Ring_Wanted wrote:OE32 wrote:We received a second for taking on Troy Daniels's contract. That was $3.75m. I think the teams with cap space are playing hardball. And teams that are competing may like Chandler, but certainly not at that $$$. IDK. I don't much care. This is what I prefer to see on the court. I've lost interest in Bled and Chandler in particular... note that I don't mind them as much as I did Tucker or either Morris while they were here.
Brandon Knight is much less of a concern now that we don't even have to stock his locker, imo.
Oh, don't get me wrong, I've wanted to move Bledsoe and Chandler for some time now. Chandler can be gone for a mere expiring if you can find one, I don't care either. But Bledsoe is worth at least a decent 1stR, and come draft time you know you always want that mid first to gamble on a less talked abou prospect. It's one thing to rebuild and another to squander a tangible asset. I believe he will be traded at the deadline unless (god forbid), we 'surprise' our way to 39 wins.
In my experience, preseason is a pretty strong indicator of how the beginning of your season will go. The 04-05 Suns kicked butt in the preseason, and we all discounted it until we were up nearly 20 in the first quarter of our regular season game. The Year of the Dragon was foreshadowed by a strong preseason showing. Terry Porter's utter stupidity was obvious as soon as our public scrimmage in Tucson (I know, because I was there that year, and I was shocked). And so far, what we've shown in preseason is that the sky is way, way, way higher than the ceiling is for this team this season. We're going to stink, at least at first. On the other hand, I'm convinced that Josh Jackson has perhaps the best shot at ROY. ROY is a pretty strong indicator of superstardom, and so... yeah. Feeling pretty good as a Suns fan, atm.