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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

Nov 25, 2016 1:07 PM

While the Phoenix Suns have publicly said Brandon Knight is not available, rival teams believe Ryan McDonough will eventually be included in trade talks.

Knight has struggled this season coming off the bench behind Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker.

Knight agreed upon a five-year, $70 million deal with the Suns in 2015 and won't be a free agent until 2020.

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

Nov 17, 2016 1:27 PM

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.

“We’re certainly not looking to move Brandon, we haven’t been close to trading Brandon,” Ryan McDonough said. “I think he’d love to be starting, we understand that. He’s accepted the role very well. I think you guys will see him go on a run here. As you know, watching him play the last couple years, he has the ability to get hot and put up a lot of points in a hurry and take over stretches of games — he hasn’t done that yet for us consistently but I think it’s coming.”

Knight signed a five-year, $70 million deal with the Suns during the 2015 offseason.

Knight won't be a free agent until 2020 and has a PER of just 11.2.

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Suns Insert Marquese Chriss Into Starting Lineup

Nov 8, 2016 5:33 PM

The Phoenix Suns will start Marquese Chriss at power forward beginning on Tuesday and is expected to remain in the spot indefinitely.

Jared Dudley had started the Suns' first seven games at power forward but Chriss provides more size and athleticism.

Chriss was the eighth overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

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. 

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Pelicans Sign Archie Goodwin

Nov 7, 2016 2:31 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed Archie Goodwin.

Goodwin, 6-5, 205, has appeared in 150 career games (15 starts) with the Phoenix Suns, averaging 6.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 14.5 minutes per contest. The University of Kentucky product was selected 29th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft by Oklahoma City.

Goodwin was waived by the Suns before the start of the regular season.

In order to create a roster spot for Goodwin, the Pelicans waived Lance Stephenson.

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Suns Assign Derrick Jones Jr. To D-League

Nov 3, 2016 4:56 PM

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

This is Jones' first assignment to the NAZ Suns of the season.

The rookie out of UNLV has not yet appeared in a regular season game with the Phoenix Suns after totaling seven points in two games during the preseason.

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Devin Booker Calls Breakout Expectations 'Good Pressure To Have'

Oct 29, 2016 10:49 AM

Devin Booker was asked about the pressure that may come with being voted the player most likely to breakout in a survey of NBA general managers.

"Good pressure to have," said Booker. "Those are the brains of basketball so for them to predict that, it’s an honor but we’ve only played one game this season so it doesn’t mean anything until I go out there and perform. I’m not worried about it, I’m worried about getting wins and whatever comes with that comes with that."

Booker was the 13th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft out of Kentucky by the Phoenix Suns and was an NBA All-Rookie First Team selection.

Booker was one of the youngest players in his class and turns 20 on Oct. 30th.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Suns Finalize Earl Watson's Coaching Staff Headlined By Jay Triano, Tyrone Corbin
Jay Triano has joined the Suns as associate head coach.

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Leandro Barbosa, Suns Agree To Two-Year, $8M Deal
Leandro Barbosa began his NBA career with the Suns.

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Jared Dudley Agrees To Three-Year, $30M Deal With Suns
Jared Dudley previously played for the Suns from 2008 until 2013.

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Suns Hire Ty Corbin As Assistant Coach
Ty Corbin was also a finalist for the Warriors' assistant coach position.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Suns Acquire Marquese Chriss From Kings
Marquese Chriss was selected with the eighth overall pick.

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Suns Offered Eric Bledsoe, Lottery Pick To Jazz For Gordon Hayward
The Suns attempted to acquire Gordon Hayward from the Jazz by offering Eric Bledsoe and a lottery pick.

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