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Breaking Down Full Phoenix Suns 2012 Offseason Report Card
Lance Blanks (left) and Lon Babby put together a quiet, but exciting offseason in spite of Steve Nash leaving Phoenix. Photo courtesy Getty Images.

The Phoenix Suns had a roller-coaster ride of an offseason with plenty of moves to be graded and critiqued.

Phoenix entered the offseason knowing full well that Steve Nash had an extremely high chance of leaving as an unrestricted free agent. If Nash had any aspirations of winning an NBA championship, doing so with the Suns moving forward simply was not in the cards.

Would Nash join the Miami Heat's big three? Re-join forces with Amar'e Stoudemire in New York with the Knicks? Possibly lead the upstart Toronto Raptors in a move that would allow him to play in Canada?

Well, the answers with hindsight are no, no and no.

Nevertheless, the Suns did more than lose the face of the franchise this summer. (In fact, they did much, much more).

Let's put Suns' GM Lance Blanks and president of basketball operations Lon Babby on the hot seat and create a full report card for each move this offseason.

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