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Grading The Deal: Elfrid Payton Gets Fresh Start With Suns

by Keith P Smith

Feb 8, 2018 5:53 PM

The Suns will get 25 games of Elfrid Payton to evaluate up close before he becomes a restricted free agent. Read more »

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Western Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

Feb 6, 2018 12:42 PM

The Jazz, Clippers, Nuggets and Thunder to be the most active teams at the deadline in the West. Read more »

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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2017 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

Dec 29, 2017 10:42 AM

The Warriors, Rockets, Cavaliers, Celtics and 76ers enter 2018 as the top-5 teams in terms of players and assets. Read more »

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How The Suns Waited Too Long To Trade Eric Bledsoe

by Danny Leroux

The Eric Bledsoe situation certainly appears to be a teachable moment about the importance of honesty in self-evaluation for front offices because failure to do so can lead to serious consequences. Read more »
The Enigma: A Deep Dive (On The Bledsoe Trade, Part 1)

by Brett Koremenos

After looking a bit more under the hood on what Eric Bledsoe's game brings, it makes it easier to really assess what this means for the Bucks going forward. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Suns Trade Eric Bledsoe To Milwaukee

by Keith P Smith

The Bucks dealt from a position of strength to improve a position of weakness, protected their picks in a smart way, and got a good player who is under contract for an additional year. Read more »
Pacific Division Offseason Review

by Keith P Smith

On how the Lakers, Warriors, Clippers, Suns and Kings attacked the offseason. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Phoenix Suns

by Colin McGowan

The Suns are a franchise punting on existence for another season while making vague if not ill-founded claims that this will put them in a better position going forward. Read more »
Season Questions: How Can The Suns, Lakers Have Productive Rebuilding Seasons?

by Brett Koremenos

The Suns and Lakers must have a vision for individual players while keeping the big picture of their process in mind over the course of the entire season. It will go a long way in making sure the rebuild efforts of these two clubs donít stall out. Read more »
2017 Summer League Notes On All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

Notes and observations on all 30 NBA teams from how they evaluated their offseason moves and what they saw from their Summer League prospects. Read more »
Ten-Year Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

Beyond strictly looking at wins and losses, net rating gives a clear picture of team performance. The following infographics show the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Phoenix Suns

by Keith P Smith

The best strategy for the Suns is to stay the course, make a smart draft pick, and then, if the opportunity presents itself, move the vets for players who can help down the line. Read more »
Prospect Report: Markelle Fultz Of Washington

by Rafael Uehara

Markelle Fultz will give his team's general manager some flexibility for how to build a team around him. Here's how he would fit in with the Lakers, Celtics, 76ers and Suns. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2017 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 4.0

by Keith P Smith

With the NBA Trade Deadline behind us and rosters locked in for the most part, it is time for an updated look at what all 30 teams cap space picture looks likes for the summer of 2017. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Raptors Improve Again With Trade For P.J. Tucker

by Keith P Smith

With P.J. Tucker, the Raptors acquired a very good and versatile defender who will also help their spacing while also improving their ability to play small to finish games. Read more »
Western Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

There are a number of teams on the fringes of the playoff picture such as the Kings, Nuggets, Blazers and Mavericks, which makes predicting their deadline goals difficult. Read more »
2016 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The Warriors and Cavaliers remain atop our year-end rankings but there's considerable change behind them, most notably the Raptors, Bucks and 76ers. Read more »
Why The Suns Need To Remain Committed To Rebuilding Timetable

by Keith P Smith

The Suns have a confusing mix of very young players, older veterans and the guys in the middle have all missed considerable time with injuries. Phoenix needs to be clear and committed to their rebuilding efforts to avoid short-term 'all-in' moves. Read more »
Five Question Season Preview: Pacific Division

by Brett Koremenos

Bringing out the best in Julius Randle, Marquese Chriss' dark horse ROY case, Golden State's young depth, Sacramento's improved ball movement and the Clippers' giant hole at small forward. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Phoenix Suns

by Colin McGowan

It's rare for two players to inform each other in the way Marcus Camby and Tyson Chandler have, playing so similarly, slightly below the radar, following only slightly divergent paths. They're peculiar to this era. After Chandler is gone, he'll have no heir. Read more »