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Smack / Aug 1, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Isaiah Thomas Says He’s “Going To Kill Sacramento” Next Season

Darren Collison, Isaiah Thomas

After the Sacramento Kings signed Darren Collison to a three-year, $15 million deal on the second day of free agency, then-restricted free agent Isaiah Thomas told Sactown Royalty’s Blake Ellington at his youth basketball camp this week, “I knew I wasn’t coming back.” An ensuing sign-and-trade sent him to Phoenix, and he’s since said he felt disrespected by the Kings. Now, he’s ready to “kill Sacramento” even while thanking their fans and his former coach for supporting him during his time in Sacramento. Read More »

NBA / Jul 31, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Isaiah Thomas On Family, Free Agency & More

Isaiah Thomas

Second-round draft picks tend to carry limited value, and for good reason: the second round is, for the most part, a complete and utter crapshoot. That being said, a vast majority of second-round talent rummaging around today’s NBA was plucked late. Prime examples include Carlos Boozer and DeAndre Jordan, who were both selected with pick 35, and Chandler Parsons was taken with pick No. 38. Still, it’s pretty much unheard of for the last pick to become something in the Association, and that’s where Isaiah Thomas – the one who inked a four-year, $27 million sign-and-trade deal with Phoenix – was drafted. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Jul 29, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Report: Phoenix Suns & Eric Bledsoe On “Express Lane To Being Ruined”

Eric Bledsoe

The relationship between the Phoenix Suns and restricted free agent point guard, Eric Bledsoe is on the rocks according to league sources who spoke with CSNNW.com’s Chris Haynes. They’re still “very far apart” on contract negotiations just days after Bledsoe publicly claimed the Suns “are using restricted free agency against me.” Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 28, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Eric Bledsoe: “The Suns Are Using Restricted Free Agency Against Me”

Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic

The Phoenix Suns and restricted free agent guard Eric Bledsoe don’t appear to be anywhere close to a contract agreement. The Suns have all the leverage and are in no rush. As for Bledsoe, he is understandably frustrated. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Jul 24, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Isaiah Thomas Felt “Disrespected” By Kings

Isaiah Thomas

Maybe because 5-9 point guard Isaiah Thomas was the last pick (N0. 60) in the 2011 NBA Draft, the Kings just couldn’t see past his height and a lack of hype after coming out of the University of Washington. Like fellow Pacific Northwest guard, Nate Robinson, Thomas kept surprising prognosticators who didn’t think he had the size to survive at the pro level. Now, after a three-year, $27 million sign-and-trade sent him to Phoenix, Thomas comes clean and says he “felt very disrespected” by the Sacramento franchise who never gave him the chance many — including us — felt he earned with his play. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jul 22, 2014 / 11:45 am

Suns “Hope And Expect” Bledsoe Will Remain In Phoenix

Eric Bledsoe

Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns are still far apart in contract negotiations almost a month into free agency, but the team is still undeterred. Team President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby recently told azcentral sports the Suns “hope and expect” Bledsoe will remain in Phoenix. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 17, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Report: Bledsoe, Suns Still At Crossroads

Eric Bledsoe

Eric Bledsoe is arguably the league’s top available talent, but the slow-moving market for his services has barely churned since the dominoes of free agency finally started falling last week. And according to ESPN, Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns remain far apart in contract talks that would keep the restricted free agent in the desert for the long-haul. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 12, 2014 / 11:45 am

Report: Isaiah Thomas Heading To Phoenix In Sign-And-Trade With Sacramento

Miles Plumlee, Isaiah Thomas, Goran Dragic

After signing a four-year, $27 million offer sheet with the Phoenix Suns, the Kings and Suns have agreed to a sign-and-trade for restricted free agent point guard, Isaiah Thomas. The Kings are expected to acquire 2013 second-round pick Alex Oriakhi, and will also wind up with a $7.2MM trade exception, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports and Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 3, 2014 / 11:45 pm

LeBron’s Agent Talks With Teams; James Could Meet With Finalists Next Week

LeBron James

LeBron James’ second decision could be a lot like his first one after all. Sources from around the league are reporting that James’ agent has met with several teams in the past few days and that LeBron could meet with three “finalists” next week. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jul 2, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Suns Owner: “We Have A Favorable Opportunity” To Land LeBron James

LeBron James

The Phoenix Suns have emerged as a dark-horse candidate in the jockeying for free agent stars Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James. Aside from the Lakers, they’re the only team with the cap space to take on two maximum-level contracts, which is how they’ll pitch themselves as a possible free agency destination for both. Because of this, it’s no small surprise Managing Partner Robert Sarver thinks they “have a favorable opportunity” to sign LeBron Read More »