James Jones hired as Suns General Manager

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  1. Mainstreet

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    what a joke. The hits keep coming!!!!!
     
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    I'm pleased with Jones actually. Trading for Oubre was a steal and moving Anderson for an actual useful player in Johnson was a positive move. Bowers adds real front office experience for Jones to lean on.
     
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    I think it was expected James Jones would stay with the Suns in some capacity.

    Acquiring Jamal Crawford, Kelly Oubre and Tyler Johnson without giving up valuable assets were solid moves.
     
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    Here are some comments from Robert Sarver about the hire.

     
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    Would anyone trade the number 1 pick for Lebron?
     
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    I wouldn't. The Suns have a core of nice young players. They need to build around this core.

    We see what happened this past season when the Lakers added Lebron. They had a young nucleus as well.
     
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    I probably would if he were in Cleveland but I wouldn't give the Lakers the #1 pick for Lebron. Screw them.
     
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    Id say Oubre was a solid move but it was pure luck he fell to them as a second option. The crawford signing was just a bone Jones thru to one of his buddies.

    This hire of Bower would make sense if he were GM but Saver being Saver keeps first time GM Jones in place boggles my mind...as usual with everything saver does.
     
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    I think Jones did a fine job as acting GM last season. With Bowers overseeing the operation, I think it frees Jones to do the things he does well such as players relations and evaluating talent. McDonough was lacking in these areas.
     
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    That Magic alluded to the media that backstabbing was going on in the Lakers, but not who, makes me wonder if Lebron is part of that issue.
     
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    This move was the best move.

    James Jones is an intelligent man, well respected former player who educated himself properly for this career path.

    He made solid moves and we hired an experienced former GM at his side.
     
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    The Lakers were a divided lot with all the rumors about players being traded plus the speculation Walton might be replaced.

    I'm not sure if Lebron was a part of this but the win-now philosophy of the Lakers front office sure didn't help.
     
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    Take if for what it's worth but Steven A Smith insists multiple sources pointed fingers towards Pelinka. I don't doubt that Rich Paul and Lebron are part of the problem too but that could just be my disdain for that pair.
     

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