Entries Tagged as 'Lon Babby'

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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Tags: Lon Babby · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Trades

Wes Johnson has a ‘blank slate’ with Phoenix Suns

July 27th, 2012 · 31 Comments

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns’ offseason has brought about a theme of second chances. Goran Dragic gets his second go-around with the Suns while Michael Beasley comes to Phoenix in hopes of revamping his image. And 2010 fourth overall pick Wes Johnson, traded to the Suns from the Minnesota Timberwolves today, gets his second chance […]

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Tags: Hakim Warrick · Lon Babby · Phoenix Suns · Robin Lopez · Wesley Johnson

Phoenix Suns right a wrong by bringing back an improved Goran Dragic

July 20th, 2012 · 28 Comments

PHOENIX — At his end of year press conference following the 2010-11 season, Lon Babby took the podium and proclaimed that “the jury’s out” on the trade that sent Goran Dragic and a lottery-protected first-round pick to Houston for Aaron Brooks. That theoretical jury returned at Thursday’s presser and left no question that the Suns […]

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Tags: Goran Dragic · Lon Babby · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Why the Hornets might take three days to match and Steve Nash’s introduction to LA

July 12th, 2012 · 112 Comments

When it was first reported that New Orleans will likely take the full three days before inevitably matching the offer sheet to Eric Gordon, the average fan might have thought the Hornets were doing it to spite the Suns. After all, the Suns are basically in limbo until the Hornets match Gordon because they would […]

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Tags: Eric Gordon · Lon Babby · Los Angeles Lakers · New Orleans Hornets · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash

Phoenix Suns, Steve Nash couldn’t find common path

July 11th, 2012 · 8 Comments

PHOENIX — Around the same time that the Los Angeles Lakers were introducing newly-acquired Steve Nash on Wednesday, the Phoenix Suns held a less-anticipated and more somber press conference to explain why they sent their franchise star to a division rival. President of basketball operations Lon Babby addressed the media about the Suns’ decision to […]

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Tags: Lon Babby · Steve Nash

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