NBA Free Agency: Realistic options for the Suns

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  1. Mainstreet

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    Who might the Suns go after in free agency with the expectation they might be able to sign? Everyone can be included but I would like the discussion to focus on more realistic options rather than players like Lebron, Marc Gasol and Kawhi Leonard. HoopsHype has a list of free agent players that might become available. The link is below.

    http://hoopshype.com/free_agency_2015.htm
     
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    Here are a few names that caught my eye at first glance: Alexis Ajinca, Thomas Robinson, Kevin Seraphin and Aaron Brooks.
     
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    For those kind of names, why even bother? We need to find a way to get a star, until then we'll be irrelevant.
     
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    So what names to you have in mind? I don't think Kevin Love is coming to the Suns. The last free agency the Suns were left with egg on their face except for IT.

    The names I mentioned are depth players that should be available. I'm especially looking for size to help the frontline and another PG on the cheap. I think the Suns should go after at least one quality FA but I'm not sure who they can lure. Also I'm hoping the Suns will look to size in the first round of the draft if the talent is available.
     
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    It kinda stinks that the Suns are going to be going against the bigger markets (NY & LAL) to get the likes of Marc Gasol, Kevin Love, etc.
     
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    Aldridge. I see no point in picking up more role players if the Suns don't have any sort of solid foundation to build around yet. So unless there are some young free agents with star potential out there who are available (there aren't) then might as well not bother with the lesser names.

    But I would like to see the Suns make an effort at luring Aldridge, even though they have little chance.
     
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    This is true but I'd like to get a young player to play behind Len and behind or in front of Markieff. A player like Kevin Seraphin is interesting.
     
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    Never heard of him. Who he play for? Is he any good?
     
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    what stinks even more is that it didn't used to matter... the previous regime was getting the biggest name FA to come here for pennies on the dollar (with wink wink deals of course). Now, armed with a MAX salary slot, we're not even on ANYONE's radar. That sucks.
     
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    I don't mind going for a big name but the Suns should not put all their eggs in one basket. IMO, they should have a FA list rated sort of like a draft board. I think the Suns were lured by the big names last free agency and they did not look at the tier just behind them. This free agency will have some interesting names available but without the star label.
     
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    Oh, I agree...it seems quite unlikely we'll get a star in FA. My point is, I'm not going to allocate much in terms of resources to sign depth guys. We have to hope some of our young guys continue to develop, and we're able to make a trade.
     
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    Agreed. Plus I think Dragic's blasting of the front office is going to make potential free agents look elsewhere or second guess coming to the Suns. So that's going another hurdle that the Suns FO are going to have to jump over.....
     
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    I think we should make a play with a sign and trade (for a max. deal) for Jimmy Butler, who I believe will be a major star away from Derrick Rose. I would think something like Bledsoe, Keiff, and a first round pick that we received in one of the trades, for Butler (Max. Deal) and whatever filler they would need. Then you would have Knight (re-signed), Butler, Len, and Warren to build this team around. Plus you would still have this years first round pick. What do you guys think?
     
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    The only way the Suns ownership/front office are going to overcome the hurdle is to move on.

    Seriously, is SOS-DD going to change the perception of constantly breaking up the roster to cover their lack of foresight?
     

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