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SUNS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Barkley goes overboard in epic rant on struggling Suns

Charles Barkley is one of the best players in Phoenix Suns history, but that doesn't mean he's willing to sugarcoat his opinion on all that's wrong with the organization today.Thursday night, on Inside the NBA, Barkley went in. From stale popcorn to flat beer to how they mistreated former head coach Jeff Hornacek (who, ironically, was one of three players involved in the trade that...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Johnson To Sign 10-Day Deal With Suns

The Phoenix Suns will sign Orlando Johnson to a 10-day contract. Johnson was most recently with the Austin Spurs of the D-League.
Via RealGM
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Figuring It Out in Phoenix

On Sunday, as January was winding to a close, so was the tenure of Jeff Hornacek as head coach of the Phoenix Suns. The handwriting was already on the wall long before the decision was made, however, the situation that Hornacek was in may not have been entirely his fault. The Suns, an interesting experiment under owner Robert Sarver and general manager Ryan McDonough, still have...
Via The Lottery Mafia
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fall of the Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns were once the symbol of the desert oasis. They were one of the most consistent teams in the NBA and by far the most popular draw in Phoenix. Oh, times have changed drastically. Whether it was the Charles Barkley era, where they had one of the biggest parades ever for a team finishing second, or the Steve Nash era, the Suns have always captured people’s hearts....
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

RazzWired: The Man With 3 Names

Wazzup Razzball nation!  Nope, I'm not going to lead off the article with the title, so you're just going to have to keep reading!  Before I get to my favorite dude with 3 names, I'd like to address the situation in the desert.  Archie Goodwin, Devin Booker, P.J. Tucker, Markieff Morris, and Alex Len all need to be owned.  Odds are, many of them aren't on the wire in your league...
Via Razzball Basketball
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors reportedly interested in Markieff Morris, P.J. Tucker

Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri appears to be circling the dire basketball situation in Phoenix like a hungry vulture. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Wednesday, Toronto is expressing trade interest in a pair of Suns ahead of the mid-February deadline: forwards Markieff Morris and P.J. Tucker. ESPN sources say Toronto is among the teams expressing trade interest...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors show trade interest in Suns’ P.J. Tucker

The Phoenix Suns remain one of the hottest items in NBA trade deadline rumblings these days after a coaching change and with names such as Markieff Morris and Tyson Chandler floating around. One name that hasn’t come up until now, though, is small forward P.J. Tucker, who would have some obvious value if the right team came calling. By the sounds of it, the right team might be...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Suns' T.J. Warren out for season with broken foot

PHOENIX (AP) The fading Phoenix Suns got more bad news Tuesday. T.J. Warren is out for the season with a broken right foot. The 6-foot-8, 22-year-old smooth-scoring forward, the 14th overall pick out of North Carolina State in the 2014 draft, appeared in 47 games, averaging 11 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. He was shooting 50 percent from the field and was part of the team's...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns’ T.J. Warren to miss remainder of season with broken foot

I truly admire any Phoenix Suns fan that hasn’t made the plunge into the cesspool of all-out pessimism by now. Because this season is certainly giving them more than enough reasons to do so. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Tuesday, Suns forward T.J. Warren will miss the remainder of the 2015-16 season with a broken right foot. Phoenix Suns forward...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

While the Suns burn into ashes, the Bucks remain stuck in the muck

It’s one thing when a trade works handsomely for one party but leaves the other party in shambles. It’s quite another matter when a trade really doesn’t work for anyone. As we enter the month of February, the 2016 trade deadline isn’t that far away — barely more than two weeks. As teams prepare to shake up their rosters — either with an eye toward the future or in an...
Via Crossover Chronicles
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyson Chandler trade interest low ahead of deadline

The Phoenix Suns might be one of the NBA’s oddest situations right now, but the most obvious trade asset at the NBA trade deadline, center Tyson Chandler, doesn’t sound like he’ll be leaving town. Chandler, 33, is in the middle of quite the odd season, posting a 5.7/8.4/0.6 slash line on an average of 23.5 minutes per game. This, paired with coaching changes, his massive contract...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Suns want Steve Nash as head coach, but he isn’t interested

The Phoenix Suns are looking for a new head coach after kicking Jeff Hornacek to the curb on Monday, and a familiar name briefly emerged for consideration. Suns owner Robert Sarver reportedly has Steve Nash high on his list of coaching candidates. Unfortunately for Sarver and the Suns, the feeling is not mutual. Nash is already a consultant for Golden State, and content to focus...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Suns’ chemistry experiment blows up, and Phoenix fans pay the price

