July 3, 2012: Suns free agent visits
The Suns will continue their courtship of unrestricted free agent small forward Michael Beasley when the former No. 2 pick visits Phoenix Wednesday.
But prior to that, it will be Goran Dragic stopping in the Valley. The former Suns guard is due in town today. Dragic is drawing interest from a number of teams that is said to include the Raptors, Nets, Lakers, Hornets and Rockets---which is where he ended last season averaging 16.3 points and 7.3 assists after the All-Star break.
Monday night, the Suns entertained restricted free agent guard Eric Gordon. The Pacers and Rockets have also met with the 23-year-old who was limited to just nine games last season because of a knee injury. Gordon's younger brother, Evan, is a junior on the ASU basketball team which may help the Suns' pursuit. However, any team's offer is expected to be matched by the Hornets. Gordon, according to reports, is seeking a max deal of four years and $58 million.
Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby, General Manager Lance Blanks and head coach Alvin Gentry initially met with the 23-year-old Beasley Sunday in L.A. A league source said Beasley was open and honest with the Suns front office about his past, taking full responsibility for the off-the-court mistakes he made. Beasley's numbers dropped from a career-best 19.2 points per game in 2011 to 11.5 points per game last season in more of a reserve role.
Finally, with regards to Steve Nash, the Suns have yet--- and may not, schedule a face-to-face meeting with the two- time league MVP.