Entries Tagged as 'Ryan McDonough'

Making the case for building up veterans’ trade value

August 25th, 2013 · 44 Comments

Editor’s Note: The following column is the second in a two-part series in which the VotS staff debates the ideal course of action for the Suns’ upcoming season. Saturday, Ryan Weisert argued that the Suns must make the development of their young players their top priority right from the outset. Sunday, Dave Dulberg makes the […]

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Tags: Alex Len · Archie Goodwin · Caron Butler · Marcin Gortat · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Ryan McDonough

The Suns and their All-Weird team status

August 1st, 2013 · 24 Comments

After a pretty wacky trade deadline in February, the 2013 offseason likewise trended differently under the relatively new collective bargaining agreement. With teams strapped with only one or two players on max or near-max contracts, they are either going full-speed ahead or tanking – there’s little in between. Both modes led to questionable, if not […]

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Tags: Alex Len · Archie Goodwin · P.J. Tucker · Phoenix Suns · Ryan McDonough

Suns have a ‘big brother’ in newly acquired Caron Butler

July 12th, 2013 · 4 Comments

PHOENIX — Caron Butler played the part of the savvy 11-year veteran to perfection Thursday at his introductory press conference. The new Phoenix Suns small forward, who was officially acquired in a three-team trade with the Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks, wore the right clothes (orange shirt and orange tie), said the right things […]

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Tags: Caron Butler · Eric Bledsoe · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Ryan McDonough

Eric Bledsoe ready to make ‘big things happen’ in Phoenix

July 11th, 2013 · 18 Comments

PHOENIX — “I’m in!!!” After reading the two-word tweet from fellow teammate and six-time All-Star Chris Paul on July 1, Eric Bledsoe knew what that meant for his basketball future in Tinseltown. He was out. With the cyber writing literally on the wall, the 23-year-old guard understood that as a highly-coveted asset, playing in Paul’s […]

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Tags: Eric Bledsoe · Goran Dragic · Jared Dudley · Lon Babby · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Ryan McDonough

Eric Bledsoe trade the best use of Phoenix Suns’ flexibility

July 2nd, 2013 · 55 Comments

After striking out in their attempt to acquire Eric Gordon last offseason, the Phoenix Suns have maintained excess cap space waiting for a day like today. No, this had nothing to do with being cheap, instead it was an asset management technique whereby the Suns saved their cap room for a time when it would […]

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Tags: Eric Bledsoe · Future · Jared Dudley · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Ryan McDonough · Trades

Trey Burke: Phoenix Suns 2013 NBA Draft profile

June 19th, 2013 · 7 Comments

Strengths As far as point guards go, Michigan’s Trey Burke is the most-polished floor general heading into the 2013 NBA Draft. While he might not have the same upside as a Michael Carter-Williams or a wealth of experience like C.J. McCollum, Burke will be a lottery pick because he’s the closest you’ll find to a […]

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Tags: Draft · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Ryan McDonough