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Phoenix Suns post second-worst record in franchise history after roster makeover

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    Denver Nuggets guard Wilson Chandler, left, tangles with Phoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley, center, in the second half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Denver. The Nuggets won 118-98. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider) (The Associated Press)

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    Phoenix Suns guard Kendall Marshall calls out a play in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Denver. The Nuggets won 118-98. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider) (The Associated Press)

The Phoenix Suns' roster makeover will leave them with plenty of room to grow.

After trading two-time league MVP Steve Nash to the hated Lakers and allowing Grant Hill to leave in free agency, the Suns struggled to their second-worst record in franchise history.

Phoenix cost popular coach Alvin Gentry his job before the All-Star break and wasn't much better on interim coach Lindsey Hunter, finishing 25-57 and 31 games behind the Clippers in the Pacific Division. That's the Suns' worst record since their inaugural season in 1968-69, when they went 16-66.

Phoenix has salary-cap space and a stockpile of draft picks, so the future could get better.