25 July 2012
The proposed three-team deal between the Suns, Timberwolves and Hornets appears to be officially done, according to the Associated Press. The multiplayer trade, which was first reported yesterday, has several pieces involved.
Center Robin Lopez, forward Hakim Warrick and cash will be headed to New Orleans. In return, the Suns will receive guard/forward Wes Johnson from Minnesota and a first round pick from the T'Wolves that will more than likely be lottery protected. The Timberwolves will get the contract of Brad Miller, who is set to retire, guard Jerome Dyson and two second round picks from New Orleans.no comments
24 July 2012
Just days after retaining Eric Gordon and keeping him from becoming a member of the Suns, the New Orleans Hornets are trying to do more damage to the Suns roster once again. New Orleans is looking to add center Robin Lopez to their roster in a possible sign and trade with Phoenix, according to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Heading into the offseason, the Suns front office made it clear that it was a priority to bring back Lopez. Suns president Lon Babby even came out and said that they would match any offer from another team, but Portland has been the only other team that has showed interest in Lopez up until this report came out.no comments
24 July 2012
P.J. Tucker's dream of returning to the NBA has come true. The former Texas Longhorn and the Suns agreed to a two-year contract with partial guarantees on the first year of the deal. If he sticks around with Phoenix all year long, Tucker can earn a second-year player minimum of $762,195.
Tucker played on the Suns summer-league team where he averaged 5.8 points and 6.2 rebounds in 21.2 minutes per game in five contests in Vegas. Tucker became a favorite of Suns summer coach Dan Majerle as "Thunder Dan" said he loved P.J. for his hard play and doing everything you ask of him.no comments
23 July 2012
For the last several seasons, fans in Phoenix have grown accustomed to the Suns wearing only three different uniforms, but that will change come next season. Uni-Watch.com reported last week that the Suns will be one of the many NBA teams that will wear a throwback uniform during the 2012-2013 season.
Here is a section from the article regarding which teams will be wearing different uniforms and what they will be wearing.no comments
21 July 2012
Early on in this offseason, the Suns made it clear that getting Eric Gordon was their number one option in free agency. For a brief time it looked as though Gordon was going to be in a Suns uniform one way or another, but a sign and trade never materialized with New Orleans and Gordon was officially out as an option for the Suns two guard position.
Phoenix's front office then turned its attention to O.J. Mayo and Courtney Lee as options. After brief flirtation with both, the Suns decided that Mayo and Lee were too rich and wanted long-term deals that would have jeopardized their payroll flexibility. So the Suns turned to Plan D and signed Shannon Brown to a two-year, $7 million deal on Friday with half of the second year being guaranteed.no comments
18 July 2012
Heading into next season, the Suns will be without their two main leaders over the last several seasons. As has been well documented, Steve Nash was sent to Lakers in a sign and trade more than a week ago and Grant Hill surprised many with officially signing a two-year deal with the other Staples Center occupant, the Clippers, on Wednesday.
It goes without saying that losing both guys is a tough pill for Suns fans to swallow as Nash and Hill continue to play at a very high level despite both guys nearing their 40's. Not only were both these men the Suns two best and most valuable players over the years, they were the two cornerstones in the locker room providing unmatched leadership and mentorship to the team's young players.
Replacing both won't be easy, but it is a task that must be done in order for the Suns to remain competitive in the always tough Western Conference heading into next season.no comments
18 July 2012
Coming off of a solid rookie season, the Suns were looking for improvement out of Markieff Morris in his first true offseason of his career. If his first two Vegas Summer League games are any indication, the former Jayhawk certainly is well on his way to do that.
In his first action since the closing of the regular season in April, Morris had 21 points and just missed out on a double-double with nine rebounds on Sunday against the New York Knicks. He also went 7-of-16 from the field, made 6-of-8 shots from the charity stripe and the Suns were an impressive +24 when the power forward was on the floor.no comments