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  1. Suns did not draft Kendall Marshall for his athleticism

    Jun 28, 2012, 9:47 PM EDT

    North Carolina Marshall reacts after scoring against the Creighton during a college basketball game in Greensboro

    Kendall Marshall was selected by the Suns with the 13th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, and by listening to the team’s GM Lance Blanks — as well as to the loud applause that rained down from the team’s war room as the pick was announced — it was clear that the organization was…

  2. Report: Suns will enter the chase for free agent Ray Allen

    Jun 28, 2012, 5:26 PM EDT

    Ray Allen

    Youth movement? What youth movement? The Phoenix Suns have admitted they need to upgrade their roster if they plan to keep Steve Nash from leaving them as a free agent this summer (even though they do have the advantage of being able to offer more money than anyone else). So, how about Ray Allen to…

  3. Nash keeps free agent cards close to vest, but likes Knicks over Nets

    Jun 28, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Steve Nash

    All speculation about where Steve Nash will land as a free agent shares one major flaw — Steve Nash doesn’t know yet. No doubt he has some preliminary thoughts, but speaking at his annual charity soccer game in New York he wasn’t really spilling any information. Via Marc Spears of Yahoo. “You can go down…

  4. Before you say Nash will play for less money, listen to him

    Jun 25, 2012, 4:57 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Phoenix Suns

    It’s all over the Internet and my twitter timeline: “Steve Nash really wants a ring and will come play for the Knicks/Heat/Lakers/Bulls/whoever for next to nothing so he can be on a winner.” Um, you may want to ask him about that. They did on ESPN radio Monday and Marc Berman of the New York…

  5. Just a reminder, teams can use amnesty for week staring July 11

    Jun 25, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT

    Metta World Peace

    There are a whole lot of interesting amnesty clause questions out there this season — will the Heat use it on Mike Miller? Will the Lakers use it on Metta World Peace? How quickly will the Suns use it on Josh Childress? Here is a quick reminder of how the Amnesty Clause works. • Teams…

  6. Amare Stoudemire apologizes for using gay slur on twitter

    Jun 25, 2012, 12:01 PM EDT

    Amare Stoudemire

    I don’t think agents and team officials can remind players of this enough — if you say it on twitter it is like saying it to a reporter. Even if you send a direct message to a fan. Amare Stoudemire forgot this for a second and sent a fan a gay slur on twitter, something…

  7. Who will Heat target in free agency? Just about everyone.

    Jun 25, 2012, 10:25 AM EDT

    Steve Nash, Grant Hill

    The party is still going on in Miami — they will be parading through downtown with the Larry O’Brien trophy on Monday and a whole lot of people are going to be “sick” from work to get down and be part of the festivities. But in the Miami front office, there is no break. They…

  8. Jeremy Lin, union wins “Bird rights” arbitration, which is good for Knicks

    Jun 22, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

    Injured New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin reacts during pregame ceremonies before the Knicks play against the Miami Heat in Game 2 of their first round NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoffs in Miami

    The New York Knicks offseason just got brighter. In an unexpected decision, an arbitrator ruled for Jeremy Lin, Steve Novak — backed by the NBA players union — saying that players picked up on waivers (like Lin and Novak were) can be re-signed by their team using their “Bird rights” (the rights of a team…

  9. Nets, Suns, Blazers and Knicks on Raymond Felton’s radar

    Jun 22, 2012, 8:31 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Golden State Warriors

    Free agent point guard Raymond Felton wants to play in a system that works for him next year. Of course, what he really wants to do is get the largest paycheck possible. But after that it’s about fit — he wants to be in an up-tempo offense again, Felton told SCNow.com (which is the combined…

  10. Steve Nash says he will listen to offer from Knicks

    Jun 20, 2012, 5:54 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Phoenix Suns

    The dream of some Knicks fans to sure Steve Nash to their team is not dead. It’s not likely. But it’s not dead either. Nash himself admitted he’d listen to an offer from New York when he becomes a free agent July 1. From ESPN (via IamaGM): “The Knicks are a great franchise and I…

  11. Andre Miller having discussions about return to Denver

    Jun 19, 2012, 5:37 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Five

    There’s an interesting free agent point guard class. Deron Williams is the big catch while Steve Nash could be a great short-term boost to some team. Then there are interesting players who could really help the right team. Like Andre Miller, the veteran point who was in Denver last year. Ty Lawson is the future…

  12. Sessions opts out, becomes free agent; Lakers need a PG again

    Jun 19, 2012, 12:29 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    That turned out to be the definition of a rental… Lakers point guard Ramon Sessions — who the team picked up at the trade deadline, sending their first-round pick to Cleveland — has opted out of his deal and will become a free agent, reports Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times. He was to…

  13. Report: Dion Waiters lottery promise from Phoenix

    Jun 14, 2012, 10:14 AM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Ohio State v Syracuse

