Suns president and CEO Jason Rowley has no intention of resigning despite an ESPN story last month that alleged Rowley was among the Suns executives who mistreated employees, according to ESPN’s Baxter Holmes.
Rowley told a group of team employees that the story, which placed him at the center of allegations of verbal abuse, retaliation and intimidation in the workplace, misrepresented him.
A statement released by the team on Tuesday and attributed to Rowley read: “I will say this in regards to the closed-door meeting. I confided in them that the story misrepresented me and others. Also, given that the team is going through a period of ownership transition, I communicated that while I do not know my ultimate fate with new ownership, I will never quit on this team and the people who make up this great organization.”
We have more on the Suns:
- Deandre Ayton missed Tuesday’s game against the Warriors after re-injuring his left ankle in Sunday’s loss against Cleveland, according to Duane Rankin of the Arizona Republic. Ayton had already missed four games with a left ankle sprain and will likely remain out for Wednesday’s game at Denver.
- Two-way guard Duane Washington Jr. has been one of the key replacements for the Suns’ injury-ravaged unit, Gerald Bourguet of GoPhnx.com notes. He scored 25 points against the Cavs but also committed some crucial turnovers. “With where we are, he’s doing a good job,” coach Monty Williams said. “There are times where he gets himself in a little bit of trouble deep in the paint. He had a couple of turnovers that he could have avoided, but I don’t want him playing fearful or worrying about making mistakes, even though you want him to have some balance.”
- The Suns haven’t had discussions with the Hornets regarding forward Jalen McDaniels, John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Phoenix tweets. The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that Phoenix had interest in McDaniels, but didn’t say the Suns had actually held trade talks with Charlotte about him.
4 thoughts on “Suns Notes: Rowley, Ayton, Washington Jr., McDaniels”
Ayton, Saric, Crowder, Shamet, 27 unprotected 1st 29 top 5 protected 1st
Conley, Clarkson, Beasley, Olynyk, Wolves 23 1st, Hou/Brk/Phl 23 1st
Yeah, no. Jazz already have Kessler, Clarkson is their starting PG, and Beasley and Olynyk are valuable role players. Saric is a worse Olynyk, Crowder is a crybaby who hasn’t played all season, and who tf is Shamet compared to anyone else in this deal? Why would they give up better players and picks for a borderline star at best?
Rowley won’t quit on this team?? Dude time to MOVE ON. How toxic has the Ownership been