SUNS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Derrick Williams is reportedly a target for the Phoenix Suns

Brace yourselves, everyone. It is difficult to sort through the hundreds of rumors swirling around this time of year. The immediate fallout from The Finals where the draft, trades, and free agency becomes paramount gives ample opportunity for reporters of all forms to get their name out there and break stories. In some cases, hunch calls can make a reporter look like a prophet...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
5 hours ago

Intentionally Foul Episode 9: Phoenix Suns Draft & Free Agency

Sreekar and Scott Howard have returned for Episode 9 of this podcast you don't remember to discuss the Phoenix Suns draft day moves and the upcoming free agency period. So I'll just be perfectly honest, calling our podcasting habits "intermittent" would be a compliment.  This will be Episode 9 of Intentionally Foul - that's 9 episodes since last October and our first since February...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
7 hours ago

Do the Suns have the Best Summer League Team?

Las Vegas, Nevada will be the host of this season’s NBA Summer League. A 10-day period filled with rookies looking to prove their spot in the league, and veterans hoping to make an NBA roster. For the Suns, this season is looking to be one of the best summer league teams Phoenix has ever had. […] Do the Suns have the Best Summer League Team? - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the...
Via Valley of the Suns
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns Free Agency: Bazemore, Dudley, D-Will... or patience?

Few rumors have surfaced about the Phoenix Suns interests in free agency, and that's probably a good thing. When the clock strikes midnight on the East coast tonight, which is 9:00pm Arizona time, you should probably be sitting comfortably in a chair with a safe place for your jaw to drop as contract terms start rolling down your social media timeline. First off the board, the unrestricted...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
10 hours ago

Eric Bledsoe Paid for Some of His Phoenix Suns Teammates to Fly to San Diego and Work Out With Him

The Phoenix Suns have posted a winning record in only one of their past six seasons, but an injection of young talent over the last few years has fans' spirits soaring high over the desert. Last season, Devin Booker flashed moments of brilliance as a rookie; and the addition of Dragan Bender, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, plus subsequent selections Marquese Chriss...
Via Stack
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Suns Steal Show During Lottery, Draft Dragan Bender, Marquese Chriss

The heat of a thousand suns may one day fly from the hands of Dragan Bender. A team that seemed to be on fire for all the wrong reasons, Phoenix landed an 18-year-old, agile, 7-1 Toni Kukoc visionary at No. 4 overall. The Croatian Dragan has a slight frame that will likely limit his impact as a rookie, but he’s probably going to fill out quite a bit over the next few years—and...
Via The Lottery Mafia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns Hire Ty Corbin As Assistant Coach

The Phoenix Suns have hired Ty Corbin as an assistant coach on the staff of Earl Watson. Corbin was an assistant coach of the Utah Jazz for several seasons before becoming head coach until 2014. Corbin then became an assistant coach and interim head coach with the Sacramento Kings. Watson was hired by the Suns on a permanent basis after replacing Jeff Hornacek midseason. Corbin was...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns accelerate rebuilding process with 2016 draft

PHOENIX (AP) Marquese Chriss wanted to play in Phoenix but figured his chance had passed when the Suns used the No. 4 overall pick of the NBA draft on Dragan Bender. Chriss' agent told him the next few teams would likely be taking guards, so the athletic forward turned his focus toward Sacramento. He grew up just north of the California capitol in Pleasant Grove, so his sister...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cousins: draft night tweet about ‘a hot sculpting class’

If only DeMarcus Cousins was as good at lying as he is in the low post. After creating a small stir by seemingly express displeasure with the Kings’ moves on draft night with a conveniently-timed subtweet, Cousins tried his best to set the record straight on Friday, albeit jestingly so. The All-Star center told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated that the tweet had nothing to do...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns Draft Reaction: Suns Nearly Perfect Draft

The dust has finally settled on the 2016 NBA Draft, and the Phoenix Suns should feel very content. Ryan McDonough, in particular, should certainly be happy with how the night unfolded. After all, the Suns didn’t have to even choose between their top options – they got both. What the Suns did in the draft […] Phoenix Suns Draft Reaction: Suns Nearly Perfect Draft - Valley of...
Via Valley of the Suns
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fantastic Fours

During the 2016 NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns grabbed a pair of power forwards capable of delivering from downtown.
Via YouTube
6 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins seems frustrated by Kings’ draft pick

The Sacramento Kings had a busy first round of the 2016 NBA Draft, but did they have a good one? DeMarcus Cousins does not seem to think so. Lord give me the strength — DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) June 24, 2016 This is a real problem. The Kings’ 2015-16 season wasn’t exactly harmonious. Getting rid of George Karl seemed to be a step towards appeasing the superstar...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns draft Marquese Chriss via Sacramento

