Entries from July 2010

Phoenix Suns to make ‘major announcement’ tomorrow

July 19th, 2010 · 6 Comments

The Phoenix Suns have scheduled a press conference for tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at which they will make “a major announcement.” According to The Arizona Republic, that announcement will be the hiring of Lon Babby as the team’s president of basketball operations, a position formerly held by Steve Kerr. Babby, a former player agent, will […]

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Questions remain about Josh Childress acquisition, but overall the Suns made a good deal

July 19th, 2010 · 38 Comments

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns’ acquisition of Josh Childress seemed to come out of left field. While many fans expected the Suns to use the bulk of their trade exception to replace Amare Stoudemire with a similar power forward, they instead used a chunk of it to bolster their perimeter defense by acquiring a guy […]

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NBA Playbook breaks down Gani Lawal and Earl Clark

July 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Sebastian Pruiti of NBA Playbook does a really nice job of breaking down Gani Lawal’s performance in summer league, where he was named to the all-tournament team after averaging 15.4 and 7.4 on about 50 percent shooting. Here are Bassy’s conclusions on Lawal: In my opinion, Gani Lawal’s performance during the Las Vegas Summer League […]

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Tags: Earl Clark · Gani Lawal · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Summer League

Sole survivor: Only Steve Nash remains from the Phoenix Suns of old

July 18th, 2010 · 14 Comments

Over the past six seasons, the Phoenix Suns have seen plenty of change. Three head coaches, a revolving door of general managers until Steve Kerr stuck for three years and draft picks coming and going, booming and busting. More than anything though, the Suns have seen a great change in the core that made the […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Boris Diaw · Leandro Barbosa · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Raja Bell · Steve Nash · Trades

A tale of two superstars: Exits of Amare Stoudemire and LeBron James could not be more different

July 17th, 2010 · 16 Comments

Two NBA superstars left behind the only city they have ever played for this offseason. Both of those superstars enjoyed immense success in their cities, and both of them have been on the doorstep of a championship numerous times, including this year. But the feeling surrounding the departures of LeBron James and Amare Stoudemire could […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Cleveland Cavaliers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Robert Sarver

Hedo Turkoglu has gall bladder surgery

July 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments

It’s no big deal, according to head coach Alvin Gentry, but new Suns forward Hedo Turkoglu underwent minor gall bladder surgery last week in Turkey, according to a Turkish news site. “We checked with the doctors, and it’s a minor procedure,” Gentry told The Arizona Republic. “He (was) just having some gallstones removed. He’s supposed […]

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