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  • Phoenix Suns forward Marquese Chriss (0) shoots as Utah Jazz center Boris Diaw (33) defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    The Suns’ future depends on development of shooters

    These days the NBA is more nuanced, and it's more about pace and space. The Phoenix Suns' starting lineup doesn't have the space.
  • Phoenix Suns forward Derrick Jones Jr., center, advances the ball up court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against Dallas Mavericks, Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Phoenix. The Suns defeated the Mavericks 124-111. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

    Suns’ Derrick Jones Jr. asked to score more in NBA Summer League

    To earn minutes last season, Derrick Jones Jr. had to prove himself defensively, even against the MVP of the league, Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook.
  • Phoenix Suns guard Tyler Ulis, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Suns Summer League notes: Tyler Ulis going through withdrawals

    Nothing beats playing, and that’s what makes this so hard for Phoenix Suns point guard Tyler Ulis. He can’t play in NBA Summer League.
  • Phoenix Suns second-round draft pick Davon Reed speaks to the media during the NBA basketball team's news conference Friday, June 23, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Phoenix Suns sign second-round pick Davon Reed

    The Phoenix Suns have signed second-round pick Davon Reed. The team announced the deal Thursday with the 6-foot-6 former University of Miami guard.
  • Phoenix Suns forward Marquese Chriss (0) dunks over Charlotte Hornets center Frank Kaminsky III in the third quarter during an NBA basketball game, Thursday, March 2, 2017, in Phoenix. Phoenix defeated Charlotte 120-103. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Marquese Chriss’ summer focus: To get in shape, mid-season shape

    Four days. That’s how much time Suns forward Marquese Chriss allowed himself to take off at the end of the season before he was back in the gym.
  • Mike James (middle) signed his first NBA contract with the Suns and will compete in his second Summer League with the Suns in Las Vegas. In 2015, James scored 32 points in the Las Vegas Summer League championship against the San Antonio Spurs. (Photo by Greg Macafee/Cronkite News)

    After stops including Eastern Arizona, Croatia, Italy, James back with Suns

    Point guard Mike James gets second chance with Suns after successful 5-year career overseas.
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    The 2017 Summer Suns mark the beginning for the team’s core four

    The Phoenix Suns have their core four players for the future and their play in the 2017 Summer League in Las Vegas is the beginning of their journey.
  • Phoenix Suns forward Dragan Bender, left, and Dallas Mavericks guard Nicolas Brussino chase down a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Phoenix. The Suns defeated the Mavericks 124-111. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

    Dragan Bender wants to put his game ‘on a different level’ for Phoenix Suns

    Eyebrows were raised recently when Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson mentioned Dragan Bender and point guard in the same sentence.
  • The Phoenix Suns' Summer League team practices Tuesday. (Twitter photo/ @timringTV)

    Suns Summer League notes: Josh Jackson concentrates on basketball

    The Phoenix Suns' first-round pick Josh Jackson had his first practice as a member of the team for the upcoming Las Vegas Summer League.
  • Phoenix Suns' Dragan Bender (35) gets fouled by Denver Nuggets’ Mateusz Ponitka (20) to send him to the free throw for two shots and to break the tie score with one second on the clock in the NBA Summer League quarterfinal game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, July 16, 2016, in Las Vegas. Bender missed the free throws but the Suns still won 82-81 in overtime. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

    Phoenix Suns announce roster for NBA Summer League in Las Vegas

    The Phoenix Suns have announced their roster for the NBA's Summer League in Las Vegas.
  • Phoenix Suns' Mike James dribbles the ball during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game against Utah Jazz Tuesday, July 14, 2015, in Las Vegas. Phoenix Suns won 91-82. (AP Photo/Ronda Churchill)

    Phoenix Suns sign point guard Mike James

    The Phoenix Suns have added a point guard to their roster, signing 26-year-old Mike James.
  • Phoenix Suns first-round NBA basketball draft pick Josh Jackson holds his jersey, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Phoenix Suns sign fourth overall pick Josh Jackson

    The Phoenix Suns announced Monday they have signed fourth overall pick Josh Jackson.
  • Phoenix Suns guard Leandro Barbosa (19) drives past Boston Celtics forward Gerald Green in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Phoenix Suns waive guard Leandro Barbosa

    The Phoenix Suns will not be picking up the $4 million salary of guard Leandro Barbosa for next season, as reported by Arizona Sports' Craig Grialou..
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    What’s next for Suns in free agency after striking out on Griffin, Millsap?

    NBA free agency is now past its first weekend and the two developments have been the West getting even stronger and teams afraid of long-term commitments.
  • Phoenix Suns' P.J. Tucker gestures after being called for a foul during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Former Suns forward P.J. Tucker agrees to deal with Houston Rockets

    Former Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker is reportedly moving on to his third NBA team.