Entries from September 2010

The wait is over…

September 26th, 2010 · 7 Comments

The Phoenix Suns will officially begin preparations for the 2010-11 NBA season with Monday’s media day and trip to San Diego for the start of training camp, which will take place Tuesday through Sunday at RIMAC Arena on the University of California San Diego campus in La Jolla, Calif. With the Suns advancing deep into […]

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The all-time Phoenix Suns garbage time lineup

September 25th, 2010 · 10 Comments

By now you’ve seen Valley of the Suns founder Michael Schwartz’s choices for an all-time Suns starting five, and in particular players from the 1990s-today. Receiving far less publicity, however, are the last men on the bench. These players have been equally important to providing long-tortured Suns fans with emotional highs and lows over the […]

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Tags: Bench · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Steve Nash Diet Challenge: A successful week eating healthy like the MVP

September 24th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Seven days ago I set out to eat like Steve Nash for one week. In that time I have attempted to eat Nash’s prescribed diet of chicken, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts and brown rice, and I have cut out personal favorites like bread, red meat and pasta while also saying no to sugar, processed food […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash

Phoenix Suns extend Alvin Gentry through 2013

September 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

The Phoenix Suns announced Thursday that the team has signed head coach Alvin Gentry to a contract extension through the 2012-2013 season. The team announced the extension in a press release Thursday afternoon.  Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby said it was important for the team to extend Gentry before the season started. “He […]

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Phoenix Suns 2010-11 preview capsule

September 23rd, 2010 · 10 Comments

Editor’s Note: This is ValleyoftheSuns’ contribution to the fifth annual “NBA Blog Previews” put on by CelticsBlog. Team Name: Phoenix Suns Last Year’s Record: 54-28 Key Losses: Amare Stoudemire, Leandro Barbosa, Louis Amundson Key Additions: Hedo Turkoglu, Josh Childress, Hakim Warrick, Gani Lawal 1. What significant moves were made during the offseason? It may have […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Bench · Defense · Hedo Turkoglu · Offense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Rebounding

Phoenix Suns offseason to-do list: Big men

September 21st, 2010 · 26 Comments

Taking an in-depth look at Phoenix Suns guards and swingmen wasn’t too treacherous considering that’s where their strengths lie. But Phoenix’s so-called “big men” are a different story. This is one of the smallest Suns teams in the last decade, so there are certainly a ton of things these bigs need to improve upon to […]

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Tags: Channing Frye · Earl Clark · Hakim Warrick · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Robin Lopez