Some of the excitement for the new NBA season has already waned in San Antonio, where starting point guard Dejounte Murray has been lost for the season with a torn ACL. Numerous questions about how the Spurs could adapt while losing so many rotation pieces from last year already existed and now they’ve been compounded with this injury.
Meanwhile, in Phoenix owner Robert Sarver fired his general manager days before the season is to begin, possibly for not acquiring a point guard. The Suns made numerous off-season moves, and even traded away Brandon Knight, who was once their lead guard of the future, but failed to solidify who would play point. And now the issue is even more pressing since Devin Booker, who was anticipated to have a bigger ball handling role, had surgery on his hand after a mysterious
unicycling accident injury and could miss part of the regular season.
So what is in store for these teams and how will they handle their perceived roster woes?
To help answer that question, Dan Favale (@danfavale) joins a new episode of Fastbreak Breakfast. Dan is a writer for Bleacher Report, NBA Math, and co-hosts the Hardwood Knocks podcast. Will either of these teams look to made a trade? What would it take to acquire a Cory Joseph, Tomas Satoransky, or Spencer Dinwiddie after all? Now that Ryan McDonough is out for the Suns, will they be pushing to make a big splash? What do you think was the final straw that caused him to be let go after being allowed to handle the entire off-season?
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