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Alex Len Fined $20K, Hassan Whiteside Fined $15K By NBA For Altercation

Mar 3, 2015 7:21 PM

Alex Len and Hassan Whiteside have been fiend $20,000 and $15,000, respectively, for their altercation in Monday's game, the NBA announced.

The incident occurred during the Miami Heat's win over the Phoenix Suns.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Alex Len, Hassan Whiteside, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Fines

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Suns Agree Upon 2nd 10-Day Contract With Earl Barron

Mar 3, 2015 11:11 AM

The Phoenix Suns have agreed upon a second 10-day contract with Earl Barron, a league source tells RealGM.

Barron has averaged 1.6 points and 0.8 rebounds in 5.5 minutes over five games with the Suns.

Barron was previously in the D-League with the Bakersfield Jam, where he averaged 20.3 points and 10.9 rebounds in 32.6 minutes per game.

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Tags: Earl Barron, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Thought Goran Dragic Would Re-Sign After Isaiah Thomas Trade

Mar 2, 2015 12:02 PM

The Phoenix Suns believed they had a commitment from Goran Dragic that he would re-sign long-term if they traded Isaiah Thomas. The commitment came after Dragic met with owner Robert Sarver.

But Dragic told the Suns on Feb. 15 of his preference for a trade and that he wouldn't re-sign in the offseason.

Dragic also made comments to the media suggesting the Suns were untrustworthy, which set off Ryan McDononough and Lon Babby.

Dragic was traded at the deadline to the Miami Heat.

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Tags: Goran Dragic, Isaiah Thomas, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Were Planning On Pursuing Brandon Knight In Free Agency

Feb 25, 2015 1:33 PM

The Phoenix Suns were prepared to "go after (Brandon Knight) hard" in the offseason before trading for him at the deadline.

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.

The Suns traded the Los Angeles Lakers' future first round pick to acquire Knight.

The Suns believe Knight is a good complement at off guard to Eric Bledsoe.

Chad Ford/ESPN

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

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Heat Tried To Acquire Goran Dragic In Past Seasons

Feb 21, 2015 3:13 PM

Erik Spoelstra said the Miami Heat have tried to acquire Goran Dragic in past seasons.

Dragic was traded from the Phoenix Suns to the Heat on Thursday.

Shandel Richardson/Sun Sentinel

Tags: Goran Dragic, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Call Up Earl Barron On 10-Day Contract

Feb 20, 2015 4:35 PM

The Phoenix Suns have called up center Earl Barron on a 10-day contract, league sources told RealGM.

Barron recently returned to the Suns’ D-League affiliate, the Bakersfield Jam, after a brief stint in the Chinese Basketball Association. Phoenix has needed a big man in a pinch after trading away Miles Plumlee.

Barron has spent the majority of the season with Bakersfield, averaging 20.3 points and 10.8 rebounds per game.

Barron, a seven-footer, has played for seven different teams over eight NBA seasons.

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Tags: Earl Barron, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Celtics Acquire Isaiah Thomas From Suns

Feb 19, 2015 8:52 PM

The Boston Celtics traded for Isaiah Thomas from the Phoenix Suns for the 2016 first round pick the team had previously acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Thomas is on the first year of a four-year, $27 million deal.

The Celtics also had interest in Thomas last year when exploring a Rajon Rondo trade with the Sacramento Kings.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Isaiah Thomas, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns, Bucks, 76ers Agree Upon Knight, Carter-Williams Trade

Feb 19, 2015 3:03 PM

Brandon Knight has been traded to the Phoenix Suns, while Michael Carter-Williams, Tyler Ennis and Miles Plumlee will go to the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Philadelphia 76ers will acquire picks as part of the deal, including the Los Angeles Lakers' 1-5 protected for 2015 first rounder from the Suns.

Knight will be a restricted free agent in the offseason.

The Suns also acquired Kendall Marshall, who is out for the season and will be waived.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Michael Carter-Williams, Brandon Knight, Tyler Ennis, Miles Plumlee, Kendall Marshall, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia Sixers, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Heat Acquire Goran Dragic From Suns

Feb 19, 2015 2:50 PM

The Miami Heat have acquired Goran Dragic from the Phoenix Suns.

