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Suns Continue To Shop Brandon Knight

Feb 19, 2017 2:28 PM

The Phoenix Suns have continued to shop Brandon Knight in search for picks.

Phoenix acquired Knight in February of 2015 and re-signed him that offseason.

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

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Dragan Bender To Undergo Season Ending Ankle Surgery

Feb 8, 2017 12:04 PM

Dragan Bender will miss the rest of the 16-17 season due to an ankle injury.

Bender is set to undergo ankle surgery and will miss at least three months.

Bender averaged 3.3 points and 2.2 rebounds per game in his first season in the NBA.

Bernard Djurisic (via Sportando)

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Suns Sign Ronnie Price To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Feb 6, 2017 2:14 PM

The Phoenix Suns have signed guard Ronnie Price to a second 10-day contract.

Currently in his third tenure with the Suns, Price has not yet appeared in a game this season since initially signing a 10-day contract with the team on Jan. 27.

An 11-year NBA veteran out of Utah Valley University, Price most recently played last season with the Suns when he averaged a career-best 5.3 points while appearing in a career-high 62 games. In addition to 2015-16, he averaged 3.6 points and 1.9 assists in 36 games with Phoenix in 2011-12. For his career, the 6-2, 190-pound point guard has averaged 3.8 points and 1.8 assists in 530 games with Sacramento, Utah, Phoenix, Portland, Orlando and the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Joel Embiid, Marquese Chriss Named Rookies Of The Month

Feb 2, 2017 4:03 PM

Joel Embiid and Marquese Chriss have been named the NBA's Rookies of the Month for January.

Embiid averaged 23 points, nine rebounds, three assists and three blocks in 27 minutes per game in nine January games. Embiid has won the award each month this season, and he leads all rookies in scoring, rebounding and blocks per game. 

Chriss averaged 8.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals for the month. 

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Suns To Sign Ronnie Price To 10-Day Contract

Jan 26, 2017 1:35 PM

The Phoenix Suns plan on signing Ronnie Price to a 10-day contract on Friday.

Price was waived by Oklahoma City Thunder during training camp.

Price signed a two-year, $5 million deal with the Thunder but never played a regular season game with the team.

Price spent the 15-16 season with the Suns and they offered him a job as an assistant coach after he was waived by the Thunder.

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Suns Seeking 1st Round Pick For P.J. Tucker With Clippers Interested

Jan 20, 2017 11:54 AM

The Phoenix Suns are holding out for a first round pick in exchange for P.J. Tucker.

The Los Angeles Clippers have offered a future second round pick in exchange for Tucker. Doc Rivers is known to be an admirer of Tucker's game.

Tucker will be a free agent in 2017.

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Suns Waive John Jenkins

Jan 6, 2017 8:20 PM

The Phoenix Suns have waived John Jenkins.

Jenkins has averaged 1.8 points and 3.3 minutes in four appearances this season, and averaged 5.0 points and 13.0 minutes in 22 games with the Suns in 2015-16. A 6-4 guard in his fifth NBA season, Jenkins initially joined the Suns after being claimed off of waivers on Feb. 24, 2016.

The Suns’ roster now stands at 14 players

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Knicks Interested In Trading For P.J. Tucker

Jan 4, 2017 11:29 AM

The New York Knicks have identified P.J. Tucker of the Phoenix Suns as a potential trade target.

Tucker has earned a reputation as a strong defender over his career, something the Knicks need.

The Knicks have several attractive young players, such as Willy Hernangomez, Kyle O’Quinn and Mindaugas Kuzminskas. They also have draft picks, but Phil Jackson and the Knicks' front office informed teams last season that they weren’t going to part with future first-round picks.

Tucker will be a free agent in the offseason.

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Suns Recall Derrick Jones Jr. From D-League

Dec 31, 2016 1:57 PM

The Phoenix Suns have recalled forward Derrick Jones Jr. from the Northern Arizona Suns, their NBA Development League affiliate.

Jones was assigned to the NAZ Suns on Dec. 23, his third assignment of the season.

In 14 games overall with the NAZ Suns this season, he has averaged 14.0 points on 48.0 percent shooting and 6.1 rebounds in 32.1 minutes. He scored a season-high 23 points against Iowa on Dec. 10.

