Entries from September 2009

EuroBasket 2009: Goran Dragic update

September 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Most NBA players play for their home countries for a sense of pride, and most likely play because they are one of the better players on the team.  While Goran Dragic may be one of the better players on the Slovenian national team, he certainly didn’t play like it Monday in his first game of […]

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Tags: Goran Dragic · Phoenix Suns News

A Brazilian’s view of LB’s gold medal performance

September 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Editor’s Note: Artur Mascarenhas is a Brazilian Suns fan who watched all of Brazil’s games in the FIBA Americas Championship. ValleyoftheSuns.com asked him to write up his thoughts on Leandro Barbosa’s sparkling performance in the tournament. SAO PAULO, Brazil — “Whew!” That’s what a whole country gasped when Carlos Arroyo’s last shot hit the rim […]

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Tags: Leandro Barbosa · Phoenix Suns Analysis

ESPN Western Conference predictions breakdown

September 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The expectations for the 2009-2010 Phoenix Suns are about as big as Jared Dudley’s vertical leap, and if you saw his recent dunk in practice, you know what I’m talking about. About everything that could have gone wrong for the 2008-09 Phoenix Suns went wrong. You all know the story: the Terry Porter experiment, the Amare […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Defense · Offense · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash

Dudley gets one down, Amare looking good

September 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Amare Stoudemire video I’m sure you have all heard how good Amare looked in his Sept. 1 workout, especially for a guy who has been sidelined for so long. Here is some actual video footage of STAT during the workout, courtesy of Suns.com.  Not only did his build look strong, but his jump shot seemed […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Jared Dudley · Phoenix Suns News

Suns foes: Bye bye Bowen

September 3rd, 2009 · 25 Comments

The Phoenix Suns will finally never have to endure elbows to the sternum, knees to the testicular region, and stomps to the Achilles from ex-Spurs forward Bruce Bowen ever again; the only problem is, his retirement came just a couple of years too late. Suns arch nemesis Bruce Bowen, 38, announced his retirement to the San […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns Analysis · San Antonio Spurs

VIDEO: Nash playing pickup in China

September 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Earlier this week we saw photographic evidence that Nash played some pickup ball in China, and now there is videographic evidence courtesy of YouKu.com, which I can only assume means YouTube in Chinese. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for these lucky Chinese ballers.

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Tags: Steve Nash