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Suns GM Ryan McDonough said he's planning to aggressively pursue free agents this summer.
"There are certain core pieces that are starting to solidify," McDonough said. "I think we’d be foolish or naïve to wait forever or be overly patient." The Suns will have $20 million to spend this summer if they don't re-sign Alex Len, and they could also open up more space by unloading the undesirable contracts of Tyson Chandler and Jared Dudley. With Devin Booker becoming a superstar, there is a light at the end of the tunnel for the Suns. Jan 28 - 11:17 AM

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The Suns have agreed to a multi-year contract extension with general manager Ryan McDonough.

The Suns had a press conference to announce this move and the addition of James Jones to be the vice president of basketball operations. In the press conference, the Suns really preached patience with a focus on the draft and player development. In other words, you can probably bet we see players like Eric Bledsoe and Tyson Chandler get days off just like last year.
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 02:40:00 PM

The Suns reportedly have no trades planned involving the No. 4 pick, according to David Aldridge.

The Suns reportedly discussed including the pick in a three-team deal, or possibly packaging the pick with Eric Bledsoe for a star player, but it doesn't look as though that will happen. If Phoenix does keep the pick, they'll have plenty of talent to choose from.
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 06:41:00 PM

The Suns have discussed trading the No. 4 pick in a three-team scenario involving an established star, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Paul George was mentioned as one possible option, but Woj was quick to note that plenty of teams have inquired about the Pacers' asking price. There's no lack of interest in the Suns' No. 4 pick, and we expect plenty more rumors in the leadup to Thursday's momentous draft.
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 09:30:00 PM

Ryan McDonough said that he expects the Suns to be "major players" during free agency in 2017.

"We were kind of on the sideline for some of the marquee free agents [this offseason]. But as you know, [Adrian Wojnarowski], it wasn’t the deepest free agent class," said McDonough. "Potentially, it’s a very strong free agent class next year. And one of the things we’ve done with our contracts is we’ve lined them up to have max cap space next year without really touching the core of our roster." Phoenix could potentially go into the 2017 offseason with over $29 million in cap space, so they'll certainly have the available cash to go after a marquee player.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 02:53:00 PM

Former Suns president Lon Babby announced on Thursday that he is ending his professional association with the franchise.

"I’m very appreciative for the opportunity to come to Phoenix," said Babby, who served five years as team president. "I look forward to staying involved here in the community and being more involved with my family." The move shouldn't have major implications for the Suns, as Babby had already shifted to a smaller role last season with Ryan McDonough running the show.
Thu, May 5, 2016 06:21:00 PM

Suns GM Ryan McDonough said the team "obviously" needs to make some changes.

"When I came in here a lot of people said you guys should bottom out and get a top five pick," McDonough said. "We've taken a circuitous route to that point. I'm not saying we'll end up there, but we may. Maybe it's two years delayed what's going on now." The Suns should be one of the busiest teams at the trade deadline, and the development of their young players should be their No. 1 priority as they look towards the 2016 draft lottery.
Mon, Jan 11, 2016 09:42:00 AM

The Suns would like to add a "versatile point guard" with the No. 13 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

No, we're not joking. After the Suns signed Isaiah Thomas in free agency last summer and then drafted Tyler Ennis (another point guard), the team wound up dealing both during the year. Now, it's deja vu despite a desire to retain restricted free agent Brandon Knight. The logic is getting tougher to follow, but Notre Dame's Jerian Grant is a name to watch.
Mon, Jun 1, 2015 10:22:00 AM

General manage Ryan McDonough said the Suns "didn't care if there was a list or not" regarding Dragic's trade demands.

It didn't stop there from the GM when he was asked about Brandon Knight. "We feel like we got the best player in the trade, coming or going," McDonough said. When asked about the Suns trading their best player at the time, he said, "Eric Bledsoe and Markieff Morris are still in Phoenix Suns uniforms." The Suns travel to Miami on Mar. 2.
Fri, Feb 20, 2015 02:49:00 PM

Suns GM Ryan MCDonough explained during a recent interview that the Suns' objective in trading Anthony Tolliver was to give the team more flexibility on the trade market.

"The thought process is to try to put ourselves in the mix to add a big player via trade," Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough said. "We want to be aggressive and active. We want to solidify ourselves as a playoff team. The flexibility would allow us more wiggle room to make a trade."
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 11:10:00 AM

Suns GM Ryan McDonough won't let a draft prospect's age determine whether Phoenix will draft them with their three first-round picks, Nos. 14, 18 and 27.

"Just because we were close to the playoffs, we’re not going to draft a guy just because he’s able to play right away," McDonough said. "I think that’s where a lot of mistakes get made." Phoenix also holds the No. 50 pick in the second round, and their cornucopia of picks puts them in an enviable position during a deep and talented draft.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 01:21:00 PM

The Suns are reportedly "open to trading one or more picks" in the 2014 draft if they can acquire "an established star" in return, according to's Scott Howard-Cooper.

The league's GMs are drooling over the potential of the 2014 draft class, and the Suns are in the driver's seat as they will have as many as four picks to go along with about $20 million in available salary-cap space. "We may not draft four players even if we have four picks," said GM Ryan McDonough. "Our preference would probably be to maybe package a few of them. We’re obviously all looking for stars and we feel like we can put together a package as good, if not better, than any other team in the league if and when a star becomes available." McDonough's transparency has been refreshing ever since he took over as the Suns' GM, and we'll be on the lookout for any Suns-related trade chatter in the coming days and weeks.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 04:20:00 PM

Suns GM Ryan McDonough admitted that his team "need[s] some help on the wing."

Phoenix has been focusing on SGs and SFs during recent draft-prospect workouts. Sunday's group included New Mexico G/F Tony Snell, whom the Suns would be happy to draft with the No. 30 pick if he's still available, but they're also interested in Providence SG Ricky Ledo and Long Beach State G/F James Ennis, among others. McDonough has previously stated that he'll try to acquire another first-round pick in the draft, in addition to the Suns' No. 5 and No. 30 picks.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 04:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Elfrid Payton
2Tyler Ulis
SG1Devin Booker
2Troy Daniels
3Brandon Knight
4Davon Reed
5Shaquille Harrison
SF1T.J. Warren
2Josh Jackson
3Danuel House
PF1Marquese Chriss
2Dragan Bender
3Jared Dudley
4Alec Peters
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len
3Alan Williams