Morning Meltdown – Phoenix Suns Edition


For this Morning Meltdown let’s take a look into some of the buzz surrounding the Phoenix Suns.

It has been reported for several weeks now that the Phoenix Suns were looking to extend, both, Markieff and Marcus Morris to long-term contracts as they were at the end of their rookie deals.

"“While Marcus was drafted one spot before Markieff in the 2011 NBA draft, Markieff has developed into a more complete NBA player. Markieff was up for NBA 6th man of the year award in 2013 finishing 4th in the voting. Markieff posted stats of 14 points per game and 6 rebounds per game to help propel the Suns to a 48-win season in 2013.Marcus had descent stats of his own by having 10 points per game and 4 rebounds per game in 2013 but it was not as high production as his brother, Markieff.Rumors have been circulating that the duo would accept lower contracts in order to stay together on the Suns. It was also being reported that the brothers could have the exact same contract which would be weird considering Markieff has been playing better than Marcus.”"

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In the span of just 24 hours, the Suns offseason went zero to one hundred, real quick.

"“This summer was the most anticipated since “The Decision” back in 2010. As soon as the San Antonio Spurs were crowned Champions rumors began to swirl.  Would the Big 3 split? Would Carmelo leave the Knicks? They were the biggest fish in the NBA pond but smaller fish like Lance Stephenson, Trevor Ariza, and Pau Gasol were also heavily coveted by teams around the league.The Suns also re-signed the Morris twins this morning. For details on the signing click here.For the Suns their biggest question came in guard Eric Bledsoe. Bledsoe was acquired via trade with Clippers flourished as a starter last season. He averaged 17.7 ppg, 5.5 apg, and 4.7 rpg last season but was only able to play half the year due to a knee injury. The Suns opened the offseason offering Bledsoe a generous deal at five years, $70 million contract, which he took as an insult. The talks dragged on all summer but last week Bledsoe silenced them…for now.After a long summer it looked as if Bledsoe would finally have a suitor. The Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly offered him the max because they thought he would be a great fit with their young nucleus. After the Kevin Love trade the Wolves are officially rebuilding. They have the high-flying Zach Levine, Andrew Wiggins, Ricky Rubio, Anthony Bennett, Nikola Pekovic, and Thaddeus Young. The Suns quickly realized they couldn’t afford to let Bledsoe walk so they offered him a 5 year 70 million dollar deal which he signed late last week.”"

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