Entries from June 2009

Suns Draft: The calm before the storm

June 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Ladies and gentleman of Planet Orange, welcome to draft week 2009. By the end of this work week, the Phoenix Suns may be a completely different team, or they may just have a couple extra bodies to fight for playing time off the bench. Steve Nash won’t be traded this week and likely won’t ever […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Draft · Phoenix Suns Rumors · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Kerr · Steve Nash · Trades

Suns Draft: The final workout

June 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

If Thursday’s NBA Draft is the final exam for all of the Suns’ scouts who have been traversing the country looking at college players all year than Saturday’s workout was like that final group study session before your last-minute cramming binge. And with the host of characters at US Airways Center Saturday afternoon, don’t be […]

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Tags: Draft · Phoenix Suns News · Steve Kerr

Suns Draft: Drafting for need vs. best available

June 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment

As Thursday’s draft quickly approaches, there is one dynamic to every team’s first-round selection that is often overlooked: Is it better to draft to fill a need or to take the best available player at the time? Looking at the Suns depth-wise with a roster that currently features Amar’e, Shaq, and Nash, they appear to […]

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Tags: Draft

Suns Rumors: If it sounds too good to be true …

June 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

That’s probably because it is too good to be true. It’s very questionable whether Minnesota would be willing to deal just Al Jefferson straight up for the Amare Stoudemire Situation, so to think they’d also be willing to add the No. 6 pick to sweeten that pot is downright loony. I think every Suns fan […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Minnesota Timberwolves · Phoenix Suns Rumors · Steve Kerr · Steve Nash · Trades

VotS.com Suns podcast – June 17

June 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I’m joined by ESPN’s Roman Veytsman, my former colleague at the Arizona Daily Wildcat and the Dorm Room Sports Chat, to talk a little bit about the latest sad turn in the Suns-Lakers rivalry, whether Alvin Gentry was the right pick to coach the Suns and what Phoenix needs to do this offseason to remain […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns Podcasts

Suns Rumors: An Amare deal that works

June 18th, 2009 · 7 Comments

I’ve made it no secret that I believe the Suns should keep Amare Stoudemire That is, unless the Minnesota Timberwolves want to offer something like Al Jefferson and the No. 6 pick. My argument hinges on the fact that I believe Amare’s value has taken a serious hit with his eye injury and looming free […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Boston Celtics · Minnesota Timberwolves · Phoenix Suns Rumors · Trades