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October 29, 2014 Updates

Zach Lowe: But they had to wait out Carmelo and LeBron. And now there’s a lot of talk about players not wanting to play with Kobe. What appealed to you about the Lakers? Isaiah Thomas: First off, it’s the Los Angeles Lakers. Who wouldn’t want to play for them? Second off, I felt like they always needed a point guard — a small guard like myself. I always envisioned myself playing with the Lakers, but like you said, they were waiting on Carmelo and other moves. The Suns came out of nowhere and showed a lot of interest, and I fell in love with them. Grantland

Zach Lowe: For better or worse, you’ll always be known as the guy picked last. Where did you watch the draft? When did you know you were getting picked — like, sometime around the 58th pick? Or when it was announced? Isaiah Thomas: I was actually at the gym at the University of Washington. My family was at my apartment complex, watching. I left them there and went to the gym with a few teammates. We were just shooting around, getting on the phone, looking at the draft, and shooting some more — trying to get my mind off things. And when picks just kept going, man, I was getting so frustrated. Zach Lowe: So you were at least monitoring it, even between shots. Isaiah Thomas: My guys were monitoring it. I was trying to shoot and keep my mind off of it. I was calling [my agent], like, “Yo, what’s going on?” I remember the Lakers had four second-round picks. They said they were interested in me, and would like to draft me. After their fourth pick [no. 56] went by, I didn’t think I was going to get drafted. Grantland

Zach Lowe: Point guard is obviously stacked around the league. Who else showed some interest? Which other teams did you look at as potential landing spots? Isaiah Thomas: Dallas was very interested. Miami for a little bit. Detroit was. The Lakers were interested. Those were the four teams, really. Grantland

Zach Lowe: Did the Heat interest come before or after LeBron went to Cleveland? Isaiah Thomas: It was before. And then when LeBron had left, it was kinda like they were going a different direction. Like I said, Phoenix came out of nowhere. I didn’t even list them as a team that I was looking at. I didn’t even know they were looking at me. And then they called, and wanted me to come in for a visit. Grantland

Zach Lowe: Do you still talk to Brandon Roy a lot? Isaiah Thomas: Yeah, I actually talked to him two days ago. Zach Lowe: He’s still in Seattle, right? Isaiah Thomas: Yeah. He actually plays basketball with us throughout the summer. He can’t play 82 games, that’s the only thing. But he’s still got game. Grantland

October 28, 2014 Updates
October 27, 2014 Updates

Shams Charania: The Suns have exercised the third-year option on guard Archie Goodwin, league source tells RealGM. Goodwin was the 29th pick in 2013 draft. Twitter @ShamsCharania

October 26, 2014 Updates

Much like the timetable for Len's fractured finger, rookie T.J. Warren may miss up to two weeks after fracturing his left thumb Tuesday. Sitting out the last two preseason games has been trying for Warren, who always has been able to play through previous injuries. "I knew it was something different because it swelled up too quickly and it wasn't normal," Warren said. "When I saw the X-ray and it was slightly cracked down the middle, I was in shock because I've never broken a bone before." Arizona Republic

October 25, 2014 Updates

Shavlik Randolph received his salary guarantee from the Suns in July. On Saturday, Randolph likely received his opening night roster guarantee. The Suns waived center Earl Barron, a non-guaranteed training camp invitee who lasted the entire preseason in pushing Randolph for a spot. The Suns were carrying 16 players on the preseason roster, requiring one cut before Monday's regular-season roster deadline. Arizona Republic

October 23, 2014 Updates

Phoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren has sustained a small crack in a bone in his left thumb. He will be treated with a splint and rest. There is no timetable for his return. NBA.com

October 22, 2014 Updates

As Isaiah Thomas walked into US Airways Center, he couldn’t help but smile. The Phoenix Suns went all-out during his free agency visit, putting pictures of him in a Suns jersey on the Jumbotron and all over the arena – inside and out. “The Phoenix Suns welcome Isaiah Thomas” read an electronic sign outside of the building. This is exactly what Thomas was looking for entering the offseason. “I went on one visit, with the Phoenix Suns, and they just pulled out the red carpet for me and in the end I just felt wanted,” Thomas told Basketball Insiders. “That was the biggest thing for me, to go to a team that really wanted me for who I was and loved me for what I did – loved me for being a scoring point guard and being a 5’9 point guard. I felt Phoenix was the best destination for me with the style of play, with the coach and with the whole organization there. Everything feels like it’s going forward. I mean, they won 48 games last year, they were one game from the playoffs and it just seemed like the right fit for me.” Basketball Insiders

“Am I surprised Sacramento didn’t bring me back? People always ask that. Actually, I wasn’t. I always felt like they didn’t appreciate me as much as they should,” Thomas said. “I’m not saying the fans – the fans loved me and the city of Sacramento loved me. But it’s a business. They felt like they could get somebody better and I don’t blame them, that’s on them, and it’s their loss. I’m just going to continue to work hard, and worry about the Phoenix Suns. That’s what it’s about now. It’s not about Sacramento. It’s not about me not going back there. I wish them the best, and now it’s about being on the Phoenix Suns and making the playoffs.” Basketball Insiders

October 21, 2014 Updates
October 20, 2014 Updates
October 19, 2014 Updates

Rookie guard Zoran Dragic remained in Ottawa, resolving a visa issue. Center Alex Len also did not play but he could play in some of this week's preseason games as he works his way back from a second right pinkie fracture. Arizona Republic

 

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