Phoenix trades up to #8 and gets their man Marquese Chriss; how does he fit with the Suns?   The Player: Marquese Chriss has a limitless ceiling…and a bottomless floor. He could be the next Amare Stoudemire, or the next Tyrus Thomas. He can hit shots from outside, defend on the perimeter, and offers elite athleticism. But his rebounding was worse than many point guards in this...
Via The Lottery Mafia
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns address their front court, take Dragan Bender with fourth pick

The Phoenix Suns addressed their frontcourt Thursday, taking center Dragan Bender with the fourth-overall pick in the NBA Draft.Bender, who played for Maccabi Tel Aviv last season, reminds some of Knicks' budding star Kristaps Porzingis, as both big men can stretch the floor and are explosive in space. But there are questions about whether Bender has the desire to be great, which...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns get young Croatian forward Dragan Bender with 1st pick

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns went international with their first pick in the draft, choosing Croatian forward Dragan Bender with the No. 4 selection overall. The 7-foot-1 ''stretch'' forward is just 18 years old, weighs 220 pounds and is expected to need some time to mature and beef up. But he is an athletic, agile sharpshooter who would fill a position of need for Phoenix....
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft 2016: Suns select Dragan Bender with first of three picks

The Phoenix Suns were picking in the top 14 for the sixth straight year and they want to end that streak going into the 2016-17 season. They took who they hope to be the next Kristaps Porzingis in Croatian power forward Dragan Bender. With the 4th pick in the @NBA Draft the Phoenix Suns select Dragan Bender! #SunsDraft pic.twitter.com/M2EHT3JMK5 — Phoenix Suns (@Suns) June 24...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns select Dragan Bender with the fourth pick of the 2016 NBA Draft

Ben Simmons went first overall to the 76ers, Brandon Ingram went second to the LA Lakers and Jaylen Brown was chosen third by the Boston Celtics. With the fourth pick of the 2016 NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns then selected…… Dragan Bender. Bender is an 18 year old from Croatia. Bender is a 6’11” forward who will need to be molded. He has agility and can shoot the ball but will...
Via Crossover Chronicles
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Phoenix Go Fishing at No. 13?

When the draft goes live in just a few hours, some teams will have no picks and others will have more than they know what to do with. The Phoenix Suns are more likely to fall into the latter category as owners of three first-round picks and too many options. The current roster situation for Phoenix isn’t too bad, but it isn’t too good either. The Suns are stuck in the hyper...
Via The Lottery Mafia
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenneth Faried vs Gordon Hayward: Phoenix Suns Pursuing the Wrong One

Between the upcoming NBA Draft and the start of free agency, the Phoenix Suns must address their forward position. Currently they have T.J. Warren and P.J. Tucker coming back at small forward and Alan Williams at power forward. There is talent there, but not nearly enough. The sharp shooting duo of power forwards, Jon Leuer […] Kenneth Faried vs Gordon Hayward: Phoenix Suns Pursuing...
Via Valley of the Suns
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phoenix Suns shopping Eric Bledsoe

The Phoenix Suns could be poised to make significant changes in the coming weeks. According to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News, Eric Bledsoe is “firmly on the trading block,” with the Suns in search of frontcourt help. They may replace Bledsoe with Providence’s Kris Dunn, whom they are reportedly eyeing with the No. 4 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Bledsoe signed a big...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sydel Curry calls out Skip Bayless for disrespecting brother Seth

Sydel Curry did not appreciate Skip Bayless disrespecting her brother, Seth, on Twitter during Game 7 Sunday, so she let him hear about it. Bayless, the eternal troll, said the referees were not treating Steph Curry like an MVP, but instead a reserve player like Seth. Sydel did not like hearing Skip prop up one of her brothers by disrespecting the other, and she responded perfectly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Team Draft Needs: The Phoenix Suns

Welcome to SQ’s exclusive NBA Draft coverage of team needs leading up to the draft. Over the next three weeks we will be publishing thorough articles for every team drafting in the first round. Here are our first articles on the Sixers, Lakers, Celtics, and Timberwolves. In every article we will highlight team needs and what they should be looking to do with every pick they have...
Via The Sports Quotient
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks finalizing deal to make Jeff Hornacek next coach

Phil Jackson has found his man. Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck is reporting that the New York Knicks have hired Jeff Hornacek to be their next head coach. Breaking: Knicks will hire Jeff Hornacek as head coach, per NBA source. — Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) May 18, 2016 Hornacek previously coached the Phoenix Suns for just short of three seasons, amassing a 101-112 record...
Via Sportsnaut
May 18, 2016  |  Discuss
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