Entries from October 2010

Phoenix Suns forum launches TODAY

October 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment

As promised last week, today is launch day for the brand new Phoenix Suns forum on ValleyoftheSuns.com, which you can find in our navigation bar at the top of the site or by bookmarking the forum’s URL at http://valleyofthesuns.com/forum. As ValleyoftheSuns.com gets set for its third year of Suns coverage, I wanted to provide you the […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · TrueHoop Network

Robin Lopez to make or break the 2010-11 Phoenix Suns

October 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments

PHOENIX — There is no doubting that Steve Nash is the engine that makes the Phoenix Suns go. But besides the two-time MVP, no player is more crucial to the success of the 2010-11 Suns than third-year center Robin Lopez. The seven-footer made huge strides in becoming a legitimate starting NBA center last season, averaging […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Robin Lopez

Undersized Phoenix Suns exposed by Toronto Raptors

October 17th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Nobody said preseason basketball was important, but it continually becomes harder and harder to pull positives from the Phoenix Suns’ performances. It is a learning process for the new-look Suns, but a lot of their weaknesses were exposed Sunday morning in a 121-100 loss to the Raptors in Toronto. The Suns were murdered on the […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Rebounding · Toronto Raptors

Expected Points further proves the Phoenix Suns’ offensive efficiency

October 16th, 2010 · No Comments

It’s amazing how much further from the box score advanced stats are taking NBA fans these days. The guys over at Hickory-High.com have been writing about a stat called “Expected Points,” which basically calculates the number of points an average NBA player scores on shot attempts of differing distances and compares it to players’ actual […]

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Tags: Offense · Phoenix Suns · Steve Nash

NBA blog previews: Southeast Division

October 16th, 2010 · No Comments

NBA bloggers prognosticate the Miami Heat and the rest of the Southeast Division in this week’s capsules: Bobcats: Rufus on Fire | SBN Recap Hawks: Peachtree Hoops Heat: Peninsula Is Mightier | SportsAgentBlog.com Magic: Orlando Pinstriped Post | Magic Basketball | Orlando Sports Central Wizards: Bullets Forever | Truth About It | SBN Recap All Recaps

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Tags: Atlanta Hawks · Charlotte Bobcats · Miami Heat · Orlando Magic · Washington Wizards

Phoenix Suns drop second straight to Utah Jazz

October 14th, 2010 · 9 Comments

Although Thursday night’s contest was played indoors, unlike the Suns’ Oct. 10 preseason victory over Dallas, Phoenix sure seemed to let it rain in the second game of the team’s home and home series with the Jazz. The Suns fired up 21 three-pointers but only connected on six en route to a second consecutive loss […]

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Tags: Hedo Turkoglu · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Utah Jazz