Entries from June 2009

Suns trade “The Big Disappointment”

June 24th, 2009 · 16 Comments

Shaquille O’Neal seems to be dubbed with a new nickname every time he opens his mouth. The Big Aristotle. Shaq Diesel. The Big Cactus. As he moves on to become The Big Sidekick next to LeBron James after the Suns dealt him to Cleveland on the eve of the draft pending league approval, don’t forget […]

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Tags: Ben Wallace · Cleveland Cavaliers · Phoenix Suns News · Shaquille O'Neal · Trades

Suns Rumors: Suns to deal 14th pick?

June 24th, 2009 · 3 Comments

As I was salivating over the idea of seeing Brandon Jennings, Earl Clark or Terrence Williams in a Suns uniform, I saw my draft day hopes squashed by another Phoenix Suns draft day trade rumor. I was perusing through realgm.com as I stumbled upon a rumor that reportedly has the Suns sending their 14th overall […]

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Tags: Draft · Phoenix Suns Rumors · Trades

VotS.com Suns draft podcast

June 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I’m joined by our very own Mike Schmitz for an all ValleyoftheSuns all the time draft podcast. We tell you who we like and who we don’t like at 14, as well as go over a couple sleepers who could be available in the second round. If you really can’t wait until Thursday when we […]

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Tags: Draft · Phoenix Suns Podcasts

ValleyoftheSuns.com 2009 NBA mock draft

June 24th, 2009 · 3 Comments

With the 2009 NBA Draft on Thursday night, like the rest of the sports world, I took my chance at predicting which teams will take which NBA prospects. Unlike years past, this draft is much less foreseeable. One NBA executive called this year’s draft, “The most screwed-up draft ever.” The top 20 is wide open; […]

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Tags: Draft · Trades

Suns to train in San Diego

June 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Maybe Steve Kerr and Robert Sarver want to distance themselves from their Wildcat allegiances or maybe they just want to spend a week in their San Diego homes, but whatever the reason the Suns will take training camp on the road to San Diego after training in Tucson three of the past four seasons. Phoenix […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns News · Robert Sarver · Steve Kerr · Training Camp

Suns draft history not as bad as you may think

June 23rd, 2009 · 3 Comments

As we count down the hours before Draft Day 2009, let’s first take a quick look back at the Suns’ recent draft history. It isn’t pretty if you look only at the impact that player made in a Suns uniform. Amare Stoudemire is the only drafted Sun to do much of anything this decade. Ironically […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Draft · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash