Player News - Suns

Date: Team: Pos:

Brandon Knight, who is set to become a restricted free agent this summer, said that he enjoyed playing alongside Eric Bledsoe in an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio.

"I thought it was fine," Knight said. "I think it's really just about making the right play. I enjoy playing with Eric because Eric is, first, he's a great talent and he's not a selfish player. He's very, very unselfish. He's trying to make the right play, trying to win. As far as playing with Eric goes, I think it's a great thing because you have two players who can attack at any time." All signs point to Knight staying in Phoenix, but that could certainly change if another team floats him a massive offer. On a side note, Knight is still recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle, so we will continue to monitor his progress closely.
May 24 - 12:38 PM

Seth Curry has reportedly committed to playing for the Pelicans during Summer League.

He could be fun to watch during Summer League going up against NBA prospects, but there's no fantasy value to be had here. Seth has played in just four NBA games throughout his career, with none of those performances being noteworthy. You may have heard of his brother, however, who is actually pretty darn good at basketball.
May 14 - 4:47 PM

Bogdan Bogdanovic has been named the 2014-15 Euroleague Rising Star for the second year in a row.

While the Suns own Bogdanovic' rights after drafting him with the 27th selection of the 2014 NBA Draft, it is currently unclear if and when he'll join the team. The 22-year-old has plenty of potential and could be worth a late-round fantasy pick if he makes the jump to the NBA, but he shouldn't be on fantasy owners' minds just yet.
May 7 - 12:38 PM

Marcus and Markieff Morris plead no guilty to two felony assault charges on Thursday.

The Morris twins will next appear in court on June 30 on the charges stemming from an altercation with a man they said sent an inappropriate text to their mother. If found guilty, the both Markieff and Marcus would likely face discipline from the league, but we'll update this situation after their next court date.
May 7 - 12:24 PM

Jerel McNeal is expected to play in summer league with the Suns.

"I'll probably end up doing Summer League with Phoenix and just use that as another opportunity to show what I can do and go do what the coaching staff asks. I'll do whatever I need to do to stick around," he said. McNeal is conditionally under contract next season, but he'll have to make an incredible impression this offseason to last beyond training camp.
Source: NBA.com
May 4 - 10:25 AM

Suns general manager Ryan McDonough is thrilled with Eric Bledsoe's development this season and believes that he is just scratching the surface of his potential.

"The exciting thing for us about Eric is he's still just starting to scratch the surface of his potential," McDonough said. "Last year (2013-14), he started for half a season and you saw glimpses of it. I think there some questions externally, certainly not from us, but could he do it as a starter, could he do it over the course of an 82-game season? I think he certainly proved he could with the numbers he averaged." Bledsoe finished the season with averages of 17.0 points, 6.1 assists, 5.2 boards, 1.6 steals and 1.1 3-pointers per game, and his role in Phoenix will be vital next season as the team's unquestioned leader.
Apr 26 - 10:26 AM

Markieff Morris and twin brother Marcus Morris have been charged with felony aggravated assault following an incident on January 24 at a local recreation center in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Morris twins and three other men allegedly assaulted 36-year-old Erik Hood at the Nin Mason Pulliam Recreation Center after a he sent "an inappropriate text message" to the Morris twins' mother, and their first court appearance is scheduled for May 7. These are some serious charges that the Morris twins are facing, and under Arizona law, aggravated assault can carry a sentence of 5-15 years in prison. Needless to say, this is a story we'll be following very closely this offseason.
Source: ESPN
Apr 21 - 4:49 PM

Gerald Green is hoping to re-sign with the Suns this offseason.

"I do want to come back," he said. "I think they do want me back, too ... I just talked to Lon (Babby, president of basketball operations). It was a good conversation so I'm a little positive about that." Green had some ugly public back-and-forths with the Suns toward the end of the year about playing time, so it wouldn't be a surprise if he heads for greener pastures.
Apr 20 - 11:14 AM

Danny Granger is undecided about picking up his player option for next season.

Granger will spend the summer working with the Suns training staff in an attempt to get himself healthy, and it's hard to envision Granger earning the $2.1 million he's slated to make if he does indeed opt out.
Apr 20 - 11:12 AM

Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby said that Brandon Knight's arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle "was a minor procedure".

"It was a minor procedure," Babby said. "There was an anterior flap [of cartilage] in his ankle that caused irritation. We expect a full recovery." This confirms what we originally thought, and while there is no known timetable, Knight likely won't be on the shelf for more than 3-4 weeks. Knight is set to become a restricted free agent this summer, but all signs point to the Suns retaining his services. We will provide additional updates as needed.
Apr 19 - 11:41 AM

Brandon Knight underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle on Friday and he is expected to make a full recovery.

We don't have many details on the surgery, but it's likely a minor procedure and he will probably be on the shelf for about 3-4 weeks. Knight missed the final 11 games of the season because of his ankle, so it will be interesting to see if this has an impact on his market during restricted free agency. Knight is "optimistic" about returning to Phoenix, and it seems unlikely that they would let him walk after giving up so many assets to acquire him this season. We will provide further details as soon as we know more.
Apr 18 - 1:15 PM

Brandon Knight said he was "optimistic" about returning to Phoenix next season.

"If it can be quick and easy, that's the best thing," Knight said regarding his impending restricted free agency. "You don't want to go through a fight or anything like that or you don't want to drag it out as well. Definitely don't want anything that leads up to training camp. For me, it's just about doing what's best for me and my family and the Suns will do the same. I'm optimistic about the situation. I like it here." Given that the Suns gave up a first-round pick in addition to Tyler Ennis and Miles Plumlee, it would seem likely they do what they can to match any offers on Knight.
Apr 16 - 8:24 PM

Suns rookie T.J. Warren scored 10 points on 5-of-12 shooting in his first NBA start on Tuesday, adding three rebounds, six assists, one steal and only one turnover in 43 minutes.

Warren didn't attempt any 3-pointers or get to the free throw line, and he only started because Marcus Morris was out with the flu. This will be the mediocre note Warren ends his season on, as the Suns are one of two teams that don't play on Wednesday, but we'll keep a close eye on him as Phoenix re-shapes their roster this summer.
Apr 15 - 1:41 AM

Markieff Morris contributed 14 points, nine rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in 30 minutes during a losing effort on Tuesday.

Markieff is the only Suns' player to appear in all 82 games this season and his durability helped him maintain top-70 fantasy value despite a lengthy mid-season slump. The Suns' record tanked once they traded away Isaiah Thomas and acquired Brandon Knight, leaving them a minimum of 4.5 games outside of the playoff hunt. Better luck next year.
Apr 15 - 1:38 AM

Archie Goodwin made another fill-in start for the Suns on Tuesday, finishing a loss to the visiting Clippers with 18 points, two 3-pointers, three rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes.

Goodwin shot 6-of-11 from the field and the only negatives were 4-of-7 free throws and a game-high five turnovers. His upside may be capped if both Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight are healthy for Phoenix in 2015-16, but Goodwin has at least emerged as a legitimate 'watch' candidate heading into next year's fantasy drafts -- especially if Knight goes elsewhere as a restricted free agent.
Apr 15 - 1:36 AM


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