Entries from February 2011

Aaron Brooks vs. Goran Dragic

February 24th, 2011 · 6 Comments

With Aaron Brooks now assuming the role of Steve Nash’s backup and possible heir apparent, it’s important to know what the Suns lose in Goran Dragic and what they gain in Brooks. We’ll take a closer look at the aspects of the game where Dragic is more effective than Brooks, and vice versa. Both point […]

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Tags: Aaron Brooks · Goran Dragic · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Phoenix Suns trade Goran Dragic to Houston Rockets for Aaron Brooks

February 24th, 2011 · 46 Comments

In another surprise move, the Phoenix Suns on Thursday traded reserve point guard Goran Dragic to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Aaron Brooks, according to multiple sources. The Arizona Republic‘s Paul Coro reported the trade on Twitter and multiple sources confirmed the Suns’ deadline dealing of the third-year point guard and a lottery-protected first-round […]

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Tags: Aaron Brooks · Goran Dragic · Houston Rockets · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Trades

Phoenix Suns 105, Atlanta Hawks 97 — Jekyll and Hyde bench

February 24th, 2011 · 3 Comments

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns’ bench played such a stellar second quarter that it rivaled any of their efforts from a year ago. After Atlanta opened the quarter with a bucket to tie the game, they decimated a shorthanded Hawks lineup heavy on starters by ballooning the lead up to 18 points at its peak […]

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Tags: Atlanta Hawks · Bench · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

Preview: Atlanta Hawks (34-22) at Phoenix Suns (27-27)

February 23rd, 2011 · 2 Comments

Phoenix Suns 105, Atlanta Hawks 97 PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns have 28 games to play themselves into the playoffs, something they believe they can do. It all starts Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks, the first of 15 games against winning teams before the season ends. It’s also the Suns’ last taste of home […]

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Tags: Atlanta Hawks · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

Phoenix Suns midseason predictions

February 23rd, 2011 · 7 Comments

As the Phoenix Suns prepare to make their post-All-Star break run at a playoff spot, the ValleyoftheSuns staff answers three critical questions that pertain to the rest of the year. Which Sun most needs to step up in the second half? Michael Schwartz: Goran Dragic is putting up very similar numbers to last season, but […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Phoenix Suns react to Carmelo Anthony trade

February 22nd, 2011 · 23 Comments

There aren’t many teams in the NBA that won’t be affected by the New York Knicks’ acquisition of Carmelo Anthony from the Denver Nuggets on Monday. Be it through ensuing trades, future matchups or how a team finishes this season, the impact of Anthony’s move will be felt all over the league. It could be […]

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Tags: Denver Nuggets · New York Knicks · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis