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Suns Agree To Acquire Tyler Johnson, Wayne Ellington From Heat For Ryan Anderson

Feb 6, 2019 3:58 PM

The Phoenix Suns are nearing agreement on a deal with the Miami Heat of Ryan Anderson for Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington.

Johnson has one season remaining on his contract at $19.3 million.

The Heat will save on the cap and luxury tax in 19-20 with the move.

Ellington could be rerouted to another team before the deadline.

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Tags: Tyler Johnson, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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LaVar Ball Prefers Lonzo Ball End Up With Suns Over Pelicans

Feb 4, 2019 5:27 PM

Lonzo Ball's father, LaVar Ball, has told ESPN that he would like his son to end up with the Phoenix Suns if he's traded by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Ball has been in trade talks involving Anthony Davis.

“We want to be in L.A.," said LaVar Ball. "But if he’s traded, I don’t want Lonzo in New Orleans. Phoenix is the best fit for him. And I am going to speak it into existence.”

Ball was drafted second overall by the Lakers in 2017.

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Tags: Lonzo Ball, Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Devin Booker Fined $25,000 For Altercation With Gorgui Dieng

Jan 24, 2019 9:26 PM

Devin Booker has been fined $25,000 for escalating an altercation with Gorgui Dieng by pushing him in the face.

Booker and Dieng were ejected with the incident.

Booker and Dieng appeared to both motion to meet one another in the hallway of the arena.

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Tags: Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Fines

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Phoenix City Council Approves $230M Renovation Of Suns' Arena

Jan 24, 2019 9:19 AM

The Phoenix City Council has approved a $230 million renovation of Talking Stick Arena, which will keep the Phoenix Suns at the venue through at least 2037.

The deal has been controversial with the city of Phoenix paying $150 million from its Sports Facilities Fund, which is composed of a one percent tax on hotels and a two percent tax on car rentals.

The city council postponed the vote back in December after it received a public backlash.

"I'm glad that we can carry on the vision that (former owner Jerry Colangelo) had and that this council had 26 years ago to get this building built," Robert Sarver said. 

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Devin Booker, Gorgui Dieng Ejected, Attempt To Fight In Hallway

Jan 23, 2019 9:24 AM

Devin Booker and Gorgui Dieng were ejected from Tuesday's game following a confrontation between the two.

Dieng knocked Booker down with an elbow and the two then exchanged words before Booker retaliated by putting his left hand in Dieng's face.

“I think he’s trying to hit me,” Dieng said. “Everybody could see. It was clear. I wasn’t trying to throw a punch. He’s trying to hit me. I just laugh it off.”

As Dieng was leaving the court, he motioned Booker to meet him in the hallway. Booker tried to run off the court to meet Dieng in the hallway but was held back by the Suns' director of team security.

Dieng got to the top of the hallway between the locker rooms as he left the court first, but went back inside the visiting locker room before Booker got to the other end of the hallway near the Suns’ locker room.

“I know in this league a lot of guys think they’re tough.” Dieng said. “And they’re not.”

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Tags: Gorgui Dieng, Devin Booker, Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns, NBA

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Quincy Acy Signs Second 10-Day Contract With Suns

Jan 17, 2019 12:59 AM

The Phoenix Suns signed Quincy Acy to his second 10-day contract.

The 28-year-old Acy has appeared in just four games with the Suns, scoring 1 point in 33 minutes. 

The Suns still have one open spot on their roster. 

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Tags: Quincy Acy, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Official Signing, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Mavericks Discussing Dennis Smith Jr. Trade With Suns, Magic

Jan 14, 2019 9:42 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have escalated trade discussions centered on Dennis Smith Jr. 

Smith's place with the Mavericks in the long-term is uncertain due to the presence of Luka Doncic.

The Phoenix Suns and Orlando Magic have been engaged with trade talks with the Mavericks.

Smith has missed the Mavs' past three games with a sore back.

Rick Carlisle and Smith have struggled to find a common ground. Smith has been pushed into an off ball role and Carlisle has been frustrated with the second-year guard's decision making.

