Player News - Suns

Date: Team: Pos:

Josh Gray has reportedly reached an agreement to sign with the LG Sakers of the Korean Basketball League.

Gray appeared in five games for the Suns last season, averaging 6.4 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.6 steals in 17.3 minutes per contest. He spent most of the year with Phoenix's G-League affiliate.
Aug 18 - 11:26 AM

Brandon Knight (knee) said he has been running since December.

He had surgery on his torn ACL back on Aug. 26, so he's coming up on 12 months in his recovery. Knight has been cleared for 5-on-5 for almost a month, and all signs point to him being ready for opening night at 100 percent. He's still just 26 years old and has shown some flashes as a fantasy asset. The Suns could start him to showcase him as a trade piece, so he's a viable late-round pick in all leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 17 - 2:58 PM

The Suns have re-signed Isaiah Canaan.

He suffered a brutal ankle fracture in Jan. 31 and needed season-ending surgery, so the Suns had to waive him on an expiring deal. Canaan was getting around 20 minutes before his injury, but he may have a tougher time making the roster with Brandon Knight back, Shaq Harrison playing well, and the Suns picking Elie Okobo.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 3 - 5:05 PM
Alec Peters - F/C - Suns

Alec Peters has signed a one-year contract with CSKA Moscow.

He was on a two-way contract with the Suns last season. Peters was pulled up in the late stages of 2017-18 and went off in a meaningless season finale against the Mavs, knocking down eight treys en route to 36 points and added nine boards in a win. The one-year length of the deal shows the 23-year-old is likely to make another run at making it in the NBA, but for now, he's got his sights set on a EuroLeague title.
Jul 23 - 11:25 AM

The Suns do not plan to buy out Tyson Chandler, according to Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic.

Phoenix traded for Richaun Holmes on Friday morning, leading to speculation that the Suns may choose to buy out the final season of Chandler's contract, which will pay him $13.6 million. However, Bordow, who is a plugged-in beat reporter, says that Pheonix plans on holding onto Tyson. Still, that may change later in the season if the Suns are unable to trade his expiring contract.
Jul 20 - 1:46 PM

The Suns plan on keeping Shaquille Harrison next season, according to Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic.

Harrison averaged 6.6 points and 2.4 assists in 16.7 minutes per game last season, while shooting 47.6 percent from the field. He played well at the Las Vegas Summer League earlier this month, averaging 12.2 points, 6.6 assists and 2.4 steals per game. Shaq has a chance to earn minutes at PG next season, as the only two other point guards on the roster are Brandon Knight and Elie Okobo.
Jul 20 - 1:28 PM

The Suns will guarantee the contract of Davon Reed on Friday.

The Suns selected Reed with the 32nd overall pick in the 2017 draft. He appeared in 21 games for Phoenix last season and averaged 3.0 points while shooting just 28.9 percent from the floor. However, he played well in Las Vegas this month, averaging 13.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists, while shooting 48.9 percent from the field and 41 percent from 3-point range. Reed will earn $1.4 million next season and will compete for playing time with Troy Daniels, as Devin Booker's backup.
Jul 20 - 1:04 PM

The Sixers are trading Richaun Holmes to the Suns in exchange for cash considerations, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

Phoenix cleared some cap space earlier in the day by trading Jared Dudley to Brooklyn in exchange for Darrell Arthur, whom they will buy out. This move essentially assures that the Suns will not re-sign free agent Alex Len. Holmes will earn $1.6 million for the 2018-19 season. He will compete for playing time at center with No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton and veteran Tyson Chandler.
Jul 20 - 11:52 AM

Brooklyn has agreed to trade Darrell Arthur to Phoenix in exchange for Jared Dudley and a 2021 second-round pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski‏ of ESPN.

Woj notes that the Suns will buy out the $7.4 million that Arthur is due in 2018-19, and that the Nets will discuss a buyout with Dudley as well. The 2021 second-rounder that Phoenix is sending to Brooklyn is top-35 protected. Arthur, once he hits free agency, will meet with teams looking for depth at forward. However, he will need to prove he can stay healthy before making a blip on the fantasy radar.
Jul 20 - 10:14 AM

Deandre Ayton has been named to the All-NBA Summer League Second Team.

Ayton looked great in limited doses at Summer League, pumping in averages of 14.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.0 block per game on 60% shooting in just 26.8 minutes per contest. He'll be a walking double-double threat his rookie year, and while the block totals won't be elite, they'll be there. Wade Baldwin IV, Jaren Jackson Jr., Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and Trae Young were also named to the Summer League Second Team on Tuesday.

Elie Okobo, Deandre Ayton and Josh Jackson will not play against the Spurs on Friday.

Okobo got hit in the head on Thursday and his vision was blurry, so he had to go to the hospital. Hopefully, he can resume activities in the coming days. If Okobo can get it going soon, he'll have a chance to compete for the backup PG minutes.
Jul 13 - 6:40 PM

Darrell Arthur was traded to the Nets on Thursday night.

The Nuggets get $21 million in salary off the books in this deal. Expect to see a possible buyout for Arthur, who has a base salary of $7.4 million on his expiring deal thanks to his exercised player option.
Jul 13 - 12:18 AM

Dragan Bender scored 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting with five rebounds, no fouls and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes during a loss to the Sixers on Thursday.

This was a much better shooting performance than he's been posting during this summer league, but he still has a long way to go with his underwhelming numbers this month. During an in-game interview tonight, GM Ryan McDonough said he believes Bender's issues are confidence based and he has to put it together this year, but the GM liked how he improved as a shooter last season. This will be his third season with the team and so far he's posted very pedestrian numbers. If he can't turn it around this year, the Suns may have to consider moving on from him.
Jul 12 - 8:43 PM

Shaquille Harrison scored 17 points with eight rebounds, six assists and three steals in a loss to the Sixers on Thursday.

He impressed again on the defensive end, locking it down and almost changing the outcome with two close calls near the end that could’ve come up as forced turnovers. Coach Igor Kokoskov has said of his defense, "That was unbelievable. Guarding the ball, locking the ball, that was a statement right from the beginning." Harrison also showed out on offense as well scoring his summer league high and getting a huge and one in crunch time. With how he's performed this month, we could see him with the big club more in 2018-19.
Jul 12 - 8:32 PM

Elie Okobo handed out two assists in one minute on Thursday.

He likely got hurt because he went to the locker room in the first quarter. We'll be looking for an update, but there was no indication it's serious. If Okobo is OK, he should be a factor the next time out, especially for his passing and defense.
Jul 12 - 8:21 PM


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