to contend for the NBA's worst record, the Phoenix Suns instead turned in a remarkable 2013-14 campaign, with Expectedfirst-year general manager Ryan McDonough nailing two big moves — hiring Jeff Hornacek and trading for Eric Bledsoe — that overhauled the franchise. Behind the backcourt of Bledsoe and Goran Dragic, the activated Wonder Twin powers of Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris, and the sweet-shooting return of Channing Frye, the Suns soared to 48 wins. Unfortunately, in the West, that guarantees nothing; Phoenix's postseason hopes were dashed in the season's final week.
McDonough aimed last summer to build on the guard-driven success, swinging a sign-and-trade for scorer Isaiah Thomas and, after a protracted negotiation, re-upping restricted free agent Bledsoe to a five-year deal that ensured Hornacek could keep two playmakers on the court at all times. But he also decided to let Frye walk while locking up the Morii;Read More »from BDL's 2015-16 NBA Season Preview: Phoenix Suns