Suns will have ample cap space this summer

Mar 20, 2012, 7:26 PM | Updated: 8:50 pm

The Suns will have every opportunity to add a big time
player or two this summer.

According to Tom
Haberstroh of ESPN Insider
, the Suns’ $26 million in
cap space will be equaled only by that of the Cleveland
Cavaliers.

The Suns are $5 million over the cap right now and have
Steve Nash, Grant Hill and Shannon Brown coming off. They
could afford to re-sign Nash for one more run, plus get
him some high-powered help.

Indeed, the Suns have set themselves up nicely to pursue
multiple free agents this summer, though Nash’s status
will play a big role in everything they do.

Keeping Nash would surely put a dent in the amount of
available cap space, though how much the point guard would
command is unclear.

Furthermore, few expect the Suns to be in on some of the
NBA’s top free agents.

But that’s not the point, really. The point is they’ve put
themselves in position to make a run at these players,
which is something they haven’t done since the summer of
2004, when they pried Nash away from the Dallas Mavericks.

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