PHOENIX -- The Suns players that unwittingly invited staggeringly low expectations about seven months ago spent part of their Thursday meeting with coaches and collecting personal effects.
They also invested a few moments fielding inquiries from a large gathering of local reporters. This volume of interest in how the participants perceived this galvanizing -- but ultimately disappointing -- season underscored how far the Suns have come in the opening stages of their rebuild.
What follows is a player-by-player rundown of this season's contributions and outlook for the near future.
The skinny: Arrived in a trade from the L.A. Clippers as Chris Paul's physically gifted understudy, and accessorized by testimony of future greatness from the likes of LeBron James.
Although limited by injury to 43 games, Bledsoe validated what most of the fuss was about. Instead of finally having his own point-guard show to run, however, Bledsoe did have to blend with incumbent point guard Go...