How the Phoenix Suns should stretch Michael Beasley if they waive him

August 6th, 2013 · 53 Comments

The Phoenix Suns have always valued high character, and particularly back in the Jerry Colangelo era rarely tolerated poor off-court conduct. With the organization trying to re-establish that kind of culture, it begs the questions of whether Michael Beasley’s latest transgression involving an arrest on marijuana charges will be the final straw before management pulls the […]

[

Tags: Michael Beasley · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Eric Bledsoe and the rest of the new Phoenix Suns by advanced stats

July 31st, 2013 · 19 Comments

Eric Bledsoe entered this offseason as perhaps the most sought-after trade prospect that has yet to really prove anything. Thanks to limitless athleticism and a variety of jarring plays he has made as Chris Paul’s backup the last few years, his potential is tantalizing yet 2013-14 will be his first opportunity to command his own […]

[

Tags: Eric Bledsoe · Gerald Green · Miles Plumlee · Phoenix Suns

Luis Scola converted into more assets for efficient Suns

July 27th, 2013 · 17 Comments

When an amnesty provision allowing teams to eliminate one salary from their cap emerged from the muck of the 2011 lockout, we knew it would provide teams under the cap with a means to add veteran talent on the cheap. As the Phoenix Suns discovered today when they traded amnesty acquisition Luis Scola to Indiana […]

[

Tags: Future · Gerald Green · Luis Scola · Miles Plumlee · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Trades

Eric Bledsoe trade the best use of Phoenix Suns’ flexibility

July 2nd, 2013 · 55 Comments

After striking out in their attempt to acquire Eric Gordon last offseason, the Phoenix Suns have maintained excess cap space waiting for a day like today. No, this had nothing to do with being cheap, instead it was an asset management technique whereby the Suns saved their cap room for a time when it would […]

[

Tags: Eric Bledsoe · Future · Jared Dudley · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Ryan McDonough · Trades

The NBA Draft through modeling statistics

June 26th, 2013 · 11 Comments

Nothing in sports represents quite the crapshoot that a draft is. Scouts spend all year studying prospects, yet every year teams blow high picks on busts and unearth steals in the later rounds. Statistical analysis can theoretically aid that accuracy rate, yet at the end of the day, no matter how good your model is, […]

[

Tags: Draft · Phoenix Suns

Phoenix Suns part of the best NBA Finals ever?

June 15th, 2013 · 4 Comments

As I opened up my Sports Illustrated this week, I was prepared to be disappointed with a hockey cover and a teased NBA feature on the San Antonio Spurs. However, along with that I was treated to Jack McCallum’s oral history piece (you need to buy the magazine to read the full story) on “The Best Finals […]

[

Tags: 1993 Phoenix Suns · Future · Phoenix Suns