Originally written November 26, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
The frequently co-opted philosophies of basketball sage John Wooden include his recommendation to avoid confusing activity for achievement. That drags us directly over to the Phoenix Suns, whose big thinkers were extremely active last summer. But staying busy truly made sense for a franchise that had missed the playoffs in two consecutive seasons despite having a veteran roster. With a sample size of 14 games (they are 6-8, putting them one game ahead of last seasons pace), lets perform an early examination of how those moves have fared. By far the biggest get was point guard Goran Dragic. In his return to Phoenix, The Dragon isnt exactly making the locals forget about the guy Kobe Bryant now refers to as Gatsby, but he appears to be worth every penny the Suns lobbed his way. For unbiased context, lets check in with an advance scout employed by another NBA team. He (Dragic) got a pretty nice contract for, what, about 20 or 25 games as a starter in Houston last year? The scout s...
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