Entries from July 2010

A handful of Phoenix Suns links

July 31st, 2010 · 3 Comments

As a Phoenix Suns blogger, it feels like the offseason is just now starting. That’s quite the contrast from last season when there was a major lull in mid-April, but with the conference finals run followed by a June and July chock full of breaking news pertaining to the Suns’ front office and roster, the […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Gani Lawal · Goran Dragic · Leandro Barbosa · Links · Lon Babby · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Suns target Cavaliers assistant GM Lance Blanks

July 29th, 2010 · 6 Comments

After losing out on Dell Demps and getting turned down by Jeff Weltman, the Phoenix Suns have now targeted Cleveland Cavaliers assistant general manager Lance Blanks for their vacant GM post. According to a Yahoo! Sports report, Blanks will interview with the Suns Friday. The Cavs executive got bumped up when former GM Danny Ferry […]

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Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers · Phoenix Suns

Reconciling Wins Produced with team chemistry

July 29th, 2010 · 6 Comments

This week’s two-part Q and A with Stumbling on Wins‘ David Berri provided a perfect time to ponder how we evaluate the game of basketball. From the looks of the comments section, many people on this site were introduced to Berri’s efficiency-driven Wins Produced stat for the first time this week. As you may have […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

A stupid Chris Paul offer

July 27th, 2010 · 29 Comments

Ryan Schwan over at Hornets 247 asked members of the TrueHoop Network to come up with our best offer for New Orleans star point guard Chris Paul. Robert Sarver did say at the Lon Babby press conference that he feels the Suns’ best chance to add a blue chip player in the next few years […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Rumors · Trades

1 on 1 with David Berri: Part 2

July 27th, 2010 · 44 Comments

In Part 2 of my interview with Stumbling on Wins author David Berri, the economics professor breaks down Amare Stoudemire’s previous and projected future values and analyzes whether the Phoenix Suns adequately replaced him this offseason. Be sure to also read Part 1, where Berri discusses advanced stats, chemistry and the value the Suns have […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Hakim Warrick · Hedo Turkoglu · Josh Childress · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Farewell, Taylor: Suns waive reserve forward Griffin

July 26th, 2010 · 9 Comments

In a shocking unexpected totally predictable personnel move Monday, the Phoenix Suns waived little-used reserve forward Taylor Griffin. In what may have been among the shortest press releases in team history (all of two sentences), the Suns announced the move and provided Griffin’s rookie season stats: Griffin appeared in just eight games for the Suns […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Taylor Griffin