Tag:Phoenix Suns
Posted on: September 2, 2009 11:22 am

Stoudemire happy to be back on court

Amare Stoudemire had his first taste of on-court competition since Feb. 18 on Tuesday, participating in four-on-four half court games at a Suns voluntary workout at the US Airways Center.

After an injury layoff and perpetual trade rumors, Stoudemire said it felt great to get back to business, in quotes published by the Arizona Republic .

"Sometimes, I felt like it was going faster than I expected, as far as competition," Stoudemire said. "Other than that, I felt great. To finally be back out there with the guys and running sprints with them, I got my family back. It's almost like you ran away from home for a while. Now, you're back home and you feel how great it is to be around your family."
Category: NBA
Posted on: July 9, 2009 11:07 am

Celtics interested in Grant Hill?

The Boston Globe reports that the next free agent target for the Celtics could be none other than Phoenix Suns veteran Grant Hill .

Hill not only played for Doc Rivers when both were in Orlando, but is one of his neighbors in Winter Park, Fla.

"I can tell you that Grant and I meet a lot," Rivers said, as quoted by the Globe . "We go out to dinner a lot. I didn't see him play a whole bunch. I was with him the wrong time, but I just know the character and I know who he is. And I think he would be a good fit for any team that's trying to win the title right now -- Grant is going to help them."

Posted on: April 9, 2009 3:17 pm

Hill wants to return to Suns (maybe)

The Arizona Republic reports that veteran forward Grant Hill would like to return to the Suns next season, but only if the team's goals remain in line with his own -- to advance in the playoffs.

"It depends on what the goals and objectives are," Hill said. "I think we can still be competitive in the West. My gut tells me they want to continue to compete in the West. I get the feeling they want me back and I want to be back."



Category: NBA
Posted on: March 31, 2009 11:32 am

Bulls would pursue deal for Chris Bosh

The Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports that the Chicago Bulls will definitely be interested in dealing for Chris Bosh , if the Raptors All-Star hits the market.

The story notes that the Bulls would be more interested in Bosh than Amare Stoudemire , if the Suns keep him available. The belief is that Bosh would fit in better with the Bulls and the team is more convinced that Bosh would make a good teammate, and are not as sold on Stoudemire in that regard.

The Bulls would have their work cut out for them if they pursued Bosh. There are numerous teams that would be in the running for Bosh if he were available, including New York, Golden State, Miami and Utah. The story also speculates that the Raptors could reach out to the Lakers and try to get Pau Gasol in exchange for Bosh.

Posted on: March 6, 2009 12:41 pm

Surgeon rules out Stoudemire return for playoffs

The Arizona Republic reports that the eye surgeon who operated on Amare Stoudemire 's detached retina has completely ruled out any chance that Stoudemire might return to assist the Suns during the playoffs, if Phoenix makes the cut.

When Stoudemire was initially announced as done for the season, there was some hope that he might be OK in time for the postseason. Not a chance, apparently.

"Not this season, not at all," Dr. Pravin Dugel said. "The Suns have the same goal - to make sure he can resume his career."

"It's very difficult to explain to anyone how serious this is. It's more serious than any knee or ankle surgery. The healing is excruciatingly slow and delicate."


Category: NBA
Posted on: March 4, 2009 10:52 am

Swift on his way to Phoenix

The Arizona Republic reports that C/F Stromile Swift -- recently waived by the New Jersey Nets -- will soon be signed by the Phoenix Suns.

Swift was expected to sign a deal for the pro-rated veteran's minimum once he passes a physical on Wednesday. He would also be eligible for the playoffs since his contract was bought out on Sunday.

Swift's agent Andy Miller said the Suns have assured Swift he'll get playing time.

"Stromile is very comfortable with the opportunity that seems to be there," he said. "The on-court opportunity is there, and Phoenix has made it clear it's there for him. It's an opportunistic system for him."

Posted on: February 17, 2009 11:01 am

Suns taking Stoudemire off the market?

At a practice session on Monday, Phoenix Suns General Manager Steve Kerr gave his players the impression that he is no longer seriously considering trading Amare Stoudemire in the wake of his dismissal of former head coach Terry Porter on Sunday.

"I'd like to keep what we have and go forward and see what we can do," Kerr said, according to a report in the Arizona Republic.

While talk has swirled in recent days that the Suns were flooded with a series of underwhelming offers for Stoudemire, the Chicago Bulls -- often regarded as a frontrunner in the Stoudemire sweepstakes -- may now be content to do without the All-Star.

The Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports that the Bulls have reconsidered how wise a trade for Stoudemire would be at this stage, with the Suns' high demands and the Bulls improving without Stoudemire. The story speculated that the Bulls may now set their sights on a player that offers better value at a cheaper price tag, or simply hold off on any deal and try to make a run at Chris Bosh when he becomes a free agent in 2010.


Posted on: February 10, 2009 12:11 pm
Edited on: February 10, 2009 12:11 pm

Report: Warriors can't make a deal happen

The San Fransisco Chronicle reports that the Warriors have inquired with Toronto about a possible trade for Chris Bosh , and also with Phoenix about the possibility of landing Amar'e Stoudemire . However, it looks as though the Warriors struck out on both proposals.

The story quoted a source as saying there were no serious trade talks going on between the Warriors and the Suns or Raptors, despite confirmation that the Warriors had reached out to both teams. The source further added that it looks unlikely that the Warriors will complete a trade by Feb. 19.

Other reports had stated that the Warriors offered Anthony Randolph and Andris Biedrins to Toronto for Bosh, and that the Raptors were not interested.

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