The Heat sent two future first round picks to the Suns as part of the deal. The Suns received Miami’s 2017 first-round pick (protected to seven) and Miami’s unprotected 2021 first-round pick as part of the deal.

The Heat also traded out Danny Granger, Norris Cole, Shawne Williams and Justin Hamilton.

Cole and Hamilton will go the New Orleans Pelicans.

Dragic requested a trade from the Suns this week with the Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks as his preferred destinations.

The Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings also had interest in Dragic.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Goran Dragic, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Heat Offer Two First Round Picks To Suns For Goran Dragic

Feb 19, 2015 11:07 AM

The Miami Heat are offering two future first round picks to the Phoenix Suns for Goran Dragic.

The Heat are the only team on Dragic's list of preferred destinations that remain in the playoff picture.

If the Heat complete the trade, they effectively would have just one first round pick between now and 2019.

Update: The Heat also are offering Norris Cole, Josh McRoberts and Chris Andersen.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Tags: Goran Dragic, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kings, Rockets Warned Goran Dragic Won't Re-Sign If Traded
The Suns are pursuing trades outside the preferred list of Goran Dragic, which is believed to feature the Knicks, Lakers and Heat.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Suns Trying To Attach Zoran Dragic In Trade Talks
The Suns signed Zoran Dragic in the offseason to a two-year deal.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Goran Dragic Calls Trade Request 'Easy Decision'
Goran Dragic said he no longer trusts the Suns' front office.

Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Suns Focused On Goran Dragic Talks With Celtics, Rockets, Kings
Goran Dragic prefers a trade to the Heat, Lakers or Knicks.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Celtics Emerge In Goran Dragic Trade Talks
Ryan McDonough worked in the Celtics' front office before joining the Suns as general manager.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Suns Accept Goran Dragic's Trade Request, Will Try To Find Trade
The Lakers, Knicks and Heat are reportedly on Goran Dragic's wish list.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Lakers, Knicks Interested In Miles Plumlee
The Lakers and Knicks are reluctant to add salary for the 15-16 season, but Miles Plumlee is set to make just $2.1 million.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Suns Seek Player With All-Star Potential, 1st Rounder If Trading Goran Dragic
The Suns prefer to keep Goran Dragic but are considering trading him ahead of the deadline.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Bakersfield Acquires Alec Brown
Alec Brown appeared in five games for the Suns Summer League team, averaging 2.8 points and 1.4 rebounds in 10.6 minutes.

RealGM Staff Report

Suns Appear Prepared To Trade Goran Dragic
The Suns appear to be ready to trade away Goran Dragic rather than risk letting him leave in free agency.

Howard Beck/Bleacher Report

Amar'e Stoudemire Leaning Toward Signing With Mavericks
The Mavericks, Clippers, Suns and Spurs are interested in Amar'e Stoudemire.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Charles Barkley Was Traded To Lakers In 1992 Before 76ers Backed Out
The Lakers, Suns and Blazers were trying to trade for Charles Barkley in 1992.

Richard Deitsch/Sports Illustrated (via Tom Ziller/SBNation)

Amar'e Stoudemire, Knicks Agree Upon Buyout
The Knicks and Amar'e Stoudemire have agreed upon a buyout agreement.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Suns More Likely To Trade Isaiah Thomas Than Goran Dragic
Isaiah Thomas was signed on a four-year, $28 million deal this past offseason.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Rockets, Lakers Trying To Trade For Goran Dragic
The Rockets and Lakers plan on pursuing Goran Dragic in free agency if they can't trade for him.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Warriors, Hawks, Blazers In Top-10 On Both Offense, Defense
Fourteen other teams are in the top-10 in either offensive or defensive efficiency.

Christopher Reina/RealGM

Suns Looking To Balance Guard Heavy Roster
The Suns have a glut of guards in the backcourt.

Adam Green/Arizona Sports

Suns Monitoring Alec Brown For Possible Addition Next Season
The Suns are expected to discuss an NBA deal with Alec Brown to join 2015-16 roster, a league source told RealGM.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Suns Deny Discipline Or Trade For Gerald Green's DNP-CD
Gerald Green did not play for the first time in his two seasons with the Suns in their win over the Bulls on Friday.

Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Matt Barnes Fined $25k For Incident Involving Sarver
Matt Barnes said Robert Sarver cussed at him first.

Andrew Joseph/Arizona Republic