Entries Tagged as 'Ryan McDonough'

Phoenix Suns set on becoming ‘elite,’ need another star

April 19th, 2014 · 26 Comments

PHOENIX — In their first full season with the Phoenix Suns, GM Ryan McDonough and head coach Jeff Hornacek took the team from bad to good. As miraculous as that task seems when considering where the franchise stood 12 months ago, their next job might be even tougher: making this good team elite. But with […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Eric Bledsoe · Future · Lon Babby · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Ryan McDonough · Trades

Were the Suns ever tanking?

January 6th, 2014 · 24 Comments

It’s been widely misrepresented that the Phoenix Suns have changed their strategy. When general manager Ryan McDonough told NBA.com he would ideally be willing to trade the Suns’ draft picks for a star, many took it as though that wasn’t the plan all along. The thought was that the Suns’ success flipped the strategy from […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Ryan McDonough

Con: Why the Suns shouldn’t trade Channing Frye

December 9th, 2013 · 25 Comments

Since the moment he stepped foot in Phoenix, Suns general manager Ryan McDonough has focused on two areas when it comes to personnel: asset acquisition and cap flexibility. As Michael Schwartz thoughtfully pointed out in his article on Sunday that focus shouldn’t change. The Suns are off to a surprising 11-9 start but the goal […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Channing Frye · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Ryan McDonough

Phoenix Suns trade Marcin Gortat to complete offseason of asset acquisition

October 25th, 2013 · 37 Comments

After Amare Stoudemire departed as a free agent during the 2010 offseason, the Phoenix Suns spent two seasons wandering in the desert stuck between being a veteran team fighting for a playoff spot and a young team rebuilding. They ultimately were neither as they failed to reach the playoffs in either of those campaigns and […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Emeka Okafor · Kendall Marshall · Marcin Gortat · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Ryan McDonough · Shannon Brown · Trades

Marcin Gortat key in trade between Suns, Wizards

October 25th, 2013 · 58 Comments

The Suns have agreed to send Marcin Gortat, Kendall Marshall, Malcolm Lee and Shannon Brown to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Emeka Okafor and a protected 2014 first-round pick in the trade first reported by ESPN’s Marc Stein and the Arizona Republic’s Paul Coro. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman added the specifics of the draft pick, […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Emeka Okafor · Kendall Marshall · Marcin Gortat · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Ryan McDonough · Shannon Brown

Suns ‘being patient’ in development of rookie center Alex Len

October 14th, 2013 · 12 Comments

PHOENIX — It’s not the operative word a collective fan base wants to hear when talking about a No. 5 overall pick, but it’s a fitting one for Phoenix Suns rookie center Alex Len, who has more surgeries under his belt than NBA regular season games. The word is patience and it’s being uttered around […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Alex Len · Marcin Gortat · Phoenix Suns · Ryan McDonough