Among the many impressions Ryan McDonough has made in his first offseason as the Suns’ general manager, there’s one that hovers over all the rest.

He’s honest.

How else do you explain the way he followed up the statement below, made during his introductory press conference?

“[The draft is] the life-blood of your franchise,” McDonough said on May 9. “That’s how you have sustainable success over the years.”

The Suns’ offseason transformation mimics that of a new line of sports cars.

In a word: faster.

The arrival of Gerald Green and Miles Plumlee fits Phoenix’s offseason goal of increasing athleticism across the roster. Green in particular brings a gazelle’s stride and box spring hops to a team that, fittingly enough, wants to run every chance it gets.

“We’re excited about [Green’s] athleticism and his ability to get up and down the floor and shoot the ball,” said Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough. “I think he’ll fit right in with how we want to play.”

Posted: July 27, 2013

The Phoenix Suns today announced that the club has acquired second-year center Miles Plumlee and high-flying forward Gerald Green, as well as a lottery protected 2014 first-round pick from the Indiana Pacers in exchange for veteran forward Luis Scola.

“The trade is consistent with our stated plan to continue to acquire young assets,” said Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby. “With this trade, we now have the potential for three first-round picks in the 2014 draft and five first-round picks in the next two drafts.”

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