2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
21-61, 5th in Pacific

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Phoenix is now $3.2M below the cap after acquiring the $7.4M Darrell Arthur expiring contract. The room will increase once Arthur is likely bought out of his contract. The veteran has 10 years of service and his minimum exception with a new team would be $2.4M. The Suns will also have a Friday July 20th decision to guarantee the $1.4M contract of Davon Reed. The former second round pick currently has $689 guaranteed. Phoenix also has flexibility with the $1.4M non-guaranteed contract of Shaquille Harrison.

Harrison catches 76ers sleeping for emphatic slam (0:22)
11d

2018 Las Vegas Summer League special

Cassidy Hubbarth, Nick Friedell, Andrew Han, Tim MacMahon and Amin Elhassan chat about the sights and sounds of Las Vegas Summer League, including the fervor for the summertime Knicks (3:45), the oddities of summer league (11:40), players that caught buzz (28:00), being the face of a franchise (32:00) and the Rockets (36:30).

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13d

Ayton outshines Bamba, leads Suns to 3-0 mark

Deandre Ayton outplayed fellow top rookie Mo Bamba, marking the second time in three Las Vegas Summer League games that the Suns rookie has shown he is up to the task of performing like a top overall draft pick.

Suns' Cooley earns MVP chants (0:27)
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13dKevin Pelton and Andre Snellings

Scouting Ayton vs. Bamba: Glimpses of future potential

In a matchup of two of the top bigs in the draft, Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton shined offensively, while Orlando Magic center Mo Bamba was active on defense.

Ayton puts on monster performance in win over Magic (0:47)
Ayton excited after first win over Bamba (0:44)
Ayton rocks the rim with putback slam (0:15)
Ayton throws down alley-oop slam (0:15)

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Here is the breakdown of the $158M rookie max extension for Devin Booker that starts in 2019-20: $27.3M, $29.4M, $31.6M, $33.8M and $36.0M. The Suns will lose $17.4M in cap space next year and now project to have $21M in room before first-round picks are factored in. The extension now has Booker with the poison pill restriction for the season. Despite losing some room next year, locking up a future All-Star is the right thing to do for a team that is looking to change the culture. The extension sends a strong message that both sides are willing to make a commitment long term.

Booker thanks Suns fans after signing max extension (0:56)
Bagley leaves game with injury after fouling Ayton (0:35)
Ayton's Suns top Bagley's Kings (1:37)
Bagley, Ayton square off in summer league (0:56)
Jackson welcomes Bagley to NBA with swat (0:20)
Ayton flies in for baseline jam (0:15)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

DeAndre Ayton on his 10-point, 8-rebound summer league debut: "All the butterflies are out. I'm good now. I can do better. Overall, I think I did all right. Just forgetting one or two plays and not staying vocal with the fatigue, I've got to work on those [things], but I think I'll be fine."

Team Stats

Points Per Game103.921st
Rebounds Per Game44.112th
Assists Per Game21.329th
Points Allowed113.330th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-182161.256
2016-172458.293
2015-162359.280
2014-153943.476