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Suns Waive Shaquille Harrison, Darrell Arthur

Oct 15, 2018 5:15 PM

The Phoenix Suns have waived Shaquille Harrison and Darrell Arthur.

Arthur was acquired as part of the Jared Dudley trade.

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Jamal Crawford Agrees To One-Year Deal With Suns

Oct 15, 2018 2:06 PM

Jamal Crawford has agreed to sign a one-year deal with the Phoenix Suns.

Crawford has remained a free agent after it became clear he wouldn't re-sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Suns Offer Minimum Contract To Jamal Crawford

Oct 15, 2018 11:20 AM

The Phoenix Suns have offered Jamal Crawford a contract for the veteran's minimum. 

Crawford met with the Suns on Friday.

“I like Jamal. I know him personally. He’s a great player, he’s a great guy,” Jamal Jones said on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station. “Those are the types of players that we will look towards as we go through the season. More importantly, it’s not even about who potentially could be here or who’s out there. I’m focused on who’s here and we know who those guys are.

“Jamal is a name that — a guy that we’re looking at. He’s someone that we’ve expressed interest in, one of many names.”

Crawford played for the Minnesota Timberwolves last season.

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Suns Apply For Disabled Player Exception For Darrell Arthur

Oct 10, 2018 3:31 PM

The Phoenix Suns have applied for a disabled player exception for Darrell Arthur.

Arthur was acquired by the Suns from the Brooklyn Nets.

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Suns Leaning Towards Hiring James Jones As General Manager

Oct 9, 2018 2:26 PM

The Phoenix Suns are leaning towards hiring James Jones as general manager on a permanent basis.

Jones assumed GM duties on an interim basis following the firing of Ryan McDonough.

Jones joined the front office of the Suns in 2017 after retiring from his playing career.

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Robert Sarver Increasingly Involved In Day-To-Day Operations Of Suns

Oct 8, 2018 12:29 PM

Owner Robert Sarver has become increasingly involved in the day-to-day operations of the Phoenix Suns.

The Suns fired Ryan McDonough as general manager on Monday just a week before the start of the season.

Sarver already had a strong voice in many moves by the Suns.

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Suns Fire Ryan McDonough As General Manager

Oct 8, 2018 12:06 PM

 The Phoenix Suns announced today that they have relieved Ryan McDonough of his role as general manager, effective immediately.

In the interim, general manager duties will be handled by Vice President of Basketball Operations James Jones and Assistant General Manager Trevor Bukstein. Jones will manage basketball operations including oversight of coaches, players and staff, while Bukstein will be the primary contact for player transactions.   

“After much thought and a long evaluation of our basketball operations, I have decided to relieve Ryan McDonough of his duties as general manager of the Phoenix Suns,” said Suns Managing Partner, Robert Sarver. “Our focus in the short term is to prepare for the upcoming NBA season and to continue pursuing opportunities to strengthen our roster. Over the course of the season, we will explore both internal and external options as we look to restructure our basketball front office leadership. On behalf of the entire organization, I want to thank Ryan for his efforts and contributions during his five-plus years with the Suns. We wish him nothing but the best moving forward.”

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Suns Sell Jersey Sponsorship To PayPal

Oct 2, 2018 11:19 AM

The Phoenix Suns have agreed to a jersey sponsorship with PayPal.

As part of the deal, PayPal will be integrated into the Suns' mobile app, which will allow fans to make one-touch payments to buy everything from merchandise to concession items within Talking Stick Arena.

"For us, this deal checked all the boxes," Suns president and CEO Jason Rowley told ESPN. "It was a company with global reach that has the ability to project our brand beyond the local and national footprint, that has a strong presence in our market and is a partner who's focused on consumer innovation."

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On West Over-Unders

Sep 28, 2018 4:13 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) break down the over/unders for the Western Conference.

