PHOENIX By proving it wasnt nearly as misguided as the national press corps had presumed, the Phoenix Suns front office has survived an important stage in Extreme Planet Orange Makeover.
The steadfast avoidance of discarding any first-round draft picks for the honor of employing a disturbingly overpaid player a real double-decker wreck averted made NBA Trade Deadline events easier to absorb for most Suns fans.
On Friday night at US Airways Center, the franchises big thinkers resumed the observation phase of the current rebuild. In a 113-88 loss to the Boston Celtics, owner Robert Sarver, president of basketball ops Lon Babby and general manager Lance Blanks began closer inspection of assets that may be used to shape what occurs this summer.
The Suns 38th loss in 56 games was more disturbing than most.
"A situation like tonight burns at my very being."
That incendiary quote is credited to interim head coach Lindsey Hunter, whose officially irrelevant win-loss record now is 5-...