Phoenix Suns Rumors
Despite featuring Nets G Ben Simmons’ return to Philadelphia, Tuesday’s Nets-Sixers NBA regular season game averaged a 0.85 rating and 1.48 million viewers on TNT — down double-digits from Lakers-Knicks (sans-LeBron James) last year (1.0, ~1.7M). The Lakers-Suns nightcap averaged 1.47 million viewers, up 9% from Nuggets-Blazers a year ago (~1.4M).
Buzz permeated NBA circles over the past week that the Phoenix Suns are close to finding a deal for veteran Jae Crowder, who has been working out away from the team all season, staying in shape for an eventual trade. The Suns have several suitors, including the Milwaukee Bucks, Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors. One executive told B/R that the final result could be a multi-team trade with three, four or even five NBA franchises.