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  1. Kevin Durant, Michael Beasley starred at Goodman League’s Roundball Classic

    Aug 31, 2013, 12:37 PM EDT

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    The allure of pro-am basketball isn’t what it was during the 2011 NBA lockout, but watching the best players in the world play basketball — wherever they’re at and regardless of their opponents — is still fun to watch on a lazy August day. And, because of that, we’re bringing you highlights of the 2013…

  2. It’s official: Caron Butler traded to Milwaukee Bucks

    Aug 29, 2013, 5:59 PM EDT

    Caron Butler

    The Milwaukee Bucks get a Racine native who can help them out immediately at the three, where Carlos Delfino could be a little slow to come around following off-season foot surgery. The Phoenix Suns saved more than $5 million and brought in a couple interesting young pieces. The trade we first told you about last…

  3. Report: Suns’ Butler to Bucks trade for Smith, Kravtsov; finalized Thursday

    Aug 29, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Caron Butler

    We brought you news of this potential trade last night and now you wake up to the news that the deal is all but official. The Suns have agreed to trade Caron Butler to the Milwaukee Bucks for guard Ish Smith and center Slava Kravtsov, reports Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic. The deal will…

  4. Caron Butler says he’s willing to mentor Michael Beasley

    Aug 22, 2013, 10:02 PM EDT

    Caron Butler

    It’s highly unlikely that Michael Beasley will still be a member of the Phoenix Suns by the time training camps open at the end of September. But if he is still on the roster, the team’s newest veteran would be happy to take a crack at steering him in the right direction. Caron Butler came…

  5. Matt Barnes says Shabazz Muhammad getting sent home from NBA’s Rookie Transition Program is ‘BS’

    Aug 7, 2013, 11:02 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v San Antonio Spurs

    Timberwolves rookie Shabazz Muhammad was sent home early from the NBA’s Rookie Transition Program for a blatant violation of the event’s rules. The infraction itself wasn’t at all that serious; Muhammad apparently had a female guest in his room hours after being informed that it wasn’t allowed. But rules are rules, and as a rookie…

  6. Timberwolves’ Shabazz Muhammad kicked out of NBA’s Rookie Transition Program

    Aug 7, 2013, 2:59 PM EDT

    NBA: Summer League-Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns

    Shabazz Muhammad has already endured his fair share of controversy for a rookie that has yet to play in an NBA game. The controversy doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon, however, as the Minnesota Timberwolves’ first-round pick got into some trouble at the NBA’s Rookie Transition Program this weekend. Muhammad was sent home Tuesday…

  7. Suns could use the stretch provision to painlessly rid themselves of Michael Beasley

    Aug 6, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    Michael Beasley was already entering the 2013-14 season with the Suns on thin ice, and that was before his latest run-in with local authorities that was his third such incident in the past eight months. Beasley was at the core of some of the problems in Phoenix early last season, and it became evident by…

  8. Michael Beasley arrested on possession of marijuana charges

    Aug 6, 2013, 2:18 PM EDT

    Michael Beasley

    Michael Beasley once told David Kahn that his days of smoking marijuana were in the past. They were apparently in the future too, though, because the Phoenix Suns forward was arrested early Tuesday morning after a Scottsdale police officer smelled marijuana after stopping the former No. 2 pick for a traffic violation. Beasley has had…

  9. Suns’ Michael Beasley under investigation for sexual assault

    May 7, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT

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    Phoenix Suns’ forward Michael Beasley is under investigation by Scottsdale police for a potential sexual assault back on Jan. 13, according to ABC News 15 in Phoenix. “At this point we can only say the investigation is ongoing,” said David Pubins, Scottsdale police spokesman. “We are interviewing those involved and processing any physical evidence we…

  10. Suns part ways with GM Lance Blanks

    Apr 22, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT

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    The Suns have parted ways with GM Lance Blanks, the team announced on Monday via official release. The move doesn’t come as a huge surprise, considering that president of basketball operations Lon Babby was just given a two-year contract extension, and some organizational changes were obviously necessary in the wake of the dismal 25-57 season…

  11. Marcin Gortat says lack of character in younger players a big problem for the Suns

    Apr 18, 2013, 6:12 PM EDT

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    PHOENIX — Marcin Gortat was among the veteran Suns players who weren’t at all happy with the way this season went in Phoenix. Along with Goran Dragic and Jared Dudley, Gortat is a holdover from better times the team experienced while playing with the likes of Steve Nash and Grant Hill, two of the game’s…

  12. Timberwolves owner says he hasn’t decided if GM Kahn will be back

    Apr 15, 2013, 11:01 AM EDT

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    We have taken our fair share of shots at Timberwolves’ GM David Kahn over the years, and he made some bad gambles this year (Brandon Roy), but the disappointment of this season in Minnesota is not on him — injuries to Ricky Rubio (miss half of season after ACL), Kevin Love (broke his hand twice)…

