoe and Brandon Knight on long-term contracts.

"The system is good so long as there’s buy-in from the players," Ryan McDonough said. "We value guys who can push the ball in transition, score in transition, and if that’s not there, can get into early offense and run a pick-and-roll. I think the more guys you have on the floor who can do that, the better.

"I think the issue last year was we had three pretty high-level players who all wanted the ball in their hands," McDonough said. "But again, 48 games into the year we were 28-20 despite losing a few games at the buzzer. So it’s not like [playing two point guards] didn’t work or was a disaster, as some people believe. It didn’t work as well as we would have hoped and the players didn’t accept it as well as we would’ve hoped and we had to deal with the repercussions of that."

Rob Mahoney/Sports Illustrated

Tags: Brandon Knight, Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Ronnie Price, Suns Agree Upon One-Year Deal

Jul 15, 2015 3:12 PM

Ronnie Price and the Phoenix Suns have agreed upon a one-year veteran's minimum deal at $1.5 million.

Price previously played for the Suns during the 11-12 season.

Price gives the Suns extra depth at point guard.

Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Tags: Ronnie Price, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Mirza Teletovic, Suns Agree Upon One-Year $5.5M Deal

Jul 9, 2015 7:11 PM

Mirza Teletovic and the Phoenix Suns have agreed upon a one-year, $5.5 million deal.

The Brooklyn Nets rescinded their qualifying offer to Teletovic.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

Tags: Mirza Teletovic, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Gerald Green Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Heat

Jul 9, 2015 11:30 AM

Gerald Green and the Miami Heat have agreed upon a one-year deal.

Green finally emerged as an effective NBA player during his time with the Phoenix Suns.

Green gives the Heat depth on the wings.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Gerald Green, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Sonny Weems, Suns Agree Upon Two-Year, $5.8M Deal

Jul 8, 2015 3:54 PM

Sonny Weems and the Phoenix Suns have agreed upon a two-year, $5.8 million deal.

Weems last played in the NBA in 2011 with the Toronto Raptors.

Weems has since played in Europe with Zalgiris and CSKA.

Weems turned 29 on July 8th.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Tags: Sonny Weems, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Spurs, Suns Considered Frontrunners For LaMarcus Aldridge

Jul 3, 2015 7:31 PM

The San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns have emerged as the frontrunners to sign LaMarcus Aldridge.

Aldridge has also considered the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers.

The Suns' position has improved following the signing of Tyson Chandler and their meetings.

The Spurs and Lakers were considered the favorites heading into the process.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: LaMarcus Aldridge, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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LaMarcus Aldridge Grants Lakers 2nd Meeting; Considering Visits

Jul 2, 2015 4:03 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge is considering taking a free agent visit or two as he continues to weigh his decision.

Aldridge is believed to be most strongly considering the Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs.

But the Los Angeles Lakers have been granted a second meeting by Aldridge. The second meeting will only involve Mitch Kupchak and Byron Scott and be strictly about basketball.

One source briefed on the Lakers second meeting with Aldridge told Yahoo Sports: "They want to see if they can get it right."

David Aldridge of NBA.com reports Aldridge cancelled this meeting with the New York Knicks. Aldridge canceled the meeting when it became clear the Knicks view Aldridge as a center, which he is adamant about not wanting to do.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: LaMarcus Aldridge, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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

Jul 2, 2015 3:35 PM

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.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Marcus Morris, Danny Granger, Reggie Bullock, Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Amar'e Receiving Interest From Rockets, Mavs, Clippers, Suns

Jul 2, 2015 12:43 PM

The Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns are amongst the teams who have expressed interest in Amar'e Stoudemire.

Stoudemire finished last season with the Mavericks following his release by the New York Knicks.

Stoudemire remains a productive player on offense in limited minutes.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Not Interested In Trading Away Eric Bledsoe

Jul 1, 2015 10:11 PM

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 the same position as Aldridge and Tyson Chandler that they can deal away.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

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

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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.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tyson Chandler, Suns Agree Upon Four-Year, $52M Contract
The Suns are bringing Tyson Chandler into their meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge as part of their pitch.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Brandon Knight, Suns Agree Upon Five-Year, $70M Deal
Brandon Knight and the Suns have agreed upon a five-year, $70 million deal.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Derrick Williams To Receive Interest From Kings, Wizards, Rockets, Lakers, Heat, Suns, Knicks
Derrick Williams has been with the Kings since 2013 when he was traded by the Wolves.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

LaMarcus Aldridge Sets Order Of Free Agency Meetings
LaMarcus Aldridge will meet with seven teams in free agency.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

Suns May Struggle To Find Acceptable Trade Of Eric Bledsoe
Eric Bledsoe has four years and $57 million left on his contract.

Sean Deveney/Sporting News

Report: Suns, Brandon Knight To Agree Upon Five-Year, $70M Deal
Brandon Knight becomes a restricted free agent on July 1st.

Gery Woelfel/Journal Times

Suns Hope To Pursue LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Love In Free Agency
The Suns will also have another priority in Brandon Knight.

Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Suns Trade Rights To Andrew Harrison To Grizzlies For Jon Leuer
The Suns selected Harrison with the 44th overall pick.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Danny Granger Exercises Player Option For 15-16
Danny Granger was acquired by the Suns from the Heat in a trade on Feb. 19, 2015.

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Lon Babby Steps Down As President Of Suns
Ryan McDonough will become head of basketball operations for the Suns with Lon Babby transitioning to a senior advisor role.

Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Jeff Hornacek Rejects Opportunity To Interview With Iowa State
Jeff Hornacek discussed the Iowa State rumors with the media on Tuesday and reaffirmed his commitment to the Suns.

Andrew Joseph/Arizona Republic

Report: Shawn Marion's Desire Of Max Contract Blew Up Trade Sending Kevin Garnett To Suns In 2007
Shawn Marion was offered a four-year contract to stay with the Heat but not the max.

Dan Le Batard/Miami Herald

Jeff Hornacek On Iowa State: I'm Coach Of The Suns As Far As I Know
There have been reports that Jeff Hornacek could be a candidate for the Iowa State job should Fred Hoiberg leave.

Travis Hines/Ames Tribune

Wolves Win 2015 NBA Draft Lottery
The Wolves have won the lottery with the Lakers moving up to No. 2 and the 76ers staying at No. 3.

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Divac, Noel, Bird Among On-Stage Participants For Lottery
The NBA has released the list of on-stage participants for next week's draft lottery.

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Bogdan Bogdanovic Wins Euroleague Rising Star Trophy
The Suns drafted Bogdan Bogdanovic 27th overall in the 2014 NBA Draft and own his draft rights.

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Morris Twins Accused Of Felony Assault Against Man
Marcus and Markieff Morris and three others committed felony aggravated assault against a man the 25-year-old.

Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Brandon Knight Undergoes Surgery On Left Ankle
Brandon Knight underwent surgery on his left ankle on Friday.

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