Entries from February 2011

The Phoenix Suns gave up on Goran Dragic too soon

February 26th, 2011 · 34 Comments

Few NBA teams struggle developing young talent more than the Phoenix Suns. Aside from Amare Stoudemire and Shawn Marion, not many players come to Phoenix as a rookie and grow into an All-Star. It’s not that the Suns don’t find the right talent, but when they do draft that diamond in the rough, they sell […]

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Phoenix Suns 110, Toronto Raptors 92 — The Vinsanity of old

February 26th, 2011 · 14 Comments

Vince Carter’s performance in the Suns’ 110-92 victory over the Raptors Friday night is the reason Toronto fans still shower him with boos every time he returns for a visit. Carter looked like the Raptors version of himself, particularly in his stellar 11-point, four-rebound, four-steal first quarter that buoyed the Suns to a 35-14 opening […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Toronto Raptors · Vince Carter

Preview: Phoenix Suns (28-27) at Toronto Raptors (16-42)

February 25th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Phoenix Suns 110, Toronto Raptors 92 PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns have a fantastic opportunity in front of them, but only if they seize it. With so much trade turmoil directly above them in the standing and a deal for Aaron Brooks that if nothing else should ensure their bench packs some punch the rest […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview · Toronto Raptors

Trade links: Goran Dragic-Aaron Brooks reaction

February 25th, 2011 · 11 Comments

The Suns again surprised Planet Orange on Thursday by dealing reserve point guard Goran Dragic to the Houston Rockets for Aaron Brooks. Most (even team management) thought the Suns weren’t going to make  any moves at the trade deadline, but when the Rockets made Brooks available, the Suns decided one more change couldn’t hurt. With […]

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Tags: Aaron Brooks · Goran Dragic · Houston Rockets · Links · Phoenix Suns

What the Aaron Brooks trade means for the future of Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns point guard spot

February 25th, 2011 · 21 Comments

PHOENIX — As much as Phoenix Suns fans don’t want to believe it, there will come a day without Steve Nash. It may occur next season with an offseason trade, it may be the year after when his contract expires or it may not happen for another two or three years after that if he […]

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Tags: Aaron Brooks · Goran Dragic · Houston Rockets · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash · Trades

How will Aaron Brooks fit with the Phoenix Suns?

February 24th, 2011 · 16 Comments

There’s no hiding that Goran Dragic is mired in a major slump as his once-promising third season is in a downward spiral. But although his production decreased, Dragic was the perfect fit in the Suns’ system. He was capable in the pick and roll, showed range out to the three-point line and thrived out in transition. […]

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Tags: Aaron Brooks · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis