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General manager James Jones spoke about his new title with the Phoenix Suns, Chris Paul's injury, the latest with Jae Crowder and more.

On Tuesday, general manager and newly appointed president of basketball operations James Jones spoke publicly for the first time since Phoenix Suns Media Day. Between his new title, injury updates, the ongoing Jae Crowder situation and the Suns’ 14-6 start that has them sitting in first place in the Western Conference, there was plenty to discuss. Here are the most notable takeaways from Jones’ 19-minute press conference. What comes with James Jones’ new title? In terms of his new title, not a ton will change for Jones on the Suns’ side of things, but he’s excited to be more involved with the Phoenix Mercury moving forward. “My efforts to continue to bolster both teams will continue,” he said. “That’s something…

The Phoenix Suns face a difficult task of focusing on basketball after the Robert Sarver investigation.

When general manager James Jones, coach Monty Williams and Phoenix Suns players took to the podium for Media Day 2022, the vast majority of the questions they fielded over the next five hours had little to do with basketball itself. In the wake of the NBA’s findings from an investigation into owner Robert Sarver’s pattern of racist, sexist and misogynistic...

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Here's what the Phoenix Suns discussed at 2022 Media Day.

After a summer stuffed with an embarrassing Game 7 loss; Deandre Ayton contract consternation; Kevin Durant trade rumors; the NBA’s findings in the Robert Sarver investigation; and now Jae Crowder’s not-so-private trade request, the Phoenix Suns held their annual Media Day on Monday morning. Here’s a look at a few of the biggest topics that general manager James Jones, coach...

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After a quiet 2022 NBA Draft night for James Jones, the pressure is on the Phoenix Suns in free agency.

Draft day is typically full of rumors, conjecture and smokescreens, followed by significantly fewer or less significant moves than anticipated. The 2022 NBA Draft was no different, but even though it was a relatively mundane night from a trade perspective, that dull feeling was especially applicable to the Phoenix Suns and general manager James Jones. Entering the night, it was...

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General manager James Jones is emphasizing continuity after the Phoenix Suns' Game 7 collapse.

Coming off the worst playoff loss in franchise history, as well as arguably the worst Game 7 loss in NBA history, the Phoenix Suns have a lot to figure out over the summer. Taking James Jones at his word, the Suns’ general manager believes the key will be looking inward for improvement, rather than outward. On Wednesday, Jones spoke to...

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Two of the three essential pieces of the Phoenix Suns’ young core are eligible for extensions, but the clock is ticking. Coming off an unexpected NBA Finals run, both Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges have earned big paydays. The Western Conference remains wide open. The path to the franchise’s first championship is in sight. And yet, the Suns continue to...

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Elfrid Payton will be embracing a very different role on a very different team when he rejoins the Phoenix Suns in 2021-22

It’s been four years since Elfrid Payton last suited up for the Phoenix Suns. In the time that’s passed, a lot has changed — both for Payton and for the organization. “Way different,” Payton said of the Suns at Media Day. “A lot more attention to detail. I don’t know if y’all seen the facility, just the amount of money,...

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