Entries from August 2009

The case for a press and Four Minutes of Hell

August 20th, 2009 · 7 Comments

A few months back, Bill Simmons and Malcolm Gladwell debated the lost art of pressing in the NBA. Both writers wondered why no pro team is willing to take a chance with the press these days in an era in which many college teams still run it. Sure, you can say NBA athletes are too […]

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Tags: Earl Clark · Goran Dragic · Jared Dudley · Leandro Barbosa · Louis Amundson · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Robin Lopez · Taylor Griffin

The Brazilian Bolt?

August 19th, 2009 · 3 Comments

After Usain Bolt set another world record in the 100-meter dash on Sunday, J.E. Skeets from Ball Don’t Lie posed the question: Who is the NBA’s version of Bolt? Through 58,397 votes at the time of this posting, the people have spoken. In an eight-man field that includes such speedsters as LeBron James, Tony Parker, Devin […]

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Tags: Leandro Barbosa

Suns sign Taylor Griffin

August 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments

The Phoenix Suns continued their predictable offseason on Monday by signing rookie forward Taylor Griffin.   The Suns inked their second-round selection in the 2009 NBA Draft (48th overall) to a partially guaranteed one-year deal for $457,588, according to The Arizona Republic. The 23-year old, 6-foot-7 forward out of Oklahoma averaged 6.2 points, 3.0 rebounds […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns News · Taylor Griffin

Entourage recap: Nash impresses

August 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

And …. cut. Steve Nash’s HBO debut is finally in the books. The result? 30 seconds of pure genius. OK, maybe genius is a stretch, but he looked good and sounded good, and that’s all you can ask for in a cameo. Was he Brad Pitt?  No. But he sure was Steve Nash, and in […]

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Tags: Steve Nash

Simply the best

August 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Unlike that analysis of how the Suns lucked out from a Dallas front office meltdown posted earlier this week, this will be brief. FoxSports.com recently ranked the NBA’s top 10 shooters based on three-point shooting prowess as well as “soft touch around the basket and from the foul line, shooting on the move, shooting under […]

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Tags: Steve Nash

The 04-05 Suns: Where are they now?

August 13th, 2009 · 6 Comments

The 2004-05 Phoenix Suns were more than just a basketball team. They were pioneers. A team that won just 29 games the past season morphed into arguably the most exciting offense in NBA history in a matter of months.  The 2004-05 season brought to Phoenix the start of Steve Nash’s MVP campaign(s), the start of […]

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Tags: Bench · Mike D'Antoni · Phoenix Suns Analysis