Entries from February 2011

Grant Hill’s lockdown defense

February 22nd, 2011 · 2 Comments

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Tags: Defense · Grant Hill · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

ValleyoftheSuns podcast — All-Star break edition

February 21st, 2011 · No Comments

In the All-Star break edition of the ValleyoftheSuns podcast, Michael Schwartz, Mike Schmitz and Tyler Emerick discuss the positives and negatives from the first half of the season, the Suns’ ideal rotation going forward and a little Carmelo before the trio predicts the rest of the year.

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Podcasts

Amare Stoudemire has star company, but can he become a championship-caliber big?

February 21st, 2011 · 9 Comments

When Amare Stoudemire entered free agency last season, the question the Suns asked themselves was whether he was the right player to build around at a max-contract price. The Knicks instead took that risk and now Amare has company among New York superstars after Carmelo Anthony FINALLY was dealt to the Knicks Monday, but I wonder […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Denver Nuggets · New York Knicks · Phoenix Suns

Steve Nash’s impact on the Suns, offensive lopsidedness and outlier MVP status

February 21st, 2011 · 1 Comment

It doesn’t take a math professor to determine the kind of impact Steve Nash is having on the Phoenix Suns this season. Nonetheless in a Feb. 1 post on who he would have selected for the All-Star Game, Indiana prof and former Mavericks stats guru Wayne Winston calculated Nash’s impact rating as 62, best in the […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash

Marcin Gortat’s offensive development

February 20th, 2011 · 1 Comment

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Tags: Marcin Gortat · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

All quiet on the Phoenix Suns trade front

February 20th, 2011 · 10 Comments

Last year at this time Amare Stoudemire was engulfed in All-Star Weekend trade rumors. This year all is quiet on the Phoenix Suns front, with nary a player even involved in the weekend and the only trade whispers coming from the comment sections of blogs like this one. Although the Suns will always do their […]

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