Phoenix Suns Rumors
Marc Stein: Of course, as soon as the NBA shrinks the preseason and guys starting getting hurt in November, we’ll say they didn’t get enough prep time. Jared Dudley: Well deal with that when we get there! 😂 I vote for 4 pre season games ✋🏽
Sources say it’s only a matter of time before Smith starts engaging with other teams. There are currently six, for the record, with anywhere from $13 million to $27 million in available cap space: Minnesota, Phoenix, Utah, Denver, Brooklyn and Philadelphia. Boston is not an active suitor for Smith, but sources say that’s only because the Celtics have a mere million-plus in cap space. Sources maintain that the Celtics’ reported interest in Smith is genuine, which means it’s wise to keep an eye on them, since creating cap space with the help of one of those aforementioned six clubs is certainly feasible.
Suns guard Archie Goodwin was at the forefront Wednesday when he scored the Suns’ final six points, including a game-winning dunk that ranked No. 3 on SportsCenter’s Top 10 behind former ASU golfer Mathias Schjoelberg’s trick shot and a four-goal NHL debut by Scottsdale’s Auston Matthews. That still does not move Goodwin to the forefront of the Suns’ backcourt picture, where the depth also limited his chances in each of his previous three seasons. “I can only control what I can control,” Goodwin said. “I’m just staying positive. Whenever my name is called, I’ll try my best to be prepared and play the best I can because you never know what will happen. I’ll stay positive and be the best teammate I can. When I tend to focus on all the outside, it affects me as a person.”