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LaMarcus Aldridge Sets Order Of Free Agency Meetings

Jun 29, 2015 10:57 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge will meet with seven teams in free agency in the following order:

Los Angeles Lakers
Houston Rockets
San Antonio Spurs
Phoenix Suns
Dallas Mavericks
Toronto Raptors
New York Knicks

Aldridge is not currently planning on meeting with the Portland Trail Blazers as they've already offered a full maximum contract.

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Tags: LaMarcus Aldridge, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns May Struggle To Find Acceptable Trade Of Eric Bledsoe

Jun 29, 2015 12:03 PM

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 worry about his health. I think you worry about how coachable he is, too.”


Bledsoe has four years and $57 million left on his contract.

The Suns are expected to sign Brandon Knight to a new contract.

One team expected to express interest in Bledsoe are the Sacramento Kings.

Sean Deveney/Sporting News

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

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Report: Suns, Brandon Knight To Agree Upon Five-Year, $70M Deal

Jun 29, 2015 1:33 AM

Brandon Knight and the Phoenix Suns will agree upon a five-year, $70 million deal.

The Suns acquired Knight at the trade deadline in a deal that included trading away a future first round pick from the Los Angeles Lakers. Knight becomes a restricted free agent on July 1st.

Phoenix signed Eric Bledsoe to a five-year, $70 million deal last year after a prolonged restricted free agency.

Gery Woelfel/Journal Times

Tags: Brandon Knight, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Hope To Pursue LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Love In Free Agency

Jun 28, 2015 6:16 PM

The Phoenix Suns plan to start their free agency with pursuits of LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Love.

The Suns are not permitted to comment on free agents but said they will be aggressive. They will also have another priority in Brandon Knight.

"We're going to be aggressive and target the best players," Ryan McDonough said. "I think you'll see us go after the top guys. We hope to get meetings with some of the top free agents and sell them on all Phoenix has to offer.

"You win big in this league with elite players. We had some success over the past couple years, not as much as we'd like this past year, but we're going to be aggressive. There's a great history and tradition here. You saw how a player like Steve Nash transforms an organization when he arrives. We'd be doing a disservice to ourselves and our fans if we didn't go after the top guys."

Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Tags: LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Love, Brandon Knight, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Trade Rights To Andrew Harrison To Grizzlies For Jon Leuer

Jun 25, 2015 11:44 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have traded Jon Leuer to the Phoenix Suns for the draft rights for Andrew Harrison.

The Suns selected Harrison with the 44th overall pick.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Jon Leuer, Andrew Harrison, Memphis Grizzlies, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Danny Granger Exercises Player Option For 15-16

Jun 17, 2015 7:40 PM

Danny Granger has exercised the one-year player option on his contract for the 2015-16 season, the Phoenix Suns announced Wednesday.

Granger was acquired by the Suns from the Miami Heat in a trade on Feb. 19, 2015.

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Tags: Danny Granger, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Misc Official Transaction

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Lon Babby Steps Down As President Of Suns

Jun 10, 2015 1:05 PM

Lon Babby will transition from president of the Phoenix Suns to senior advisor on August 1st.

Ryan McDonough will become head of basketball operations for the Suns.

Babby is a former player agent.

“I am grateful that Robert has accommodated my wish to reduce my work load, while remaining a vital part of the Suns organization.  At this stage of my career, I welcome the flexibility that comes with this new role, a flexibility that will enable me to do other things that are important to me both personally and in the community.  I feel particularly confident in making this transition because of the quality of leadership in place within the organization,” said Babby.

Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Tags: Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jeff Hornacek Rejects Opportunity To Interview With Iowa State

Jun 3, 2015 7:46 PM

Jeff Hornacek reportedly rejected an opportunity to meet with officials from Iowa State about their head coaching vacancy.

Hornacek, like Fred Hoiberg, played collegiately for Iowa State.

Hornacek discussed the Iowa State rumors with the media on Tuesday and reaffirmed his commitment to the Phoenix Suns.

He said via Paul Coro:

"Ryan (McDonough) and I came here for a purpose. We think we've got a good young crew that we can build with. We'll work on getting some more veteran guys to help them but we've got a job to do here and that's our plan."

Andrew Joseph/Arizona Republic

Tags: Phoenix Suns, Iowa State Cyclones, NCAA, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Report: Shawn Marion's Desire Of Max Contract Blew Up Trade Sending Kevin Garnett To Suns In 2007

Jun 1, 2015 11:41 AM

Shawn Marion insisted about wanting a max contract back in 2007 and helped blow up a three-team deal that could have sent Kevin Garnett from the Minnesota Timberwolves to Phoenix Suns.

