PHOENIX -- The Suns might lack some measure of control when it comes to retaining their superstar point guard this offseason, but they've got at least some control elsewhere.
With center Robin Lopez and point guard Aaron Brooks restricted free agents, the Suns have the primary rights to both players, and indications are that they value both.
Team president of basketball operations Lon Babby addressed both players' situations Wednesday in a meeting with local media. Brooks' situation of late was particularly tricky, as he signed to play in China just a week before the lockout ended. His contract did not allow him to leave for the NBA until his team's season ended.
Brooks' value to the Suns could depend on whether Steve Nash stays or goes. If Nash departs, the Suns would be left with only backup Sebastian Telfair, and they might consider Brooks a potential offensive weapon. He played 25 games for the Suns in the 2010-2011 season, averaging 9.6 and 4.2 assists points per game in a b...