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Suns Trade Trevor Ariza To Wizards For Kelly Oubre, Austin Rivers

Dec 15, 2018 12:14 PM

The Phoenix Suns have agreed to trade Trevor Ariza to the Washington Wizards for Kelly Oubre and Austin Rivers.

The deal was reworked after the Suns and Memphis Grizzlies disagreed on the inclusion of either MarShon Brooks or Dillon Brooks.

Ariza signed a one-year, $15 million deal with the Suns during the offseason and became trade-eligible on Saturday.

Ariza and his agent, Aaron Mintz of CAA, had hoped that the Los Angeles Lakers could complete a deal with the Suns. Robert Sarver became more sensitive about trading Ariza to the Lakers following the criticism the Suns received after buying out Chandler to allow him to join the Lakers.

The Wizards weren't expecting to have enough flexibility to re-sign Oubre in restricted free agency.

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Tags: Trevor Ariza, Kelly Oubre, Jr., Austin Rivers, Memphis Grizzlies, Phoenix Suns, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Trevor Ariza Trade Off The Table After Confusion Over MarShon And Dillon Brooks

Dec 14, 2018 11:28 PM

A potential three-team trade involving Trevor Ariza is considered dead after the Phoenix Suns mistakenly thought they would receive Dillon Brooks instead of MarShon Brooks from the Memphis Grizzlies. 

The framework for the original deal involved Trevor Ariza going to the Wizards, Kelly Oubre going to the Grizzlies, and Austin Rivers, Wayne Selden, and MarShon Brooks heading to the Suns.

But the Suns wanted Dillon Brooks instead of MarShon Brooks. Memphis then called off the deal.

The confusion happened due to the Wizards brokering the deal between them, the Suns, and the Grizzlies. Grizzlies and Suns officials never communicated directly until the trade was almost finalized, leading to the confusion.

The Suns and Wizards are still interested in a deal involving Ariza and are searching for a third team. 

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Tags: Trevor Ariza, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Robert Sarver Says Suns Are Staying In Phoenix In Video Release

Dec 14, 2018 1:47 AM

In response to rumors of a potential move to Las Vegas or Seattle, Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver released a video reaffirming that the team will stay in Phoenix. 

Sarver said "first and foremost, the Phoenix Suns are not leaving Phoenix. I am 100 percent committed, and have been for the last four years, to find a solution to keep them in downtown Phoenix where they belong".

He added that his goal for a new stadium is to renovate Talking Stick Resort Arena and "restore it to a world class facility".

In addition, Sarver added that he wanted to build a first-class practice facility for Suns and Mercury players. 

Sarver ended the video by saying "I am 100 percent, all-in" on keeping the Suns in Phoenix. 

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Robert Sarver Threatening To Move Suns To Las Vegas Or Seattle

Dec 12, 2018 3:04 PM

Robert Sarver has begun to tell some council members that he will relocate the Phoenix Suns to Seattle or Las Vegas if the City Council of Phoenix votes down a plan to spend $150 million to upgrade Talking Stick Arena.

As of now, the arena plan does not have the votes to pass.

Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams and Councilwomen Laura Pastor and Debra Stark have asked for a postponement of the vote.

Talking Stick Resort Arena was built in 1992.

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Rockets Emerge With Interest In Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Dec 12, 2018 2:34 PM

The Houston Rockets have emerged as a suitor for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in multi-team trade scenarios.

The Los Angeles Lakers have been pursuing Trevor Ariza to improve on the wing.

Caldwell-Pope signed a one-year, $12 million deal to re-sign with the Lakers.

Houston could use Brandon Knight and his $14.6 million for this season and $15.6 million in 19-20 in a trade.

No deal is imminent at this time.

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Tags: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Finalizing Deal With Eric Moreland

Dec 10, 2018 5:19 PM

The Phoenix Suns are finalizing a contract with Eric Moreland.

Moreland gives the Suns extra depth in the frontcourt.

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

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Lakers, Suns Discussing Trevor Ariza Trade

Dec 9, 2018 10:08 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns are engaged on a trade centered on Trevor Ariza.

The two teams have been working to find a third team to take on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope as part of a bigger deal.

The Suns would like to acquire a playmaking guard and a draft asset.

No trade can be completed officially until Dec. 15.

Ariza signed a one-year, $15 million deal with Phoenix this summer. 

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Tags: Trevor Ariza, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton Exchange Words In Front Of Media Following Game

Dec 8, 2018 4:06 PM

Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton exchanged words in front of the media following their loss to the Blazers.

Booker and Ayton have also been seen arguing on the court this season.

“I’m an emotional guy, too,” Ayton said. “I start to feel stuff. When I don’t sense it and the energy is not there, that’s when you start to hear my mouth. I don’t care who it is. Nineteen-year vet or 15 years, it don’t matter. We all have a job to do and I have to step it up a little more, too.”

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Tags: DeAndre Ayton, Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns, NBA

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Trevor Ariza Expected To Hit Trade Market On Dec. 15

Dec 4, 2018 3:33 PM

Trevor Ariza is widely expected to be on the trade market when he becomes eligible for a deal on Dec. 15.

Ariza signed a one-year, $15 million deal with the Phoenix Suns in free agency.

A number of teams have a need for a wing of Ariza's profile.

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Suns Continuing To Look For Short-Term Solution At Point Guard

Dec 4, 2018 9:22 AM

The Phoenix Suns have continued to look for a short-term solution at point guard.

The Suns have considered trade targets, unsigned free agents and G League players.

Phoenix will host Darius Morris of the Santa Cruz Warriors for a visit this week.

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Tags: Darius Morris, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Tyson Chandler Agrees To Give Back $2.1M In Salary With Suns
Tyson Chandler will recoup the salary when he signs with the Lakers.

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Rockets Decline 19-20 Option On Marquese Chriss
Marquese Chriss was acquired by the Rockets in a trade with the Suns.

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Suns Decline 19-20 Option On Dragan Bender
Dragan Bender will be an unrestricted free agent in 2019.

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Bulls To Sign Shaquille Harrison
Shaquille Harrison was released by the Suns on Monday.

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Davon Reed To Sign Two-Way Deal With Pacers
Davon Reed was the 32nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

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Suns Offered 2nd Round Pick To 76ers For T.J. McConnell
The 76ers rejected the Suns' interest in T.J. McConnell.

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Suns Waive Davon Reed
Davon Reed averaged 3.0 points and 1.9 rebounds in 11.5 minutes over 21 games last season.

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Suns Waive Shaquille Harrison, Darrell Arthur
Darrell Arthur was acquired as part of the Jared Dudley trade.

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Jamal Crawford Agrees To One-Year Deal With Suns
Jamal Crawford spent last season with the Wolves.

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Suns Offer Minimum Contract To Jamal Crawford
Jamal Crawford met with the Suns on Friday.

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Suns Apply For Disabled Player Exception For Darrell Arthur
Darrell Arthur was acquired by the Suns from the Nets.

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Suns Leaning Towards Hiring James Jones As General Manager
James 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
Robert Sarver already had a strong voice in many moves by the Suns.

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Suns Fire Ryan McDonough As General Manager
James Jones and Trevor Bukstein will run the Suns on an interim basis.

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