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Locked On Suns Monday: The good and bad of the first weekend of free agency

The Suns grabbed their primary target in Trevor Ariza, but extension discussions with Devin Booker have stumbled out of the gate.

On today’s episode, we discuss the Suns acquiring Trevor Ariza, as well as the decision to cut Tyler Ulis and its impact on Devin Booker’s future.

Phoenix stole Ariza from the defending conference finalist Houston Rockets on a one-year, $15 million deal, satiating their reported desire for a(nother) 3-and-D forward.

And after moving back the guarantee date on Tyler Ulis’ minimum contract, the Suns indeed waived the third-year point guard, who was one of Devin Booker’s closest friends. This reportedly frustrated Booker, who of course is eligible for a maximum extension this summer. Does this situation really matter? We discuss.

Finally, a preview of the Marquese Chriss-less Summer Suns.

Note: We recorded this podcast before the Suns officially announced the release of big man Alan Williams.

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