Dec 13, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) and Goran Dragic against the Sacramento Kings at US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Kings 116-107. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns rumors: Will Suns keep their core together?

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Although they just missed on the playoffs, it was a fantastic season for the Phoenix Suns. Most pegged them to be among the worst teams in the league but instead, the Suns finished 48-34 and certainly looked like a playoff team (they finished 10 games ahead of the eighth-seed Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference). Now the question is whether or not the Suns can keep this group together.

Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders can’t say for sure but he believes the Suns have a chance of keeping their core together.

Not sure either Morris twin is worth mega-money – TJ Warren is going to make that decision a lot easier for the Suns (love that guy).

Bledsoe, if he’s smart, takes the Suns $12 million per offer. Gerald Green signs a multi-year deal in the $8-$9 million range in a heartbeat, so we’re back to Dragic, who just turned 28, so he’s maybe worth a big money deal, but even then are you going more than $12 million?

None of these guys are MAX players, so I don’t see money as the problem, the problem is do you really want to invest cap money in those guys specifically, and I am not sure the answer is yes.

Of course, everything starts with Bledsoe and if the Suns can keep him. They can’t afford to let him walk in a year and with Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas on the roster, he could be expendable.

Bledsoe averaged 17.7 points, 5.5 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game while shooting 47.7% from the field, 35.7% from beyond the arc and 77.2% from the free throw line last season.

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