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November 18, 2014 Updates

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Stephen Curry, who were each an all-star last season. "It was an honor," Thomas said of the call from Ainge. "Danny Ainge, the Boston Celtics, all the history here, the tradition. It was definitely an honor." Talks did not go much further than that, with Thomas ultimately agreeing to a four-year, $27 million contract with the Kings as part of a sign-and-trade that sent him immediately to the Suns where he has teamed up with Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe to form one of the best scoring point guard rotations in the NBA. "With those three guys, we feel usually we have two on the floor and we can attack and break down the defense," said Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough, a former assistant GM with the Celtics. CSNNE.com

Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker has been suspended for violating team rules. Tucker was listed as inactive for Monday night's 118-114 victory over the Boston Celtics. Suns spokeswoman Julie Fie said Tucker "basically missed the plane" to Boston on Sunday. Earlier this season, the NBA suspended Tucker for three games following his guilty plea to "super extreme" driving while intoxicated. ESPN.com

November 17, 2014 Updates

The Phoenix Suns have recalled rookies guard Tyler Ennis and forward T.J. Warren from the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League. In two games with the Jam, Ennis averaged 22.0 points on 51.4 percent field goal shooting, 7.5 assists and 2.00 steals in 35.5 minutes. Ennis scored 25 points on Friday versus the Texas Legends and recorded a double-double with 19 points and 10 assists on Saturday against the Grand Rapids Drive. Warren posted 36.0 points on 60.9 percent shooting, 6.0 rebounds and 3.00 steals in 41.0 minutes in his two games with Bakersfield. Warren scored 40 points (16-of-27 from the field) on Friday night against Texas and 32 points (12-of-19) on Saturday against Grand Rapids. NBA.com

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If the proposed reform had been in place last season, the Phoenix Suns (49 wins) would have had a 47 percent chance at a top three pick — almost the same odds as the Jazz actually had. "This is something that will come up again in the near future," Phoenix coach and former Jazz star Jeff Hornacek said. "There are some concerns about this, both ways. I’m not completely sure what the answer is, but I think there needs to be a common ground." Here is why the Jazz — among the smallest of small teams — voted against lottery reform: Around the league, the proposal was seen as one more way for the big market teams to gain an advantage over those in smaller markets. Salt Lake Tribune

November 8, 2014 Updates

Steve Nash: I have a ton of miles on my back. Three buldging disks (a tear in one), stenosis of the nerve route and spondylolisthesis. I suffer from sciatica and after games I often can't sit in the car on the drive home, which has made for some interesting rides. Most nights I'm bothered by severe cramping in both calves while I sleep, a result of the same damn nerve routes, and the list goes on somewhat comically. That's what you deserve for playing over 1,300 NBA games. By no means do I tell you this for sympathy - especially since I see these ailments as badges of honor - but maybe I can bring some clarity. I've always been one of the hardest workers in the game and I say that at the risk of what it assumes. The past 2 years I've worked like a dog to not only overcome these setbacks but to find the form that could lift up and inspire the fans in LA as my last chapter. Obviously it's been a disaster on both fronts but I've never worked harder, sacrificed more or faced such a difficult challenge mentally and emotionally. Facebook.com

November 7, 2014 Updates

Q: I know you’ve said you didn’t understand why the Kings didn’t show more interest, but I’d heard they were certainly making efforts (during free agency), including (Kings general manager) Pete (D’Alessandro) going up to (Thomas’ home area of) Seattle to visit with you on a trip where you guys didn’t connect. How did you see that? Isaiah Thomas: I mean they were interested, but it wasn’t enough. I felt like if they wanted me as bad as they said they did, they should have been the first to show more interest than others. That’s the only thing that caught me off guard, but at the end of the day I thought, ‘Man, it’s a business and things happen.’ They looked in a different direction, and that’s what they wanted. People always say I feel bitter, but I don’t. People always ask me the question, so I’m going to answer it, and people always bring it up. So it is what it is.” For The Win

Q: What about the idea, which I’ve also heard, that some of the guys weren’t necessarily lobbying for you to be back? Isaiah Thomas: I’ve heard those things too. I don’t know, because I didn’t hear them say it, but I’ve heard people say it and more than one person. I’ve heard Rudy (Gay), and some things about DeMarcus (Cousins) saying some things, but I didn’t hear it, so I can’t say if it’s true or not. For The Win

Isaiah Thomas: But I know if them guys wanted me back then I probably would be back. And that’s as simple as it gets … The only thing is I wanted to be back because I loved the coaching staff. I love (Kings coach) Mike Malone. He was in my corner 100%. I know that for a fact. And then the city of Sacramento, with the love they showed me. (Sacramento mayor and former NBA player) Kevin Johnson. That was all I knew coming into the NBA. But at the end of the day, I wanted to be wanted – that’s what I keep telling people – and I didn’t feel like they wanted me as much.” For The Win

November 5, 2014 Updates

Suns point guard Isaiah Thomas is a popular topic in Los Angeles for the revisionist history on the Lakers' summer, when they pursued Carmelo Anthony and traded for Jeremy Lin with Thomas available as a restricted free agent. The Lakers contacted Thomas but made a move for Lin as Thomas agreed to terms on a four-year, $27 million contract with the Suns. "They were interested, but they were just waiting on Carmelo and other guys," Thomas said. "Once Phoenix came, I pulled the trigger on it. It (Thomas-Lakers talk) does have a lot of publicity. Even when I was with the Kings, they just want me on the Lakers for some reason." Arizona Republic

The Suns.com YouTube account has received about 1.4 million views for its "Suns Dinosaur Scare" video, when players received a surprise attack from Baby T-Rex of the "Walking with Dinosaurs" show. Markieff Morris, who turned and ran with Marcus, said, "The first thing I see is a little white camera. As I'm looking at the camera, I see Mook (Marcus) and I turn and it's right here in my face. I never got to see the legs or body. I just saw a big mouth. I never got to see it. I ran. I damn near sprinted." Arizona Republic

The old snake in the Gatorade cooler gag is back, this time in Phoenix. The Philadelphia Flyers gave their players a scare by hiding a fake cobra within a cooler last week. It seems they weren’t the only team with that plan. For The Win

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