Entries Tagged as 'Lon Babby'

The ‘Michael Beasley Project’ belongs at power forward

December 20th, 2012 · 19 Comments

There is an era of good feeling around the Valley these days, and while that era might be as temporary as the Phoenix Suns’ current four-game win streak, it’s safe to say both have something to do with Alvin Gentry’s recent lineup changes (reinstating Jared Dudley and Luis Scola as starters). The Phoenix Suns have […]

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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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Lon Babby dishes on tanking, finding a star and the end of the Nash era

October 8th, 2012 · 25 Comments

PHOENIX — Back in 2010 the Phoenix Suns embarked on a franchise-altering offseason without a general manager, instead seemingly making decisions on the fly once Amare Stoudemire fled for the Big Apple. Lon Babby was hired shortly thereafter as the Suns’ president of basketball operations and has now had two years to take inventory of […]

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Wesley Johnson excited for ‘new beginning’ in Phoenix after disappointing years in Minnesota

August 1st, 2012 · 49 Comments

PHOENIX — Two years into his NBA career, Wesley Johnson is a certifiable draft bust. Johnson followed up a weak rookie campaign in which he averaged nine points on 39.7 percent shooting by going for 6.0 on 39.8 percent marksmanship. The fourth overall pick in the 2010 draft has put up PERs of 10.20 and […]

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Phoenix Suns complete offseason of asset acquisition

July 30th, 2012 · 70 Comments

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns entered the summer short on assets and talented young players. After an offseason that saw them say goodbye to franchise legends Steve Nash and Grant Hill, that has completely changed. The Suns have come out of July with three quality players in their early-to-mid 20′s with varying degrees of potential, […]

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Complicated draft pick protections held up completion of Lopez deal

July 28th, 2012 · 27 Comments

PHOENIX — Issues involving the protection of the Suns’ incoming first-round draft pick delayed the completion of the Robin Lopez-Wes Johnson three-way trade for a few days. “To be candid with you it took a lot of lawyering on all sides and a little creativity to actually get it done,” PBO Lon Babby said on […]

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