Free Agency 2018

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  1. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

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    Aaron Gordon.
     
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    Aaron Gordon? And why would the Magic ever have an intention of not matching any offer sheet for Gordon?
     
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    I said I didn't see Aaron Gordon going anywhere.
     
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    I know.
     
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    Hopefully a new GM by that time.
     
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    Gambo was reporting the Suns will have interest in signing Avery Bradley this summer.

    He definitely regressed this year, and I'm not sure he'll be worth the cost to sign, but he's an interesting potential fit with Booker.

    Here's my favorite take on him, an article where several NBA stars, including Booker, were upset that Bradley didn't make an all-NBA defensive team last year.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...stars-slam-avery-bradleys-defensive-team-snub
     
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    This makes a lot more sense than trying to trade for Bradley now.
     
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    If history McDonough’s tenure is any indication, that frustrated superstar will just demand a trade and leave like other players before him.
     
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    Should’ve done it last summer for Butler (with maybe Warren and the Heat pick) and we could’ve been the team that’s rising to the playoffs rather than Minnesota.

    Payton
    Booker
    Butler
    Jackson
    Bender

    Would’ve been a fun lineup with Chandler coming off the bench depending on the matchup at C.
     
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    He didn't say that last year. They made it clear they weren't going to be making any big moves and this was another year of development.
     
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    Can someone tell me exactly how we’re going to “go for it” this summer? Correct me if I’m wrong, but we only have like five million in salary cap room

    (Edit: my bad. Looks like we have 20 million in cap room... but what player worth “going for it” with is going to come here? Blake Griffin wouldn’t even give us an interview.)

    As for those “chips” he’ll try to cash in... one is a pick in the middle of the draft/maybe lowest lotto pick and... and what?

    The Bucks pick is highly protected and they don’t look like they’ll be in the lotto any time soon. And the 2021 Heat Pick is THREE years away. Neither of those are big chips that are going to let us “go for it”.

    Unless he’s talking about shopping OUR 2018 pick and if that happens and he ends up beaten to a pulp on the side of the road, I’ll be in Mexico by the time you all point the authorities in my direction!
     
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    Wha? He tried to make what he thought was a HUGE move and get Blake Griffin but Blake wouldn’t even give us an interview.

    And from all reports, he tried most of the off-season shopping Bledsoe and trying to get Kyrie.

    Trying to get either Blake or Kyrie weren’t attempts to make big moves? Just because he failed laughably to do so, doesn’t mean he wasn’t trying.
     
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    It's odd that most admit that McD plays things very close to the vest and the moves he makes are never leaked before hand but then refer to a few items that were in the rumor mill that never came close to happening as a sign of his incompetence. McD and Sarver both stated that the Suns didn't plan on making any big moves in free agency last year and they didn't. You can say they tried to court Blake Griffin but he agreed to resign in LA before free agency started and didn't meet with anyone else. Considering McD's moves don't leak and he said they weren't going to be going after any big name free agents, I tend to believe him.

    Don't believe they didn't plan on going after free agents last offseason? Here's an article from March of last year about a meeting with season ticket holders last season about them not being players in free agency and they were going with their youth movement and the timeline.

    https://www.brightsideofthesun.com/...on-in-2020-no-free-agent-splashes-this-summer

    In regards to trading for Kyrie, that was in line with what he's said about not being players in free agency since it was a trade and it's also in line with what he's said since he came to the Suns about shopping for a disgruntled star. Cleveland's asking price was too high so the Suns bowed out of trade talks. They would not trade their pick and they weren't willing to trade Josh Jackson either after he was selected with that pick so talks stalled at that point. We don't know what else was offered or discussed but I'm betting that Lebron and Bledsoe are good friends and share an agent had something to do with all of the rumors about that trade since it would have sent Bledsoe to Cleveland where Lebron is basically General Manager.

    That trade rumor doesn't change anything about the Suns not being players in free agency or with their cap space. Sorry I wasn't clear in stating that distinction about free agency and cap space but I didn't expect someone to challenge how the team didn't plan on making big moves and they were sticking to the timeline. That doesn't change much of anything though since they didn't make any moves through free agency and shopping Bledsoe because he asked out is different than actively shopping him to make roster changes. We don't know when he asked out, if it was before the Kyrie rumors or not either. However Bledsoe asking out changed their plans some. They still tried to make things work with him since he was kept for the beginning of the season. What else were they supposed to do though? They didn't find a trade they liked at the time and tried to make it work a little while longer and then Bledsoe decided to go public.
     
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    If that is supposed to inspire confidence in McDonough as an NBA General Manager . . . unless you were being facetious.
     

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