Phoenix Suns 5-On-5: The Best Of Media Day

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Sep 28, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe wears a Superman costume as he poses for a portrait during media day at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

4. Which player did your opinion change the most about following media day?

Bourguet:  Bledsoe. Maybe I’ve been a little too gung-ho about getting on the “Eric Bledsoe can be a leader” bandwagon, but he was one of the more infectious personalities at Media Day. At this time a little more than a year ago, he still hadn’t been signed to a contract extension. Now, he’s being looked to as an older brother in the locker room by the younger guys. Call me crazy, but that’s a pretty big one-year swing.

Schall:  Probably Bledsoe if anyone, but I also saw T.J. Warren and Archie Goodwin crack a smile in front of media for the first time in my Suns’ beat-writing career. That being said, I tend to side with the school of thought that you can’t get swept up in the wave of positivity that is any team’s Media Day.

Harris:  I guess Jon Leuer, because I literally had no opinion about him before, but he seems like he’s a petty jovial guy with his Superman cape.

Tauscher:  My opinion didn’t really change on him, but I really did gain a greater respect and excitement for Bledsoe. He commented that Chandler was the main guy and he was going to listen to him, and he talked a lot about the positives of his teammates. Seeing his summer of hard work followed by the impressive humility on the mic was a great sign that Bledsoe has matured. I’m very glad to see that.

Chasen:  I’m not really sure if any of my opinions changed all that much from Media Day. It was nice to reaffirm the impact of the incoming veterans and to hear the plans for new lineups and what not, but for the most part my player opinions coming in are still the same now.

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