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March 9, 2015 Updates
March 8, 2015 Updates

Bledsoe said he had no issue with the Dragic-Thomas combination. It seems that there was little dissension among the three players but there was unhappiness about the situation as a whole. “It was challenging for sure, but everybody had a great vibe about the situation going into the season,” Bledsoe said. “We knew it was going to be tough sharing the ball with one another but I thought we did a great job. We were above .500. It wasn’t like we were losing. “I’m really not going to get into all [of Dragic’s comments] but I loved playing with him, that’s for sure.” Boston Globe

March 7, 2015 Updates

Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough said Danny Granger will join the team in Phoenix after it comes home from this road trip, which ends Saturday at Cleveland. Granger will do so with a focus on working with the Suns athletic trainers to get healthy for next season, for which he has a $2.1 million player option. Arizona Republic

Several general managers and executives I’ve spoken with peg Knight’s value around a $12 million annual salary. With that in mind, a team hoping to land him in restricted free agency would likely have to offer a full maximum contract to have the best chance to realistically land him. However, it would be a hard sell for Phoenix to not match any offer for Knight after giving up valuable assets to land him at the trade deadline and dealing Dragic and Thomas as well separately. SheridanHoops

March 5, 2015 Updates

Goran Dragic: My No. 1 wish was to go to Miami, who I found out later had tried to get me a couple of years ago when I was in Houston. Miami offered everything—a great market, great players, their championship mentality. They always want to do well, and I think that it was a good fit for me. I was pushing for this situation, but I still didn't know if the Suns were going to send me there. I was in a tough spot, but things worked out in the end. Bleacher Report

Goran Dragic: When I now look back on what I said about the Suns before the trade—"I don't trust them anymore...I don't feel comfortable with my situation"—I feel bad because it came out a little too harsh. I didn't mean it like that, but it happened in that moment, so I cannot go back and change it. I just said what I was thinking. I'm an honest guy, and I had never said something bad about that organization. They were always great to me—they were like family—so I didn't mean that. But at the same time, I thought that the situation was not good any more for me, so that's why it came out like that. Bleacher Report

March 4, 2015 Updates

Sarver also said Frye didn't give the Suns an opportunity to match Orlando's four-year contract offer. "To be honest with you, we didn't really even have a chance," Sarver told the radio station. "He had mentioned he was interested in coming back, and then when he was talking to Orlando, he just called and said, 'Hey, you've got three minutes to match this offer.' "And we just let him go. To be honest with you, Channing was a good piece of what we did, but I think we're better off now without him because it allows these younger guys to play." Orlando Sentinel

Frye took exception to Sarver's comment that the Suns didn't have a chance to match the Magic's offer. "I think we have to take what that front office says with a grain of salt," Frye told reporters on Tuesday. "I think right now they need to focus on their own team. I think we had many negotiations between [us and] the Suns." Orlando Sentinel

March 3, 2015 Updates

Suns players have said they've missed Frye. Last week, Suns owner Robert Sarver told Arizona Sports 98.7 FM that the Suns might not be better off in the short term without Frye. But Sarver added the Suns might be better off in the long term because Frye's absence has allowed younger players to play. Sarver also said Frye didn't give the Suns an opportunity to match Orlando's four-year contract offer. "To be honest with you, we didn't really even have a chance," Sarver told the radio station. "He had mentioned he was interested in coming back, and then when he was talking to Orlando, he just called and said, 'Hey, you've got three minutes to match this offer.' And we just let him go. To be honest with you, Channing was a good piece of what we did, but I think we're better off now without him because it allows these younger guys to play." Orlando Sentinel

NBA Communications: PHX's Len Fined $20K, MIA's Whiteside Fined $15K for incident on March 2. Link: http://www.nba.com/video/channels/originals/2015/03/03/bbops-len-whiteside-ejections-030215-pr.nba/ Twitter

NBA Communications: PHX's Morris Fined $15K for Flagrant 2 on March 2. Link: http://www.nba.com/video/channels/originals/2015/03/03/bbops-markieff-morris-ff2-030215-pr.nba/ Twitter

 

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