|Brad Miller – X||$848,000|
|Luke Zeller – X||$473,604|
Quick: Under the cap by about $6.4 million. 5th, 30th and 57th picks in the 2013 NBA Draft. Maximum space without trades in July ($60 million cap) = ~$10,904,003.
Exceptions: Room $2.575 million
Acquisitions: Signed Goran Dragic to a four-year, $30 million contract (last year player option). Inked Michael Beasley to a three-year, $18 million dal (last year is partially/non-guaranteed). Re-signed Shannon Brown to a two-year, $7 million deal (second partially/non-guaranteed). Signed first-round pick Kendall Marshall (13th). Traded for Brad Miller (retiring and just guaranteed $848k) and Jerome Dyson, both have since been waived. Claimed Luis Scola off amnesty waivers (Houston Rockets). Signed P.J. Tucker to a two-year, partially/non-guaranteed contract. Signed Jermaine O’Neal to a one-year, guaranteed deal at the minimum. Signed Luke Zeller and Diante Garrett to one-year, partial/non-guaranteed deals. Declined the fourth-year option on Wesley Johnson. Picked up the third-year option on Markieff Morris. Fired Alvin Gentry. Hired Lindsey Hunter as head coach. Traded Sebastian Telfair to the Toronto Raptors for Hamed Haddadi and a protected second-rounder in 2014. Traded a 2013 second-rounder to the Houston Rockets for Marcus Morris.
Waived Players: Solomon Jones, Ike Diogu, Brad Miller, Othyus Jeffers, Luke Zeller
Roster Count: 15 guaranteed
Depth Chart*: PG: Goran Dragic, Kendall Marshall, Diante Garrett SG: Wesley Johnson, Jared Dudley, Shannon Brown SF: P.J. Tucker, Michael Beasley PF: Luis Scola, Markieff Morris, Marcus Morris C: Marcin Gortat, Jermaine O’Neal, Hamed Haddadi, Channing Frye (injured)
*Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.
Free Agents: The Suns renounced any free agents to get fully under the cap.
Head Coach: Vacant
Unsigned Second-Round Picks: Dwayne Collins, Milos Vujanic
Amnesty: Used on Josh Childress – 2012-13, $6.5 million; 2013-14, $7.1825 million; 2014-15, $7.3175 million
2013 – Owe second-rounder (protections TBD) to the Houston Rockets (Marcus Morris).
2013 – Owed first-rounder (unprotected) from the Los Angeles Lakers (Steve Nash). If the Lakers are a playoff team, the Cavaliers will swap the least-favorable pick with the Lakers (which transfers on to the Suns). The Cavs will chose from their their own pick, the Miami HEAT’s or Sacramento Kings’.
2013 – Owed first-rounder (top-13 protected through 2014, top-12 protected through 2016) from Minnesota Timberwolves (Wesley Johnson). The Wolves may send first-rounder (lottery protected) from Memphis Grizzlies instead, whichever is lower.
2013 – Owed second-rounder (top-40 protected) from Los Angeles Lakers (Steve Nash).
Cash Paid ($3.1 million max): $1.15 million (Minnesota Timberwolves)
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