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Reported preferred destinations for Russell are the Nets and Lakers.

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Jeebus. I cannot fathom the Suns not making a run but it appears that is the case. If the Lakers get him and we have to face him over and over?
 

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Jeebus. I cannot fathom the Suns not making a run but it appears that is the case. If the Lakers get him and we have to face him over and over?

If it's true that the Suns aren't even going to try to get him, I am going to have to update my answer to the poll regarding when will Booker demand a trade, especially if the Suns do something stupid like signing Cory Joseph...
 
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Jeebus. I cannot fathom the Suns not making a run but it appears that is the case. If the Lakers get him and we have to face him over and over?
I am not worried about facing DLo over and over, now facing Kahwi over and over --thats another thing.

I am guessing that the Suns already know if DLo would be interested in signing here. He might have already told us through Booker that he is going another direction. If so, there is no reason to waste time trying. Move on to Brogdon.
 

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I am not worried about facing DLo over and over, now facing Kahwi over and over --thats another thing.

I am guessing that the Suns already know if DLo would be interested in signing here. He might have already told us through Booker that he is going another direction. If so, there is no reason to waste time trying. Move on to Brogdon.

Or it is as Gambo has reported since day 1....we aren't interested due to "Fit"
 

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Or it is as Gambo has reported since day 1....we aren't interested due to "Fit"
I admit, Brogdon is a better fit, I just think it is more likely that Milwaukee will match an offer for Brogdon than the Nets will for DLo.

Again. Milwaukee might be persuaded to do a sign and trade, Maybe JJ, Melton, and a pick for Brogdon. That would be a win win. Melton is redundant with Tyler Johnson. JJ needs to be moved, and the pick is worth it. Milwaukee save 10-12 million, gets a future asset, and two young prospects. Melton is a good defensive backup behind Bledsoe (or they can have Okobo if they want). JJ is low risk since they can dump him next year if they want.

Nah. Now that I look at Milwaukees roster, Mirotic is gone. They want to resign Lopez, Middleton and maybe Gasol. They are OK. They do not have to over the Lux tax to keep Brogdon.
 

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I admit, Brogdon is a better fit, I just think it is more likely that Milwaukee will match an offer for Brogdon than the Nets will for DLo.

Again. Milwaukee might be persuaded to do a sign and trade, Maybe JJ, Melton, and a pick for Brogdon. That would be a win win. Melton is redundant with Tyler Johnson. JJ needs to be moved, and the pick is worth it. Milwaukee save 10-12 million, gets a future asset, and two young prospects. Melton is a good defensive backup behind Bledsoe (or they can have Okobo if they want).

Or we could just stretch Tyler Johnson...

If they bring in ANY of the guards that have been talked about then Johnson becomes completely redundant, unless they're foolishly banking on next year's free agent class, keeping him makes no sense.
 

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If that's the case, Joseph and Rozier are even worse fits, as neither can shoot or facilitate.

Oh I agree. Very little about this off season is worth celebrating right now. I mean Saric is probably their best move so far and will be if they just take Joseph or Rozier.

In no planet could I have imagined that this would be our off season.
 

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Oh I agree. Very little about this off season is worth celebrating right now. I mean Saric is probably their best move so far and will be if they just take Joseph or Rozier.

In no planet could I have imagined that this would be our off season.
I do not find this off season that surprising. I doubt many here do. We all knew our free agent money was limited.
 

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I do not find this off season that surprising. I doubt many here do. We all knew our free agent money was limited.

Our money wasn't limited. There were many pathways to cap space. We used one of them on Warren then promptly pissed that money away on Baynes.

This team is just irrelevant now.
 

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Or we could just stretch Tyler Johnson...

If they bring in ANY of the guards that have been talked about then Johnson becomes completely redundant, unless they're foolishly banking on next year's free agent class, keeping him makes no sense.

I'd like Johnson as a 3rd guard, but yeah the only way they can clear max space without moving him or stretching him(and keeping Oubre) is to get rid of Jackson, Baynes, Melton, Okobo without taking on any money and renouncing everyone but Oubre.
 

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Seems like Russell may have been interested in the Suns until the Lakers became interested. The Lakers are favored to win it all and they are gonna be the center of the basketball universe. What player wouldn’t want to get in on that?


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Seems like Russell may have been interested in the Suns until the Lakers became interested. The Lakers are favored to win it all and they are gonna be the center of the basketball universe. What player wouldn’t want to get in on that?


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