“Major Shakeup” Coming For Suns?

December 10 2012 at 4:36pm CST By Luke Adams

The Suns lost the face of their franchise this summer when they sent Steve Nash to the Lakers in a sign-and-trade deal that netted them a handful of draft picks. With Nash out of the picture, Phoenix filled out its roster with a number of new faces, including Goran Dragic, Michael Beasley, Luis Scola, and Wesley Johnson. However, according to Shaun Powell of Sports On Earth (via Twitter), with the team in a tailspan, another "major shakeup" could be on the way. A Suns source that spoke to Powell singled out Beasley as "toxic."

As I noted earlier this afternoon in examining the important in-season dates on the NBA's calendar, most players that signed new contracts this offseason become eligible to be traded as of this Saturday. That includes Beasley, who inked a three-year, $18MM pact to join the Suns. While it's not clear whether Beasley or anyone else is on the block in Phoenix, trade discussions around the league figure to pick up a little starting on Saturday.

If changes are coming in Phoenix, it sounds as if they won't affect the team's coaching staff. Owner Robert Sarver tells ESPN.com's Chris Broussard that he has confidence in Alvin Gentry and that it's too "early in the season" to make major changes to the coaching staff (Twitter links).

blog comments powered by Disqus