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Suns Could Move Brandon Knight Before Deadline

Dec 30, 2016 12:28 PM

The Phoenix Suns could move Brandon Knight between now and the Feb. 23rd trade deadline.

Knight has been the odd man out in the Suns' backcourt 

Knight agreed to a five-year, $70 million deal with the Suns in the 2015 offseason after he was acquired from the Milwaukee Bucks.

Knight is averaging 13.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 23.5 minutes per game this season. Knight averaged 19.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 5.1 assists in 36.0 minutes per game last season.

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Rival Teams Expect Brandon Knight To Eventually Be In Suns' Trade Talks
Brandon Knight is averaging 12.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 24.9 minutes per game so far in 16-17.

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Suns Haven't Been Close To Trading Brandon Knight
Brandon Knight is coming off the bench this season for the Phoenix Suns with Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker starting, which has led to some speculation about his future with the franchise.

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Suns Insert Marquese Chriss Into Starting Lineup
Marquese Chriss has averaged 5.3 points and 2.9 rebounds in 13.1 minutes per game with 46.7 percent shooting from the field, including one 3-pointer.

Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Pelicans Sign Archie Goodwin
Archie Goodwin has appeared in 150 career games (15 starts) with the Suns, averaging 6.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 14.5 minutes per contest.

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Suns Assign Derrick Jones Jr. To D-League
The Suns have assigned forward Derrick Jones Jr. to the Northern Arizona Suns.

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Devin Booker Calls Breakout Expectations 'Good Pressure To Have'
Devin Booker was voted the player most likely to breakout in a survey of NBA general managers.

Adam Kemp/Oklahoman

Suns Offer Ronnie Price Role As Assistant Coach
Ronnie Price is 33 and wants to continue his playing career.

Fred Katz/Norman Transcript

Suns Exercise 17-18 Options On Devin Booker, T.J. Warren
Devin Booker ranked fifth in the NBA in scoring this preseason, averaging 19.6 points in five appearances.

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Suns Release Archie Goodwin
Archie Goodwin has been a promising prospect since entering the NBA in 2013 after one season at Kentucky.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Dunc'd On: JR Re-Signs, Bucks/Bulls Trade, Phoenix Suns Outlook w/ Michael Schwartz
Dunc'd On looks at continued CBA news, the effects of preseason injuries, the Bulls/Bucks trade of Tony Snell for Michael Carter-Williams, and finally J.R. Smith's new deal in Cleveland. Plus Phoenix Suns season outlook.

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Suns Waive Gracin Bakumanya, Derek Cooke Jr., Shaquille Harrison
The three players did not appear in any of the Suns' first three preseason games.

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Suns Not Currently Interested In Trading Eric Bledsoe
The Suns may eventually have to choose between Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight to be their long-term answer at point guard beside Devin Booker.

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Suns To Use Brandon Knight As 6th Man
The Suns will bring Brandon Knight off the bench as their sixth man this season with Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker starting at the guard positions.

Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Suns Sign Gracin Bakumanya, Derek Cooke Jr., Shaquille Harrison, Derrick Jones Jr.
The Suns have signed center Gracin Bakumanya, forward Derek Cooke Jr., guard Shaquille Harrison and forward Derrick Jones Jr., bringing the club's roster to 19 players.

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P.J. Tucker Undergoes Back Surgery, Out 6-8 Weeks
P.J. Tucker averaged 8.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, a career-high 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals in 15-16.

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Mehmet Okur Hired By Suns As Player Development Coach
In Mehmet Okur's final season with the Jazz, he was a teammate of Earl Watson and they played for current Suns assistant coach Tyrone Corbin.

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Suns Hire Jason Hervey As Advance Scout
Jason Hervey joins the Suns after spending the past two seasons as an NBA and college personnel scout with the Wolves.

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Suns Fully Guarantee Alan Williams' Contract For 16-17
Alan Williams was an all-NBA Summer League first team honoree this year, when he averaged 11.8 points and 11.2 rebounds over six games.

Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

RealGM Radio: Pacific Division With Kevin Pelton, Ben Golliver
Host Danny Leroux, Kevin Pelton of ESPN Insider and Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated break down the Pacific Division including an offseason review and regular season preview.

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Amar'e Stoudemire Wanted To Finish Career With Suns
Amar'e Stoudemire says his camp reached out to the Suns in each of the past two offseasons.

Paul Coro/Arizona Republic