Entries from April 2011

Phoenix Suns end of season wrap up roundtable

April 23rd, 2011 · 7 Comments

Looking back on preseason and midseason predictions can be a sobering thing, unless you’re Mike Schmitz, who predicted the Suns to finish 40-42 and 10th in the West at the beginning of the season (yes, I am planning a trip to Vegas with him). The rest of us at ValleyoftheSuns predicted playoffs in both renditions […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash

Phoenix Suns defense a barometer of success during Nash era

April 22nd, 2011 · 12 Comments

PHOENIX — In what seems like an annual offseason ritual, improving defensively ranks right atop the Phoenix Suns’ list of summer goals. Although the Suns did play a solid stretch of defensive basketball in the middle of the season, for the most part they were pretty horrid on that end of the floor. The Suns […]

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Tags: Defense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Steve Nash receives lap dance from Nicki Minaj, ‘no big deal’

April 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Although he’d surely rather be getting physical against Tony Parker, yes, Steve Nash received a lap dance from Nicki Minaj during Tuesday’s Lil Wayne show in US Airways Center. But as Nash said in a Facebook video today, “No big deal,” although it’s surely something Jared Dudley and the gang will give Nash a little […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Steve Nash · Twitter · Zabian Dowdell

ValleyoftheSuns 2010-11 end of season chat

April 20th, 2011 · 1 Comment

ValleyoftheSuns.com 2010-11 End of Season Chat

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Phoenix Suns Live Blog

Grant Hill elected to Hall of Fame Board of Governors, could Hall induction be next?

April 20th, 2011 · 2 Comments

On Tuesday Grant Hill became the first active player to be elected to the basketball Hall of Fame’s Board of Governors. It remains to be seen whether Hill will also become the first player without a ring whose prime was decimated by injuries to earn induction into the Hall of Fame. As for the Board […]

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Tags: Grant Hill · Mike D'Antoni · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Kerr

Where must the Phoenix Suns improve this offseason?

April 19th, 2011 · 19 Comments

PHOENIX — Wherever you stand on the Steve Nash debate, there’s no debating the Phoenix Suns flat out weren’t good enough this season. With a 40-42 record that featured bouts of inconsistency throughout the year the Suns can point to many areas in which they need to improve, from the need for a go-to scorer […]

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