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Not elite, Suns must be careful when making moves

Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby knows
the Suns are not among the elite teams in terms of talent
or financial resources.

That fact, he told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf
Friday, means the team has to attack roster construction a
little differently than some of the competition.

“If you look at our salary structure it makes sense, if
look at our commitments going forward they’re sensible and
we have a lot of flexibility,” he said. “A big part of
this job and this
business is managing the salary cap, those are the rules.

“We don’t have the resources of the Lakers or the Knicks
make mistakes, so we’ve got to be very, very careful.”

Which is why everything that has happened over the last
month or so is somewhat by design. The Suns had been
planning for this summer the last two seasons, making
moves that were meant to give them an incredible amount of

Still, for all the team could plan for, some things that
transpired this summer were unexpected.