They discuss the win total, division, conference and title odds as well as any pertinent individual award lines for the Kings (1:58), Suns (10:35), Mavericks (16:40), Grizzlies (25:51), Clippers (30:40), Trail Blazers (39:55), Spurs (46:39), Pelicans (54:25), Timberwolves (1:01:22), Lakers (1:13:21), Nuggets (1:24:22), Thunder (1:30:27), Jazz (1:37:59), Rockets (1:44:26) and Warriors (1:57:51).

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Suns Agree To Two-Year, $2.3M Deal With De'Anthony Melton

Sep 21, 2018 10:28 PM

The Phoenix Suns have agreed to sign De'Anthony Melton to a guaranteed two-year deal worth $2.3 million.

Melton was the 46th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

Melton was acquired from the Houston Rockets as part of the Brandon Knight-Ryan Anderson trade.

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Suns Interested In Trade For Tyus Jones
The Wolves also have Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose on their depth chart at point guard.

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Devin Booker Out Six Weeks After Hand Surgery
Devin Booker underwent surgery to repair an injury to the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint in his right hand.

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Devin Booker To Undergo Surgery On Hand
The procedure on Devin Booker is considered minor.


RealGM Radio: Kevin Pelton, Ben Golliver On The Pacific Division
Host Danny Leroux, Kevin Pelton of ESPN and Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated go in-depth on the NBA’s Pacific Division.

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Boris Diaw Retires From Basketball
Boris Diaw played 14 seasons in the NBA, winning a title with the Spurs in 2014.

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Suns Have Tried To Trade For Damian Lillard, Kemba Walker, Terry Rozier
Kemba Walker and Terry Rozier both project to be free agents in 2019.

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Ryan Anderson Agrees To Reduction Of 19-20 Guarantee To $15.6M
Ryan Anderson could recoup some of that money if he's waived as teams enter 2019 with more cap space.

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Rockets Trade Ryan Anderson To Suns For Brandon Knight, Marquese Chriss
Ryan Anderson is owed $41 million over the final two years of his contract compared to two years and $30 million for Brandon Knight.

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Suns Re-Sign Isaiah Canaan
Isaiah Canaan sustained a fractured left ankle on January 31.

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Hawks Agree To Sign Alex Len To Two-Year, $8.5M Deal
Alex Len signed a one-year, $4.2 qualifying offer with the Suns last offseason.

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Nets Trade Darrell Arthur To Suns For Jared Dudley, 2021 2nd Rounder
Darrell Arthur will likely be bought out by the Suns as he's due $7.4 million for 18-19.

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Blazers, Suns, Nuggets, Wizards Have Also Discussed Kawhi Leonard Trade With Spurs
Kawhi Leonard is seriously considering attending USA Basketball national team's minicamp in Las Vegas next week.

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Devin Booker, Suns Agree Upon Five-Year, $158M Extension
Devin Booker and the Suns began discussions on an extension shortly after the start of free agency.

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Devin Booker Finalizing Five-Year, $158M Max Extension With Suns
The Suns presented the offer to Devin Booker in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

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Suns Waive Alan Williams
Alan Williams' $5.5 million salary for 18-19 was non-guaranteed.

Scott Bordow/Arizona Republic

Suns Discussing Possible Max Extension With Devin Booker
Ryan McDonough and Robert Sarver are meeting with Devin Booker and agent Leon Rose.

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Devin Booker Upset With Suns Over Release Of Tyler Ulis
Tyler Ulis started 43 games with the Suns last season and was Devin Booker's best friend on the team.

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Trevor Ariza Agrees Upon One-Year, $15M Deal With Suns
Trevor Ariza has quickly left the Rockets this offseason.

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Tyler Ulis Waived By Suns
Tyler Ulis averaged 7.8 points and 4.4 assists over two seasons with the Suns.

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Suns Won't Re-Sign Elfrid Payton, Alex Len
The Suns traded for Elfrid Payton at this year's deadline.

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