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The Suns obviously disagree. They were willing to move the L.A. pick for the right player, and even offered it to the Bucks after Milwaukee turned down a direct Dragic-Knight swap, per several league sources. “Everybody loves the L.A. pick,” says Phoenix GM Ryan McDonough. “The concept of a pick is great, but it’s more of a sure thing to get a 23-year-old who is a borderline All-Star in the East.” Grantland

"It was among the most difficult, if not the most difficult, decisions we've had to make since I've been here..." said Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby, who made the deal when Lance Blanks was general manager. "We made the right decision. I'm just disappointed it didn't work out better for him. "He defined our culture. To be honest about it, when you assess a trade like that, we gave up intangibles that we're still trying to replace." Arizona Republic

The future is uncertain, and by getting two picks spaced four years apart, Phoenix maximized its chances of catching the Heat in a down cycle at least once. The Suns might have been able to snag Luol Deng in that same trade, but they never asked about him, according to sources familiar with the talks. That’s especially revealing in connection with the whirlwind of deals that accompanied the Dragic trade: the three-team blockbuster that ended with Brandon Knight in Phoenix, and the separate deal sending Thomas to Boston for another pick. Grantland

March 23, 2015 Updates

Former Maverick Brandan Wright has had a nice stretch of games recently, including a 16-point, eight-rebound, seven-block effort last week. He will be a free agent this summer, but he said he hasn’t given much thought to the future. The Suns are busy trying to make a playoff push in the final weeks of the season. So would he consider a return to Dallas? “That’s been a frequently-asked question,” he said. “You can ask me that right after the season. Right now, we’re just trying to get to the playoffs.” Dallas Morning News

I also saw the effect his actions had on his teammates, as one by one they began adopting elements of the "Nash diet," most notably Jared Dudley, who came to Phoenix as a chunky, undersized combo 3/4 and eventually slimmed down to play the 2 (even the great Shaquille O'Neal, renowned for his lack of dietary discipline, cut sugar out of his diet and ended up an All-Star MVP). ESPN.com

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THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN SUNS HISTORY

The Phoenix Suns might be the best NBA franchise never to win a title. They came close a few times thanks to the two point guards that top this list.

   

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