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September 15, 2014 Updates

The National Basketball Association and the NBA Development League, the official minor league of the NBA, today announced the full list of affiliations between NBA and NBA D-League teams for the 2014-15 season, including an all-time high 17 single-affiliation partnerships. The Detroit Pistons (Grand Rapids Drive), Memphis Grizzlies (Iowa Energy), New York Knicks (Westchester Knicks), Orlando Magic (Erie BayHawks), Phoenix Suns (Bakersfield Jam) and Utah Jazz (Idaho Stampede) all entered into single affiliation relationships with their NBA D-League affiliate during the offseason. Additionally, the NBA D-League has implemented a new flexible assignment system which will enable the 13 independent NBA teams to continue to assign players to the NBA D-League for development or rehabilitation. NBA.com

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The Suns could become even more of a family business. Having already teamed Markieff and Marcus Morris, the Suns are among six teams giving consideration to signing Zoran Dragic for the coming season. The Suns have expressed interest in Goran Dragic's younger brother, along with Cleveland, Dallas, Indiana, Sacramento and San Antonio. Zoran Dragic, 25, is supposed to report this weekend for his new contract extension with Spanish club Unicaja Malaga but he does have an NBA escape clause to leave this year. It includes a $1.1 million buyout, of which an NBA team could contribute a maximum of $600,000. Arizona Republic

Zoran's presence in Phoenix would be a considerable help to the Suns' hopes of retaining Goran next year, when he can become a free agent, but Goran already has expressed a desire to remain with the Suns. Adding Zoran would also further load up a Suns backcourt that already has Goran, Isaiah Thomas, Gerald Green, Archie Goodwin, Tyler Ennis and, it is assumed, Eric Bledsoe. Arizona Republic

September 11, 2014 Updates

Might Southwest Airlines be interested in splashing its bold new look on a certain downtown Phoenix arena about to lose its longtime airline sponsor? Kevin Krone, the airline's chief marketing officer, didn't rule out the possibility of exploring a deal to replace US Airways as the name sponsor of the US Airways Center but noted that naming rights deals are generally too pricey for cost-conscious Southwest. "We always look at local markets and think about opportunities like that,'' Krone said during an interview about Southwest's makeover this week. "A lot of times they're expensive and things that we can't afford because at the end of the day we want to make sure we are able to profitably offer low fares.'' Arizona Republic

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Eric Bledsoe's whereabouts never have included Phoenix since the end of the regular season in April. Bledsoe has not even been close with his recent locales. He mostly has been training and with his family in his hometown of Birmingham. He popped into Atlanta a week ago for a party and workout with college buddy John Wall. He spent some of last week in Cleveland for a workout with LeBron James that was marked by James prodding the Suns with a "PHX break bread" Instagram post regarding Bledsoe, his fellow Klutch Sports Group client. Arizona Republic

September 6, 2014 Updates

With the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, the NBA will not have a third "American" arena. Rather than update the name of the Phoenix Suns' arena, what formerly was known as America West Arena and now US Airways Center will soon move from the airline's branding. The Heat play at AmericanAirlines Arena, with the Dallas Mavericks playing at the American Airlines Center. "Three branded arenas in one major sports league is not the best use of our marketing resources,'' the company said in an employee newsletter, according to the Arizona Republic. "The NBA has rules pertaining to the unique names of each arena and we have long-term deals in place with Dallas and Miami.'' South Florida Sun-Sentinel

September 5, 2014 Updates

Bledsoe’s future with his current team, the Phoenix Suns, has been the subject of much speculation in the off-season due to wage demands and contract negotiations. It’s even more complicated because Bledsoe is a restricted free agent, making any conventional transfer practices expensive and/or difficult. Considering Bledsoe hasn’t spoken with the Suns organization in four months according to CBS Sports, the caption James posted for the above photo on his Instagram profile is very interesting. “Great work today lil bro @ebled2!! Future All-Star in this league in no time. PHX break bread. #Klutch #Work #GymRats #StriveForGreatness” For The Win

 

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