Entries from July 2009

Summer League Game 2: Suns fall to Raptors

July 15th, 2009 · 3 Comments

After a Suns-like offensive output in game one of the Las Vegas Summer League, the Summer Suns left much to be desired in a sloppy game two filled with turnovers and foul calls and without much semblance of rhythm or flow. The Suns were awful from the field, but the continuous stoppages in play did […]

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

New Sun Frye happy to be home

July 14th, 2009 · 6 Comments

PHOENIX – Days after signing a two-year deal worth $4.07 million dollars with his hometown franchise, 6-foot-11 native Phoenician Channing Frye’s joy was quite apparent. Frye, a very charismatic and well-spoken athlete, was grinning from ear to ear for the majority of his introductory Phoenix Suns press conference, cracking jokes and showing how comfortable he is in […]

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Tags: Channing Frye · Free Agency · Phoenix Suns News

Summer League Day 1, “Sun Tzu” and more

July 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments

It’s kind of hard to cover Vegas Summer League, when you’re stuck back in the Valley, but here are my impressions from a thorough analysis of the box score of the Suns’ 95-90 victory over Dallas. Oh, and check out some video highlights, too, while you’re at it. Obviously, Robin Lopez was the story of […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Ben Wallace · Phoenix Suns Recap · Robin Lopez · Summer League · Taylor Griffin

Suns News: Ben Wallace bought out

July 13th, 2009 · 9 Comments

As expected, early this evening Ben Wallace agreed to a $10 million dollar buyout of his current $14 million dollar contract.  The Suns will save $8 million dollars next season from the buyout, $4 million payroll and $4 million luxury tax if they are a taxpayer again. When the Suns acquired Wallace from the Cavs […]

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Tags: Ben Wallace · Channing Frye · Phoenix Suns News

Suns Summer League: Roster breakdown

July 13th, 2009 · 4 Comments

The Las Vegas Summer League is finally upon us, and the Suns’ roster is looking rather strong. Summer league teams are usually made up of NBDL journeymen, undrafted free agents, and European players trying to make a name for themselves.  For instance, outside of the Suns’ very own Alando Tucker and Robin Lopez, the Suns’ […]

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Tags: Defense · Free Agency · Summer League

Friday’s signings should make this year fun

July 12th, 2009 · 10 Comments

For weeks we debated all kinds of crazy scenarios for the Suns this offseason, but now it appears as if the least earthshaking one has come to fruition. That is, unless the Suns still have something earthshaking up their sleeve. But for all intents and purposes, it looks like the Suns’ offseason began and ended […]

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Tags: Bench · Channing Frye · Free Agency · Grant Hill · Phoenix Suns Analysis