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April 15, 2015 Updates

For the second consecutive year, a point guard in his first season with the Suns was leaving US Airways Center after an injury-marred, non-playoff season and heading into restricted free agency. But Brandon Knight does not sound like he wants any part of the summer-long saga that teammate Eric Bledsoe had last year before agreeing to a deal in late September. Unlike Bledsoe's non-committal approach to free agency after last season ended, Knight expressed a desire to return to Phoenix on Wednesday when the Suns met as a team and had individual exit interviews with team brass. "If it can be quick and easy, that's the best thing," Knight said. "You don't want to go through a fight or anything like that or you don't want to drag it out as well. Definitely don't want anything that leads up to training camp. For me, it's just about doing what's best for me and my family and the Suns will do the same. I'm optimistic about the situation. I like it here. I like the way I've been treated so far. Top-class organization. I'm looking forward to a future with the Suns." Arizona Republic

The Suns can match any offer sheet that Knight might sign with another team in July or offer him an additional year that no other team can do. "I enjoy my time here," Knight said. "I look forward to being here in the future and we'll see what happens this summer but I'm optimistic about returning next summer." Arizona Republic

“Of course you want to play. That’s why we do what we do,” Price said. “You want to play. But you just never know. You never know what’s ahead. Whatever role is my role, I’ll embrace it, whether it’s being here as a third guard and being kind of a security blanket or whatever you want to call it. I’m at the stage of my career where I want to win and I want to be able to help a team out in whatever needs they need me to do so. That’s something I would love to come back and be a part of this organization next year. We’ll see how it works out.” Los Angeles Daily News

Detroit Pistons big man and 2015 unrestricted free agent Greg Monroe doesn't want to talk about the specifics of his free agency during the season. But he did say on Wednesday morning that he will be willing to meet with the New York Knicks and president Phil Jackson this summer. “If they’re interested, I’m going to,” Monroe said after the Pistons shootaround at Madison Square Garden. ESPN.com

League sources confirm that Monroe will be a top target for the Knicks in free agency. Recent reports have stated that Monroe will be the team’s top priority. “He will definitely be near the top of the list," one league source with knowledge of the team's thinking said earlier this week. ESPN.com

Monroe doesn't envision having a “prolonged” decision-making process this summer. He can meet with teams on July 1. "Obviously, I won’t get all the fanfare that some of the bigger free agents might get, so I’ll meet those people that are interested and I’ll go from there," Monroe said. "I’m gonna talk to whoever wants to talk." ESPN.com

Leones de Ponce announced the signing of Eric Griffin. The player comes from the Texas Legends where he has averaged 19 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists this season. Sportando

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