Entries from October 2009

ValleyoftheSuns adds ace college reporter

October 25th, 2009 · No Comments

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — We here at ValleyoftheSuns are excited to announce that we have added ASU junior Tyler Lockman to our staff for the 2009-10 season. Lockman signed a one-year contract with a writer option for a second year. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, as per site policy. Lockman, a native of a […]

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Griffin explains it all

October 24th, 2009 · 4 Comments

I’ve been in a state of shock wondering if the 2009-10 Phoenix Suns will be the worst rebounding team of all time after the Blazers took a 46-20 advantage on the boards at one point in Thursday’s fourth quarter.  I really hope I misread that stat sheet. So for a little bit of optimism, I […]

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Tags: David Griffin · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Suns ‘manhandled’ in Vancouver on the boards

October 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

In the Suns’ 113-93 preseason finale loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns didn’t exactly give the Vancouver Nash-aholics the basketball performance they were expecting. For what seems like the 100th time this preseason, the Suns were absolutely murdered on the boards en route to an embarrassing loss. Steve Kerr and Alvin […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Channing Frye · Phoenix Suns Recap · Portland Trail Blazers · Rebounding · Steve Nash

The chosen Sun returns to his homeland

October 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Steve Nash just wants to practice. The Suns have spent good chunks of the preseason traveling around the continent on so-called goodwill tours –- the last leg of which comes Thursday night at 7 p.m. in Vancouver against the Blazers – to the extent that in recent days they have invested more time spreading the […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns Preview · Portland Trail Blazers · Rebounding · Steve Nash

Dragic finds his confidence in high-scoring affair

October 21st, 2009 · 4 Comments

PHOENIX — Confidence. For a veteran like Steve Nash, that word means nothing. He already has enough MVPs in his trophy case at home to make it so a couple missed shots or bad passes won’t shake him in the least bit. For his understudy Goran Dragic, however, that word means everything. Following a pair […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Channing Frye · Goran Dragic · Phoenix Suns Recap · Sacramento Kings · Steve Nash

Suns to play tonight like a regular game

October 20th, 2009 · No Comments

PHOENIX — With tonight being the second-to-last preseason game, the Suns will treat it as if it were a regular season game as far as their rotation goes. So expect a heavy dose of the starters, and no Dan Dicakus or Carlos Powells closing this thing out. Still, Gentry plans on using the final couple […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Goran Dragic · Jared Dudley · Jason Richardson · Phoenix Suns Preview · Rebounding · Sacramento Kings