Morning Meltdown – Phoenix Suns Edition


For this Morning Meltdown let’s take a look into some of the buzz surrounding the Phoenix Suns including player pursuits and preseason rankings.

The reports are swirling around the Phoenix Suns organization suggesting that they are in the race to sign Goran Dragic’s brother.

"“The Suns have expressed interest in Goran Dragic’s younger brother, along with Cleveland, Dallas, Indiana, Sacramento and San Antonio. Zoran Dragic, 25, is supposed to report this weekend for his new contract extension with Spanish club Unicaja Malaga but he does have an NBA escape clause to leave this year. It includes a $1.1 million buyout, of which an NBA team could contribute a maximum of $600,000.Because he was undrafted in 2011, there is no limit on what a salary for the younger Dragic could be. His salary would need to be more than $2 million to justify sacrificing $500,000 of his own money in the buyout and walking away from a Malaga contract that would pay him about $1.4 million this year, along with most of his living expenses.Zoran, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, just teamed with Goran to helped 13th-ranked Slovenia reach the World Cup quarterfinals before losing to the United States. Zoran averaged 12.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 26.3 minutes per game of seven World Cup contests. He shot 50 percent from the field, including 43 percent from 3-point range.”"

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With the NBA preseason beginning next month, the Phoenix Suns look to enter training camp with a roster where everybody is 30 years old or younger.

"“The youthful Phoenix Suns put together a surprising 48-34 record last season, and they added young talent this summer with three first-round picks in the 2014 NBA Draft — although one (Bogdan Bogdanovic) isn’t expected to join the team this season.ESPN released its “Future Power Rankings” last week, an Insider piece, and “The Worldwide Leader in Sports” recognized that Jeff Hornacek’s squad has one of the brightest outlooks in the league.The Future Power Rankings are a projection of how teams will fare in the 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons, and each team is rated on a scale of 0 to 100.Phoenix Suns were given a “Future Power Rating” of 41. Although it sounds a little low, it’s actually the 12th-highest score of any team in the NBA, and it’s 21 points higher than the team received in the previous iteration of the power rankings.”"

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