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July 17, 2014 Updates
July 16, 2014 Updates

Anthony Tolliver might not be able to replace the void of Channing Frye's departure but the big man's perimeter shooting can address it. The Suns have reached a two-year, $6 million agreement with Tolliver. Each season is worth $3 million but only $400,000 of it is guaranteed for the 2015-2016 season. Realgm.com first reported Tolliver's choice. Arizona Republic

Free agent Anthony Tolliver has reached agreement on a two-year, $6 million contract with the Phoenix Suns, league sources told RealGM. His agent, Larry Fox, confirmed the deal on Tuesday night. On the first day of free agency, every NBA general manager received a hard copy 20-page presentation highlighting Tolliver as the 15th best three-point shooter in the league, his 48.2 percent three-point percentage in the fourth quarter and the strong plus-minus ratios in his career. Tolliver and Fox scoured the free agent market for the best opportunity to play his most effective position as a stretch power forward and 13 teams expressed interest throughout the process. RealGM

“It’s a great opportunity for me,” Tolliver said by phone. “I went into this free agency and it worked out perfectly when Phoenix contacted my agent. With a great nucleus of young players, and the respect I have for Ryan [McDonough], Jeff Hornacek and the entire organization, it’s a perfect situation. For me, I want to go in there and help any way I can. “The Suns are an up tempo team, and when I was with Golden State I had a similar style. I’m able to produce at a high level and this style compares to that Golden State team. I can play the three as well, but my natural position is four, rebounding, hitting open shots. The Suns made it clear I’m coming to play the four. Phoenix is a great city, a great family city.” RealGM

July 15, 2014 Updates

It all paid off for a three-year deal worth $16.5 million, about $12.7 million of which is guaranteed. "I cried," Tucker said. "It was emotional, man. It was an emotional time. Ain't anybody been through what I've been through. "To get to the point where I'm at now is just only God and faith that I knew I was supposed to be in the NBA. Every day, every game, I leave it all out there. People think I play hard. It's just me wanting to be in the NBA and trying to prove every game that I should be here." Arizona Republic

The Phoenix Suns have waived guard Ish Smith, the team announced today. "We thank Ish Smith for his contributions to the Suns," said President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby. "He played with an infectious joy. We wish him well." NBA.com

Paul Coro: The #Suns waived Ish Smith before his $985K salary became guaranteed tonight. No PG space. His play should help him find a seventh NBA home. Twitter @paulcoro

July 14, 2014 Updates

Moments after receiving James' text, the Heat offered Bosh a maximum contract worth $118 million over five years, something that wasn't on the table at the start of free agency. The Heat had competition. After considering "strong" offers from multiple teams, including the Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers, Bosh ultimately decided to return to the Heat later that night. ESPN.com

July 13, 2014 Updates

Alex Len broke his right pinky finger when it got caught in an opponent's jersey during his summer league debut Saturday night at Cox Pavilion. He will miss the rest of summer league play and have the finger examined in Phoenix on Monday. Len could not participate in summer league last year after having surgeries on each of his ankles. Because he was not cleared for full basketball activity until training camp last year, this summer was considered vital for the 21-year-old center's development. Len, 21, had added 10 pounds of strength since the end of his rookie season, in which he averaged 8.6 minutes in 42 appearances. Arizona Republic

July 12, 2014 Updates

Marc Stein: ESPN sources say Phoenix has tried to force its way into the Luol Deng bidding tonight. Miami has been pressing all day for deal with Deng Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

The Phoenix Suns completed a sign-and-trade deal with the Sacramento Kings that will send guard Isaiah Thomas to Phoenix in exchange for the rights to forward Alex Oriakhi, the club announced today. “We welcome Isaiah Thomas,” said President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby. “His addition to our backcourt makes it one of the deepest and most dynamic in the league. We have enjoyed getting to know him during his visit to Phoenix this week. He will quickly become a fan-favorite.” NBA.com

 

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