Entries from April 2011

ValleyoftheSuns podcast — End of season edition

April 30th, 2011 · 1 Comment

In this end of season edition of the ValleyoftheSuns podcast, Michael Schwartz and Mike Schmitz discuss what went wrong (and right) during the Phoenix Suns’ 2010-11 season before analyzing some of the trades made this year and where the franchise might be headed this offseason.

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Podcasts

Jason Richardson-Hedo Turkoglu trade fails to get Orlando out of first round

April 29th, 2011 · 16 Comments

The Phoenix Suns managed to dump Hedo Turkoglu’s contract and steal away Marcin Gortat because the Orlando Magic figured they had to shake up their core for a shot to win now. If we’re going to judge the Aaron Brooks trade as a failure because it did not lead to a Phoenix playoff berth, not […]

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Tags: Hedo Turkoglu · Jason Richardson · Orlando Magic · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

The good, the bad and the ugly — Part III

April 27th, 2011 · 7 Comments

We’ve looked at the good and the bad, and now it’s time for the meat and potatoes of what went wrong for the Phoenix Suns this past season. There were clearly no shortages of disappointments, but here are the three developments that made Suns fans turn off their TVs in disgust: Hedo Turkoglu’s PF career […]

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Tags: Hedo Turkoglu · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Robin Lopez · Vince Carter

The good, the bad and the ugly — Part II

April 26th, 2011 · 7 Comments

After looking at the few good developments from the Phoenix Suns’ 2010-11 season, we move on to the bad that came with a 40-42 record and 10th place finish in the West. Here’s the bad that came from Phoenix’s season: Goran Dragic trade Heading into the 2010-11 season, there was a strong belief if the Suns didn’t […]

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

The good, the bad and the ugly — Part I

April 25th, 2011 · 10 Comments

As the Memphis Grizzlies lead the San Antonio Spurs 2-1 and the New Orleans Hornets are deadlocked at 2-2 with the Los Angeles Lakers, all the Phoenix Suns can do is sit back and watch. But as Suns fans watch the West’s lower seeds stir up the playoff picture, let’s reflect on the good, the […]

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Tags: Channing Frye · Grant Hill · Jared Dudley · Marcin Gortat · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash

Amare Stoudemire finds no playoff success away from Phoenix; Hedo Turkoglu, J-Rich also struggling

April 24th, 2011 · 7 Comments

So as it turns out Amare Stoudemire ended up winning as many playoffs games as Steve Nash this year. That was the case after the Boston Celtics finished off Amare’s New York Knicks this afternoon in a series that was very competitive in Boston but not so much in Madison Square Garden. Stoudemire’s advanced stats […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Hedo Turkoglu · Jason Richardson · New York Knicks · Orlando Magic · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis