Entries from July 2013

Alex Len undergoes right ankle surgery, Suns announce

July 12th, 2013 · 45 Comments

While currently recovering from a left ankle surgery that had him in a boot, Alex Len’s routine medical exam showed the Phoenix Suns’ medical staff the “very beginnings” of a stress fracture in the center’s right ankle. The team announced surgery was performed Monday. Len should be able to return by the beginning of the […]

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Tags: Alex Len · Draft

Suns have a ‘big brother’ in newly acquired Caron Butler

July 12th, 2013 · 4 Comments

PHOENIX — Caron Butler played the part of the savvy 11-year veteran to perfection Thursday at his introductory press conference. The new Phoenix Suns small forward, who was officially acquired in a three-team trade with the Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks, wore the right clothes (orange shirt and orange tie), said the right things […]

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Tags: Caron Butler · Eric Bledsoe · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Ryan McDonough

Eric Bledsoe ready to make ‘big things happen’ in Phoenix

July 11th, 2013 · 18 Comments

PHOENIX — “I’m in!!!” After reading the two-word tweet from fellow teammate and six-time All-Star Chris Paul on July 1, Eric Bledsoe knew what that meant for his basketball future in Tinseltown. He was out. With the cyber writing literally on the wall, the 23-year-old guard understood that as a highly-coveted asset, playing in Paul’s […]

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Tags: Eric Bledsoe · Goran Dragic · Jared Dudley · Lon Babby · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Ryan McDonough

NBA skills market 2.0: Grading the predictions

July 11th, 2013 · 3 Comments

The NBA Skills Market model is an analysis of the current market value of specific skills, abilities, and achievements for NBA players. For the second year in a row, I’ve built this model and published its findings at the start of free agency. July is the month when players’ values are determined, and the Skills […]

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Tags: Free Agency

Eric Bledsoe, Caron Butler officially acquired by Suns

July 10th, 2013 · 21 Comments

The free agency moratorium ended on Wednesday and the Phoenix Suns officially announced the trade that sent Jared Dudley to the Los Angeles Clippers in return for point guard Eric Bledsoe and forward Caron Butler. Phoenix also lost a second-round pick that went to the Milwaukee Bucks. Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby released […]

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Tags: Eric Bledsoe · Jared Dudley · Trades

Scouting the Phoenix Suns’ 2013 NBA Draft picks

July 9th, 2013 · 17 Comments

James Kerti is a basketball player evaluation scout and consultant for college and NBA teams. His analysis has been featured at ESPN TrueHoop Network’s Daily Thunder and the popular basketball analysis YouTube channel BBALLBREAKDOWN, among other places. James picked apart the games of the Phoenix Suns’ three 2013 draft picks for us at VotS. Breaking […]

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Tags: Alex Len · Archie Goodwin · Draft