Entries from August 2010

Hedo Turkoglu’s shooting woes continue, but Turkey still slides past Greece to remain undefeated

August 31st, 2010 · 11 Comments

For all the excitement that Hedo Turkoglu expressed about representing his country at the FIBA World Championship this year, he sure hasn’t played like it through three games. Although Turkoglu helped keep host country Turkey undefeated with a 76-65 victory over Greece on Tuesday, he struggled with his shot once again, nailing only two of […]

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Phoenix Suns sign Dwayne Jones

August 30th, 2010 · 18 Comments

The Phoenix Suns have been searching for a big man to round out their front court for weeks. Although he certainly isn’t anybody’s ideal candidate, they appear to have done that Monday afternoon as they signed 6-foot-11, 250-pound Dwayne Jones, according to a press release. Jones is a familiar face around US Airways Center, as […]

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Goran Dragic, Slovenia win 3-point battle with neighbor Croatia; Leandro Barbosa nearly sinks Team USA

August 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Goran Dragic had to feel pretty comfortable Monday in helping Slovenia to a preliminary round win over Croatia in the FIBA World Championship. For much of the second half, the Slovenians looked a lot like the Phoenix Suns, nailing three-pointer after three-pointer to put away their southern neighbor 91-84. Dragic was Slovenia’s second-leading scorer, finishing […]

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Goran Dragic stifled by Team USA, Hedo Turkoglu leads Turkey over Russia

August 29th, 2010 · 10 Comments

After a stellar performance in Slovenia’s opening victory over Tunisia, foul trouble and Team USA’s pressure defense limited The Dragon Sunday morning in America’s 99-77 win over Slovenia. Goran Dragic scored just seven points on 2-for-8 shooting (with three coming on a garbage trey in the game’s final minute) to go with four assists, two […]

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Goran Dragic, Hedo Turkoglu fill box score on Day 1

August 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Bigger tests certainly await Goran Dragic and Slovenia than their opening game of the FIBA World Championship against Tunisia, but Dragic did all he could with an excellent all-around game in Saturday’s 80-56 victory. Dragic led Slovenia (1-0) with 16 points and eight assists and was only a few off the team lead with five […]

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Hedo Turkoglu, Goran Dragic ready for World Championship

August 28th, 2010 · 5 Comments

One of the biggest keys to the Phoenix Suns’ 2010-11 season revolves around what kind of player they’re getting in Hedo Turkoglu. If he’s the clutch facilitator he was in Orlando, then the Suns’ offense will be damn near unstoppable. If he’s an overpaid defensive liability who doesn’t click on offense, well, the Suns made […]

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