2019 Free Agency

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    Suns looked good when Johnson and Oubre settled in and nobody outside of Mystery Injury Warren was healthy.
    That's part of the reason I am OK with the simple additions of actual/ average NBA players.
     
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    Yes, but I just did not like how it was executed.
     
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    Well, we've had multiple discussions here about how it was handled, and I keep coming back to the fact that it's impossible to know if they could have gotten better deals. I maintain that Warren had no value, and that anything from #4 on in the draft was a crap shoot. Player I wanted at #11 didn't go until #21, for example.

    I think they did a fine job of adding two actual NBA players and two older rookies who will probably be able to contribute off the bench immediately. If they can add an actual NBA point guard, I will be happy with this off season.

    I think the Suns are fine with the core of Booker, Ayton, Oubre, and Bridges for the time being. They need to have real NBA players around them. Baynes, Saric, plus a real point guard will go a long way towards making them look like an NBA team.
     
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    That's a huge margin in win percentage. I get why he's priority number 1. DLo or Brogdon could make a really big impact for us, but they might not make that big an impact. Small sample size, but it's compelling.
     
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    Agreed. What I really like about Oubre is that he does multiple things well, but also has a great attitude, plays with a little bit of nastiness, and has a lot of charisma. I think he is a good example of somebody being more important than his numbers suggest.
     
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    I agree, it's hard to make a lot out of this but it is the second time I think he has used the "Shhh" reference towards the Suns.

    I'm taking it as a positive or why say anything at all.
     
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    Right, this is exactly why the suns need to retain Oubre. Although if he signs an offer sheet of 18m+ it becomes questionable.
     
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    The Suns are not on Beverley's list of prospective teams per reports.

     
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    Basically all these reports say the sun's aren't interested in any good players.... This is all smokescreen right?
     
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    Signing Cory Joseph would be as bad of a move as signing Marcus Banks was, possibly worse. Joseph is actually an older, less athletic version of Banks.
     
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    https://arizonasports.com/story/199...stions-of-the-suns-paying-rfa-kelly-oubre-jr/
     
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    Totally agree. When I looked at the draft, after Barrett, pretty much all of the guys from pick 4 to the end if the 1st round were all pretty much equal.

    Coby White? Not a good enough shooter and a below average facilitator.

    Culver? Not great at any one thing. That means he'll probably be below average at EVERYTHING at least initially.

    Clarke? Cant shot. The Suns needed a shooter badly.

    IMO once you lost out on Morant, the PG position wasn't going to be improved at least in the short to mid term. So with that in mind, shooting became the priority. And like you said....adding good players, which the Suns did.
     
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    Overpay an impactful player or save the money to use elsewhere. This reminds me of the Stat contract. To me, even with Stat's bad knees, we were better off allocating the money to him, and Oubre is healthy and young with the potential to improve even more. Bird in hand is worth two in the bush.
     

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