Entries from July 2009

With Nash’s deal done, Amare’s should be next

July 23rd, 2009 · 16 Comments

Entering this offseason, the Suns’ so-called “Big Three” all faced major question marks as to their futures in Phoenix. We knew they all wouldn’t be back, but we also knew they all wouldn’t be gone. I have supported the Shaq trade throughout although the Suns received no talent whatsoever in return because I accurately figured […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Free Agency · Future · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Kerr · Steve Nash · Trades

The Suns will remain the Suns with Nash extended

July 22nd, 2009 · 5 Comments

Moments after the Phoenix Suns’ disappointing 2008-09 season ended, Steve Kerr sat in an interview room and proclaimed that extending Steve Nash was his No. 1 offseason priority. We now know that was more than just lip service, as confusing as it sounded at the time for a Suns team heading in the direction of […]

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Tags: Free Agency · Future · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash

Nash agrees to two-year extension with Suns

July 20th, 2009 · 8 Comments

After weeks and weeks of contract negotiations between Steve Nash’s agent Bill Duffy and the Suns’ front office, Nash has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Suns worth an estimated $22 million dollars. Nash is slated to make $13 million next season with the Suns, but it was clear that both sides wanted […]

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Tags: Free Agency · Future · Phoenix Suns News · Steve Nash

Dragic and Clark shine, Lopez not so much

July 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Summer league is a time for basketball unknowns to battle for a roster spot, and NBA pine-riders to prove they can still fill it up. Rarely does a team go into a summer league with four or five roster players who all have the potential to play major minutes during the upcoming season; this year […]

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Tags: Dan Majerle · Earl Clark · Goran Dragic · Phoenix Suns News · Phoenix Suns Recap · Robin Lopez · Summer League · Taylor Griffin

Summer Suns disappointing

July 19th, 2009 · 3 Comments

We’ve heard all summer long about how great 2008 draft picks Robin Lopez and Goran Dragic have looked while working out at US Airways Center. Thus far in Summer League we’ve gotten the same old Lopez and Dragic we’re so accustomed to seeing from players plagued by that brutal ‘I’ word: inconsistency. You might have […]

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Tags: Earl Clark · Goran Dragic · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Phoenix Suns Recap · Robin Lopez · Summer League

The Nash extension question

July 17th, 2009 · 16 Comments

Everything the Suns have done and talked about doing this offseason has revolved around building a core of youth around veterans Steve Nash and Grant Hill in the present and then going forward with a roster of youngsters thereafter. After those aforementioned vets, only 28-year-old Jason Richardson is older than 26. The Suns have resisted […]

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Tags: Future · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash