- Oct 19, 2003
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They didn’t have three quasi owners during the off-season. Jones failed to address the needs of the team. Granted, injuries have killed the Suns this year, but they had glaring weaknesses before the injuries.
This supposes the Suns could have fixed all their problems during the past summer. The NBA doesn't always work this way, that's why they have trade deadlines. It's not wise to trade assets for less than fair value.
Of course, the Suns had glaring weaknesses this summer but determining where the restrictions on James Jones starts and ends is another matter. We are not even totally certain why Jae Crowder hasn't been traded, although there is speculation it was because he wouldn't start or be extended. I suspect we will find out more later.
The only big move the Suns made this past summer was matching Indiana's offer sheet for Deandre Ayton. This was something the Suns had previously said they would do when he became a restricted free agent. It was no surprise when the Suns did what they said they would do.
What were the other moves? Signing Bismack Biyombo, Damion Lee, Josh Okogie and Jock Landale to 1 year minimum type contracts; adding Duane Washington and Ish Wainright on two-way contracts and now adding Saban Lee on a 10-day contract.
Let's not forget Cam Johnson was not extended either.
There is a lot more to this story we have yet to find out.