Entries from December 2010

So what now? An extended look at the Phoenix Suns’ future

December 27th, 2010 · 21 Comments

By now we’re more than a week out from the blockbuster trade that changed our view of the Phoenix Suns, present and future. I analyzed some of the issues surrounding how this affects the Suns’ future in the immediate aftermath of the trade, but now there’s been enough time and space for a further examination. […]

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Tags: Earl Clark · Future · Hedo Turkoglu · Jason Richardson · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Vince Carter

Los Angeles Clippers 108, Phoenix Suns 103 — Comebacks fall short

December 26th, 2010 · 4 Comments

In Sunday’s 108-103 loss to the Clippers, we saw the Suns as equal parts naughty and nice. There was the lethargic unit in the first half that appeared to enjoy too much Christmas ham as the Clippers ran circles around them and exposed the Suns as a group that couldn’t handle all the athleticism Los […]

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Tags: Grant Hill · Los Angeles Clippers · Marcin Gortat · Mickael Pietrus · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

Preview: Phoenix Suns (13-15) at Los Angeles Clippers (8-22)

December 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Los Angeles Clippers 108, Phoenix Suns 103 PHOENIX — Inconsistency. It’s an issue that’s plagued the Phoenix Suns for countless seasons. For a quarter they look like the best team in the NBA, but soon enough the wheels fall off and all hope is lost. In past seasons, however, the Suns have been able to […]

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Tags: Bench · Los Angeles Clippers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

Jared Dudley disagrees with LeBron James on contraction

December 25th, 2010 · 9 Comments

On Thursday night Jared Dudley surprisingly went blow for blow with LeBron James in the scoring column as the Heat beat the Suns. Friday he provided a counter to LeBron once again, this time opposing the surprising comments James made Thursday night in Phoenix supporting contraction. Dudley made himself heard — where else? – on Twitter and Players […]

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Tags: Jared Dudley · Twitter

Jared Dudley shining as starter; Josh Childress splint-less

December 24th, 2010 · 3 Comments

PHOENIX — The Suns knew they had a player to step into the starting shooting guard spot and fill the void left by Jason Richardson. But nobody expected it to be Jared Dudley, at least to this degree. With Vince Carter still nursing a knee injury, Dudley’s played out of his mind as a starter, […]

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Tags: Jared Dudley · Josh Childress · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News

Miami Heat 95, Phoenix Suns 83 — Growing pains off the pine

December 24th, 2010 · 11 Comments

PHOENIX — Last season the Phoenix Suns’ bench developed into one of the most devastating aspects of a Western Conference finalist, and with an 11-deep roster this year that bench chemistry must be recaptured for the Suns to make a run. But while the unit drips of potential, it will take time to click, especially […]

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Tags: Bench · Jared Dudley · Marcin Gortat · Miami Heat · Mickael Pietrus · Offense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Steve Nash