In Part 1 of a two-part interview with Stumbling on Wins author David Berri, the Southern Utah econ professor who uses economics to discover inefficiencies in sports, Berri discusses where the NBA statistical movement is at, why the Suns have gotten more value out of their roster than any other NBA team in the past [...]
Entries from July 2010
July 26th, 2010 · 14 Comments
July 24th, 2010 · 5 Comments
PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns were known for possessing a special chemistry on the court last season, and they’re trying to replicate that formula in their revamped front office.
“You’ve got to have the right chemistry among the people,” president of basketball operations Lon Babby told ValleyoftheSuns in an exclusive interview Wednesday. “You’ve got to [...]
July 22nd, 2010 · 11 Comments
PHOENIX — The biggest question regarding Hedo Turkoglu’s fit with the Phoenix Suns is clear-cut: Can he play the power forward position effectively?
Yes that is a valid worry considering Turkoglu’s perimeter-oriented game and the Suns’ slew of swingmen. But the never-ending options the 6-foot-10 forward gives the Suns offensively far outweigh the negatives from his lack [...]
July 21st, 2010 · 16 Comments
PHOENIX — A year ago Hedo Turkoglu was the prize of the free agent market, a player who left Portland fans steaming for jilting them at the altar and Toronto fans rejoicing upon his signing.
Turkoglu was supposed to be the missing piece in a high-scoring Toronto offense that finally had the punch to make a [...]
July 21st, 2010 · 4 Comments
PHOENIX — New city, new fans, new organization, new coach, new teammates and even a new jersey number.
After a more-than-forgettable season in Toronto, Hedo Turkoglu is finally able to put the Hedo-hate from Raptors fans behind him and turn the page to a new chapter of his career with the Phoenix Suns.
“It’s a new start [...]
July 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment
Watch the Hedo Turkoglu introductory press conference in it’s entirety below. President of basketball operations Lon Babby and head coach Alvin Gentry also answer questions.