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This is yet another player the Suns should be pursuing, who at least could give them spot minutes they need at the 4 against bigger line-ups. There have been a whole host of players signing even non-guaranteed training camp contracts with other teams whom the Suns could use. It makes absolutely no sense that the Suns aren't even taking a flier on someone who MIGHT help them at the 4. They can do this and STILL pursue someone like Thaddeus Young.

There are only two explanations for such total lack of activity, then: (1) Sarver going cheap again; or (2) unjustified overconfidence in Cam Johnson and/or Jalen Smith to play extended minutes at the 4.
I saw that you posted on the right side of the browser and I told myself, I know what he is going to say, but lets check and see if you are as predictable as I think. Yep.
 

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Aaron Gordon agrees to 4 year/ 92 million contract extension with Nuggets. I'm sure Mikal Bridges is paying attention.

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NBA is making things easier if players get vaccinated.

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So predictable that he is going to bemoan the condition of the PFs on this roster as he has for what, 3 years??

Kenneth Faried is his answer??? Jeebus.

He is more so than a shooting guard and a guy who isn't even good enough for the G League.
 

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This is yet another player the Suns should be pursuing, who at least could give them spot minutes they need at the 4 against bigger line-ups. There have been a whole host of players signing even non-guaranteed training camp contracts with other teams whom the Suns could use. It makes absolutely no sense that the Suns aren't even taking a flier on someone who MIGHT help them at the 4. They can do this and STILL pursue someone like Thaddeus Young.

There are only two explanations for such total lack of activity, then: (1) Sarver going cheap again; or (2) unjustified overconfidence in Cam Johnson and/or Jalen Smith to play extended minutes at the 4.
Possibly another explanation, in the NFL it is said a majority of unsigned free agents are unvaccinated. I know the NBA has different rules, but there is a risk bringing in a player who is unvaccinated. I am just adding another possibility of why a player may not be brought in.
 

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Faried hasn't played in the NBA since the 2018-19 season. There's a reason for that. He's no longer a PF because of his lack of range and he's no longer capable of out hustling his opponents. No loss.
 

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He is more so than a shooting guard and a guy who isn't even good enough for the G League.
If the Suns were looking at him I suspect you’d be twitching in revulsion. It’s been 5 years since the guy was a steady contributor. Harping on him is a joke.
 

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And the Booker window will slam shut when CP3 is done, unless they win a championship with CP3 or find a star point guard to replace CP3 when CP3 is done.

Book already has generational wealth so I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t sigh another max deal when he’s eligible for it next summer. He’ll probably see how things play out; does Paul continue to age well, does Ayton become the guy we saw in the playoffs consistently, do they pay big $$ to keep the role guys etc…
 

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Book already has generational wealth so I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t sigh another max deal when he’s eligible for it next summer. He’ll probably see how things play out; does Paul continue to age well, does Ayton become the guy we saw in the playoffs consistently, do they pay big $$ to keep the role guys etc…

Precisely, and if Sarver continues to penny pinch, Booker is as good as gone, unless the Suns have won a championship in spite of it, and even then he might emulate Lebron after his second go-around in Cleveland...
 

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Book already has generational wealth so I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t sigh another max deal when he’s eligible for it next summer. He’ll probably see how things play out; does Paul continue to age well, does Ayton become the guy we saw in the playoffs consistently, do they pay big $$ to keep the role guys etc…

Booked is eligible to sign a max extension this offseason. I don't think it'll even be discussed but I don't think we'll hear anything for a while about him resigning. I believe we have 3 full seasons with him locked in going forward, so it kind of mirrors what we have Paul signed for.
 

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Precisely, and if Sarver continues to penny pinch, Booker is as good as gone, unless the Suns have won a championship in spite of it, and even then he might emulate Lebron after his second go-around in Cleveland...

You said he'd ask out after our 8-8 start last season. You have no clue what it will take to get him to ask out. Predicting he'll ask out every week isn't actually predicting anything, it's projecting your own negativity onto others.
 

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Booked is eligible to sign a max extension this offseason. I don't think it'll even be discussed but I don't think we'll hear anything for a while about him resigning. I believe we have 3 full seasons with him locked in going forward, so it kind of mirrors what we have Paul signed for.

I think we’ll have a good idea by this time next year if CP3 is going to see those final years of his deal. If he’s near/close to equal effectiveness as last year that will be three straight years of regular season durability and high quality play.
 

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I think we’ll have a good idea by this time next year if CP3 is going to see those final years of his deal. If he’s near/close to equal effectiveness as last year that will be three straight years of regular season durability and high quality play.

He's 36 years old. He has two more years tops at this level, with an outside shot at a third year still contributing, but no longer at a high level. Suns management knows this. It's why his contract is structured the way it is. There is no way he sees the final year of this deal, and I would put it at a coin flip in terms of whether or not he sees the third year.
 
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