Entries Tagged as 'Free Agency'

NBA free agency: Eric Bledsoe’s lips are sealed

April 17th, 2014 · 23 Comments

PHOENIX — As the Suns trickled out of the U.S. Airways Center on Thursday with bags full of whatever was left in their lockers, the same themes popped up. Jeff Hornacek should be coach of the year. The season was a success in one way and disappointing in another. Individually, nearly every player on Phoenix’s […]

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Suns sign Dionte Christmas to partially-guaranteed deal

September 13th, 2013 · 17 Comments

The Phoenix Suns added to a bloated backcourt on Friday by agreeing to a contract with guard Dionte Christmas. Paul Coro reports that Christmas will have a small guaranteed portion on the first year of a multi-year deal. “We’re excited to add Dionte to our roster,” said general manager Ryan McDonough in a press statement. […]

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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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3-on-5: Free agency and the Suns’ next move

July 8th, 2013 · 24 Comments

It’s been a wild week of free agent signings and trades in the NBA. I asked the Godfather (Michael Schwartz) and Michael Corleone (Kevin Zimmerman) of Valley of the Suns to join me for a 3-on-5 to discuss all the wheeling and dealing as well as the outlook for the Suns. I hope that analogy […]

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NBA free agency: Financial reality check

July 2nd, 2013 · 14 Comments

The best part of NBA free agency is the existence of hope. Even if it lasts only until the moratorium is over, July 1st provides NBA fans with the hope that this could be the year their team signs a marquee free agent and begins the march to a championship. That hope isn’t always realize […]

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NBA free agency: Christmas in July

July 1st, 2013 · 29 Comments

In a free market, prices for commodities eventually come to a perfect equilibrium that maximizes the benefit to both customers and suppliers. But the NBA is far from a free market. Free markets don’t have salary caps. Free markets don’t have moratoriums. Free markets don’t have maximum salaries, rookie scales, and luxury taxes. And most […]

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