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Suns Offseason Moves Not Done Yet

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HOUSTON, TX – APRIL 18: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets chats with Tyson Chandler #6 of the Dallas Mavericks during Game One in the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 18, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)


The Phoenix Suns’ summer signings and trades are not over yet

Having brought in four players from the free agent market, drafting in one, and trading for another, the Phoenix Suns are close to having a fully complete roster ready for next season.

Six players have been added by the Suns since June 25th, with Jon Leuer, Tyson Chandler, Sonny Weems, Devin Brooker, Ronnie Price and Mirza Teletovic all joining – whilst they have also re-signed Brandon Knight on a lucrative contract.

At a press conference last week, the Suns outgoing president of Basketball operations, Lon Babby, said they were not completely done yet, although they are close:

“It’s been a very eventful and productive summer,” he continued,

“I think we are maybe not quite done, but almost done with our summer work.”

Babby also spoke of how the Suns had already exceeded the salary cap, and it is the first time since 2012 they have exceeded such a cap from the league. He also revealed that they are working on guaranteeing 13 contracts this year.

Fans of the Suns will be hoping new signing Tyson Chandler can replicate the form, which saw him end the 2014/15 season with the second most dunks by a single player with 179 – only beaten by DeAndre Jordan.

He also scored a huge three times the amount the Suns top dunker got, as Alex Len finished on 66 dunks.

Last year Chandler attempted dunks on 43% of his shot attempts, with 179 of those attempts being completed. He’s also had seven straight seasons of hitting 100 plus dunks in his career, with his highest total being 193.

The Suns are currently 100/1 long shots for the NBA championship, with the Cleveland Cavaliers the preseason’s favorites. But it may be worth taking your betting tips from websites such as bettingsports.com, who offer great advice on who to back every week during the season.

Talking about their new signing, Babby said:

“Tyson Chandler will be a leader on and off the court. His physical stature is matched by his immense presence as an individual of high character who is highly respected by the NBA community. It is an honor to welcome this NBA Champion and All-Star to Phoenix.”

The regular season will begin once again on October 27th 2015 – and will near a close on June 2nd 2016 with the finals starting that day. Playoffs begin in mid April, and finish late May/early June.


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