Entries from June 2010

Draft day a success, now the real work begins

June 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment

By the end of draft day last year, the Suns’ offseason plan was in full bloom. They had dumped Shaq, picked Earl Clark in the lottery, saw their best chance to trade Amare fall apart and knew they would need one more big and a re-signed Grant Hill to be competitive. At the conclusion of […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · David Griffin · Draft · Free Agency · Future · Phoenix Suns · Robert Sarver · Steve Kerr

Phoenix Suns get size, upside in 2010 NBA Draft with Gani Lawal and Dwayne Collins

June 24th, 2010 · 5 Comments

PHOENIX — With three of their big men in limbo this offseason, the Phoenix Suns added some much-needed size and toughness in the second round of Thursday’s 2010 NBA draft by way of power forwards Gani Lawal (Georgia Tech) and Dwayne Collins (Miami). “You can never have too much size, I mean you saw that […]

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Tags: Draft · Dwayne Collins · Gani Lawal · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News

Suns face awkward draft day with late picks

June 24th, 2010 · No Comments

It’s not quite like going to battle without a commander or sailing a ship without a captain, but the idea is the same. The Phoenix Suns head into one of the biggest days on the NBA calendar Thursday with lame duck leadership whose offices may nearly be all packed up. Fortunately for the Suns, they […]

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Tags: David Griffin · Draft · Future · Phoenix Suns · Steve Kerr

The one draft-day trade that makes sense for Phoenix

June 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Leading up to the draft the Phoenix Suns certainly aren’t poised to pull off a big-time draft-day trade and land Evan Turner or John Wall. But if Phoenix is going to swing a deal, you would have to think it will center around Leandro Barbosa. LB has gone from an electric sixth man on a relatively […]

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Tags: Draft · Leandro Barbosa · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Trades

Dudley earns unwanted label at Nash’s ‘Showdown’

June 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Henry Abbott of TrueHoop headed to New York this week for Steve Nash’s Showdown in Chinatown charity soccer game and what he found was a bit surprising. On the TrueHoop mother blog, Abbott discussed his expectation that the super-athletic Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings would have been one of the better soccer crossovers. What […]

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Tags: Jared Dudley · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Steve Nash

NBA Draft second-round sleeper picks

June 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Editor’s Note: ValleyoftheSuns’ Michael Schwartz, Tyler Lockman and Mike Schmitz each select a sleeper who could be available for the Suns in the second round in this feature. Michael Schwartz The second round is a crap shoot, and one of the better gambles out there is Latavious Williams. Williams is only 21 years old after […]

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Tags: Draft · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis