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PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns have reached an agreement with forward P. [url=]James Conner Jersey[/url] .J. Tucker on a three-year contract worth $16.5 million with the third year only partially guaranteed. A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed the contract details on Thursday, requesting anonymity because the deal had not been officially announced. Tucker was the top defender and acknowledged leader in the Suns surprising turnaround last season. He was a restricted free agent and several teams had shown an interest in him. Tuckers agreement was first reported by azcentral sports, which includes the Arizona Republic. The person also confirmed that restricted free agent Isaiah Thomas visited the Suns on Thursday with more meetings set for Friday. The Suns envision Thomas as a third point guard behind the double-point guard starting duo of Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe. Adding Thomas would create a crowd at point guard. The Suns also have Ish Smith, second-year pro Archie Goodwin and first-round draft pick Tyler Ennis at the position. Thomas averaged 20.3 points and 6.3 assists last season with the Sacramento Kings, who are not expected to match any significant offer sheet he signs. Phoenix, with a load of cap space and a talented young roster, made a long-shot run at LeBron James before turning its attention elsewhere. The person emphasized that the talks with Thomas are unrelated to Bledsoes situation. Bledsoe is a restricted free agent but general manager Ryan McDonough has said the Suns would match any offer sheet he signs. The Suns are attempting to reach an agreement with Bledsoe before he inks any offer. Bledsoes agent, Rich Paul, also represents James, and could be occupied by those negotiations. Tucker was the heart of the energized Suns team that went 48-34 and just missed the playoffs in the tough Western Conference. Tucker, who played at Texas and helped recruit Kevin Durant to the Longhorns, was with Toronto as a rookie in 2006-07, then played in Israel, Ukraine, Greece, Italy and Germany before coming to the Suns in 2012. The 6-foot-5 small forward started all but one game, averaging a career-high 9.4 points per game. He shot 39 per cent from 3-point range, almost always from the corner. Earlier, Phoenix lost forward Channing Frye, who agreed to a contract with the Orlando Magic. [url=]Cameron Sutton Youth Jersey[/url] .S. international midfielder Michael Bradley is complete. [url=]T. J. Watt Jersey[/url] . Louis, MO (SportsNetwork. [url=][/url] . "I knew it was gone. I mean, I felt it," the 2012 NL Rookie of the Year said. "I havent felt like that in a while. I havent got extension on a ball in a pretty long time.Lewis Hamiltons 10th-place starting position for the Russian GP has been confirmed after repairs to his Mercedes engine did not trigger penalties. The world champions power unit has been fitted with a new turbocharger, MGU-H, energy store and control electronics after a failure in qualifying but Hamilton remains inside the five unit limit for each element so no penalty is applied.Hamilton reverts to his first engine used at the Australian GP with Mercedes also chartering a plane to fly a new fuel system to Sochi on Saturday night, with the team needing to introduce replacement parts of the same specification after upgrading their power units for this weekend. The revised power unit was successfully fired up in the Mercedes garage and Hamilton is set to take his place on the fifth row of the grid for the race which begins at 1pm BST, live on Sky Sports F1.Team-mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg starts on pole and is well placed to increase his 36-point championship lead.Speaking on Saturday night, Hamilton appeared downcast about the latest setback to his title challenge, but vowed to fight back in the race from wherever he started.Asked if he was beginning to think 2016 might not be his year after problems at all four grands prix so far, he replied: Im not really thinking of that at the moment, there is still a long way to go.Im always trying to turn negatives into positives and, as I said at the last race, this is another big challenge and the challenge is becoming greater. Every challenge is an opportunity to rise. Mercedes Lewis Hamilton could start near the back of the grid in Russia after suffering yet another power unit failure ahead of Q3 I quite like that approach and even when it seems like its the darkest of days, theres always some light there and as long as you focus on that there will be a brighter day up ahead. Thats how I think, thats how I feel, and thats whats going to power me forwards. [url=]JuJu Smith-Schuster Jersey[/url]. Mercedes boss Toto Wolff described the second successive problem in a power unit in Hamiltons car, caused by an overheating MGU-H, as a freak failure given the team believed they had identified the cause of the problem first time round in China.And although the issue has afflicted engines in Hamiltons car so far, Wolff said it was not being caused by the world champions driving.We have eight power units out there. Seven didnt have any problems and one had the problem twice, he added.You need to turn every stone and look at settings, because it happens in the same circumstances in qualifying twice - out laps, not in the race. So I wouldnt exclude any failure, but definitely it is not something that is obvious because we would have found out. Ted Kravitz analyses all the action and looks behind the scenes from qualifying at the Russian Grand Prix. Its certainly not Lewis. You need to look at settings on the MGU-H or any setting that could have an influence on the functionary of the power unit.Wolff also batted away any suggestion the pre-season switch of some crew members between Hamilton and Rosbergs garages had made any impact on the Britons series of setbacks.The crews are doing a great job, he said. We changed the chief mechanic and some other mechanics on the cars, but that has nothing to do with it. Its an unfortunate run of things. 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