The Suns are all about cutting payroll right now. That’s what led to the trade of Shaquille O’Neal and the departure of Matt Barnes as a free agent. The Suns also quickly bought out Ben Wallace’s contract after he came over from the Cavs in the Shaq trade. The Suns did re-sign Grant Hill and Louis Amundson which were both good moves for the team. SG/SF Sasha Pavlovic came over from Cleveland in the Shaq trade and he could surprise some people as he’s never got enough playing time to truly show what he can do and the Suns might give him that court time. Channing Frye was signed as a free agent and he could help the bench some. The Suns drafted power forward Earl Clark in the first round and he should get significant playing time this season if he proves he can handle it. Forward Taylor Griffin (Blake’s brother) was the other Suns’ selection in the NBA Draft and he will be lucky to even make the team.
OFF-SEASON GRADE FOR THE FRONT OFFICE SO FAR: D-