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Join Date: Jan 2008
Suns: Current Likes/Dislikes?
what's up everyone! I know its been a minute but... thought I'd see if anyone is interested in talking about what they do/don't like about the Suns current roster, moves, potential, direction, etc. seems like they have been a team in transition for a while now and management all but refused to admit to the "rebuilding" tag, as I recently read, they are calling this off seasons maneuvering "rebooting"
just as a quick reminder gone is Childress, Hill, Lopez, Nash, Price, Redd, and Warrick. with the newcomers being Beasley, Dragic, Dyson, Johnson, Marshall, Miller, Scola, and Tucker. personally I am thrilled that the Suns finally let the vets go, giving them the opportunity to win in their final years, and seemingly have now embraced the youth movement! maybe they waited a little to long, but hey, better late then never!
for the deletions Childress was never used correctly, nor did he ever seem to get the mins to try and fit within the system. Hill is a loss, as is Nash (that will hurt). Lopez was all but a bust from day one, Price never really seen the mins required to contribute much like J-Chill. Redd, I thought contributed very solidly and wouldn't mind seeing back! Warrick, man another in a laundry list of players lost in the rotation.
for the additions Beasley, I think if he can focus and get is mind right will prove to be a steal! but, it all depends on his mental state, does he want to finally play ball? or does he want to smoke his way right out of the league? Dragic is maybe the best PG to take over with Nash's departure, being he learned from and played behind him in the past. and, having been in the tutoring role I think Dragic will now be able to mentor Marshall and help groom him for the time his opportunity arises! speaking of Marshall, I think the Suns really hit a home run with their selection, they got maybe the purest PG in the Draft and thats a BIG plus for them moving forward, post Nash. Dyson, I keep hearing is most likely going to be let go (I think his contract is non guaranteed?) likewise rumors are that Miller will retire.
continuing on Johnson, I feel was a very solid pick up! he's young, athletic, and will compete! Scola to me might have been the best pick up they got, being they finally have two guys down low that want to bang and will get after the boards! its a new day in the valley of the sun! plus Scola is gifted offensively! Suns need a post threat, and possibly he can rub off on Gortat! as for Tucker, I am not very aware of him or what he will bring to the table, I read he's got defense and the Suns really liked him for a few years now, but if anyone else has some feedback on him, I would be interested to read it!
anyways... I'll open this up and allow others to chimp in, please feel free as all questions, comments, concerns, ideas, thoughts, etc. are welcome!
Last edited by ThyGreatOne : 08-07-2012 at 01:02 AM.