Entries from May 2011

Jared Dudley breaks down the Phoenix Suns

May 13th, 2011 · 4 Comments

For a player out of the playoff picture, Jared Dudley had quite the mid-May Thursday afternoon. Dudley put on his JMZ hat when he not only appeared on ESPN’s 1st and 10 to debate Skip Bayless, but also hosted an online chat with ESPN SportsNation. The Dudley vs. Bayless bout certainly created more draw as he […]

[

Tags: Jared Dudley · Phoenix Suns · Steve Nash

Grant Hill deserved All-Defensive honors

May 10th, 2011 · 9 Comments

Grant Hill may not have led the league in steals like Chris Paul, patrolled the paint like Dwight Howard or cracked SportsCenter’s Top 10 with transition swats like LeBron James, but the 38-year-old at least deserved a spot on the 2010-11 All-Defensive second team. Whether he was locking down Kevin Durant or Manu Ginobili, Hill […]

[

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

Jimmer Fredette as a Phoenix Sun is intriguing but questionable

May 9th, 2011 · 20 Comments

Since ESPN’s Chad Ford released his first NBA mock draft (Insider) last week, there has been a quiet buzz on Planet Orange about who the Suns, a team not used to the lottery, might take. As our friend Adam Green at ArizonaSports.com was quick to point out, Ford predicted the Suns will select Brigham Young […]

[

Tags: Draft · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Phoenix Suns salary situation murky before lockout

May 7th, 2011 · 13 Comments

It’s impossible to project the kind of financial flexibility the Phoenix Suns will possess this offseason and beyond before the new collective bargaining agreement is set. So many options could potentially be on the table from rolled back salaries to an amnesty clause to a hard cap to the end of cap exceptions, all of […]

[

Tags: Future · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Grant Hill continues to defy age, impress his bosses

May 5th, 2011 · 3 Comments

PHOENIX – It’s not easy finding an impartial viewpoint on Grant Hill’s impact on the Phoenix Suns among the people in control of the franchise. “I’m probably not the right guy to ask about that because I’m probably the most biased guy in the world when it comes to him,” said head coach Alvin Gentry. […]

[

Tags: Grant Hill · Phoenix Suns

The Derrick Rose Story and how it relates to Steve Nash’s MVPs

May 4th, 2011 · 13 Comments

There’s nothing quite as polarizing as the MVP debate. For years voters have tried to define what the award truly means — is it the best player overall, the best player on the best team or the best story taking elements from both of the latter arguments? The rise of advanced statistics further complicates matters […]

[

Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash