TAG: phoenix suns

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Sep 25, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Report: Suns Sign Zoran Dragic; Plan Lucrative Offer To Goran Dragic

Zoran Dragic, Goran Dragic

Fresh off their massive, five-year, $70-million extension for restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe, the Suns also bought out Slovenian guard, Zoran Dragic, from Unicaja M├ílaga of the Spanish League. Zoran is of course the brother of point guard Goran Dragic. Phoenix general manager Ryan McDonough also said they’ll have plenty of money next summer to offer Goran a lucrative new deal after he opts out. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 24, 2014 / 6:45 pm

Report: Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns Agree To Five-Year $70 Million Deal

Eric Bledsoe

After months of rumors and conjecture otherwise, Eric Bledsoe will remain with the Phoenix Suns for the long-haul after all. According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, Bledsoe has reached an agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract with the Suns. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Sep 24, 2014 / 10:15 am

Report: Eric Bledsoe And Suns Make Progress On Contract Extension

Eric Bledsoe

After playing 43 games for the Suns last season and averaging career highs in points, assists and minutes per game, Eric Bledsoe thought his restricted free agency would bring a max offer. That hasn’t happened so far and Phoenix’s four-year, $48 million offer (on par with what the Raptors gave Kyle Lowry) was rejected while placing a wedge between what the team thinks he’s was and what Bledsoe’s team believes. Yet, despite the acrimony between the two sides, a report from Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnaworski says they’re back at the negotiating table and getting closer to an extension. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Sep 19, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Report: Suns Not Interested In Trading Bledsoe To Timberwolves

Eric Bledsoe

Pump the brakes, Phoenix Suns and Minnesota Timberwolves fans. The latest report has Eric Bledsoe staying put. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Sep 19, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Report: ‘Wolves, Suns In S&T Talks For Bledsoe That Would Net Him Max Contract

Eric Bledsoe

The Eric Bledsoe saga is almost over. It’s conclusion, though, might be far different than most anyone imagined. According to multiple reports, the Minnesota Timberwolves have engaged the Phoenix Suns in sign-and-trade talks involving the disgruntled restricted free agent, who would sign a four-year, max-level contract with the ‘Wolves if the sides can reach an agreement. Read More »

We Reminisce / Sep 19, 2014 / 1:15 pm

We Reminisce: The Raja Bell-Kobe Bryant Rivalry

Kobe Bryant

When you think about Kobe Bryant‘s greatest individual rivals, the list is pretty short. Ruben Patterson called himself “The Kobe Stopper,” but the Blazers never defeated the Lakers in the playoffs. Tracy McGrady might have been a rival in terms of talent, but his Houston Rockets never competed for championships like Kobe did. And then there was Raja Bell, the pesky defender who got under Kobe’s skin once upon a time. Bell turns 38 today, and we look back at his rivalry with Kobe during the 2006 playoffs. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 17, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Teams’ Latest Twitter Contest Is #NBADramas

Damian Lillard

The increasingly active and humorous Twitter accounts of NBA teams are at it again. We’ve already shown you our favorite #NBASitcoms and #NBAMovies; now it’s time for some #NBADramas. Read More »

Free Agency, NBA / Sep 9, 2014 / 9:15 pm

Report: Goran Dragic Plans To Opt Out Next Summer Then Re-Sign With The Suns

Goran Dragic

We can file this under, duh. Suns guard and Slovenian wunderkind, Goran Dragic has a $7.5 million player option next summer. Dragic averaged career highs across the board on offense this past season while getting named to the All-NBA Third Team, so it stands to reason he’d exercise his option and become a free agent. Today he seemed to make it clear he’ll do just that when the time comes, but Suns fans shouldn’t worry about losing the Dragon, he wants to stay in town. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Sep 5, 2014 / 4:45 pm

LeBron James Encourages Phoenix To Pay Eric Bledsoe In Instagram Post

Eric Bledsoe, LeBron James (photo. Instagram)

LeBron James might as well be general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Unfortunately for Eric Bledsoe, The King doesn’t carry such weight with the Phoenix Suns. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Sep 4, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Report: Suns Could Lose Bledsoe, Dragic In Free Agency; Lakers Interested

Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic

The 2014-2015 Los Angeles Lakers are a patchwork team. Carlos Boozer and Jeremy Lin are playing on expiring contracts, Steve Nash will likely retire after this season, and Los Angeles has a team option on 2015-2016 for the re-signed Jordan Hill. Even Kobe Bryant isn’t in the Lakers’ long-term plans; there’s a very real possibility he hangs up his Nikes after next season. Only rookie Julius Randle and Nick Young will surely be with Los Angeles past 2016. Read More »