Entries from October 2010

Phoenix Suns pick up fourth-year option on Robin Lopez

October 21st, 2010 · No Comments

The Phoenix Suns made the obvious decision Thursday to pick up the fourth-year option on center Robin Lopez, keeping him under contract with the team through the 2011-12 season. The Suns announced the move in a release Thursday afternoon, and the fact that the team didn’t exercise its 2011-12 option on forward Earl Clark has […]

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Tags: Earl Clark · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Robin Lopez

Phoenix Suns bench could be better than last year

October 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

PHOENIX — Steve Nash, Amare Stoudemire and Jason Richardson certainly had something to do with it as well, but one of the biggest reasons the Suns rolled to the Western Conference Finals last season was because of their game-changing bench. Time and time again the bench would overwhelm an opponent to either get the Suns […]

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Tags: Bench · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Phoenix Suns struggle from the floor but still eke out win over the Golden State Warriors

October 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns will eventually shoot the ball. Or at least that’s the mantra they keep repeating after surviving another poor shooting performance to defeat the even more inept Golden State Warriors, 92-87. This was far from your typical Suns-Warriors shootout with the Suns shooting 37.8 percent from the field and 20.8 percent […]

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Tags: Golden State Warriors · Hedo Turkoglu · Offense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Rebounding

Josh Childress fractures finger, out at least a week

October 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment

PHOENIX — Phoenix Suns guard Josh Childress fractured the tip of his right index finger going up for a dunk in Tuesday’s preseason win over the Golden State Warriors. Childress will do no activity for about a week and then be re-evaulated at that time. Suns trainer Aaron Nelson told KTAR’s Craig Grialou that Childress’ finger […]

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What is the identity of the 2010-11 Phoenix Suns?

October 19th, 2010 · 3 Comments

PHOENIX — With one of the NBA’s best pick-and-roll duos now extinct and an abundance of small forwards on the roster, it’s hard to tell what type of team the 2010-11 Phoenix Suns team is. Steve Nash even said it himself on media day: “We have to go out and find out who we are […]

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Tags: Pace · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

A Phoenix Suns Q and A with Basketball Prospectus’ Kevin Pelton

October 18th, 2010 · 5 Comments

I’ve written about hoping to develop a forum in which smart basketball talk takes place, but before venturing over to the forum I would recommend purchasing the 2010-11 edition of Basketball Prospectus by Kevin Pelton and Bradford Doolittle. The book features in-depth team previews that include statistical projections and comparisons to similar players for every […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis