Entries from May 2009

Suns mourn Tisdale’s passing

May 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The Suns and the rest of the NBA world spent the weekend in mourning after Wayman Tisdale passed away early Friday morning at the age of 44 following a two-year bout with cancer. As a Sun, I remember Tisdale as a dynamic offensive force down low, but the award-winning bassist and all-around good guy was so much […]

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Don’t call him Tragic anymore

May 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

PHOENIX – Arizona’s legendary former basketball head coach Lute Olson always talks about how players make their greatest improvements during the summer between their freshman and sophomore seasons. With that being the case, I can’t wait to see how Goran Dragic looks next year. Dragic started this season in a backup point guard battle with […]

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Tags: Goran Dragic · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Alando Tucker: Behind the purple and orange

May 12th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Editor’s Note: Michael Schmitz is the latest ValleyoftheSuns contributor. Michael Schwartz did not just forget how to spell his name. Schmitty’s Dictionary: professional athlete: (noun) physical specimen involved in sports often associated with bling, guns, spinners, fancy whips, phat cribs, night clubs, tats, hoes, and Cristal.   Thanks to guys like Pacman Jones, Tank Johnson, […]

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The pick-and-roll D answer?

May 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

PHOENIX – If you ask Steve Nash how the Suns most need to improve this offseason, he’ll give the same answer as any other observer of this team. “I think we probably need to add a few defenders to our mix, a couple guys who their forte is defense,” Nash said. “It would help to […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns Analysis · Robin Lopez

Tweet, tweet: Gentry extension finalized

May 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The worst-kept secret in the Valley (well, aside from the local baseball manager’s recent firing) became reality on Saturday when news broke that the Suns had finally signed head coach Alvin Gentry to a contract extension, which will be finalized on Monday, according to Suns.com. The only surprise in this was that it took until […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Phoenix Suns News · Twitter

One more run!

May 7th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Because of the NBA Playoffs, the Suns have been relatively safe from the screaming rumors that pervaded the locker room around the Trade Deadline, but rest assured: they will be back. This summer we’ll hear cries of “trade Shaq!” and “Amare is a headcase!” Here’s my question: why do anything? At the end of the […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Amare Stoudemire · Future · Grant Hill · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Robert Sarver · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Nash