UPDATES & NEWS
Update: Ray Rice is being suspended for first two games of the NFL season.
Well now that was quick. He went from possibly not being suspended to a two game chop. In the grand scheme of things, we're not looking at a lot of time. However, it does give Bernard Pierce a bigger opportunity to carve out a larger role for himself in the offense. The questions of how much work will Pierce get this season should be answered by his performance over the first two weeks of the season.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Brandon Knight will not return to Saturday's game due to a hip injury.
Based on the way Knight was shooting, it seems like the hip issue was bothering him even before tip-off. He scored just one point thanks to a trip to the free-throw line and he was 0-for-6 from the floor with just two assists. Consider him day-to-day for now and expect the Suns to update his condition Sunday after tests are run. Eric Bledsoe moved over to point guard while Gerald Green came in as the primary shooting guard. Analysis: Howard Bender
Michael Saunders said Saturday that he's feeling no pain one day after undergoing knee surgery.
OK, let's not get too worked up here. We already received the good news that Saunders would only miss a few weeks of the regular season, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. It could just be the post-surgery morphine drip doing the talking here. Saunders went from late-round sleeper to potential waiver wire grab in the span of just a few days. Regardless of these type of feelgood reports, keep in mind that he still underwent a surgical procedure to repair significant damage to his knee. Analysis: Howard Bender