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Solar Flares 7/29: Phoenix Suns Free Agency, Plumlee Busy, Christmas Over, NBA Sitcoms

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"I can understand the Suns are using restricted free agency against me."  The unsigned Eric Bledsoe speaks on his free agency.

Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated weighs in on whether Bledsoe is truly a max contract player.

Is Goran Dragic a max contract player?  A big payday for The Dragon could be on the horizon.

One perspective on the winners, losers, and the in-between thus far in 2014 free agency.

No rest for Miles Plumlee.  After wrapping up participating in the NBA's Summer League in Las Vegas, Plumlee is one of 13 players participating for the USA Basketball Select Team that will practice against the men's national team.

At least the departure of Dionte Christmas has provided writers the opportunity to write what they think are clever headlines. I'm better than that though.

Ish Smith wasn't out of work long.

ESPN says fantasy basketball players will find Isaiah Thomas to be a considerably less attractive option when the season begins.

It's never too early.  Ranking the rookies for the 2014-15 campaign.

More needlessly early analysis.  Power rankings for next season.

Kevin Johnson will no longer be participating in the search for a new Executive Director of the NBA's Players Association.

Here are some thoughts regarding the culture at BSOTS, and we didn't have to go far to find them.

Remember former Sun Antonio Lang?  He's back.  Lang's joining Quin Snyder's coaching staff in Utah following 13 seasons in Japan.

In underwhelming news consistent with the acquisitions of Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer, the Los Angeles Lakers have named Byron Scott their new head coach.

Charles Barkley has offered to pay for the funerals of three Philadelphia children killed during a carjacking.

The newest game sweeping the nation.  #NBASitcoms

Unsure if you want to try out for the Suns dance team?  Just looking to expand upon your role as a superfan?  Run through a mock audition hosted by a current Suns dancer.