Barring an unlikely turn of events in the next 10 years, the Phoenix Suns will never again be coached by Jeff Hornacek. To understand how much this reality hurts Phoenicians — who know that the troubles of their NBA franchise are rooted in ownership far more than the head coach — you have to understand where Hornacek, and the Suns themselves, came from. * Growing up in Phoenix...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reeling Phoenix Suns fire coach Jeff Hornacek

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns have fired coach Jeff Hornacek, with the team mired in one of the worst stretches in franchise history. The Suns announced the dismissal Monday, saying an interim coach would be in place by Tuesday. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press three assistant coaches would be interviewed Monday for the interim job. The person...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Reeling Phoenix Suns fire coach Jeff Hornacek

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns have fired coach Jeff Hornacek, with the team mired in one of the worst stretches in franchise history. A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed that Hornacek was dismissed after the team's 91-78 loss at Dallas on Sunday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the firing had not been announced. Three assistant coaches...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Hornacek fired by Suns

The Phoenix Suns have reportedly fired head coach Jeff Hornacek. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Suns GM Ryan McDonough informed Hornacek of the decision Sunday night after the team returned to Phoenix on the heels of a 91-78 loss in Dallas — the Suns’ 19th in their last 21 games. The loss was also the team’s 14th consecutive loss on the road. The Suns are...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan McRae showing promise with the Phoenix Suns

Just last Friday the Phoenix Suns signed Jordan McRae to a 10-day contract. McRae has been playing for the Delaware 87ers D-League team for less than a complete season, and he has already shown himself to be quite the player. Last Tuesday he managed to break the D-League scoring record by netting himself 61 points against the Canton Charge. The impressive part of the feat was his...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Phoenix Suns should tank

I remember when I moved to Arizona at the tender age of 7. The Phoenix Suns were not very good. A few years, a few good draft picks and a few trades later and the Suns were an up and coming young team. They had budding stars Shawn Marion, Joe Johnson and Amar’e Stoudemire. They seemingly lacked a centerpiece however. In 2003 they finished last in the Pacific Division with a record...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tyson Chandler Does Not Sharew Rebounds With Rookie Devin Booker

When you are a 7'11" center in the NBA you are expected to do one thing really, really well--rebound. You are expected to do a lot of things well, of course, but rebound is definitely near the top of the list. The Phoenix Suns happen to have a pretty good 7-footer in Tyson Chandler who happened to go nuts on the boards Saturday night pulling down 27 of them.He wasn't about to share...
Via FatManWriting
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers flirted with trading Kevin Love to Phoenix

On the day the Cleveland Cavaliers fired their head coach, it appears some various forms of dirty laundry about the behind-the-scenes operations in Cleveland are coming to light. One such story being told suggested Kevin Love was close to being traded from Cleveland to Phoenix last season. This development was courtesy of Ethan Skolnick of The Miami Herald during a radio interview...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns ‘might blink’ on Markieff Morris trade

The NBA trade deadline’s biggest question mark revolves around the Phoenix Suns and embattled forward Markieff Morris. Morris has a reputation as a disgruntled employee, which makes sense after he demanded a trade due to the team trading his twin brother, Marcus. There was the whole towel-throwing incident, too. To make matters worse, the Suns haven’t exactly given Morris consistent...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns' first steps forward are backwards

While it’s painfully obvious now that the Phoenix Suns have erred terribly in their team-building process, I’m still not very sure where that misstep occurred. Maybe it was loading up on too many ball-dominant point guards—Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragić, Isaiah Thomas—at the same time? Maybe it was sending away Marcus Morris to the Detroit Pistons in a salary dump, irreversibly...
Via The Sports Post
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns reportedly not close to trading Markieff Morris

The Phoenix Suns saw a lot of drama happening with power forward Markieff Morris this past offseason and there have been trade rumors surrounding him for quite some time. At this point in time, however, it doesn’t sound like the Suns are close to trading Morris. Ryan McDonough, the Suns’ general manager, talked about not being close to trading Morris right now. “I’d say...
Via Crossover Chronicles
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns owner blames ‘millennial culture’ for team’s problems

The Phoenix Suns are having one of the more disappointing seasons in the NBA this year. After a surprising 48-win 2013-14 campaign, the team suffered a setback last season, and have really taken a dive in 2015-16. The team is currently on a nine-game losing streak, which includes losses to the Denver Nuggets, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Sacramento Kings, and most recently, a 20...
Via The Comeback
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Eric Bledsoe out for the remainder of the season

Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe is expected to miss the remainder of the NBA season after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Phoenix guard Eric Bledsoe will miss the remainder of the season after his torn meniscus surgery, the Suns say. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 29, 2015 Bledsoe injured his knee in the Suns Saturday night loss...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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