Player News - Suns

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Tyson Chandler has agreed to a deal with the Suns worth $52 million over four years.

Well, we have our first surprise of the day. Additionally, the Suns are going to bring Chandler to their meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge. The Suns had some issues with center because Alex Len just couldn't stay healthy, but now they have two terrific rim protectors. Len is no longer a fantasy sleeper for next year while Chandler should be a double-double guy with blocks in an up-tempo style. Of course, the Suns signing a 32-year-old big man to a four-year deal carries some serious risk.
Jul 1 - 3:15 PM

The Suns and Brandon Knight have agreed on a five-year, $70 million deal.

The Suns now have two guards with five-year, $70 million deals with Eric Bledsoe getting one last year. Coach Jeff Hornacek has been a fan of two-PG lineups, but both guys are more than capable of being shooting guards. However, both are sub-par passers and it'll be interesting to see if Knight can build off his breakout 2014-15 season.
Jul 1 - 2:58 PM

The Clippers have expressed interest in free agent small forward Gerald Green.

Green is as streaky as they come, but he would significantly improve the Clippers' bench and would be a lot of fun to watch in Lob City. The Celtics also have interest in Green, but the Clippers will likely prioritize re-signing DeAndre Jordan before they do anything else. On a side note, there is a growing belief that Paul Pierce could return to Washington, so this could explain why the Clippers are interested in Green.
Jul 1 - 1:50 AM

Free agent Brandan Wright is reportedly drawing interest from the Clippers, Grizzlies, Mavericks, Pacers and Suns.

The seven-year veteran has intriguing per-minute fantasy potential, but he's unlikely to start no matter where he lands this summer. The Grizzlies' interest in him may be an indication that they're resigned to losing backup center Kosta Koufos in free agency.
Jun 30 - 7:28 PM

Tyson Chandler will draw "significant interest" from the Bucks as an unrestricted free agent.

If the Mavs are able to pry away DeAndre Jordan from the Clippers, that will likely signify the end of Chandler's time in Dallas. Jason Kidd won a championship playing alongside Chandler with the Mavs back in 2011, and he reportedly loves him, so Milwaukee could emerge as a legitimate landing spot for Chandler.
Jun 30 - 7:00 PM

Coach Jeff Hornacek denied reports that the Suns are looking to deal Eric Bledsoe.

"Eric is a big part of our future and there was no entertainment of that," Hornacek said. With the Suns reportedly set to offer Brandon Knight a five-year, $70 million deal, it's not going to be easy to have two of those deals essentially for just one position -- they would obviously play next to each other a lot. Expect plenty more Bledsoe rumors in the next couple weeks.
Jun 29 - 4:39 PM

Suns extend a qualifying contract offer to G Brandon Knight.

This is just to make him a restricted free agent. Phoenix is expected to re-sign its trade deadline acquisition to a five-year, $70 million deal when free agency opens this week.
Jun 29 - 1:55 PM

The Kings are "expected to express interest" in an Eric Bledsoe trade, a source told the Sporting News.

This reads more like speculation than reporting, so take it for what it's worth. The author writes that a Bledsoe acquisition could be a way to appease Cousins, but the Kings should be more concerned about building a sustainable winner vs. pacifying individual personalities on a volatile roster. Phoenix is not close to a deal with any club for its $70 million guard.
Jun 29 - 12:17 PM
Alex Len - C - Suns

The Suns will look for backup centers for Alex Len in free agency.

Names like Kosta Koufos and Alexis Ajinca could be in the mix, but that's just speculation. Phoenix is committed to Len as its starter, but with his history of ankle issues, the Suns would be wise to prioritize bringing in a very capable backup.
Jun 29 - 9:18 AM

Brandon Knight is expected to sign a five-year, $70M deal with the Suns when free agency opens this week, according to Bucks beat writer Gery Woelfel.

If true, that's the exact same deal Phoenix gave Eric Bledsoe, and that would be awfully interesting considering Bledsoe's name has been dangled in trade rumors all season long. GM Ryan McDonough also called re-signing Knight "one of our top priorities, if not the top priority." Despite playing just 11 games for the Suns and needing offseason ankle surgery, Phoenix apparently has no reservations about handing over $70 million to the young man. It's good to be in the NBA.
Jun 29 - 9:08 AM

The Mavericks will try to re-sign Tyson Chandler if unable to sign DeAndre Jordan, sources told ESPN Dallas.

Chandler previously said that he understands he's a second-tier option for Dallas behind Jordan, but the veteran center is going to have a stronger than anticipated market with so many teams desperate for rim protection. Chandler could really benefit from taking a short-term contract so he could cash in again before his career concludes.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jun 29 - 9:02 AM

ESPN's Marc Stein reports that there is "a growing feeling around the league" that the Suns will explore trade options for Eric Bledsoe if they first re-sign Brandon Knight.

Bucks writer Gery Woelfel reported on Saturday that Knight "will sign a five-year, $70 million contract with the Suns." That would apparently leave Bledsoe as the odd-man out in the Suns' backcourt, but he should have plenty of trade value despite the four years and $57 million remaining on his contract.
Jun 28 - 11:44 PM

The Suns are interested in re-signing Brandan Wright as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Wright would slot into a backup role in Phoenix playing behind Markieff Morris and Alex Len, so his fantasy outlook isn't great with the Suns. He averaged 7.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game through 40 games with the Suns last season, so he won't be much more than a shot blocking specialist in deep leagues if he is retained by Phoenix.
Jun 28 - 4:18 PM

The Suns will make re-signing Brandon Knight as a restricted free agent a priority this offseason.

"He's a guy who made a good impression on us," Ryan McDonough said of Knight. "He's certainly one of our top priorities, if not the top priority. We want a quick process with all of our guys, him included. We've got good vibes from him about his time in Phoenix. I imagine he will be one of the first guys we call, if not the first." The Suns will have the ability to match any offer Knight receives on the open market, so the odds are in Phoenix's favor of retaining his services.
Jun 28 - 4:12 PM

Tyson Chandler understands that he is the second-choice center behind DeAndre Jordan in regards to Dallas' free agency plans, but he is not letting that bother him.

"No, because business is business," Chandler said when asked if he was bothered about being Dallas' second choice at center. "And at the end of the day, I get it. The franchise [has] to make the best decision for the franchise. Of course, I still feel like I can go, still have a lot to give. But at the end of the day, I feel like I’ll make the best decision for myself and my family and the Mavericks will make the best decision for the organization." The Mavericks will likely do everything they can to sign Jordan this summer, and Chandler would likely have to leave town if Jordan ends up going to Dallas.
Source: ESPN
Jun 28 - 11:13 AM

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