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Suns weren't willing to meet Thunder's price for Harden

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02:53 PM ET 10.29 | Now that the James Harden trade to the Houston Rockets is done, the fans of the teams that didn't pull off the blockbuster are wondering what happened. Phoenix Suns fans vault right to the top of the list, because the Suns were one of the teams that were expected to pursue Harden if he ever reached restricted free agency. But in an interview with reporters, Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby said the Thunder were asking for a "substantial player," two future first-round picks and another asset of some kind in any trade. That was too rich a price for the Suns to pay.

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October 29, 2012  03:00 PM ET

Oh well. First!

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October 29, 2012  04:38 PM ET

That's too much for a young All-Star guard? Who else are they gonna get to turn that franchise around that's better and will cost less?

October 29, 2012  05:03 PM ET
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The Suns probably have enough pieces to compete. I wonder who the Thunder wanted from Phoenix? Don't say it was M. Beasley.

I bet OKC wanted a quality SG in return ... the Suns don't have any.

October 29, 2012  06:12 PM ET

Terrible move by management. That is why the Suns have sucked and will continue to suck.

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October 30, 2012  08:23 AM ET

Good morning all.

October 30, 2012  03:21 PM ET

"substantial player"

HA! HA! HA! The Suns don't have any substantial players.

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