Posted October 24, 2012 on AP on Fox
Meet the Phoenix Suns. Introductions certainly are necessary. This team has undergone an extreme personnel makeover in the aftermath of Steve Nash's departure to the hated Lakers. Five players return from last year, and only two - center Marcin Gortat and guard Jared Dudley - figure to start. The newcomers include a pair of former high draft picks, Michael Beasley and Wesley Johnson, looking to thrive with a clean slate. In Beasley's case, the second overall pick in 2008 insists his marijuana-related issues are behind him. Johnson, the fourth overall pick in 2010, looks to be a designated sharpshooter off the bench for the Suns. Phoenix also landed Luis Scola, a 6-foot-9 Argentine who gives the team a steady power forward, something they've lacked since All-Star Amar'e Stoudemire packed his bags for New York. The most significant addition isn't new to the Suns at all. Somebody had to replace Nash, and the Suns coaxed his former understudy, Goran Dragic, back...
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