James Jones Deandre Ayton, Mikal Bridges extensions: We’ll address that when the time comes

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Gerald Bourguet: James Jones on extensions for Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges: “We’ll address that when the time comes.” Said for now the focus is training camp
Source: Twitter @GeraldBourguet

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Elfrid Payton said he got a call from Chris Paul in addition to hearing from James Jones and Monty Williams in free agency – 1:20 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Mikal Bridges said he had a lifting plan this summer to put a little more muscle on. Said it’s tough for him to put on muscle, but he knows he’s gotten stronger pic.twitter.com/UHEr5Ekpbo1:17 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“They’re diehard for their little #RedSea.”
#Suns wing Mikal Bridges, a Rams fan, talking about Arizona Cardinals.
Drew a rise out of media, but Bridges held his ground.
“Yeah, their little Red Sea.” – 1:14 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Mikal Bridges answered the vaccine question and confirmed that he is fully vaccinated – 1:12 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Mikal Bridges confirmed that he’s fully vaccinated – 1:12 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Mikal Bridges is here, with the particular glow of someone with a 3-0 football team (big Rams fan) pic.twitter.com/W9kPmQXaWY1:10 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
“I think the group of guys we have and the coaching staff we have, we’re just taking it day by day.” – Mikal Bridges on the Suns’ approach after a deep playoff run – 1:09 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“We want to be the last team standing.”
Mikal Bridges is sticking to the same script he did last year. #Suns1:08 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Mikal Bridges said he took some time off after the Finals and then got back in the gym. Said he’s been working on his handle more and getting stronger – 1:06 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
GM James Jones said everyone is “good” going into camp outside of Devin Booker (health and safety protocols) and Dario Saric (knee). #Suns12:58 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“It should burn.”
#Suns James Jones on team losing finals going into this season. pic.twitter.com/xoyPtsah2t12:45 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
James Jones said the hope is with JaVale McGee that his rim protection will be infectious on the rest of the team. Talked about how that can be the case and get guys like the wings to take charges and also have a similar mentality like McGee when it comes to interior defense. – 12:42 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
James Jones joked that Chris Paul is “always a full go,” which, true, but said CP3 is fully cleared after the surgery he had on his wrist. – 12:40 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
James Jones was asked if Chris Paul will be ready to go for training camp with that wrist he had surgery on
“Chris is always a full go.” – 12:38 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
“It should burn. It’ll probably burn forever. But last season is done.” – James Jones – 12:38 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
“We have an open roster spot. That’ll be something we evaluate. I don’t think there’s any one position.” – James Jones on whether he sees any remaining roster needs for the Suns – 12:37 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
With Elfird Payton, James Jones emphasized the importance of ball-handlers in their offense (high ball screens, DA, etc.) and you can never have too many guys like Payton. – 12:36 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
James Jones said they’ll address potential extensions for Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges when the time comes. Focus right now is on training camp and the preseason. – 12:35 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“Will address that when the time comes.” #Suns GM James Jones on extensions as Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges are up for rookie extension. – 12:35 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
James Jones on extensions for Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges: “We’ll address that when the time comes.” Said for now the focus is training camp – 12:34 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
James Jones on Dario Saric’s timetable after tearing his ACL: “We just said indefinitely. We’re gonna let it play out. He’s doing well right now, but until you actually get on the floor and start moving around and actually playing, it’s just conjecture.” – 12:33 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
James Jones said he believes the short layoff can be a benefit for the Suns. Quickly getting back to it will allow guys to get back in their rhythm better as opposed to a longer break. – 12:31 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
James Jones noted that Devin Booker played a lot of basketball this summer, so he’s not worried about him missing training camp – 12:29 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
James Jones is up first for Suns Media Day, saying nothing changes for the Suns’ expectations: “I think our guys know what it takes from a physical and mental standpoint.” – 12:28 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Countdown to training camp: What’s the next step for Phoenix #Suns center Deandre Ayton? (w/videos) azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral pic.twitter.com/FOffN1wKZR10:31 AM

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