2013 NBA Free Agency: Offseason Grades for the Pacific Division

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Phoenix Suns

Players Added:

Apr 27, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Los Angeles Clippers point guard Eric Bledsoe (12) brings the ball up court during game four of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum. Memphis won 104-83. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

Rookies: G Archie Goodwin, C Alex Len, F Alex Oriakhi

Free Agents: None

Trades: G Eric Bledsoe, F Caron Butler, G/F Gerald Green, F Malcolm Lee, C Miles Plumlee

Players Lost

Free Agents: F Wesley Johnson, C Jermaine O’Neal

Trades: G/F Jared Dudley, F Luis Scola

Waived: C Hamed Haddadi

It will be another ugly year for the Suns, but give new general manager Ryan McDonough some credit.

He’s finally acknowledged that they are a rebuilding franchise and has done a pretty good job of acquiring picks and conserving cap room.

He’s also adding young players with serious upside as the deal for Bledsoe could be a steal, as could be the drafting of both Len and Goodwin.

They also have both Marcin Gortat and Goran Dragic, who I expect to be dealt sometime this season for future assets.

Will the Suns stink next year? Absolutely.

But there is light at the end of the tunnel and they will be throwing their hat in the mix to win the rights to draft Andrew Wiggins.

Grade: B

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  • Ryan

    no grade for the Kings?

    • Matt Shetler

      Apologize. It must have cut off. Give them a C+ for adding a potential building block in McLemore and saving cap space for next season

      • Ryan

        but who do you see being worse; Kings or Suns?

        • Matt Shetler

          I think the Suns will be worse