This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things XVII

From the Associated Press on July 20, 2006:

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As an up-and-coming free-agent point guard, Marcus Banks could have found a team that was willing to guarantee him a starting job. Instead, he told his agent, Michael Higgins, he wanted to play for the Phoenix Suns, who have two-time MVP Steve Nash in the same position.

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"He thought I was crazy," said the 24-year-old Banks, who left the Minnesota Timberwolves to sign a $21 million, five-year contract with Phoenix. [...]

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The Suns had scouted Banks but assumed he would be out of their price range because he could command a starter's salary.

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