PHOENIX -- We're not sure what his superpower will be, but Michael Beasley has already checked in as X-Factor Man for the Phoenix Suns.
We now provide some immediate testimony from general manager Lance Blanks:
"I'm as excited as I've ever been in my whole career to welcome this young man into our organization," Blanks said during Beasley's introductory press conference Friday.
Suns fans, it should be noted, might be more skeptical than excited. And this approach isn't limited to the addition of Beasley. While the Suns have been fast-breaking through July, their followers remain a bit cautious (in general) in regard to celebrating the team's free-agent activity.
Had the New Orleans Hornets waved bye-bye to Suns restricted-free-agent target Eric Gordon, reconciling the summer would have seemed a lot easier. Putting Gordon with Goran Dragic and Luis Scola would have made most local witnesses feel pretty chipper regarding the team's direction. ...