NBA free agency has certainly been pretty wild so far, especially pertaining to the hometown Phoenix Suns. They traded away their, "sun, moon and stars" to the hated Los Angeles Lakers, they signed Eric Gordon to a max level contract sheet, Michael Beasley will be coming to the desert and, oh yeah, they got Goran Dragic back.
After trading Dragic along with a first round pick to the Houston Rockets for Aaron Brooks last season, the team realized their mistake and pursued Dragic once again via free agency. Now, according to multiple reports, the Rockets have traded Kyle Lowry to the Toronto Raptors and are in need of a new starting point guard. Apparently, the club is targeting former Rocket, Aaron Brooks.
So, the Rockets want back the disgruntled ballplayer that they traded away to the Suns because they find themselves now in a jam without Lowry. And the Suns, after losing Steve Nash, felt that Dragic was the heir apparent after all. They signed him to a four year deal worth something in excess of $34 million.
What was the point of the trade in the first place?!
It seems that the only thing the Suns lost was a low first round pick (originally from the Magic) and their relationship with the young Slovenian. If you want to look at it from a different perspective, I guess the Suns paid a development fee to the Rockets in the form of a draft pick.
The Aaron Brooks trade was a massive failure. We know that. It's good to see the Suns' front office admit their mistakes and sign somebody to replace him. Is Dragic the guy? Can he really take over adequately for his former mentor? I guess we'll find out soon enough.