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P.J. Tucker Arrested In May For 'Super Extreme' DUI

P.J. Tucker was arrested in May for a "super extreme DUI" by Scottsdale police.

Tucker's blood alcohol content registered at .201 on a preliminary breath test in the field on May 10, according to Scottsdale police. A driver is considered legally drunk for a DUI charge in Arizona at .08 blood-alcohol content. A blood test administered after Tucker was taken to jail and later analyzed by Arizona DPS showed his blood alcohol-content to be .222, according to the police report. A super extreme DUI is .20 or more.

Last week, Tucker signed a three-year, $16.5 million contract ($12.7 million guaranteed) with the Suns. The Suns were aware of the charges before signing Tucker to his deal. 

Via Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Bledsoe: Suns Using Restricted Free Agency Rules Against Me

Eric Bledsoe made his first comments Saturday since entering restricted free agency on July 1.

Bledsoe remains unsigned after receiving a four-year, $48 million offer from the Phoenix Suns.

"I'm letting my agent Rich Paul handle it," Bledsoe said. "You know, I understand the Phoenix Suns are using restricted free agency against me but I understand that."

The Suns are the only team that can give Bledsoe a five-year contract and that could be worth up to $84 million, leaving open the possibility that Bledsoe's camp could desire a sign-and-trade.

The Suns have stated they hope to re-sign Bledsoe.

Via Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Suns Waive Dionte Christmas

The Phoenix Suns released Dionte Christmas on Thursday.

Christmas averaged 2.29 points in 31 appearances for the Suns last season.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Suns Maintain Hope Of Re-Signing Eric Bledsoe

Eric Bledose has yet to sign with an NBA team in restricted free agency, and the Phoenix Suns remain a likely option.

"We'll continue to work as hard as we can within that restricted free agency system established by the collective bargaining agreement," Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby said Monday. "We continue to hope and expect that he will remain in a Suns uniform."

The Suns have been negotiating with Bledsoe and have the right to match any offer sheet. Bledsoe has sought a maximum-level contract.

Bledsoe has a $3.7 million qualifying offer that he could choose to play for next season and then become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

Via Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Eric Bledsoe Reject Four-Year, $48M Offer From Suns

Eric Bledsoe has rejected a four-year, $48 million contract offer from the Phoenix Suns.

Bledsoe is a restricted free agent and is seeking a max deal of $80 million over five seasons.

The Suns acquired Bledsoe last offseason from the Los Angeles Clippers.

The thought that the Suns will match any offer Bledsoe receives from a competing club has deterred teams from aggressively pursuing Bledsoe.

Via Chris Broussard/ESPN

Suns To Keep Shavlik Randolph Beyond Contract Guarantee Date For 14-15

The Phoenix Suns will keep forward Shavlik Randolph past his contract guarantee date Thursday, his agent Joel Bell told RealGM.

The Suns faced a decision on whether to fully guarantee Randolph's deal or release him on Thursday.

Randolph played in the Chinese Basketball Association last season and signed with the Suns in March. The 6-foot-10 big man resurrected his NBA career in 2013 for the Boston Celtics, averaging 4.2 points, 4.4 rebound and 12.4 minutes per game in 16 appearances.

Randolph, 30, has averaged 2.5 points and 2.6 rebounds in his seven-year NBA career.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Anthony Tolliver Reaches Two-Year, $6M Deal With Suns

Free agent Anthony Tolliver has reached agreement on a two-year, $6 million contract with the Phoenix Suns, league sources told RealGM.

His agent, Larry Fox, confirmed the deal on Tuesday night.

On the first day of free agency, every NBA general manager received a hard copy 20-page presentation highlighting Tolliver as the 15th best three-point shooter in the league, his 48.2 percent three-point percentage in the fourth quarter and the strong plus-minus ratios in his career. Tolliver and Fox scoured the free agent market for the best opportunity to play his most effective position as a stretch power forward and 13 teams expressed interest throughout the process.

In Phoenix, Tolliver helps fill the void left by the departure of Channing Frye and gives the Suns a positive veteran leader, proven shooter and member of the executive committee in the NBA players union. Tolliver averaged 6.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 41.3 percent shooting from three-point range last season for the Charlotte Hornets.

“It’s a great opportunity for me,” Tolliver said by phone. “I went into this free agency and it worked out perfectly when Phoenix contacted my agent. With a great nucleus of young players, and the respect I have for Ryan [McDonough], Jeff Hornacek and the entire organization, it’s a perfect situation. For me, I want to go in there and help any way I can.

“The Suns are an up tempo team, and when I was with Golden State I had a similar style. I’m able to produce at a high level and this style compares to that Golden State team. I can play the three as well, but my natural position is four, rebounding, hitting open shots. The Suns made it clear I’m coming to play the four. Phoenix is a great city, a great family city.”

Tolliver, 29, has averaged 6.1 points and 3.7 rebounds in six NBA seasons. He carved a shooting role as a stretch-four, but he’s played a majority of his minutes at small forward over the past few seasons. As a power forward, Tolliver had a 34-point performance and a 21-rebound game late in the 2011 season with the Golden State Warriors.

The Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers and Washington Wizards were in detailed discussions with Tolliver before his agreement with the Suns.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Chris Bosh Also Received Strong Offers From Nuggets, Suns, Lakers

Chris Bosh received "strong" offers from multiple teams beyond the Houston Rockets, as the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers were also interested.

Bosh ultimately decided to re-sign with the Miami Heat on a five-year, $118 million deal.

"[There were] very enticing offers," Bosh said. "There was some surprising advances made in everything, but I ultimately decided to stay in Miami. I think it was the right choice. I benefit from it, the team will benefit from it, from here. My heart was in Miami. I wanted to be there and keep my family there and build relationships and really keep building on something special."

Via Tom Haberstroh/ESPN

Suns Making Bid To Sign Luol Deng

The Phoenix Suns are making a bid to sign Luol Deng.

Deng has also been in contact with the Miami Heat since LeBron James announced his departure on Friday and are pushing for a deal to be completed.

The Atlanta Hawks have also been interested in signing Deng.

Update: Brian Windhorst of ESPN reports on Sunday morning that Deng and the Heat remain far apart on salary as he continues to turn down an offer of $10 million per season.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Isaiah Thomas To Suns On Four-Year, $27M Sign-And-Trade With Kings

Isaiah Thomas has reached agreement with the Phoenix Suns and will be dealt as a sign-and-trade on a four-year, $27 million contract.

Thomas is a restricted free agent of the Sacramento Kings.

The Kings will receive a $7 million traded player exception, along with the draft rights to Alex Oriakhi.

Sam Amick reports that the Suns envision a three-guard lineup of Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic and Thomas.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Phoenix Suns Archives

P.J. Tucker Signs Three-Year, $16.5M Deal With Suns

The Suns and P.J. Tucker have agreed upon a three-year deal worth $16.5 million in fully guaranteed money, league sources tell RealGM.

Channing Frye Agrees To Four-Year, $32M Deal With Magic

The Magic and Channing Frye have agreed upon a four-year, $32 million deal.

Marvin Williams Receiving Interest From Spurs, Heat, Wizards, Others

Marvin Williams is solidly in line to reach a contract agreement after the top free agents sign.

Suns, Rockets, Mavs, Cavaliers Meet With LeBron's Agent

The Suns could make space to sign both LeBron James and either Carmelo Anthony or Chris Bosh while keeping a talented young core together.

Spencer Hawes Meets With Suns

Spencer Hawes met with the Suns on Thursday.

Pacers Attempt To Engage Suns On Goran Dragic Trade

The Pacers are known to be seeking an upgrade at point guard.

Suns, Cavs, Warriors Interested In Channing Frye

The Suns are attempting to re-sign Channing Frye, who opted out of his deal to become a free agent.

Isaiah Thomas Receives Interest From Celtics, Mavs, Warriors, Heat, Pistons, Suns

Isaiah Thomas is a restricted free agent, giving the Kings the ability to match any offer sheet or execute a sign-and-trade.

LeBron Seeks Max Salary, Will Let Agent Handle Initial Meetings

LeBron James' max salary is projected to start at $22.2 million for 14-15.

Suns To Propose Significant Deal To Gordon Hayward; Jazz Plan To Match Offer Sheets

The Jazz plan to match offer sheets for Gordon Hayward, a restricted free agent.

Lakers, Rockets, Clippers Among Expected Suitors For Trevor Ariza

The Lakers are expected to pursue Trevor Ariza, according to sources.

Suns Will Be Aggressive In Trying To Re-Sign Eric Bledsoe

The Suns plan to aggressively pursue a contract for Eric Bledsoe, who is a restricted free agent.

Suns Plan Aggressive Pursuit For LeBron James

LeBron James has privately expressed a desire to play with Carmelo Anthony, which the Suns can offer without gutting a roster or asking the players to accept a reduction in pay.

Suns Extend Qualifying Offers To Bledsoe, Tucker

The Suns have extended qualifying offers to Eric Bledsoe and P.J. Tucker.

Channing Frye Opts Out Of $6.8M Deal For 14-15 To Become Free Agent

Channing Frye missed the entire 12-13 season after being diagnosed with an enlarged heart, but played in all 82 games while shooting 37 percent on three-pointers last season.

Suns Interested In Trading Away 27th Overall Pick

The Suns also own the 14th and 18th overall picks, which would create a roster spot challenge if they kept all picks.

LeBron, Durant, Noah, Paul, Harden Headline All-NBA Teams

Joakim Noah was named to his first All-NBA First Team.

Celtics, Lakers, Kings, Hornets, Wolves, Suns Open To Trading Lottery Pick

The idea of a lottery pick in this year's draft being available in trade talks is a surprising development, but several teams appear amenable to a deal.

Cavaliers Win NBA Lottery; Bucks Pick 2nd, 76ers 3rd

The Cavaliers have won the NBA Lottery for the third time in four seasons.

Love Trade Interest Coming From Same Teams As Garnett In 2007

History is repeating itself in the form of the Minnesota Timberwolves trading away a perennial All-Star power forward named Kevin.
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