During our last visit with Lance Blanks, the Phoenix Suns' general manager and his co-workers were praising the selection of first-round pick Markieff Morris and working on spin moves.
And while Morris did enough as a Kansas Jayhawk to inspire visions of raging NBA competence, the Suns may need a significantly greater boost than he figures to provide. Markieff was available for Phoenix employment, it should be noted, because the Suns weren't very good last season.
With training camp and the free-agent derby scheduled to arrive on the same day, this is a roster with some assembly required. For expert perspective on this topic, let's go with franchise superstar Steve Nash.
"I definitely would love to see us improve our roster," Nash said Thursday after his first workout at team headquarters inside US Airways Center. "But I think it's up to us to find that little bit of magic collectively and individually to give ourselves a chance to win enough games ...