So what's next?

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  1. leclerc

    leclerc The smooth operator

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    Summer league came and went. Mostly positive observations made about our top rookies and second year players.

    What's next? A couple of months kicking dust? Is this the time to catch up on the NFL?

    Cause preseason doesn't start until September?
     
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    Nothing of real import. I imagine they are still trying to deal Chandler or Len. And of course they are looking to deal Knight.

    Knights value nhas plummeted so far, it will take a first round pick to move him. I say keep him and let him compete for playing time.
     
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    Makes sense as they can afford his salary and why give up any assets (like a first round pick) to get rid of him.
     
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    In the case of him polluting the well, so to speak, the FO needs to consider it.
     
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    SirStefan32 Krycek, Alex Krycek

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    In that case, you tell him him not to come to work anymore, or waive him.
     
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    Nah, it's always basketball season.
     
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    2017 season: Lots of losing.

    Basically its just an 82 game summer league. We will continue to grow this kinder-team and hopefully in 2-3 years we will be contenders.
     
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    Matt L formerly known as mattyboy

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    7'9 wingspan?

    That is insane.
     
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    GatorAZ Formerly known as GatorHater

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    9'6" standing reach. Imagine Deandre as a 70% ft shooter
     
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    Matt L formerly known as mattyboy

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    I hope we aren't picking in the top 3-4 picks. But if we are, this guy and Michael Porter Jr look like studs.
     
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    I'm not sold on Porter because of his limited athleticism.

    Ayton and Bamba seem great, franchise-player caliber prospects.

    Doncic seems also special, some kind of european version of Booker with more passing.
     
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    I'm so not ready for another season of tanking even if it disguised as playing younger players.

    The Suns need to show me something. Tomorrow does not always come.

    If the Suns have a chance to make a key trade this season, such as before the trade deadline, they need to do it.
     
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    Agreed. Porter seems like a bigger Jabari Parker to me. Doncic looks great offensively but I'm not sure his fit in Phoenix.

    Other than the two main centers there's some other intereresting bigs who are more project-ish...

    Wendell Carter - Duke
    Jaren Jackson - Michigan St
    Robert Williams - Texas A&M
    Mitchell Robinson - Western Kentucky

    All lotto picks according to DX. It's like the opposite of this past draft that had the deep PG class.
     
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    I think we need to extend Warren this offseason to a reasonable extension. He was great to start last season but suffered his "head" injury that caused him to regress a bit. He did look better after the All Star break but not as good as he was early in the year. I'm worried he'll get a ridiculous contract offer because wings or tweener forwards are getting big deals still in today's NBA and Warren can play both forward spots. He put up better numbers and is a better player than Otto Porter, who got a 4 year $106 million deal with Brooklyn that was matched by Washington. I know Brooklyn overpaid because he was a restricted free agent but the same could happen with Warren. I'd like to see Warren resigned for between $10-12 million, which would be fair, but the chances he gets an offer sheet for a reasonable amount are slim IMO. They definitely need to open a dialogue with him and his agent about an extension, whether one is signed or not is another thing. Hopefully we don't insult him with an offer like we did with JJ back in the day.

    I know I wanted Len to sign an extension prior to last season but that was largely to avoid him being a restricted free agent and getting a deal similar to Timofey Mozgov, Miles Plumlee, or Meyers Leonard for in last years free agency. Unlike Len, Warren is definitely a quality NBA player. His ceiling is questionable but I think he's proved he can be an effective starter or a really good bench player. I would be really surprised if he didn't have an almost 3 weeks into free agency like Len.
     

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