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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 »

2014 Free Agency / Jun 30, 2014 / 2:45 pm

The Top 5 Landing Spots For LeBron James

LeBron James, Joakim Noah

“Not one, not two, not three, not four.” Those words seem like an eternity ago, but LeBron James‘ time in South Beach might be over. James, the face of the National Basketball Association, the league’s best, yet most-scrutinized player, the King and the villain, is once again an unrestricted free agent. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jun 29, 2014 / 2:28 pm

Report: Suns Will Pitch LeBron & ‘Melo On Benefits Of Tandem Signing

Gordan Dragic, LeBron James

The LeBron James sweepstakes starts at 12:01 a.m. ET early Tuesday morning and already a number of teams are scrambling to open up the necessary salary space to offer him a max contract. Even the Heat are looking to make room — forcing Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to take a smaller piece of the cap pie. Likewise, Carmelo Anthony will meet with a number of teams as an unrestricted free agent. The only team with the cap flexibility to offer both stars a max deal, also happened to win 48 games in the tougher Western Conference last year, barely missing the playoffs. The Suns will attempt to sign both ‘Melo and James once free agency starts, reports Yahoo! Sports. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 8, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Report: Suns Interested In Trading For Kevin Love

PJ Tucker, Kevin Love

A new suitor has emerged in the ongoing sweepstakes for Kevin Love. According to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports, the Phoenix Suns are interested in a Love trade involving one of star guards, Goran Dragic or Eric Bledsoe, in addition to future draft picks. Read More »