Entries from August 2013

Michael Beasley and Kevin Durant play in 2013 Goodman League

August 31st, 2013 · 17 Comments

It’s the final day of August, which means the Suns’ decision of taking on Michael Beasley’s full $6 million salary for next season’s books has arrived. There’s a good chance they wait until tomorrow or the next few days to waive him and then use the stretch provision over the remaining $3 million left on […]

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Caron Butler trade gives Suns more options

August 30th, 2013 · 22 Comments

During the last few years of the Nash era, the Suns dipped their toes into the rebuilding waters while maintaining the core of a team fighting for the playoffs. After dealing Caron Butler to Milwaukee in a cost-cutting deal, the Suns cannon-balled into the rebuilding deep end (if they weren’t already there after trading Luis […]

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Tags: Caron Butler · Milwaukee Bucks · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Trades

Channing Frye gets cryptic on Instagram

August 30th, 2013 · 25 Comments

Phoenix Suns forward Channing Frye posted early Friday morning a simple message on his Instagram: “#yep!” You can guess what he’s talking about — his heart. Or maybe he’s not talking about that at all. Former teammate Jared Dudley certainly appears to be leaning the way of the former, issuing a congrats to Frye via […]

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Notes: Caron Butler trade is official, Suns ink Alex Len

August 29th, 2013 · 19 Comments

In the dead of August, the Phoenix Suns are still making roster shuffles. This sure isn’t their last before the 2013-14 season tips off. The trade sending Caron Butler to the Milwaukee Bucks for Slava Kravtsov and Ish Smith went official on Thursday, and general manager Ryan McDonough’s statement in the team’s press release alluded […]

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Tags: Alex Len · Caron Butler · Diante Garrett · Milwaukee Bucks · Trades

Caron Butler trade reportedly in works between Suns, Bucks

August 28th, 2013 · 40 Comments

Caron Butler’s only contribution to the Phoenix Suns very well could have come in a summer fashion show. Two weeks after donning the new Suns uniforms during their debut at Scottsdale Fashion Square, the forward acquired with Eric Bledsoe in the deal that sent Jared Dudley to the Los Angeles Clippers could be on his […]

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Tags: Caron Butler · Milwaukee Bucks · Phoenix Suns · Trades

Making the case for building up veterans’ trade value

August 25th, 2013 · 44 Comments

Editor’s Note: The following column is the second in a two-part series in which the VotS staff debates the ideal course of action for the Suns’ upcoming season. Saturday, Ryan Weisert argued that the Suns must make the development of their young players their top priority right from the outset. Sunday, Dave Dulberg makes the […]

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Tags: Alex Len · Archie Goodwin · Caron Butler · Marcin Gortat · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Ryan McDonough