Instead, Marion was sent to Miami for Shaquille O'Neal at the deadline.

Marion was offered a four-year contract to stay with the Heat but not the max.

Dan Le Batard/Miami Herald

Tags: Shawn Marion, Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jeff Hornacek On Iowa State: I'm Coach Of The Suns As Far As I Know

May 29, 2015 12:13 AM

Fred Hoiberg is widely expected to leave Iowa State this offseason to become head coach of the Chicago Bulls.

There have been reports that Jeff Hornacek could be a candidate for the Iowa State job should Hoiberg leave. Hornacek played collegiately at Iowa State like Hoiberg.

Hoiberg was asked about the Iowa State job during a radio appearance on Thursday.

“I can’t comment on that,” Hornacek said. “I’m the coach of the Suns. It’s an interesting coaching carousel that goes on in the league and even down to the college level.

“If those things ever come about, and the timing was right, stuff like that, yes, but as far as I know I’m the coach of the Suns.”

Hornacek’s contract with the Suns is reportedly for less than $2 million a year, a bit less than the $2.2 Hoiberg made last season and the average compensation of $2.6 million per year over the life of his contract.

“It’s sometimes surprising to see how much the college coaches are making, even the assistant level,” Hornacek said. “I’ve seen some of those assistant coaches’ salaries and I’m like, ‘Holy crap, I think that’s more than probably some of our assistants make.’

“If you look at what happened to the NBA coaching salaries, I don’t know if there was a directive or whatever but I saw the average salary for an NBA coach now is still less than what it was six years ago. So how does the salary for coaches go down? It’s starting to get back up there where it was previously but it’s still not even at the level it was six years ago.

“That will probably end up changing here soon, too. I think you’ve already seen a good portion of it with some of these new coaches that are getting jobs in the last year or so. It’s becoming a different level.”

Travis Hines/Ames Tribune

Tags: Phoenix Suns, Iowa State Cyclones, NCAA, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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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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Suns Sign Jerel McNeal Through 15-16 Season
The Suns had previously signed Jerel McNeal to a 10-day contract on April 1.

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Morris Twins Under Investigation On Alleged Assault
Phoenix police say Marcus and Markieff Morris and three others committed felony aggravated assault against a man that had sent "inappropriate" text messages to their mother.

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Suns Sign Jerel McNeal To 10-Day Contract
Jerel McNeal has averaged 18.5 points, 4.6 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.1 steals in 27 games with the Jam.

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Suns To Sign A.J. Price, Let Seth Curry Become Free Agent
A.J. Price played in China this season and will replace Seth Curry on the Suns.

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Earl Barron Agrees To Deal With Suns For Remainder Of Season
Earl Barron has reached terms with the Suns on a contract for the remainder of the season, league sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Seth Curry To Sign 10-Day Deal With Suns
Seth Curry has reached agreement with the Phoenix Suns on a 10-day contract, league sources told RealGM.

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Goran Dragic Regrets Being Harsh On Suns' Management
After having some time to reflect upon his exit from the Suns, Goran Dragic believes he was too harsh toward the organization in his pre-trade comments.

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Alex Len Fined $20K, Hassan Whiteside Fined $15K By NBA For Altercation
Alex Len and Hassan Whiteside have been fiend $20,000 and $15,000, respectively, for their altercation in Monday's game.

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Suns Agree Upon 2nd 10-Day Contract With Earl Barron
The Suns have agreed upon a second 10-day contract with Earl Barron, a league source tells RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Suns Thought Goran Dragic Would Re-Sign After Isaiah Thomas Trade
The Suns believed they had a commitment from Goran Dragic that he would re-sign long-term if they traded Isaiah Thomas.

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Suns Were Planning On Pursuing Brandon Knight In Free Agency
Brandon Knight will be a restricted free agent and their chances of re-signing him are significantly higher than if they were to pursue him in the open market.

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Heat Tried To Acquire Goran Dragic In Past Seasons
Goran Dragic was traded from the Suns to the Heat on Thursday.

Shandel Richardson/Sun Sentinel

Suns Call Up Earl Barron On 10-Day Contract
The Suns have called up center Earl Barron on a 10-day contract, league sources told RealGM.

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Celtics Acquire Isaiah Thomas From Suns
The Suns acquired a 2016 first round pick from the Celtics for Isaiah Thomas.

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Suns, Bucks, 76ers Agree Upon Knight, Carter-Williams Trade
Brandon Knight and Michael Carter-Williams were traded just before the deadline.

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