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RealGM Radio: West Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti (2023-24)

Sep 19, 2023 3:27 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Western Conference.

They go through over/unders and other relevant odds for the Spurs (11:45), Rockets (21:55), Trail Blazers (33:02), Jazz (47:26), Thunder (56:40), Kings (1:09:27), Lakers (1:16:52), Mavericks (1:27:11), Clippers (1:36:53), Pelicans (1:42:40), Timberwolves (1:51:29), Grizzlies (1:57:40), Suns (2:04:01), Nuggets (2:11:29) and Warriors (2:19:58).

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Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, RealGM Radio

Suns Offer Fans Free TV Antennas To Watch Next Season's Games

Sep 14, 2023 10:01 PM

The Phoenix Suns are offering its fans free television antennas to help them watch next season's games which will be shown on local over-the-air stations.

The team decided not to extend their television rights deal with Bally Sports in a move that would cost them tens of millions of dollars in guaranteed revenue but also triple their reach to more than 2.8 million households.

The offer for free antennas was so popular that the Suns ran out of their initial batch. 

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Tags: Phoenix Suns, NBA

Cam Payne Waived By Spurs

Sep 11, 2023 1:50 PM

The San Antonio Spurs have waived Cam Payne.

Payne was on a $6.5 million expiring contract and was traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Spurs in July along with a 2025 second round pick and cash in exchange for a protected 2024 second round pick.

Payne is ineligible to return to the Suns.

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Tags: Cameron Payne, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

RealGM Radio: Ben Golliver, Kevin Pelton On The Pacific Division (Aug 2023)

Aug 31, 2023 11:53 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Ben Golliver of the Washington Post (@BenGolliver) and Kevin Pelton of ESPN (@kpelton) go in-depth on the NBA’s Pacific Division.

They discuss how the Kings, Suns, Warriors, Lakers and Clippers fared in the off-season, including which teams improved and what moves stood out. The three also predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see.

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Tags: Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, NBA, RealGM Radio

Mat Ishbia Pledged More Than Half Of UWM Outstanding Shares To Secure Loans To Buy Suns

Aug 30, 2023 7:52 AM

Mat Ishbia pledged more than half of mortgage giant UWM Holdings Corp.’s outstanding shares to secure loans before buying the Phoenix Suns for a record $4 billion.

Ishbia holds his stake through SFS Holding Corp., which owns 94% of UWM’s outstanding stock and pledged the shares, according to the firm’s 2023 proxy statement.

Ishbia is worth $5.5 billion and his fortune dropped by $3.4 billion after the pledged shares were removed from his net worth calculation. 

Executives of publicly traded companies will often pledge shares as collateral, but it is unusual for more than half of their shares to be tied up as collateral. If the share price goes down, lenders can request additional collateral or for the loan to be repaid. 

Tom Maloney/Bloomberg

Tags: Phoenix Suns, NBA

Lakers/Celtics, Heat/Sixers, Warriors/Nuggets Among Christmas Day Games

Aug 10, 2023 10:26 PM

The NBA's Christmas Day schedule has leaked via Shams Charania of The Athletic, headlined by the Boston Celtics at the Los Angeles Lakers.

  • Milwaukee Bucks at New York Knicks
  • Philadelphia 76ers at Miami Heat
  • Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers
  • Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns
  • Golden State Warriors at Denver Nuggets

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Tags: Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Sixers, Phoenix Suns, NBA

NBA To Open 23-24 Season With Nuggets/Lakers, Warriors/Suns On Oct. 24

Aug 10, 2023 5:53 PM

The NBA will open the 23-24 season on October 24th with a doubleheader featuring four Western Conference teams.

The Denver Nuggets will host the Los Angeles Lakers in the opener. The Nuggets swept the Lakers in four games during the Western Conference Finals. The Nuggets will raise their championship banner and also receive their rings. 

The Golden State Warriors will then host the Phoenix Suns in what will be Kevin Durant's first game at his former team with fans in attendance.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Tags: Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, NBA

Udoka Azubuike Signs Two-Way Deal With Suns

Jul 31, 2023 11:17 PM

Center Udoka Azubuike signed a two-way contract with the Phoenix Suns, his agents told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Azubuike was the 27th pick in 2020 NBA Draft.

It was reported earlier in the day that the Suns currently do not have any trade offers involving Deandre Ayton that would maintain or improve their title odds. 


Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Udoka Azubuike, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Official Signing

Suns Have No Trade Offers For Deandre Ayton That Would Maintain Title Odds

Jul 31, 2023 3:51 PM

The Phoenix Suns do not currently have any trade options available for Deandre Ayton that would maintain or improve their title odds, sources tell Zach Lowe of ESPN.

Ayton and the Suns have had tension for several years stemming from his lack of extension in 2021 after he was critical in their Finals berth. Ayton's relationship with Monty Williams subsequently deteriorated but the Suns still matched his offer sheet in restricted free agency with the Indiana Pacers.

The Suns have since parted ways with Williams and have new ownership in Mat Ishbia. Frank Vogel is attempting to repair the relationship with Ayton as he begins his first season as head coach. 

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Tags: Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Suns Remain Interested In Trading For T.J. McConnell

Jul 24, 2023 2:03 PM

The Phoenix Suns remain interested in trading for T.J. McConnell of the Indiana Pacers, sources tell Marc Stein.

The Suns have no readily tradeable players currently on their roster until December 15th when new free agent signings become trade eligible.

McConnell is hopeful of remaining with the Pacers. McConnell, who is represented by Mark Bartelstein and Kieran Piller, cannot become a free agent until 2025.

Marc Stein/Substack

Tags: T.J. McConnell, Indiana Pacers, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Deandre Ayton: My Goal Is To Change The Narrative

Duane Rankin/Arizona Republic

Mat Ishbia Teases Suns Will Have G League Team

Damon Allred/SB Nation

Bradley Beal Projected To Be Starting Point Guard For Suns

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Suns Acquire Three Second Round Picks From Magic For First Round Pick Swap

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Bol Bol, Suns Agree To One-Year Deal

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Suns Trade Cameron Payne To Spurs For Second Round Pick

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James Jones Feels Settled, Energized By Front Office Structure Of Suns

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Isiah Thomas Still Advising Suns' Front Office, Has Taken Lesser Role In Recent Weeks

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Suns Exploring Trades For Cam Payne, Interested In T.J. McConnell

Jake Fischer/Yahoo! Sports

Suns Favorites To Sign Bol Bol

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Suns Acquire Three Second-Round Picks From Grizzlies For Isaiah Todd, Pick Swaps

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Torrey Craig, Bulls Agree To Two-Year Deal

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Darren Collison Works Out For Suns

Chris Haynes/Bleacher Report

Eric Gordon, Suns Agree To Two-Year, $6M Deal

Shams Charania, Kelly Iko/The Athletic

Yuta Watanabe, Suns Agree To Deal

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Chimezie Metu, Suns Agree To One-Year Deal

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Damion Lee, Suns Agree To Two-Year Deal

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Drew Eubanks, Suns Agree To Two-Year Deal

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Josh Okogie, Suns Agree To Deal

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Keita Bates-Diop, Suns Agree To Two-Year, $5M Deal

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