2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
21-61, 5th in Pacific

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Here is the scene inside Talking Stick Resort Arena. 14,000 or so Suns fans are expected to be in attendance. And you can anticipate a deafening roar if/when Commissioner Adam Silver announces local product DeAndre Ayton as the #1 pick.

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Suns stay close to home, pick Zona's Ayton at 1

The Suns are hoping star center Deandre Ayton will pay immediate dividends to a team that finished an NBA-worst 21-61 and was last in the league in offensive and defensive efficiency.


Who Will Go Number 1

Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon debate who the most interesting player in the NBA Draft is, discuss the Dwight Howard trade, if Kevin Ollie deserved to be fired and more.

Ayton says he and Booker could be Shaq-Kobe 2.0 (1:34)

RR: Jay Bilas & Bobby Marks

Russillo on all the LeBron and Kawhi rumors plus Jay Bilas previews the NBA Draft and Bobby Marks tells the story of trying to sign LeBron when he was with the Nets.


Is CP3 Snitching On LeBron?

Tony Reali and the national panel debate if Chris Paul is leaking information about LeBron preferring LA over Houston, preview the NBA Draft, discuss Julio Jones hanging out with T.O. and much more.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Puma signed likely No. 1 pick DeAndre Ayton to an endorsement contract. It also signed Clyde Frazier, the company's original endorser, to a lifetime deal. In a Q&A, Ayton told Frazier that he's comfortable shooting 3s & defending guards. (Credit: PUMA/Jamie McCarthy):

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquille O'Neal joined draft prospects Mikal Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney. O'Neal said the look on the teens' faces reminded him of how he felt when he saw Julius Erving and David Robinson as a child and teen. "I understand the look so I just try to give them the key ingredients to make," O'Neal said. "It's the same thing I did. It ain't no rocket science on how to get here. For me it was, listen to my mom and dad, work hard and believe. That's it…. I followed those three principles and they got me to this point thus far."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaren Jackson Jr. joined Shaquille O'Neal and draft prospects Mikal Bridges and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney. "It's great, it's really special because that's exactly what I would want if I was in high school," Jackson Jr. said of speaking to the teens. ".... We're still growing just like them, we're learning new things just like them. Instead of us being some executive or something like that, we can relate to them." Jackson Jr. has worked out for the Hawks and Suns and is expected to be selected within the top five picks on Thursday.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquille O'Neal joined draft prospects Mikal Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney. O'Neal was asked about LeBron James: "My problem toward the end of my career was I was trying to shut everybody up and I was greedy (for more championships)," O'Neal said, relating that to James' coming free agency decision. "After I got to three (titles) everybody was saying I couldn't get another. So I got four. After I got the fourth, they were saying I couldn't get another one. So I was trying to make quick stops to get it. Phoenix, Cleveland, Boston."


Conversations about the 2018 draft

Kevin Arnovitz, Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz and Kevin Pelton discuss how a prospect's profile can fluctuate leading up to the draft (1:30), how to sift through the rumor mill (10:50), the top players in the 2018 draft (19:05) and draft night questions (36:10).

Do the Suns now have Shaq and Kobe 2.0? (0:35)
What are Ayton's weaknesses? (2:34)
Prospect Profile: Deandre Ayton (0:48)
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Who's out, who's in: NBA coaching changes

At least nine NBA teams will have a different coach than the one that started the 2017-18 season. Keep up with every change on the sidelines here.

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Suns GM: Bamba ahead of Gobert at same age

Mohamed Bamba impressed Suns GM Ryan McDonough when he worked out individually with Phoenix on Saturday, with McDonough saying that Bamba at 20 years old is "ahead" of where Jazz star Rudy Gobert was at the same age.

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Ayton after Suns workout: 'I'm going No. 1'

Deandre Ayton went through what he said would be his only pre-draft workout Wednesday and expressed supreme confidence that the Phoenix Suns will use the No. 1 pick to select him.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Anfernee Simons, named by his parents after Penny Hardaway, worked out for the Lakers today and is eager to show teams that he is NBA-ready despite skipping one year of college for the IMG Prep Academy. The 6-4 guard averaged 22.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and shot 45% from 3 for the post-grad team and he turns 19 on June 8. Simons — who has worked out for Chicago, Phoenix and Portland and has visits scheduled with Utah, Orlando, the Knicks, Philadelphia and Milwaukee — said he made an impression on Lakers president Magic Johnson and GM Rob Pelinka. "They said you played really well and they were impressed by me coming in being so young and playing like I'm older than everybody else," Simons said.

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Sources: Prunty to become Suns' lead assistant

Joe Prunty, who was the Bucks' interim coach after Jason Kidd was fired, will be the lead assistant for Suns coach Igor Kokoskov, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Oakland's Kendrick Nunn has worked out for the Pistons, Suns, Nets, Bulls and Thunder thus far. Nunn, one of the NCAA's top scorers last season, has workouts scheduled with the Nuggets, Kings, Mavs and Rockets and will work out in front of nearly 100 pro personnel at the Impact group workout this week.

Suns select Ayton No. 1 overall in NBA mock draft (1:21)

Team Stats

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

Team History