Entries from September 2009

Shaq-less Suns led by Amare’s optimism

September 30th, 2009 · 2 Comments

PHOENIX — If Amare Stoudemire is sweating where he’ll be a year from now, he sure isn’t showing it. At Media Day on Monday the attitude across the board was one of carefree bliss, which bodes well, according to head coach Alvin Gentry. “Happy players play better,” Gentry said. If this is true, the Suns […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Amare Stoudemire · Robin Lopez · Shaquille O'Neal

Suns Media Day: Season prep started long before Tuesday’s training camp commencement

September 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment

PHOENIX — Grant Hill is set to begin his 16th NBA training camp on Tuesday, but never before has he played for a team so eager to get an early start on the season. While some teams are still licking their playoff wounds and other squads are grudgingly accepting that another season is upon them, […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Goran Dragic · Jason Richardson · Phoenix Suns News · Steve Nash

Who’s that Sun with a rat tail?

September 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Editor’s Note: ValleyoftheSuns.com welcomes Carly McElroy to the team. PHOENIX — Lou Amundson’s ponytail might not be the only tail on the court this season. It seems Alando Tucker will be sporting a new look, though whether it will gain the notoriety of @LousPonyTail remains to be seen. That’s right, folks, look out for @AlandosRatTail, […]

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Tags: Alando Tucker

Phoenix Suns Media Day pressers

September 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments

PHOENIX — As the Suns embark on their preseason journey, so is ValleyoftheSuns.com in terms of video. Today was the first day we shot video, and things were a little rocky on the back end as well as the front end with a bit of camera shake. As the Suns work out their kinks throughout […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Amare Stoudemire · Steve Nash

Get excited for Media Day

September 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Monday is Media Day, which is exciting for us here at VotS because it will be the first official Suns Media Day that ValleyoftheSuns.com attends (I mean, this wasn’t even a site yet during Media Day 2008). Be sure to check back later for a full rundown of Media Day highlights, complete with HD Flip […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns News

I swear I want to be a Phoenix Mercury fan

September 26th, 2009 · 7 Comments

I want to be a Phoenix Mercury fan, really I do. In theory, I support the Phoenix Mercury every step of the way. I’m a Phoenix homer to begin with, and they play that scintillating up-and-down style that I loved so much during the D’Antoni Era. But for whatever reason, I just haven’t been able […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns Analysis