Entries from June 2009

Phoenix’s future beginning to inspire hope

June 26th, 2009 · 11 Comments

When I went to dinner Wednesday night, we lived in a world of the Nash-Amare-Shaq Triumvirate, and nobody on Planet Orange seemed to have any clue where this organization was headed. Not much more 24 hours later, you can see the future of this franchise starting to come together, as the Suns attempt to recreate […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Draft · Earl Clark · Golden State Warriors · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Kerr · Steve Nash · Trades

Suns get their guy in Clark

June 25th, 2009 · 13 Comments

PHOENIX – When the Indiana Pacers were on the clock, members of the Suns’ front office were on the edge of their seats. Then the Pacers selected UNC’s Tyler Hansbrough 13th overall, and you could here the cheers coming from the Suns’ draft room.   It is clear that from the second pre-draft workouts began, Earl […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Draft · Earl Clark · Phoenix Suns News · Steve Kerr

Suns high on T. Griffin

June 25th, 2009 · 5 Comments

PHOENIX – Taylor Griffin, the Suns’ 48th selection in the 2009 NBA draft, was never even thought of as a serious candidate to be drafted this year.  He lived in the shadows of his younger brother during his years at Oklahoma, but the Suns saw past that. David Griffin, the Suns’ senior VP of basketball […]

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Tags: Draft · Phoenix Suns News · Taylor Griffin

Phoenix trades late second-rounder

June 25th, 2009 · No Comments

It’s no surprise that the Suns traded a draft pick, but it hardly matters that they dealt the No. 57 overall selection to Cleveland for cash considerations. I guess it would be fair to say that the national media won’t be all over this trade like a certain other Suns trade with the Cavaliers. Emir […]

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Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers · Draft · Phoenix Suns News · Trades

Suns draft Blake’s big bro

June 25th, 2009 · No Comments

The Suns entered the offseason hoping to get lucky enough in the lottery to draft a Griffin. They received no such luck, but they still came up with a Griffin anyway after selecting Blake’s big brother Taylor Griffin with the No. 48 overall pick in the second round. This, of course, marks the second straight year […]

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Tags: Draft · Phoenix Suns News · Taylor Griffin

Suns Draft: Clark it is in the lotto

June 25th, 2009 · 3 Comments

No, they didn’t trade it. Not only did the Suns not trade their lottery pick, but they selected the guy who is absolutely perfect for them at No. 14 in Louisville forward Earl Clark. As I wrote earlier today, Clark is Matrix 2.0. He provides the Suns with that versatile defender that they’ve been missing […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Draft · Earl Clark · Phoenix Suns News · Steve Kerr · Steve Nash · Trades