Welcome to my first Daily Links post.  

I went searching for some reports on the Suns' GM search and found nothing. This is surprising to me, but Childress and Turkoglu dropped out of thin air so I guess the Suns' GM announcement will do the same.  The only reason Demps hit the rumor mill was a source close to him, not the Suns.  Sarver does not seem to suffer leakers in his new front office.

But I did find some good nuggets of info, anyway.  

Will the Suns really miss the playoffs?  Update on Suns PF options, and is there one more really good PF option out there for the Suns?  What's left the FA market?

Kobe Bryant, Lakers still poised to be class of West and NBA - Ian Thomsen - SI.com

Here's an early look at the top of the Western Conference, focusing on teams that can win 50 games or more next season. This list does not include the Phoenix Suns, who won 54 games last season and reached the Western Conference finals. My view is that adding Hedo Turkoglu and Josh Childress will not be enough to make up for the loss of Amar'e Stoudemire. (my view is that Ian Thomsen is playing par for the course. He's always discounted the Suns)

 

How the Suns can use Hedo Turkoglu on offense| Valley of the Suns

Hedo Turkoglu may not be a prototypical power forward but what he brings to the Phoenix Suns outweighs his lack of power forward skills.

 

SLAM ONLINE | " A Few Words With A Smith 

Interview with Josh Smith, who is excited about the upcoming Hawks season. He also mentions the potential of bringing in Shaq to add a low post presence. And we all know what that means to the Suns' potential options, right?

 

2010-2011 NBA Season Preview: Eastern Conference - Gack Sports

Here's one interpretation of Cleveland's chances next year, and it's pretty bad. They have not signed a single player this offseason. Next year's projected top pick is Harrison Barnes, reported to be a LeBron type player. Might Cleveland want to dump players to start over next summer? Anderson Varejao would be very, very good in a Suns uni.

 

Free Agency: Who's Left? - Basketball News & NBA Rumors - 

Man, there are SLIM PICKINS left on the free agent market. I mean really, it's bad when Jarron Collins is rated (here) as the second-best Center left available. And remember, Cleveland has not yet signed anybody this offseason... Oh, and check out the Lou sighting.

 

NBA Rookie Rankings: Summer league wrap - ESPN

Our own Gani Lawal ranked as the 13th best rookie in summer league, but Thorpe is not as high on Gani's immediate transition to the NBA.

 

Matt Barnes signs 2-year deal with Lakers - BostonHerald.com

Barnes to LA. I smiled when I saw this. I love what Matt Barnes brings, but I'm also thinking that the Lakers will win at least 2 fewer games next season with him in the rotation. Suns and Magic fans know what I mean.


PHOENIX — The biggest question regarding Hedo Turkoglu’s fit with the Phoenix Suns is clear-cut: Can he play the power forward position effectively? Yes that is a valid worry considering...

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We are entering the period of the basketball season where things are going to get really, really slow. The Suns do have the outstanding GM question and there's a chance of more trades, but until training camp starts in September, there's not much to blabber about.

And since apparently some of you people would jump off a cliff if this site went dark for two months, we have some interesting things planned.

Baseball! We are going to spend a lot of time examining the NL West race and discussing how the D-backs can position themselves for a 2011 comeback season!!!

Just kidding. If you want to talk about that, AZ Snakepit is there for you.

We've got some basketball- and Suns-related stuff in the hopper. But first, let's do something we have done in awhile, but is always fun.

Introductions.

There are a lot more people that read this site than comment on it, so please stop hiding behind your screen and introduce yourself in the comments below and answer the following questions:

1. How long you've been a BSoS member?

2. Where do you live (no addresses please, just city, state and country)

3. How or why you became a Suns fan

4. Favorite movie of the past year or so (time limit precludes 300 people saying Star Wars)


PHOENIX — A year ago Hedo Turkoglu was the prize of the free agent market, a player who left Portland fans steaming for jilting them at the altar and Toronto fans rejoicing upon his...

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PHOENIX - MAY 05:  Richard Jefferson #24 of the San Antonio Spurs (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Who would you rather have?

Both are getting $40 million in the next 4 years (4th year partial guarantee)

Richard Jefferson is 6'7" and 30 yrs old, Hedo Turkoglu is 6'10" and 31

NOTE: This is NOT a trade post, simply a comparison of value.  I just saw that Jefferson signed for the same money as Turkoglu gets for the next 4 years.  It was an interesting comparison of value, is all.  

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