Entries from July 2012

Robin Lopez trade hits snag due to CBA rules

July 26th, 2012 · 101 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. Nothing is ever easy. While Suns, Hornets and Wolves fans were already envisioning how the pieces of the proposed three-way trade involving Robin Lopez and Wes Johnson would fit their organizations, […]

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Tags: Minnesota Timberwolves · New Orleans Hornets · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Phoenix Suns News · Trades

Comfort, stability brought Shannon Brown back to Phoenix

July 25th, 2012 · 8 Comments

PHOENIX — The wake of the New Orleans Hornets matching the Suns’ offer to Eric Gordon has settled, and in a free agency period shallow in shooting guard depth, Phoenix reacted by going with someone they know. On Wednesday, the Suns officially inked Shannon Brown to a two-year, $7 million deal with the second year […]

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AP reports that Lopez, Warrick trade for Wes Johnson and pick is done

July 25th, 2012 · 65 Comments

The proposed three-way trade that will send Robin Lopez and Hakim Warrick to the New Orleans Hornets is apparently all but finished, The Associated Press is reporting. The Phoenix Suns will receive wing Wes Johnson and a first round draft pick from the Minnesota Timberwolves in this one. Though the AP reports that veteran big […]

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Tags: Hakim Warrick · Phoenix Suns · Robin Lopez · Trades

Phoenix Suns proposed trade of Robin Lopez, Hakim Warrick for Wesley Johnson, pick a brilliant maneuver

July 25th, 2012 · 66 Comments

At the beginning of the free agency period, Robin Lopez was a priority for the Phoenix Suns. In May, PBO Lon Babby said, “It is quite likely if not certain that we’re going to match because he’s an important asset for us.” The Suns backed that up by meeting with Lopez on the first day […]

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Tags: Hakim Warrick · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Robin Lopez · Trades

Phoenix Suns set to acquire Wesley Johnson, pick for Robin Lopez, Hakim Warrick?

July 24th, 2012 · 100 Comments

Per Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski: Hornets, Suns, Wolves are nearing agreement on a 3-way deal that would send Robin Lopez to the Hornets in a sign-and-trade, sources tell Y! — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 24, 2012 Along with Lopez, Suns would send Hakim Warrick to Hornets. Minny would send Wesley Johnson and a 1st round […]

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

Phoenix Suns to wear 1990s throwback jerseys

July 24th, 2012 · 20 Comments

Forget the gimmicky, harsh-looking alternate jerseys. The Phoenix Suns, among others, are bringing back some classics this coming season, according to Uni-Watch.com. The Suns will run out their 1990s alternate black jerseys, according to the website. “I saw the Spring 2013 Adidas NBA Catalog and there are some new on-court offerings,” says Chris Blackstone. “There […]

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