Entries Tagged as 'Lance Blanks'

Moving forward: A bright, sunny day in Phoenix

October 27th, 2012 · 20 Comments

PHOENIX — The past must be an awfully scary place. After all it seems just about everyone these days — from political candidates to the Suns’ front office — is ready to move forward. That was certainly the theme Thursday, when team president of basketball operations Lon Babby and general manager Lance Blanks hosted a […]

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Phoenix Suns set to encounter pivotal free agency period

June 30th, 2012 · 52 Comments

It’s been two years since the Phoenix Suns last entered a pivotal free agency period with one of their stars an unrestricted free agent and lots of cap space to spend if he flees. After essentially punting any important decisions to this offseason during last December’s abbreviated free agency period, the Phoenix Suns can chart […]

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Tags: Free Agency · Lance Blanks · Lon Babby · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Lance Blanks preparing the Suns for all draft scenarios

June 27th, 2012 · 7 Comments

PHOENIX — Lance Blanks’ session with the media on Monday provided more questions than answers. In other words, it was exactly what one might expect from an interview with a general manager three days before the draft. The Suns could trade out if they don’t like anybody at 13, or they could add a pick […]

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Tags: Draft · Lance Blanks · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Phoenix Suns News · Steve Nash

NBA Draft 2012: The construction of the Phoenix Suns’ draft board

June 25th, 2012 · 5 Comments

PHOENIX — There’s no set formula and no special front office potion to the 2012 NBA Draft. It’ll all come down to preference, fit and, ultimately, research to determine what player the Phoenix Suns, and those picking ahead of them, decide to select this Thursday. “I think of it like if you think of a […]

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Phoenix Suns using analytics to project draftees’ futures

June 6th, 2012 · 12 Comments

PHOENIX — One of the prominent themes of Moneyball centered around the inherent tension between old school scouts who have lived and breathed baseball all their lives and the geeks with their fancy algorithms that often tell a different story about a player. As analytics permeate professional sports, that same discussion is going on behind […]

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Tags: Draft · Lance Blanks · Markieff Morris · Phoenix Suns

Phoenix Suns expected to target perimeter player with the 13th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft

June 4th, 2012 · 22 Comments

PHOENIX — At the first ever “Lunch with Lance” media gathering this afternoon, Phoenix Suns GM Lance Blanks was a closed book when discussing specific players the Suns could target with the 13th pick in this year’s draft. He spoke of the draft’s depth in comparison to last year. He touched on the lengths the Suns’ staff […]

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