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Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Quincy Acy Expected To Sign 10-Day Contract With Phoenix Suns

Jan 6, 2019 1:11 PM

The Phoenix Suns plan to sign Quincy Acy to a 10-day contract.

The 28-year-old Acy averaged 5.9 points and 3.7 rebounds with the Nets last season. The Suns will be the 6th NBA team that Acy has played for in his career.

The Suns recently waived Eric Moreland

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Suns Waive Eric Moreland

Jan 3, 2019 10:01 PM

The Phoenix Suns have waived forward/center Eric Moreland.

Moreland signed with the Suns on Dec. 10 and appeared in one game, grabbing three rebounds in five minutes against Golden State on Dec. 31.

The Suns’ roster now stands at 15 players.

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Tags: Eric Moreland, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Igor Kokoskov Had Minimal Input On Suns Picking Ayton Over Doncic

Dec 21, 2018 4:25 PM

Igor Kokoskov was hired as head coach of the Phoenix Suns before they won the lottery.

When the Suns won the lottery, many assumed Kokoskov's links to Doncic as his coach with the Slovenian national team could lead him to Phoenix.

The Suns, however, drafted Deandre Ayton at No. 1.

Kokoskov had minimal input on who Phoenix chose with the No. 1 overall pick, but "loved" Doncic.

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Tags: Luka Doncic, Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Austin Rivers Gave Back $650k In Buyout With Suns
Austin Rivers is on a $12.6 million expiring contract this season.

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Grizzlies Expected To Sign Austin Rivers
Austin Rivers was traded last week by the Wizards to the Suns.

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Trevor Ariza, Suns Made 'Mutual' Decision To Part Ways
Trevor Ariza wanted a trade from the Suns after signing a one-year, $15 million deal in July.

Duane Rankin/Arizona Republic

Suns Agree To Buyout Of Austin Rivers
Austin Rivers was earning $12.6 million in the final season of his deal.

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Suns Trade Trevor Ariza To Wizards For Kelly Oubre, Austin Rivers
Trevor Ariza is finally on his way to the Wizards.

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Trevor Ariza Trade Off The Table After Confusion Over MarShon And Dillon Brooks
The Suns thought they would receive Dillon Brooks instead of MarShon Brooks.

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Robert Sarver Says Suns Are Staying In Phoenix In Video Release
Robert Sarver added that he wanted to build a first-class practice facility in addition to renovating Talking Stick Resort Arena.

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Robert Sarver Threatening To Move Suns To Las Vegas Or Seattle
Talking Stick Resort Arena was built in 1992.

Laurie Roberts/Arizona Republic

Rockets Emerge With Interest In Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope signed a one-year, $12 million deal to re-sign with the Lakers.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Suns Finalizing Deal With Eric Moreland
Eric Moreland gives the Suns extra depth in the frontcourt.

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Lakers, Suns Discussing Trevor Ariza Trade
The Suns would like to acquire a playmaking guard and a draft asset.

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Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton Exchange Words In Front Of Media Following Game
Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton have also been seen arguing on the court this season.

Duane Rankin/Arizona Republic

Trevor Ariza Expected To Hit Trade Market On Dec. 15
A number of teams have a need for a wing of Trevor Ariza's profile.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Suns Continuing To Look For Short-Term Solution At Point Guard
Phoenix will host Darius Morris of the Santa Cruz Warriors for a visit this week.

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Devin Booker Re-Injures Hamstring, Leaves Game
Booker missed three games in October with a hamstring injury.

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Suns Release Isaiah Canaan
The Suns have recently begun to start Devin Booker at point guard.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Blazers Came Close To Firing Terry Stotts In Offseason
The Suns were one of several teams that began engaging third parties about Terry Stotts' potential interest in their jobs.

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Ryan Anderson Trying To Remain Positive With Limited Role
Ryan Anderson's minutes with the Suns are down.

Duane Rankin/Arizona Republic

Terry Rozier Receiving Trade Interest From At Least Seven Teams
Terry Rozier could command a contract in the $16 million to $20 million per year range.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Devin Booker Critical Of Suns' Chemistry
The Suns were booed off the court by their home crowd two days after beating the Grizzlies.

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