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The Phoenix Suns have fired GM Ryan McDonough
« on: October 08, 2018, 12:31:43 PM »

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I don't want to lose Rozier but IF they hire Kevin McHale as Woj suggested is a possibility does that increase the likelihood?

Re: The Phoenix Suns have fired GM Ryan McDonough
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Re: The Phoenix Suns have fired GM Ryan McDonough
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Huh. Weird timing.


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Huh. Weird timing.

Really weird timing.


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Too bad for Ryan, but honestly makes complete sense and I've been expecting it for a while.

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Huh. Weird timing.

Really weird timing.

Bizarre timing for sure..they must have a verbal from someone who can really change their direction or be a better lure for free agents for next year's class...

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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2018, 12:57:38 PM »

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To be honest i did not understand many of their trades for several years..

Re: The Phoenix Suns have fired GM Ryan McDonough
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2018, 01:25:17 PM »

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Ayton looks like a good player -- Lamarcus Aldridge-type frontcourt piece.

But I think the other off-season moves were the cause for concern.

Ariza?
Anderson?
Bridges for Smith and a future pick?

They had a ton of cap flexibility, expiring contracts, and picks, and they left this off-season only marginably better, while wasting assets to do it.

Edit: Also, the Suns have always tried to be players on big name trades. What if McDonough was unwilling to get in the Butler sweepstakes, and the owner fired him because of it?
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Ayton looks like a good player -- Lamarcus Aldridge-type frontcourt piece.

But I think the other off-season moves were the cause for concern.

Ariza?
Anderson?
Bridges for Smith and a future pick?

They had a ton of cap flexibility, expiring contracts, and picks, and they left this off-season only marginably better, while wasting assets to do it.

Edit: Also, the Suns have always tried to be players on big name trades. What if McDonough was unwilling to get in the Butler sweepstakes, and the owner fired him because of it?
It would explain the weird timing.

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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2018, 02:58:48 PM »

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james jones? he just retired 2 years ago. pretty quick rise to GM for him. surprising esp for someone who was a role player at best.

Re: The Phoenix Suns have fired GM Ryan McDonough
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2018, 03:32:28 PM »

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To be honest i did not understand many of their trades for several years..

And picks

Re: The Phoenix Suns have fired GM Ryan McDonough
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2018, 03:38:38 PM »

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Funny thing is, I was perusing the nba reddit forum, and a lot of Suns fans said they actually liked their off-season.

I did not.

I'm really glad to cheer for a team with Danny Ainge as our GM.
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« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2018, 04:15:19 PM »

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Unless there was a specific incident that caused it, this is about the worst way the Suns could have handled the situation. How are you going to give a GM the entire offseason to hire a HC, use the first overall pick and make the kind of deals he did, then fire the guy before seeing where it gets the team?

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Huh. Weird timing.

Really weird timing.

Bizarre timing for sure..they must have a verbal from someone who can really change their direction or be a better lure for free agents for next year's class...

I was thinking the same.

He used to work for the Celtics, didn't he? I'd take him back on the front office team if he wanted back. I think he did as good as job as could be expected in Phoenix.
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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2018, 04:21:40 PM »

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Yeah, as others have said, odd timing. But their off-season has been odd all around
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