HoopsHype Ryan McDonough rumors

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Nonetheless, general manager Ryan McDonough, while on Arizona Sports 620's Burns & Gambo show Wednesday, agreed that Bledsoe does figure into the team's long-term plans. McDonough said contract talks with the fourth-year player have gone "pretty well" to this point. "If we're not able to work out a deal (by Oct. 31), we would start next summer with Eric as a restricted free agent, but obviously we're hoping to get something done before that," the general manager said. Arizona's Sports Page

October 13, 2013 Updates

In one summer, the skies parted and shined on Brown, who is glowing during this preseason like none other in his career. It started when new Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough and new coach Jeff Hornacek offered him a clean slate and did not cut him when only half of his $3.5 million salary was guaranteed. It continued when his wife Monica gave birth Sept. 3 to Laiyah, their first child together. “This is really like the first year where I’ve been having fun from the very, very beginning,” Brown said. “A lot of it has to do with maturity. Expectations for myself and the team. Not really expecting anything but going out and seizing every day. I’m having a great time with great teammates and great coaches. It’s just a better vibe around here.” Arizona Republic

September 13, 2013 Updates

Christmas signed a multi-year contract with a small guarantee on the first season, a deal that is similar in structure to what he had with Boston last year. Suns general manager Ryan McDonough was with Boston last year, when Christmas was waived during the preseason. “He was a key contributor for our Las Vegas Summer League team and his scoring ability, leadership and toughness will help us this season,” McDonough said in a prepared statement. Arizona Republic

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While most of the focus on the Suns' return centered around the pick -- which would give the team up to three first-round selections in the 2014 NBA Draft -- McDonough told Arizona Sports 620's Burns and Gambo that he's also excited about what Green and Plumlee can bring to the roster in the short term. "Miles Plumlee looked very good for the Pacers Summer League for the second year in a row," McDonough said. "He's a good rebounder going back to his days at Duke. I like his character, rebounding and athleticism and think he will fit right in." Arizona's Sports Page

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Suns general manager Ryan McDonough told Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 620 that there's a reason a deal didn't go down. "Well, I'm certainly not looking to move Marcin," McDonough said Thursday. "We think he's a top-15 starting center in the NBA, and those guys are hard to find. "We love his ability to rebound, to screen-and-roll, to finish around the basket, he's a pretty tough guy -- he's strong, he's athletic. Like I said, those guys are hard to find." Arizona's Sports Page

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Ainge also considered Celtics assistant coach Jay Larranaga, too, and the two sat down on a couple of occasions recently to discuss the head-coaching job, sources said. Before leaving for the Los Angeles Clippers, Rivers had given Larranaga a strong endorsement for Boston's head coaching job, sources said. Ainge and Suns GM Ryan McDonough — a Celtics assistant GM this past season — each believe Larranaga is a future head coach in the NBA. Yahoo! Sports

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