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November 25, 2014 Updates
November 24, 2014 Updates

Believe it or not, 2013-2014 Most Improved Player Goran did not ask the Suns’ front office to consider bringing his brother aboard. “To be honest I never mentioned my brother (to GM Ryan McDonough),” Goran said. “This summer when we played the World Cup, Ryan was in Barcelona and he called me. He wanted to take me to dinner and asked if I could bring my brother, so I didn’t know anything. I thought he was being polite. When we went to the restaurant he started asking questions to Zoran and I was like, what is going on? Then I heard all the rumors coming out on the internet, and I started thinking maybe this could happen.” Basketball Insiders

November 22, 2014 Updates

"I have a lot of respect for NBA players," Bledsoe said. "I was joking around. Obviously I went to Kentucky and then they played good." Bledsoe told reporters after the game he was informed prior to tip off that the tough treatment was coming, according to the Associated Press. Noel received his flagrant foul 1 just 30 seconds into the game when he slapped down hard on Bledsoe as he defended a driving attempt in the paint. Noel's swinging left hand appeared to make significant contact with Bledsoe's arms, and Bledsoe went crashing to the court. The flagrant foul 1 designation applies to contact that is deemed "unnecessary" and it does not require an immediate ejection. Sports Illustrated

November 21, 2014 Updates

You got the contract you wanted. But was this the situation you wanted, in Phoenix? Eric Bledsoe: "I was glad to stay here. We had a great time last year. We were winning games. I felt great about this team and the organization. I was grateful and happy to be here. They signed some guys, but I never worried about that." SI.com: Would you have signed that qualifying offer? Eric Bledsoe: "I already signed it. I just didn’t send it." Sports Illustrated

Even the lowly Sixers? Former Kentucky player Eric Bledsoe, now starring for the Phoenix Suns, said on Sirius XM Radio that if there were a seven-game series between the two teams, “I would definitely take Kentucky. I think Philly would maybe probably get one game." But the Sixers’ Tony Wroten, who has been in the NBA since 2012, with Memphis and Philadelphia, told Philly reporters that there would be a different outcome. “They can’t beat us,’’ Wroten said, and then referring to Bledsoe, “He’s crazy.’’ NBC New York

November 20, 2014 Updates

"Caldwell-Pope got it and you know he doesn't have any heart, so we knew he was going to miss," Morris said. Van Gundy wasn't going to let such an insult slide. "I'm not quite sure - maybe he knows - I'm not quite sure what Markieff Morris has accomplished in the league that gets him to the point of mouthing off," Van Gundy said after today's practice. "I mean, I don't like the mouthing off anyway. "It seems to me you should at least participate in a playoff game before you do. But maybe not, maybe that's not the standard anymore." Detroit Free Press

Caldwell-Pope was asked if he would remember the words when the Pistons face the Suns at Phoenix next month. "I'll keep it at heart," Caldwell-Pope said. Detroit Free Press

The Suns' Markieff Morris chose to focus on the Pistons' last shot. "Caldwell-Pope got it and you know he doesn't have any heart, so we knew he was going to miss," Morris said. Caldwell-Pope and Morris engaged a second-quarter shoving match that earned both of them technical fouls, which may have been the genesis of Morris' snark. Morris also got the late block on Jennings to help preserve the win. Booth Newspapers

The debate as to whether or not the University of Kentucky could defeat the lowly Philadelphia 76ers only intensified on Tuesday evening after the top-ranked Wildcats blew out fifth-ranked Kansas at the Champions Classic. At least one ex-Kentucky star, Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe, is on board with the notion. “I’m definitely taking Kentucky,” Bledsoe told Brian Geltzeiler and Malik Rose Wednesday morning on SiriusXM Radio when asked who would in a 7-game series. “I think Philly would get probably, maybe one game. I know they’re (Sixers fans) gonna be mad, but I love my Wildcats.ZagsBlog.com

November 19, 2014 Updates

The Pistons, who host the Phoenix Suns at 7:30 tonight, are 29th in the league through five home dates with a 14,485 average. Only the Milwaukee Bucks (14,047) are drawing less. Even the 76ers, who are not remotely trying to win games, have averaged 910 more fans per game than the Pistons. Booth Newspapers

While that might have been the idea at that time, that’s not the case now, as Dragic will have an “open” free agency, league sources told Sporting News. When Dragic opts out and becomes a free agent next July, he will be a sought-after commodity, and while Phoenix would get the first hearing, Dragic will have options. Sporting News

Among those options, according to sources, would be Houston — the team Dragic left in order to sign with Phoenix in 2012. The Rockets are well-stocked with point guards, but nearly all, including starter Patrick Beverley, can become free agents next summer. Sporting News

The Lakers also figure to be a potential landing spot for Dragic, a source said — though, to be clear, the Lakers have only about $36 million committed next season with needs at just about every position, and thus are expected to pursue multiple big-name free agents. Sporting News

November 18, 2014 Updates

The Suns system is designed to find the closest point guard to start a fast break, with the other running ahead. In the half-court sets, the ball is supposed to move crisply to emphasize which side of the court has a mismatch. Why has that not clicked? "Because there's only one ball and we're all point guards," Dragic said. "That's an easy answer. "It's hard. That's sacrifice. If Isaiah's playing well, he's going to stay in. Me and Eric, it depends who is playing better and who is going to be on the court. The other guy is going to be on the bench. It's the way it is. We need to embrace that." Arizona Republic

 

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