Changes for Next Season?

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We don't have to clear cap for him. We can trade without giving any salary.

However, we would have to get creative in regards to filling out the roster with other potential trades and min deals.
He would give you 9/9 every night as a backup. Typically, against the other bench players. Plus another big body on the boards and throw at someone? I will take that.
 

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He boxes out, gets rebounds, and plays D. He's Kurt Thomas, and would be a much needed addition.

I mean kind of, but he’s not really great at any of that. Yes he’s better than Frank but that’s not saying much. Thomas was a much better defensive player.

plus he brings more of the celeb Kardashian circus no thanks
 
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We don't have to clear cap for him. We can trade without giving any salary.

However, we would have to get creative in regards to filling out the roster with other potential trades and min deals.

That doesn't work. Not sure what site you're using to check it but he's due $9.7 million this year and we don't have cap space to absorb that. The site youre using probably doesn't count cap holds or something but we would have to send out a contract that is at least 75% of his deal.
 

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James Jones sounds optimistic about Chris Paul.

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I agree with James Jones about this. I'd like to see the Suns three deep at all five positions.

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I agree with James Jones about this. I'd like to see the Suns three deep at all five positions.

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That's going to be difficult to accomplish when we currently have only one NBA ready center, one center who is 2-3 years from contributing and zero power forwards.
 

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UFA bigs:

Cody Zeller
Serge Ibaka
Robin Lopez
Daniel Theis
Nerlens Noel
Ed Davis
Enes Kanter
Richaun Holmes
Frank Kaminsky
JaVale McGee
Willie Cauley-Stein
Dwight Howard
Hassan Whiteside
Alex Len
Gorgui Dieng
Andre Drummond
DeMarcus Cousins
 

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UFA bigs:

Cody Zeller
Serge Ibaka
Robin Lopez
Daniel Theis
Nerlens Noel
Ed Davis
Enes Kanter
Richaun Holmes
Frank Kaminsky
JaVale McGee
Willie Cauley-Stein
Dwight Howard
Hassan Whiteside
Alex Len
Gorgui Dieng
Andre Drummond
DeMarcus Cousins
Yes... any or all of them. Lets get Holmes back or Noel or Cousins or Howard. I don't care we need size.
Lets trade as many people on our bench for as many of those ******* as we can.
 

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If there is anyway possible to get both Holmes and Noel, that would be the perfect off-season. Or at minimum, one of them plus McGee would be a nice substitute.

But I have a sinking feeling it's going to be something more like bringing back Kaminski plus adding Len or Lopez. If it's something like that, I think I might barf.
 

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Yes... any or all of them. Lets get Holmes back or Noel or Cousins or Howard. I don't care we need size.
Lets trade as many people on our bench for as many of those ******* as we can.
I wouldn't get too carried away. A lot of those bigs didn't even make the playoffs whereas every player on our bench made it to the finals.

We need to improve, we need to get bigger but most of the guys on that list would eat up a lot of salary cap and cost way more in trade than we can afford. The only guys on our bench with any real trade value also have real playing value to us. If we can find a way to add one of the better guys on that list, that's about all we can hope for IMO.
 

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If there is anyway possible to get both Holmes and Noel, that would be the perfect off-season. Or at minimum, one of them plus McGee would be a nice substitute.

But I have a sinking feeling it's going to be something more like bringing back Kaminski plus adding Len or Lopez. If it's something like that, I think I might barf.

Maybe you'd barf, I think I'd celebrate. We don't have much to work with in the way of cap room or trade assets and Alex Len would have probably been enough to get us our first championship. It might not be enough this year if some of the loaded teams get healthy but it's a step in the right direction.

Unlike Mcgee and Lopez who are 33 plus and nearing the end of their careers, Alex probably has another 5 to 8 years of viability. Holmes or Noel would be much better but much harder to acquire and much harder to fit into our salary cap.

Right now I don't see any feasible way we bring a big in that will really help us. I hope that isn't the case but even guys like Zeller and Dieng made 16 million last year.
 

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UFA bigs:

Cody Zeller
Serge Ibaka
Robin Lopez
Daniel Theis
Nerlens Noel
Ed Davis
Enes Kanter
Richaun Holmes
Frank Kaminsky
JaVale McGee
Willie Cauley-Stein
Dwight Howard
Hassan Whiteside
Alex Len
Gorgui Dieng
Andre Drummond
DeMarcus Cousins

Cauley-Stein, Drummond or Cousins would be good
 

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