Entries from October 2009

‘I think we’re going to surprise everybody’

October 28th, 2009 · 7 Comments

PHOENIX — After a disappointing 2003-04 season, the Phoenix Suns signed a veteran point guard by the name of Steve and set out to change the game. Players came back early, the team became the best-conditioned squad in the NBA and, well, defense and rebounding weren’t exactly strong suits. That team took the NBA by […]

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VotS Suns podcast — Season preview edition

October 27th, 2009 · 3 Comments

The ValleyoftheSuns podcast is back! In this season preview show, Michael Schwartz, Mike Schmitz and Tyler Lockman recap the offseason, discuss the Suns’ rebounding woes and brutal opening schedule and finally make their predictions on how the 2009-10 season will go for your Phoenix Suns.

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A Suns Q and A with BP’s Kevin Pelton

October 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I’m hoping to make better use of advanced statistics during this upcoming NBA season, and to start off right I exchanged e-mails with one of the foremost leaders in NBA advanced stats, Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus. In this Q and A, Pelton discusses how great the Suns’ offense was at the end of last […]

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Suns claim center Jarron Collins

October 26th, 2009 · 3 Comments

The Phoenix Suns added some much-needed depth down low this afternoon when they claimed veteran center Jarron Collins off waivers. The 6-foot-11, 249-pound center played four years at Stanford University next to his twin brother Jason before being drafted in the second round of the 2001 draft by the Utah Jazz. (Insert Phoenix Suns/Stanford twin […]

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ValleyoftheSuns 2009-10 season predictions

October 26th, 2009 · 22 Comments

Many questions face the Phoenix Suns this season. Will Nash continue to play at a high level? Will Amare be Amare after eye surgery? Will Channing Frye or Robin Lopez step up down low? Can Goran Dragic be a capable backup point guard? Will that brutal early-season schedule bury this team? Can they rebound a […]

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The TrueHoop Network eBook Suns preview

October 26th, 2009 · 4 Comments

The TrueHoop Network has compiled a compelling season preview eBook, complete with front-of-the-book features and team-by-team previews. For a sneak peak at what we’ve got in store for you, here’s my entry previewing the 2009-10 Suns: Crystal Ball The consensus prediction of the TrueHoop Network bloggers … and the best hopes of ValleyoftheSuns. Last Year’s Record: […]

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