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NBA 5-on-5: Phoenix Suns

After free-falling from the freewheeling Steve Nash/Mike D'Antoni era, the Phoenix Suns are finally seeing the cloud cover lift. Oh, it won't be pretty in 2013-14. But with Eric Bledsoe in the fold and a high pick virtually guaranteed in next year's deep draft, Suns fans can at last look to the future. What does the immediate future hold? The NBA 5-on-5 guys had their say, and now it's time for SportsNation to weigh in.

What grade would you give the Suns' offseason?

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  • What's the biggest question facing the Suns in 2013-14?

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  • Who is the Suns' most intriguing player?

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  • Which of these bold predictions by the 5-on-5 panel is most likely to come true?

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  • Where will the Suns finish among the NBA's worst teams, record-wise?

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NBA Free Agency

The NBA's free-agency period is underway, and although deals cannot be made official until July 10 there's already been plenty of wheeling and dealing. Which teams have helped themselves and which have flopped this offseason? Tell us what you think. Vote now!

  • What do you think of the Warriors signing Andre Iguodala (a reported 4 years, $48 million)?

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  • Which team will benefit more from players acquired in the three-team Eric Bledsoe deal?

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  • Who would get the best of the three-team Tyreke Evans deal?

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  • Have the Clippers done enough this offseason to make a serious push for an NBA championship next season? (Added: Rivers, Redick, Dudley // Lost: Bledsoe, Butler)

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  • How worried should the Thunder be after losing Kevin Martin in free agency?

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  • What do you think of the Pacers re-signing David West to a three-year, $36 million deal?

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  • Which New York team is better set up to win the Atlantic Division next season?

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  • Danny Ainge said the Celtics are not trying to trade Rajon Rondo. What should the Celtics do with Rondo?

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  • Which center would you rather take a risk on?

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  • Which offer was better for Kyle Korver?

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With free agency period set to begin July 1, teams are taking a good look at their rosters and deciding which players should be kept and which should be dealt. The NBA 5-on-5 crew analyzed some of the most notable names on the market and debated who will be packing their bags this summer. What's your take? Vote below and join the conversation.


Trade or keep: Eric Bledsoe?

2012-13 stats: 8.5 PPG, 3.1 APG, 3.0 RPG

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What should the Clippers do with Eric Bledsoe?

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Discuss (Total votes: 16,469)


Trade or keep: Garnett and/or Pierce?

Garnett 2012-13 stats: 14.8 PPG, 7.8 RPG
Pierce 2012-13 stats: 18.6 PPG, 4.8 APG, 6.3 RPG

SportsNation

What should the Cletics do with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce?

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Trade or keep: Luol Deng?

2012-13 stats: 16.5 PPG, 3.0 APG, 6.3 RPG

SportsNation

What should the Bulls do with Luol Deng?

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Trade or keep: DeAndre Jordan?

2012-13 stats: 8.8 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.4 BLKPG

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What should the Clippers do with DeAndre Jordan?

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Trade or keep: Rajon Rondo?

2012-13 stats: 13.7 PPG, 11.1 APG, 5.6 RPG

SportsNation

What should the Celtics do with Rajon Rondo?

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Doc Rivers to the Clippers?

Doc Rivers has been the most successful Celtics coach in a long time, but he soon might be taking his talents to Los Angeles. The Clippers and the Celtics are discussing a move in which Boston would allow Rivers out of his three-year contract to sign with Los Angeles. Boston would send Kevin Garnett to the Clippers and receive DeAndre Jordan and a future first-round pick, although the Celtics are insisting that Eric Bledsoe be included in the trade as well. Would acquiring Rivers be worth two of the Clippers' young stars?

  • Will Doc Rivers be coaching the Celtics next season?

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  • Would the Clippers ever win a championship under Doc Rivers?

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  • How should the Celtics handle the potential deal on the table involving Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett and DeAndre Jordan?

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  • If the Doc Rivers/Kevin Garnett deal goes through, what chance do you give the Clippers of trading for Paul Pierce as well?

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  • Who would be a better choice to coach the Clippers if the Doc Rivers deal falls through?

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  • Who would you rather have at center?

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Kevin Garnett says he's going to "live and die green," which means he doesn't want to waive his no-trade clause before the deadline. The Celtics may be looking to deal Garnett, potentially to the Clippers for a combination of Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan. Since Boston likely isn't a championship team this season, would it be better for Garnett to try to bring a title to Los Angeles?

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