  13. Michael Beasley says he’s stopped listening to everybody, including his coaches

    Apr 6, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    PHOENIX — Michael Beasley put together a stellar performance for the second straight game on Friday, pouring in 25 points on 12-17 shooting to keep the Suns within striking distance during their closer-than-expected loss to the Warriors. The effort against Golden State came after a 13-point outing in 17 minutes of playing time during a…

  14. Warriors one win from clinching a playoff spot after coming from 18 points down get win over Suns

    Apr 6, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Phoenix Suns

    PHOENIX — The Warriors are one win from clinching a playoff spot for the first time since 2007, thanks to an effort which saw them come from 18 points down on the road to get a 111-107 win over the Suns on Friday. Phoenix got off to a hot start behind 15 first quarter points…

  15. Shannon Brown not happy about recent string of DNP-CDs

    Feb 26, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

    Shannon Brown, Jared Dudley

    The Suns are unquestionably in a rebuilding mode, and after trying (but mostly failing) to win games during the first half of the season by putting the players on the floor who would give them the best chance to do so, the team is now focused on the future and developing its young talent. That…

  16. NBA Power Rankings: Hot hot Heat move back to top spot

    Feb 25, 2013, 4:33 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Atlanta Hawks

    It looks like the Miami Heat have started to get focused and in the West it is the Spurs, Thunder and everyone else. The rest of the league has less than two months to state their case that they can knock one of those big three off. 1. Heat (40-14, last week ranked No. 2).…

  17. Rockets trade Marcus Morris to Suns for future pick

    Feb 20, 2013, 8:21 PM EDT

    Marcus Morris

    The small deals are beginning to trickle in as the trade deadline approaches, and although this one involves three teams, it’s not exactly likely to send huge seismic waves throughout the league at large. From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: The Houston Rockets have traded Marcus Morris to the Phoenix Suns for a future second-round…

  18. Kevin Durant with the vicious throw-down on Suns’ Morris (VIDEO)

    Feb 9, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Kevin Durant, Markeiff Morris

    Showing highlights of one of the best teams in the league putting the wood to one of the worst seems a little crass, but when we’re talking about a play like this from one of the game’s biggest stars, it simply can’t go unnoticed. Midway through the second quarter of a game the Thunder ended…

  19. Wednesday And-1 links: The YOLO All-Star team

    Feb 6, 2013, 8:02 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls' Nate Robinson goes to the basket against Brooklyn Nets' Keith Bogans during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Chicago

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • The incomparable Lang Whitaker put together his YOLO All-Star team for GQ. You…

  20. Suns’ Beasley cited for speeding, driving with suspended license, more

    Feb 4, 2013, 6:14 PM EDT

    Michael Beasley

    The roller coaster that is Michael Beasley‘s season in Phoenix continues, with this new and latest info being a big drop that comes with an off-the-court incident. Last month Beasley was pulled over and cited, nearly arrested then released for a wide variety of traffic violations, reports Arizonasports.com after looking at police records. According to…

  21. Michael Beasley, after missing 11 of 13 shots in loss to Dallas: ‘I shot the ball great tonight.’ He was serious.

    Feb 2, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Lindsey Hunter, Michael Beasley

    PHOENIX — When the Suns signed Michael Beasley as a free agent last summer, they had high hopes that by immersing him in their offense-first system, he’d turn out to be the team’s main scoring threat on a very consistent basis. It hasn’t exactly worked out that way for Beasley in his first season in…

  22. Thursday And-1 Links: Andre Iguodala talks defense

    Jan 31, 2013, 6:42 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Dallas Mavericks

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • If you read one thing this week, it should be Matt Moore at…

  23. Baseline to Baseline recaps: For one night at least Celtics look fine post-Rondo

    Jan 31, 2013, 9:34 AM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Boston Celtics

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while thinking you may have finally found the perfect job… Suns 92, Lakers 86: Ouch. You can apply that one word sentence to Dwight Howard’s shoulder, he left the game midway through the fourth quarter and did not return, seeming to aggravate his…

  24. Lakers lose to Suns in Nash’s return to Phoenix

    Jan 31, 2013, 4:19 AM EDT

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    PHOENIX — Steve Nash returned to Phoenix for the first time as a member of the Lakers on Wednesday, after leaving the Suns team he played eight seasons for via a sign-and-trade deal that sent him to Los Angeles last summer. It hasn’t turned out to be a better situation for Nash with his new…

  25. Three Stars of the Night: Be Easy

    Jan 31, 2013, 2:25 AM EDT

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    This is catnip for the Lakers haters out there. The Lakers had all this positive momentum, Kobe Bryant was a new man, and all they had to do was keep it going against Phoenix. Easy, right? But instead, in what has to feel like rock bottom, the Lakers were put away by Michael Beasley. Yes,…

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