Entries from July 2012

Complicated draft pick protections held up completion of Lopez deal

July 28th, 2012 · 27 Comments

PHOENIX — Issues involving the protection of the Suns’ incoming first-round draft pick delayed the completion of the Robin Lopez-Wes Johnson three-way trade for a few days. “To be candid with you it took a lot of lawyering on all sides and a little creativity to actually get it done,” PBO Lon Babby said on […]

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Tags: Lon Babby · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Trades

Wes Johnson has a ‘blank slate’ with Phoenix Suns

July 27th, 2012 · 31 Comments

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns’ offseason has brought about a theme of second chances. Goran Dragic gets his second go-around with the Suns while Michael Beasley comes to Phoenix in hopes of revamping his image. And 2010 fourth overall pick Wes Johnson, traded to the Suns from the Minnesota Timberwolves today, gets his second chance […]

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Tags: Hakim Warrick · Lon Babby · Phoenix Suns · Robin Lopez · Wesley Johnson

Phoenix Suns complete Robin Lopez trade for Wesley Johnson, first-rounder

July 27th, 2012 · 47 Comments

The Phoenix Suns finally completed their complicated three-team trade with New Orleans and Minnesota on Friday in which they acquired swingman Wesley Johnson and a protected first-round pick for Robin Lopez and Hakim Warrick, according to a Suns release. The Suns also received the contracts of New Orleans’ Brad Miller and Jerome Dyson and had […]

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Tags: Hakim Warrick · Minnesota Timberwolves · Oklahoma City Thunder · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Robin Lopez · Trades

Robin Lopez trade scenarios that fit CBA rules

July 27th, 2012 · 11 Comments

Editor’s Note: I have since learned that I misunderstood a CBA rule. Please consult this post for the end result of this trade’s hold up. By now you know that the Suns’ three-way trade involving Robin Lopez has been delayed because the iteration widely reported did not fit CBA rules. The Arizona Republic’s Paul Coro […]

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Tags: Hakim Warrick · Minnesota Timberwolves · New Orleans Hornets · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Robin Lopez

Phoenix Suns 2012-13 schedule released

July 26th, 2012 · 10 Comments

The Phoenix Suns’ 2012-13 schedule was released today. For the Suns, this season will be about new faces in old uniforms and old faces in new uniforms. This new-look team will have to find its identity quickly if it wants to contend in the always stacked Western Conference. They’re going to run into some familiar […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Steve Nash

Jason Rowley named Suns president after Brad Casper steps down

July 26th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Former chief operating officer Jason Rowley will assume the president position for the Phoenix Suns after Brad Casper stepped down, the team announced on Thursday. Casper leaves to pursue other business opportunities, according to a press release. “I enjoyed my time with the Suns,” Casper said in the release. “It was a wonderful opportunity for […]

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