    One day into the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago last week, Syracuse guard Dion Waiters shut it down — he was not working out for any more teams. That means he got a draft promise from some team. Who? How about the Phoenix Suns at No. 13? That was the early rumor and that’s what…

  14. Monday And-1 links: An oral history of the Dream Team

    Jun 11, 2012, 3:08 PM EDT

    Image (1) Dream-Team-thumb-250x274-18169.jpg for post 3660

    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 like Texans love barbeque. • If you read just one thing today, make it…

  15. Report: Heat to go after Andre Miller as free agent

    Jun 6, 2012, 11:40 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Five

    Miami clearly needs something. Is that something a new, quality point guard? Is a guy used to having the ball in his hands and creating shots for others going to mesh with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade on the court? But the point guard line of thinking seems to have gained some momentum. There have…

  16. Miami’s next step: Figure out how to be a team

    Jun 6, 2012, 6:06 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Five

    With the game and maybe the season on the line, the Miami Heat were what they have been since October of 2010 — individuals. Dwyane Wade was the guy with the ball, standing out top and attacking off the dribble trying to find a seam to slice through. LeBron James was in the corner, motionless,…

  17. Someone likely makes run at Asik, but Bulls will match

    Jun 5, 2012, 5:32 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - Game Two

    Quality big men are at a premium in the NBA and so any time one comes on the market teams have to overpay to keep them. See DeAndre Jordan‘s contract. It will not be that rich, but the same principle is in play with the the Bulls this summer and Omer Asik. The Turkish big…

  18. Suns GM Lance Blanks talks NBA Draft needs, says team will target perimeter players

    Jun 5, 2012, 12:14 PM EDT

    lance-blanks-suns

    It’s not an understatement to say that the Phoenix Suns face one of the most critical summers in their franchise history. The numerous, difficult decisions that lie ahead may shape not only the way next season turns out, but the next several. And they will largely be made by second-year general manager Lance Blanks. The…

  19. Woodson says Lin is Knicks starting point guard. For now.

    Jun 5, 2012, 10:09 AM EDT

    Jeremy Lin, Mike Woodson

    Coaches or general managers talking about their team’s roster right now should come with an asterisk. Rosters are going to undergo shifts this summer, from minor to major, and what is true today could be wrong by July 15. So put an asterisk on what Knicks coach Mike Woodson is saying about Jeremy Lin right…

  20. Look for Portland, Brooklyn to make big-money run at Nash

    Jun 4, 2012, 8:47 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Phoenix Suns

    We told you the Chicago Bulls may reach out to Steve Nash and see if the veteran point guard wants to play for them for the league minimum. But if Nash is willing to play for that price to chase a ring he will have his choice of destinations — Miami, New York, Dallas, Los…

  21. The Bulls, Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, and walking the walk vs. talking the talk

    Jun 3, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    Derrick Rose

    See, here’s the problem with the superstar team-up era. The Chicago Bulls have put together a team that features a perennial MVP candidate at 23, an All-Star wing defender who can shoot, a hyper-active emotional powderkeg with some offensive skills built in at seven-feet, a deep bench, some microwave scorers… and Carlos Boozer. (No one’s…

  22. Report: Suns have interest in Alonzo Gee

    Jun 3, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

    Manny Harris, Samardo Samuels, Jamario Moon, Alonzo Gee, Ramon Sessions

    Alonzo Gee is what you might call a value free-agent this summer. The Cavs forward has athleticism, youth on his side, a versatile skill-set, and strong upside. But he hasn’t played well enough or under a big enough microscope to carry with him serious buzz. So teams are going to get their shot at making…

  23. Report: Suns to pursue Deron Williams. What, is Magic Johnson unavailable?

    Jun 2, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v New Jersey Nets

    The New York Daily News reports that if Steve Nash leaves the Suns in free agency, the Suns will make a bid for Deron Williams. “If they lose Steve, then they plan to go after Deron, hard,” said a person with knowledge of the Suns’ plans. “They know he loves golf and they’re going to…

  24. Suns coach Gentry “feels good” about Suns keeping Nash

    May 31, 2012, 12:02 PM EDT

    Steve Nash

    Steve Nash’s free agency is going to be interesting. Nobody would really begrudge him if he went and chased a ring, but if he’s going to do that in the most logical place, Miami, he’ll be doing it for the veteran minimum. He could go to the Knicks, Lakers, pretty much wherever he wants if…

  25. What would it mean for teams to win NBA Draft Lottery

    May 29, 2012, 7:59 PM EDT

    Final Four - Louisville v Kentucky

    Fates will be decided by some bouncing balls and random numbers Wednesday. Not just the fate of lock No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis (and guys like Andre Drummond, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Thomas Robinson and many more). It’s the fate of franchises (and general managers) that will be decided. What would it mean to the 14…

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